May 14 2024
Job Description

Disability and Communication Access Board

Downtown, Oahu



Salary commensurate w/ training and experience


Exempt, non-civil service, full-time, permanent appointment. The primary purpose of this position is to conduct complex reviews of documents under HRS § 103-50, provide technical assistance relating to architectural and transportation accessibility for persons with disabilities.



Minimum Qualification(s)


EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to architecture or construction design and technical standards.  Architectural or engineering degree is highly desired, although not required.


EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of 3 years involved in the area of accessibility design standards for persons with disabilities. 


If the Bachelor’s Degree is not in a field related to architecture or construction design and technical standards, person must demonstrate additional expertise or experience in the areas of architecture, engineering, or other design work to demonstrate working knowledge of accessibility design standards.


Reviews a range of architectural and engineering blueprints or conceptual designs of highly complex documents that includes structural impracticality and technical infeasibility limitations in consultation with architects, engineers, and other design professionals to ensure that State and county buildings, facilities, and sites are constructed to meet the minimum requirements in the law for access to persons with disabilities, in accordance with HRS §103-50, Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG), Federal Fair Housing Accessibility (FHA) Guidelines, Hawaii Outdoor Developed Areas Accessibility Guidelines (HODAAG) and other guidelines developed or adopted by DCAB.


Provides technical assistance on access to buildings, facilities, and sites by responding to written and oral technical design requests from architects, engineers, facility managers, capital improvement project managers, program administrators, and others on the requirements of various guidelines for accessible design.


Researches and resolves complex technical questions, including request for interpretive opinions and requests for site specific alternate design requirements on HRS §103-50 projects relating to a particular project or design, by contacting federal, state, county officials, as well as design professionals and manufacturers.


Who May Apply


LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK REQUIREMENT:  The State of Hawaii requires that 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.


How to Apply


Mail cover letter, completed State of Hawaii Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment (HRD278) with original signature, three (3) references, salary requirement and detailed resume to:


Department of Health

Disability and Communication Access Board

1010 Richards Street, Room 118

Honolulu, Hawaii  96813

Attn:  Executive Director


Recruitment is on continuous until needs are met for positions no. 102146.


Application packet at:  https://health.hawaii.gov/employme​nt/job-opportunities/


Other Information


For additional information, you may contact Kirby Shaw at [email protected].


This position is exempt from 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.


An Equal Opportunity Employer