Baptiste gets specific in accepting resums for various position

Kaua’i County Councilmember and Mayor-Elect Bryan Baptiste is seeking resums for county attorney, director of finance, fire chief, county engineer and director of the Offices of Community Assistance (encompassing the agencies on elderly affairs, transportation and housing).

All applicants must be U.S. citizens and Hawai’i residents for at least one year immediately preceding the appointments.

Those meeting the following qualifications for the specific positions may submit resums in person at Baptiste’s campaign headquarters, 4480 Ahukini Rd., Lihu’e; e-mail them to baptisteforkauai@hotmail.com, or fax them to 632-0763, all by 4:30 p.m. next Tuesday, Nov. 19.

According to the Kauai County Charter, the county attorney shall be an attorney licensed to practice and in good standing before the Hawai’i Supreme Court, and shall have engaged in the practice of law in Hawai’i for at least three years. The County Council must approve the appointment of the county attorney.

The director of finance shall have had a minimum of five years of training or experience in fiscal management or accounting, at least three years of which shall have been in a responsible administrative capacity.

The fire chief shall have had a minimum of five years training and experience in fire prevention and control in private industry and government service, at least three years of which shall have been in a responsible administrative capacity.

The county engineer shall be a registered engineer in Hawai’i, and shall have a minimum of five years of training and experience in an engineering position, at least three years of which shall have been in a responsible administrative capacity.

Preferred qualifications for the director of the Offices of Community Assistance include a minimum of five years of responsible administrative experience in community assistance programs, federal rules and regulations and grant management, including three years of supervisory experience.

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