Human Trafficking Abatement Coordinator

State of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96813, Openings : 1, Experience : Not Specified
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Job Description :
Recruitment Information

This posting is for the State of Hawaii, Department of the Attorney General, Special Investigation &amp Prosecution Division.

The position is located on the Island of Oahu. (Location of this position).

The State Recruiting Office will refer all inquiries regarding this exempt position to the Department of the Attorney General.

Duties Summary

This position is located in the Special Investigation &amp Prosecution Division (SIPD) of the Department of the Attorney General. The Department of the Attorney General is responsible for the provision of advice, counseling, and representation of the State in civil and legislative matters, administrative and regulatory enforcement, and the investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses. SIPD is dedicated to investigating and prosecuting matters that involve economic crimes, human trafficking, and corruption.

This Division will supplement the Department’s Criminal Justice Divisions capacity to investigate and prosecute criminal cases involving economic crime, fraud, human trafficking, and public corruption involving elected and appointed officials, government employees, and those doing business with government entities or handling State monies, such as matters involving campaign spending fraud and bribery.

SIPDs criminal enforcement actions may also present the opportunity to review government agency procedures, identify gaps, and make recommendations to ensure better compliance with the law and enhance efficacy.

The Human Trafficking Abatement (HTA) Coordinator position is a leadership role and will exhibit the skills and qualities to build teams, be positive and motivational, problem solve, build community partnerships and relationships, and be purposed driver and accountable. The HTA Coordinator will be responsible for improving statewide anti-trafficking response by coordinating a multidisciplinary response between government, non-government, and community stakeholders. This position will focus on improving services and outcomes for victims and survivors, prevention efforts, and policy development. This position will provide training and capacity building to provide support to the network of programs statewide on all issues related to human trafficking develop and disseminate informational materials serve as the coordinator on statewide and national human trafficking initiatives and identify gaps, needs, and barriers with the goal of strengthening collaboration and resources sharing across service providers, law enforcement, and prosecutors.

Minimum Qualification Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in one or more of the following: social work, public policy, public affairs, criminal justice, public health, human/social services or closely related field preferred, but may be substituted with an Associate’s Degree and a minimum of three years of relevant experience professional project management and/or coordination experience desired
  • Experience with public policy, data analysis, and research desired
  • Prior experience in law enforcement, legal systems, probation/parole, victim services, or legal services a plus.

  • Highest work/personal ethics and integrity, including ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Strong attention to technical detail and accuracy
  • Collaboration – Professional, enthusiastic, positive attitude, able to collaborate, communicate and cooperate with multiple cross-functional partners
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient with technology
  • Ability to take initiative to solve problems in an innovative manner
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of stakeholders in situations which may be politically sensitive
  • Ability to work as part of a team and coordinate the work of others.
Other Information

To apply: Send cover letter, résumé, and completed Application for Exempt Employment to:

David Van Acker, Supervising Deputy Attorney General
Special Investigation and Prosecution Division
425 Queen Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Or by email to

Application may be found online at: (Download PDF reader)


This is a non-civil service position. Benefit information will be provided at time of offer by the Department Personnel Officer or Director of the hiring department.

Listed below is a summary of the benefits the State offers to exempt employees, which is based on full-time employment.

Paid Holidays

Eligible for 13 paid holidays each year 14 holidays during an election year.

Paid Vacation

Eligible for 21 days per year.

Paid Sick Leave

Eligible for 21 days per year.

Other Leaves

Reasonable time off with pay may be provided for jury or witness duty, a death in the family, some military duty, and donation to the Blood Bank. Leave sharing donations may be granted to eligible employees who have serious personal illnesses or injuries or need to care for a seriously ill or injured family member. Various leaves without pay may also be granted with full re-employment rights.

Health Insurance

The State pays a part of the premiums for each employees enrollment in a State sponsored Medical, Drug, Vision, and Dental Plan. For more information, visit the Employer Union Trust Fund website for coverage and options.

Group Life Insurance

The State provides a free life insurance policy for eligible exempt employees.

Retirement Plan

The State contributes to a retirement plan for eligible employees. Generally, employees under the Hybrid Plan with 10 years of credited service and who have reached 65 years of age or have 30 years of credited service and have reached 60 years of age may retire and receive benefits. To find out more about the options you have, go to

Premium Conversion Plan

Participating exempt employees may increase their take-home pay by having the State deduct the cost of health care premiums before payroll taxes are withheld.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Eligible exempt employees can reduce their federal and state income taxes and social security taxes by setting aside money from their paychecks to pay for eligible out-of-pocket health care expenses and eligible dependent care expenses on a BEFORE-TAX basis.

Transportation Benefits

Participating employees may increase their take-home pay by having the State deduct qualified transportation expenses (i.e. eligible parking fees, monthly bus passes for TheBus, fare coupons for The Handi-Van, Vanpool Hawaii participation fee, etc.) through pre-tax payroll deductions.

Deferred Compensation

The State offers exempt employees a tax-deferred retirement savings program. This program allows employees to build a retirement nest egg through voluntary, pre-tax payroll deductions. A broad range of investment options are available to select from.

Temporary Disability Insurance

Qualified exempt employees may be eligible to receive partial wage replacement, at no cost to the employee, for a disability caused by a non-work related injury or illness under this program.

Social Security

As an employer, the State also contributes to an exempt employees social security account.

Training &amp Continuing Education

The State supports developmental activities related to an exempt employees work. In many departments there are numerous in-service training opportunities available. Sabbatical leaves with pay are available for qualified employees.

Travel Expenses

The State may pay for certain business related travel expenses including mileage reimbursement for use of a personal car during work, airfare, meals and lodging expenses for trips to neighbor islands or out of state.

Union &amp Collective Bargaining

Exempt employees may have the right to join the union for collective bargaining with the State and employee representation depending on the status of the exempt position.

The above information is solely intended as a summary of the benefits available to State of Hawaii employees and is subject to change. Whether or not you are entitled to a particular benefit will depend on your specific appointment and employment status (included, excluded, exempt, non-exempt). Please refer to the appropriate collective bargaining agreement or executive order and all applicable laws, rules, policies, or plan documents for further details. Nothing herein shall be deemed as creating an employment contract, promise of employment, promise of continued employment, or obligation of any kind on the part of the State of Hawaii.

The State of Hawaii is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Revised 01/13

Last Date For Apply: 2024-02-17 00:00:00 Job Type : FULL_TIME, Employment Type : FULL_TIMEApply Here