WE’RE HIRING: COUNTY CLERK AND DEPUTY COUNTY CLERK
News Release from Office of the County Clerk, January 3, 2023
OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK
County of Maui
CLOSING DATE: JANUARY 23, 2023
WE’RE HIRING: COUNTY CLERK
The County of Maui is recruiting for the fulltime position of County Clerk.
WHO WE ARE: Office of the County Clerk
The mission of the Office of the County Clerk is to:
o Present information to the County Council, County departments, and the
public through the agenda process.
o Provide professional service to the public.
o Ensure the integrity and accessibility of public records.
o Ensure the integrity of the election process.
o Support the mission, goals, and programs of the County Council.
The Office of the County Clerk is one of two support agencies of the Maui County
Council. The Clerk’s Office provides support and staffs the Maui County Council
meetings. The Clerk’s Office receives and maintains certain public records and
makes them available to the public, the legislative and executive branches of the
County of Maui, and other government agencies.
The Clerk’s Office is also responsible for the elections in the County of Maui. It
assists the State Office of Elections in meeting all Federal, State, and County
election requirements and in the implementation of programs to increase voter
registration and participation.
The Clerk’s Office is primarily managed by the County Clerk, who is appointed
by the Council and reports to the Council Chair. The Deputy County Clerk
assists the County Clerk. The Clerk’s Office is staffed by civil-service employees.
POSITION DESCRIPTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION
The County Clerk executes the powers, duties, and functions established in
Section 5-3 of Revised Charter of the County of Maui (1983), as amended:
Section 5-3. Powers, Duties and Functions. The
county clerk shall:
1. Be the clerk of the council.
2. Take charge of, safely keep and dispose of all
books, papers and records which may properly be filed in the
clerk’s office and keep in separate files all bills, ordinances,
resolutions and rules and cumulative indices of the same or
3. Have custody of the county seal, which must be
used to authenticate all official papers and instruments
requiring execution of certification by the county clerk in the
exercise of the county clerk’s office.
4. Conduct all elections held within the county as
provided by law.
5. Certify ordinances.
6. Subject to approval by the corporation counsel
and a majority of the council, the clerk is authorized to
rearrange, renumber, reletter, capitalize, punctuate, and
divide provisions of this charter and to correct clerical errors
and omissions and insert captions in accordance with the
meaning and intent of the provisions of this charter, from time
to time, and may delete provisions that have become
inoperative, including any transitional provisions that no
longer have any legal effect or any provision ruled invalid by a
court of competent jurisdiction. The clerk may substitute any
current title of an official or department in lieu of the title
originally appearing in the charter, in accordance with the
changes of title or duties subsequently made by law.
7. The county clerk and deputy county clerk must
not take an active part in political management or in political
campaigns, including contributions to political campaigns for
any federal, state, or county elective office.
8. Perform such other functions as may be
prescribed by the council rules or law.
Five years of experience in an administrative capacity, either in public
service or private business, or a combination of both.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business
administration, public administration, or other relevant discipline, or a
combination of education and work experience substantially equivalent to
such a bachelor’s degree.
Strong research, writing, and speaking skills.
Ability to use Microsoft Office word-processing and spreadsheet software
and other computer applications.
Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.
Willingness to work more than 40 hours per week as may be required to
meet the deadlines, demands, and needs of the Council and the public.
Interest in public service.
Impeccable personal and professional integrity.
A master’s degree in business administration, public administration, or
relevant discipline or a law degree.
Experience in government, especially with a legislative body.
Expertise in parliamentary procedure.
Experience in assisting in the conduct of public elections.
Experience in records management and information technology.
Experience in personnel management.
Experience with audio-visual technology.
Familiarity with the County of Maui.
How to apply:
Download the application
Submit your completed application, résumé, cover letter, and contact
information for three professional references by email only
to email@example.com by 4:30 p.m. HST on January 13, 2023.
Please complete all sections of the application in addition to submitting
your résumé, cover letter, and three professional references.
In your cover letter, please briefly describe how your education and
experience correlate to the County Clerk job duties, mandatory
qualifications, and desirable qualifications.
Through June 30, 2023, the annual salary of the County Clerk is set by the
Council by resolution. Effective July 1, 2024, the annual salary of the County
Clerk will be set by the Salary Commission.
The Office of County Clerk and the Maui County Council do not discriminate on
the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, color, ancestry, national
origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy, arrest and court record, assignment
of child support, National Guard participation, or any other basis covered by
State or Federal laws governing nondiscrimination.
If you have questions or need more information on these positions, please
contact the Office of Council Services at firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Director of Council Services Traci Fujita at (808) 270-7838.
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