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State Sheriffs looking to fill positions statewide

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The state's Sheriff Division is looking to fill positions across the island chain. The agency will be hiring people for work on Oahu, Maui and Kauai, but their biggest push is to find qualified applicants on the island of Hawaii."I am very pleased with what this means for the safety and security of the residents of Hawaii Island and, in particular, for my own district of West Hawaii," said State Representative Nicole Lowen (Kailua-Kona, Holualoa, Kalaoa, Honokohau).  

To qualify, the applicant must be a high school graduate; be able to demonstrate knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation; have the ability to read and comprehend complex written material; write a clear, factual report; and have at least two years of work experience which demonstrates these abilities.  After the initial recruitment, chosen applicants will be tested on physical fitness (pushups, sit-ups and a 1.5-mile run) and have to complete a written test to gauge their reading, writing and comprehension skills.

"This recruitment will help the department fill several positions," said Sheriff Robin Nagamine. "We are looking for people who possess traits and characteristics required for this type of work.  Among these are physical and mental fitness, alertness, tact, integrity, honesty, good judgment and the ability to deal effectively with the public."  

Applications will be accepted on the Department of Human Resources and Development website beginning Saturday, January 18.

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