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The Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC) is seeking a motivated, self-starter that wants to join our team and help restore Kahoʻolawe through their business skills. We are seeking an Administration Specialist III candidate that can help us track our expenses, purchases and budget so that we can best use our limited funds to help heal Kaho`olawe.

Basic bookkeeping skills, ability to create and maintain EXCEL spreadsheets and attention to detail are needed skills. The position is located at the KIRC office in Maui, but occasionally may require trips to Kaho`olawe to help assist the team. An undergraduate degree in business administration, accounting or related field and at least four years of experience in general administrative work, with progressive experience in procurement or fiscal management is required.

A unique opportunity for either a part-time or a permanent position with a team of dedicated professionals working to heal and protect a valuable part of our Hawaiian heritage. KIRC is an agency of the State of Hawaii with employment benefits consistent with state employment. Click on the full position description below for more information on qualifications and requirements.

Administrative Specialist III Position Description.

Qualified candidates may submit a resume with a cover letter stating goal, interest and salary history via e-mail to recruitment@kirc.hawaii.gov or mail to:

Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission
Attn: Ka‘ōnohi Lee – CONFIDENTIAL
811 Kolu Street, Suite 201
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793


The Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC) is proud to announce that its Hui Kāpehe Program has been selected as one of seven national grant program recipients through the Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program (NHCTEP), in partnership with Alu Like Inc.

The KIRC's Hui Kāpehe college internship program offers work-related experience, community service learning, and job shadowing opportunities related to career and technical education (CTE) focusing on sustainability and Hawaiian culture. 50 students of Native Hawaiian descent will be accepted for intensive internships in one of KIRC's core program areas: Operations, Ocean, Restoration, Culture and Administration.


  1. Fifty (50) applicants will be accepted into Hui Kāpehe each program year.
  2. Paid certification training and/or educational assistance for Native Hawaiian students who fulfill all program requirements
  3. 100 hours paid internship for Native Hawaiian students with the Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve Commission in one of five (5) program areas:
  1. Operations. Approved Programs: Auto Body Repair & Painting, Automotive Technology, Culinary Arts, Sustainable Construction Technology, Liberal Arts, Hospitality & Tourism
  2. Ocean. Approved Programs: Natural Science, Marine Option Program, Hawaiian Studies, Liberal Arts
  3. Restoration. Approved Programs: Natural Science, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Hawaiian Studies, Liberal Arts
  4. Culture. Approved Programs: Agriculture & Natural Resources, Hawaiian Studies, Liberal Arts, Hospitality & Tourism
  5. Administration. Approved Programs: Accounting, Administration of Justice, Business Careers, Business Technology, Liberal Arts, Hospitality & Tourism


Click to download the Hui Kāpehe Program Information and Application.


The KIRC's Hui Kāpehe program is a Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Project sponsored by ALU LIKE, Inc. and funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.


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