For Immediate Release: April 23, 2013
Press Release by: Councilmember G. Riki Hokama, Chair, Temporary Investigative Group
Maui County Council Seeks Applicants for Newly Created County Auditor Position
WAILUKU, HAWAII -- The application deadline for the newly created County Auditor position has been extended through April 30, announced Riki Hokama, Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee’s Temporary Investigative Group (“TIG”).
Hokama noted that on April 12, the Salary Commission increased the annual salary for the position to $117,000, commensurate with the salary increase for the County’s Director of Finance and the responsibilities of the Auditor.
While the TIG has already begun receiving applications, Hokama emphasized the extension will allow the County to optimize its recruitment efforts. “As the person tasked with establishing the first Office of the County Auditor for Maui County, the individual selected by the Council will be critical to the successful execution of the many duties for which the Office has been charged.”
Citing Sections 3-9 through 3-9.4 of the County Charter, Hokama noted the Auditor is appointed by the Council for a term of six years, shall possess adequate professional proficiency for the office demonstrated by relevant certifications as a Certified Internal Auditor or Certified Public Accountant, and have at least five years of experience in the field of auditing, evaluation, or analysis.
Hokama said a full description of the position is available under “Employment Opportunities” on the County website: www.mauicounty.gov. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.
Resumes should be received by the Chair of the TIG no later than 4:30 p.m. HST on April 30, Hokama said. Resumes may be emailed to TIGchair@mauicounty.us, or mailed or delivered to Councilmember G. Riki Hokama, TIG Chair, Office of Council Services, County of Maui, 200 South High Street, Room 703, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793.
He added the TIG will meet soon thereafter to consider applicants.