Job Opportunities

Welcome to the Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE). Year-round, we hire an array of teachers, educational specialists and staff to cultivate equity and excellence at our public schools.


Explore the benefits of teaching and working in Hawai‘i. 

CSSP positions

Apply for civil service and support services personnel positions.

All other staff

See current job availability and apply for open positions.


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. 

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 ask for a paper application directed to the appropriate recruitment unit:

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 Hawaii Qualified designation. 

Visit for more information.

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



Principals and vice principals are known as school-level educational officers. All school-level educational officers must hold a valid Hawaii State School Administrator Certificate. The Department certifies its own school-level administrators through the Hawaii Certification Institute of School Leaders (HICISL), which is administered by the Department's Leadership Institute, Professional Development and Educational Research Institute. 

Persons who possess a current, valid school level administrator license through another state, holds a master’s degree in Education Administration or Education Leadership, and has a minimum of three years of experience as licensed school level administrator may be eligible for certification in Hawaii if they meet additional requirements.

View job class specifications for school level Educational Officers [VIEW]

Applicants who meet requirements for Track IV and/or Track V may complete an online application and submit all required documents at the eHR website. If it is determined that all requirements have been met, applicants will be issued a provisional certificate (valid for two years from date of issue) and be able to apply for vacant school level administrator positions.  Upon securing a position, applicants must participate in identified program activities to support his/her transition into the Department and to obtain final certification. For further information, contact:

Professional Development and Educational Research Institute (PDERI)


Phone: 808-784-5300

Fax: 808-832-3207

EDUCATIONAL OFFICERS: District and State Level
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
Educational Officer Recruitment
Address: P.O. Box 2360, Honolulu, HI 96804
Phone: 808-564-0877​
The Department is looking for personnel to fill a broad range of 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: 808-586-4050

You can view our job opportunities on the eHR website. Click the Cafeteria Helper, Janitor II, and School Custodian II 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 Talent Management
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.

New Hire Resources

  1. Benefits Brochure
  2. Cheat Sheet for New Hires Enrolling in EUTF Health Benefits
  3. Health Benefits Reference Guide (EUTF and HSTA VB) for Active Employees
  4. Island Flex Flyer
  5. Island Savings (Deferred Compensation)
  6. Premium Conversion Plan, Plan Document for Employees of the State of Hawaii
  7. Securian Life Group Term Life Insurance Beneficiary Designation Form
  8. Universal Availability Notice Plan Highlights

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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