Company : State of Hawaii
Salary : $7,216 - $7,637 a month
Location : Hawaii

Full Description

Recruitment Information

This posting is for the State of Hawaii, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division, Boiler and Elevator Inspection Branch.

The position is located in Honolulu, on the Island of Oahu.

Position is Full-Time. This job posting will remain open until 15 applications are received. Please apply immediately as this job posting may closed at any time.

Salary: $ 7,216 to $7,637 per month
(SR-23, Step C to H, Salary includes Shortage Category Differential)
Hiring rates will be based on availability of funds, the applicant's qualifications, and other relevant factors.

TO APPLY: Visit the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations website at:

If you have any questions regarding this civil service recruitment, please contact the Human Resources Office at

The State Recruiting Office will refer all inquiries regarding this civil service recruitment to the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Human Resources Office.

Duties Summary

Examples of Duties: (Positions may not be assigned all of the duties listed, nor do the examples necessarily include all of the duties that may be assigned. This does not preclude the assignment of duties which are not listed.)

1. Schedule, assign, direct and evaluate the work of elevator inspectors
2. Assess the ongoing training and staff development needs of subordinates and provide appropriate training as required.
3. Review inspectors’ reports for completeness and adequacy; approve recommendations for action.
4. Conduct field checks of inspections made by subordinate inspectors for compliance with operating guidelines and standards.
5. Resolve disputes between subordinate inspectors and building manager/owners or their representatives when controversial or unprecedented decisions are involved.
6. Assist in preparing or revising safety rules and standards.
7. Conduct training sessions to update staff on recent changes in technology, safety codes, inspection techniques and any other standards and/or requirements pertinent to the equipment inspected. Participate in community and public relations programs to increase awareness and disseminate information on safety and accident prevention.
8. Keep abreast of technological, electronic, materials or other changes in the elevator industry and maintain knowledge of current local administrative or operating procedures by attending workshops, reading current literature; consulting with code developing organizations and elevator industry specialists.
9. Maintain and monitor expenditure records and participate in the preparation of budget estimates and expenditure plans for the program.
10. Interview applicants for vacancies in the program and recommend selection; approve employee
leave requests; counsel employees and take appropriate disciplinary action as necessary.
11. Conduct and participate in elevator inspections and accident investigations as necessary.
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Minimum Qualification Requirements

LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK REQUIREMENT: The State of Hawaii requires all persons seeking employment with the government of the State shall be citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States, or eligible under federal law for unrestricted employment in the United States.

Prerequisite Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of: English; mathematics; basic electrical, electronic and circuit construction principles (e.g., voltage, current and resistance, series and parallel circuits, grounding); and basic mechanical principles as applied to structures, machines, pumps, mechanisms and the effects of traction on ropes and sheaves; terminology used in the elevator industry; and various types of equipment, their uses and limitations. Electrical, electronic, circuit construction and mechanical principals as applied to the equipment inspected; hydraulic principles as applied to the operation of valves, pumps, plungers, piping and buffers; ASME/ANSI (American Society of Mechanical Engineers/American National Standards Institute) safety codes and standards pertinent to the equipment inspected; applicable building, fire, electrical, and accessibility codes; principles and practices of safety inspection, testing and investigation as related to the equipment inspected; personal safety practices and report writing. Philosophy, goals functions, policies and procedures relative to the department's elevator inspection program; State laws, rules and standards (e.g., Hawaii Elevator Safety Standards) pertinent to the equipment inspected.

Ability to: Read, comprehend, interpret, apply and explain pertinent laws, rules, policies, procedures, codes, standards, and other requirements; independently apply electrical, electronic, circuit construction, mechanical and hydraulic principles; read architectural and installation drawings and circuit diagrams; prepare simple reports; understand and follow oral and written instructions, and instructions presented in diagrammatic or schematic form; communicate and work effectively with other; and perform basic mathematical calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, fractions, etc.) Observe all personal safety practices; detecting existing and potentially unsafe conditions and practices, and recommend corrective/preventive action; prepare clear and accurate inspection and accident reports. Provide on-the-job training to other elevator inspectors; review and evaluate the work performed by elevator inspectors; provide advice on matters relating to pertinent safety codes.

Experience Requirement:
Applicant must have had progressively responsible experience of the kind and quality described below:

1. Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience as an elevator mechanic (may include experience in a four (4) year apprenticeship program and one (1) year post-apprenticeship experience); or

2. Satisfactory completion of two (2) years of college coursework in mechanical and/or electrical engineering; and one (1) year of progressively responsible experience as an elevator mechanic (may include experience in a four (4) year apprenticeship program); or

3. Any comparable combination of mechanical or electrical trades training and/or experience as deemed acceptable by the National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities (NAESA) or any other organization accredited by ASME to certify qualified elevator inspectors.

Additionally, applicant must also possess:

4. At least one (1) year of elevator inspection experience comparable to the Elevator Inspector II level; and

5. Supervisory Aptitude: Demonstration of aptitude or potential for the performance of supervisory duties through successful completion of regular or special assignments which involve some supervisory responsibilities or aspects; by serving as a group or team leader, or in similar work in which opportunities for demonstrating supervisory capabilities exist; by the completion of training courses in supervision accompanied by application of supervisory skills in work assignments; or by favorable appraisals by a supervisor indicating the possession of supervisory potential.

Certification Requirement:
Must possess current Qualified Elevator Inspector (QEI) certification by an organization accredited by ASME to certify qualified elevator inspectors. The applicant selected must, within six (6) months from the date of hire, possess current certification as a qualified elevator inspector in accordance with the Hawaii Revised Statues, Chapter 397.

License Required:
Possession of a driver's license and access to a vehicle is preferred. Position is required to reach worksites in a timely manner with appropriate equipment.