Job Opportunities

Welcome to the Hawaii State Department of Education. Year-round, we hire an array of teachers, educational specialists and staff to cultivate excellence at our public schools and among our students.

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Poorly reported stories about our teacher recruitment efforts, which have gone viral, have resulted in thousands of job queries, many from candidates who do not meet the standards and qualifications required for Hawaii teachers. We've put together this overview of top questions about applying to teach in our schools. Please review the information posted above. We are trying to return queries as fast as possible. Thanks for your patience. 

Hiring priorities​

We need qualified Special Education teachers for all grades, especially those with experience/qualifications to teach Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing, and Educational Assistants proficient in American Sign Language. Apply online:

  • Special Education Teacher positions, click on "Teacher, Librarian, and Counselor Positions" 
  • Educational Assistant positions, click on "Classified/Support Services Personnel Positions"

For more information, please call the Teacher Recruitment Unit at 808-441-8444 or the Classified Support Services Personnel Recruitment Unit at 808-441-8411.​

Incentives for Special Education teachersView our flyer with details on incentives for qualified special education teachers. We want you!​

​​​​How to apply

To apply for jobs in the Department, and see current job availability, please connect with the Office of Human Resources website, or eHR — you can also click the image below, which shows what the site looks like. Anyone who seeks to work for the Department must register with our online system.

  • Job opportunities: Click on each of the four job categories listed on the main page to see available positions.
  • To apply, you must create a profile on the site. Current DOE employees or registered users must log-in.


The Department of Education employs about 13,000 teachers, librarians and counselors, and an additional 12,000 educational officers, civil service and support personnel. We seek talented, skilled, credentialed and enthusiastic employees who will help deliver on the promise of the Department's Strategic Plan. There are job opportunities on the main populated islands: Oahu, Hawaii, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Kauai. For teachers, the greatest demand occurs on the neighbor islands and in the more rural areas of Oahu, away from Honolulu.

The Department's eHR online job application system includes tabs for our four job classifications listed below. Click on each tab for links to posted positions — please note that teaching vacancies are not posted, but we are always accepting applications for teaching positions.

When you apply online, you'll be guided through a 10-step process. For applicants who are unable to access or complete the online application, please email a request for a paper application to ​​ or call 808-441-8411.

Read on for information about types of positions and key links.

Who we're looking for​


We are committed to achieving excellence in Hawaii’s public schools. We look for candidates with personal involvement in making school improvements through dedicated, creative collaboration — at all levels of the school system. We make it a priority to fill positions with teachers who have achieved the Highly Qualified designation. Contact Teacher Recruitment to learn more.


Teacher Recruitment
Mail: P.O. Box 2360, Honolulu, HI  96804
Phone: 808-441-8444​
Fax: 808-586-4050




Our spring 2016 recruitment trips are finished. Sign up to be notified of our future trips. Click to learn more.

Principals and vice principals are known as school-level educational officers. At the district and state level, educational officers include our program specialists, office and branch directors, and superintendents. The Department is always looking for skilled, talented professionals and leaders to work in these positions. 

View job class specifications for Educational Officers [VIEW​]
You can view our job opportunities on the eHR website. Click the District/State Educational Officers Positions tab, then "View Employment Opportunities."
Educational Officer Recruitment
Address: P.O. Box 2360, Honolulu, HI 96804
Phone: 808-441-8309
Fax: 808-586-3613
The Department is looking for personnel to fill a broad range of these positions, including Educational Assistants, Behavioral Health Specialists, Speech Pathologists, School Psychologists, Engineers, Architects, School Health Aides, Office Assistants, and much more. 
View job class specifications for:
​Civil Service positions [VIEW]
Support Services Personnel positions [VIEW​]
You can view our job opportunities on the eHR website. Click the Classified/Support Services Personnel Positions tab, then "View Employment Opportunities."
Classified / Support Services Personnel Recruitment
Address: P.O. Box 2360, Honolulu, HI 96804
Phone: 808-441-8411​
Fax: 808-587-8537

You can view our job opportunities on the eHR website. Click the Unskilled Positions tab, then "View Employment Opportunities."​

Online terminals

The Department offers online access to our eHR system for free at the following location. Please note that you must have a valid email address to use these terminals.

Office of Human Resources
Dole Cannery Office Building, 650 Iwilei Rd, Suite 300
Office hours are Mon-Fri 7:45 am-4:30 pm except holidays

You may also access our eHR system at Hawaii's public libraries. You must have a library card to use the library's computers.

Equal Opportunity

The Department of Education does not discriminate in its educational policies, programs, and activities on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, and disability in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991. The Department of Education does not discriminate in its employment policies, programs, and activities on the basis of sexual orientation, arrest and court record, and National Guard participation, as well as on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, and disability, in accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991, Equal Pay Act of 1963, and Chapter 378, Part I, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

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