ADC Asset Manager

Jun 25 2019
Job Description

This posting is for the State of Hawaii, Department of Agriculture, Agribusiness Development Corporation.

This position is located in Honolulu, Oahu.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience. 

Thi​s is an exempt position not-to-exceed June 30, 2020.

Duties Summary

The function of the Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC or corporation) is to spearhead the State's efforts to transition the local agricultural industry from historical large monocrop plantation farming to modern diversified farming. ADC is granted broad powers to accomplish this mandate and is governed by an appointed eleven-member board of directors. Its daily operations are overseen by an executive director appointed by the board, and a small staff. ADC is project-driven, operating with less repetitive activities, and instead focusing on and adapting to the needs of each project. Its projects include acquisition of former pineapple and sugar lands and conversion of those lands into diversified crops, planning and constructing irrigation systems from dams and reservoirs to distribution lines for ground and surface water, developing new or repowering old plantation power plants for use by its farmers, developing and constructing much-needed accessory agricultural improvements such as packing, processing, and possibly distribution facilities, promoting the increase in the number of active farmers and encouraging the development of farm worker housing. To address farm losses resulting from climate change and concerns over excess use of chemicals and pesticides, ADC is also involved in more modern farming methods, such as greenhouse, hothouse, and climate-controlled farming.
The primary purpose of the ADC Asset Manager is to manage ADC agricultural infrastructure assets on all islands and oversee their operation, to ensure compliance of any tenant buildings or other tenant accessory agricultural infrastructure with all statutory, regulatory, and contractual requirements, and to inform the ADC board of anticipated agricultural infrastructure needs for each ADC project


Recommended Qualifications


Knowledge of methods, procedures and techniques used in operating and maintaining an irrigation or other utility distribution system. Knowledge of basic real property and real property improvements laws, land surveys, environmental reports on land, standard spreadsheet, word processing, and image applications and office machines. Familiarity with common financing methods would also be helpful. Geotechnical, civil, structural, electrical, mechanical engineering background and the like would also be helpful.

Ability to read design plans and specifications used in construction projects; methods and practices used in general construction work; mathematics; safety practices and procedures; procedures used in irrigating farms; ability to envision areas of beneficial improvements to existing infrastructure, to keep abreast of current updates in technology, and analyze the length of time required to reap a return on investment.
Ability to come to work regularly and on time; to follow directions; to take constructive criticism and suggestions; to get along with co-workers and supervisors; to treat co-workers, supervisors, and the public with respect and courtesy and to refrain from abusive, insubordinate, and/or violent behavior.


Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a bachelor's degree.



Work experience in infrastructure design




Valid license to drive in the State of Hawaii.


Other Information


LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK REQUIREMENT: The State of Hawaii requires all persons seeking employment with the government of the State shall be citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States, or eligible under federal law for unrestricted employment in the United States.


This position is exempt from the civil service and considered temporary in nature. Therefore, if you are appointed to the position, your employment will be considered to be "at will," which means that you may be discharged from your employment at the prerogative of your department head or designee at any time.


To apply, submit resumes and a brief cover letter to:

State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture Human Resources Office at [email protected]


Direct all inquiries regarding this position to:

State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture Human Resources Office at [email protected]


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