This recruitment is for a full-time temporary contract position for up to 12 months with the Mass Transit Agency.

This contract position will assist with studying how best the Mass Transit Agency can integrate enhance and facilitate access of transportation services for individuals with disabilities, seniors and low-income individuals as defined in the HDOT Coordinated Public Transit-Human Service Transportation Plan and the Hawai’i County Shared Mobility Roadmap, implement a travel training program and implement new travel tools to make riding public transit easy on Hawai’i Island.

This position is exempt from civil service and is part of bargaining unit BU 13.  This position is eligible for health, dental and retirement benefits.

 TO APPLY: submit your cover letter, resume, and three references by email to john.andoh@hawaiicounty.gov


  1. Prepare a feasibility study on how access to transportation can be available for seniors, persons with disabilities and low-income individuals which includes a vehicle replacement plan and financial element for featuring financing of a mobility management service and data collection for the updated Coordinated Transportation Plan being prepared by HDOT.
  2. Update and transition the Hele-On Website to a new platform and travel tools such as trip planners and other technology tools needed for the public to ride public transportation, including General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) and launch Token Transit mobile payment app and GMV Syncromatics automated vehicle locator system at myheleonbus.org and through the Hele-On app and Moovit app.
  3. Implement travel training activities to train seniors, persons with disabilities and low-income individuals on how to use Hele-On and other transportation services on island.
  4. Implement a centralized transportation information database centralizing all public and private transportation providers to understand the available transportation options island-wide.
  5. Other related duties as directed.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a baccalaureate degree in transportation, urban and regional planning, public administration, business administration, environmental studies or policy economics, sociology, or a related field.
  • Two (2) years of professional experience or equivalent with any combination of transportation, urban and regional planning, community and economic development, construction, housing, public administration, social work, environmental studies or policy and/or public finance.
  • Experience in transit planning, mobility coordination, researching data and presenting to community organizations and government officials.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks, exercise judgement and take initiative to organize  assignments.
  • Proficient with standard office computer software; experience with standard office equipment, including ArcGIS with experience in ArcMap, ArcPro, and ArcGIS Online, General Transit Feed Specification, Microsoft Office, WordPress, and website design is desirable.

Experience working with government and community agencies is desirable.


 TO APPLY: submit your cover letter, resume, and three (3) references by email to john.andoh@hawaiicounty.gov

If an applicant is interested in being considered for multiple positions currently being recruited for, please discuss your candidacy for each position in the cover letter. Applicants do not need to submit multiple applications to be considered for different positions available.

Please contact John Andoh @ john.andoh@hawaiicounty.gov if you have any questions.