Hawaii County Police Officer-I
Recruitment is now open for the 65th recruit class. Requirements are.....
Be at least 21 years old.
Be a U.S. citizen (either born or naturalized), American national or permanent resident alien.
Have a valid driver’s license from Hawaii or comparable license from another state.
Have a combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from high school.
In addition, an applicant must be qualified to carry and possess any firearm or ammunition in accordance with state and federal laws. Persons convicted of domestic violence, whether convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, will not be considered for a position because federal law prohibits them from carrying firearms.
An applicant must have:
A correct ratio of weight to height according to standards set by the county’s Pre-Entry Medical Examination Guide.
Good eyesight. Candidates for employment must have 20/20 binocular vision with or without correction. Those who wear soft contact lens must have at least 20/200 vision before correction to 20/20, and those wearing hard contact lenses or glasses must have 20/40 binocular vision before correction to 20/20.
Good physical condition and agility according to standards set by the county’s Pre-Entry Medical Examination Guide.
The Pre-Entry Medical Examination Guide is on file for public inspection at the Civil Service Department, 101 Aupuni Street, Suite 133, Hilo, Hawaii 96720.
As a general rule, the Hawaii County Police Department does not accept lateral transfers from other departments
The starting salary for Police Officer I is $3,011 a month. Officers also receive night differential pay and time and a half for holiday work or work in excess of eight hours a day or 40 hours a week.
Fringe benefits include:
Holidays — 13 paid days a year, plus all election days except the primary election.
Vacation — 21 working days a year. The unused portion may be accumulated up to 90 days.
Sick leave — 21 working days a year. The unused portion may also be accumulated towards retirement.
Military leave — full pay for up to 15 working days a year for active duty or annual training.
Funeral leave — three working days with pay for death of qualified relative.
Accidental injury leave — upon choice of plan, full pay up to 120 working days for each work-related injury.
Health insurance — medical, drug, vision and adult dental insurance partly subsidized by the County of Hawaii.
Children’s dental plan — fully subsidized for dependants under 19 years old.
Life insurance — fully subsidized group life insurance for $25,000. Coverage varies with the age of the employee.
Uniforms and equipment — furnished by the Hawaii County Police Department.
Automobile subsidy — monthly allowance for private automobiles in police use, plus fuel and oil and tax-exempt motor vehicle registration if position requires the use of a vehicle.
Retirement — eligible for retirement with 25 years of service.
How to Apply
To be considered for any vacant position with the Hawaii County Police Department, you must file an application during the recruitment period with the Hawaii County Civil Service Department, 101 Aupuni Street, Suite 133, Hilo, Hawaii 96720. You may phone the county’s 24-hour job hotline at (808) 961-8618 or apply in person at the Civil Service Department or the mayor’s Kona office at 75-5706 Kuakini Highway, Suite 103, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740. Text telephone users can call the Civil Service Department at (808) 961-8619.
The Civil Service Department schedules employment examinations, and successful applicants are ranked on an eligible list according to test scores. Selections to fill vacancies are then made from this list, which is valid for one year.
Candidates who successfully pass the written test must undergo a physical agility test. If they pass the physical test, they then must undergo a suitability background investigation, an oral interview conducted by a review board, a polygraph test, psychological assessment and a drug urinalysis test. Finally, if conditionally offered employment, candidates must pass a pre-employment medical examination.
Closing Deadline is Tuesday July,20,2004.
Onlin applications can be downloaded here at
Last edited by Rell; 07-15-04 at 12:00 AM.