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Account Clerk IV - Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i

HOW TO APPLY: To apply, please visit the Hawaiʻi State Judiciary’s Career Page by clicking on the following link:

Recruitment Number 22-016JCK, Account Clerk IV, SR-13*, Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i.

*Salary rate effective July 1, 2023

 Summary of Duties
Maintains control accounts for appropriated and non-appropriated funds involving a relatively extensive number of accounts and range of kinds of disbursements; may maintain program control accounts characterized by unusual accounting features; and performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualification Requirements
General Experience: One-half (1/2) year of work experience which demonstrated knowledge of arithmetic and spelling and possession of the abilities to follow oral and written directions, to write simply and directly and to observe differences in words and numbers quickly and accurately.

Specialized Experience: Three (3) years of work experience which involved posting to accounting records and other systematizing of fiscal information; i.e., computing, classifying and recording numerical data to keep sets of financial accounting records complete and to derive reports therefrom. Such experience must have demonstrated knowledge of standard accounting classification and terminology pertinent to accounts maintenance operations and office practices and procedures relating to the processing and recording of transactions and accounting information.

This work must have involved reconciling accounts (i.e., checking for errors, balancing, and going back to original source document for verification).

Non-Qualifying Experience: Experience as a teller, cashier, inventory clerk, stock clerk, supply clerk, or other related work which is primarily concerned with checking accuracy of computations/monetary transactions or posting non-fiscal data which does not involve or require any fiscal record keeping knowledge is not considered qualifying specialized experience.

Substitutions Allowed:

Substitution of Education for Experience:

1. Graduation from high school or equivalent with courses in basic English and arithmetic may be substituted for six (6) months of General Experience.

2. An associate's degree or equivalent in accounting from an accredited business school, community college, or other comparable institution may be substituted for specialized experience on the basis of one (1) year of such training for one (1) school year of experience, up to a maximum of two (2) years.

3. Completion of one (1) school year of an accounting, business or related curriculum at an accredited business school, community college, or other comparable institution may be substituted for one (1) year of specialized experience provided the training included at least three (3) credits per semester of accounting courses.

4. Education in an accredited university in a baccalaureate program may be substituted for Specialized Experience on the following basis:

(a) A baccalaureate degree in accounting will be deemed to have met all of the experience requirements.

(b) Fifteen (15) semester hours of training may be substituted for six (6) months of experience, up to a maximum of three and one-half (3 1/2) years provided the training included at least three (3) credits per semester of accounting courses such as: accounting, theory and methods used to record and report financial information; analysis of methods for valuing the assets, liabilities, and ownership; etc.

Supplemental Information
Any additional information may be attached to your online application, submitted by email to, or mailed to the following address: Hawai`i State Judiciary, Human Resources Department, 426 Queen Street, First Floor, Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813.

Education: If you are using education as a substitute for experience, you must submit a copy of your official transcripts at the time of application. If you are selected, you will need an official transcript (not a copy) indicating the completion of the training or the awarding of the appropriate degree.