Legislative Attorney

County Of Maui
HI Maui County Council, 200 S High St, Wailuku, HI 96793, United States



The Office of Council Services is recruiting for a full-time Legislative Attorney. 

Who We Are:

The Office of Council Services provides administrative services to the Council Chair, Council Members, and the Council’s District Offices. 

Staff Appointments:

Legislative Attorneys are appointed by the Council for the 2023-2025 Council term, and do not have permanent or civil service status.   The term began at noon on January 2, 2023, and expires at noon on January 2, 2025.  Legislative Attorneys may be reappointed by future Councils to additional terms. 

Examples of Duties

  • Carries out the functions of the Office of Council Services, including assisting the County Council, its committees, and the Councilmembers in their legislative responsibilities.  
  • Reviews and analyzes laws, opinions, bills, resolutions, budget documents, contracts, and other documents to provide legal advice to the Council and Councilmembers.
  • Drafts legislation and other documents necessary for the legislative process.
  • Monitors developments in municipal law.
  • Performs a variety of legal and policy research for the Office of Council Services. 
  • Staffs committee meetings.  
  • Adept at the use of Microsoft Word and other relevant software.  
  • Able to occasionally attend night meetings and off-island meetings and to travel by light aircraft or ferry.  
  • Capable of moderate lifting, setting up facilities, operating automobiles, and using electronic and sound equipment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualification Requirements

  • Hawai‘i State Bar license
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Qualification on a test administered by the Office of Council Services
  • Valid motor vehicle operator’s license
  • Ability to lift equipment weighing 30 pounds

Work Eligibility:

  • All persons seeking employment with the Office of Council Services shall be citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States or eligible under Federal law for unrestricted employment in the United States at the time of their application for employment and shall become residents of the State within 30 days after beginning their employment and as a condition of eligibility for continued employment.  Applicants must provide evidence verifying citizenship or alien registration status and employment authorization in the United States at the time of application.

Supplemental Information

Salary Range:

The salary range is $78,740 to $154,628 annually (as of July 1, 2024), as established by Section 2.08.060, Maui County Code, typically depending on the number of full years that have elapsed since the attorney was admitted to the practice of law in any state or the District of Columbia, as of the beginning of the fiscal year.  

How to Apply:

  • Download the application form:  
  • Submit your completed application, resumé, and cover letter by email only to .
  • Please complete all sections of the application in addition to submitting your resumé.
  • In your cover letter, briefly describe how your education or experience relates to the position description and how the skills you possess will make you successful in the Legislative Attorney role.

More Information:

If you have questions or need more information, contact Keoni Shirota, Office of Council Services, at or (808) 270-7838. 

Nondiscrimination Policy:  

The Office of Council Services and the Maui County Council do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy, arrest and court record, assignment of child support, National Guard participation, or any other basis covered by State or Federal laws governing nondiscrimination.


If you have never applied for a job using the NEOGOV system, you must create an account.  You will need a username, password, and working email address to create your account. Your detailed work history is required on the application. A resume submitted in lieu of an application will not be sufficient. Furthermore, "See resume" is NOT an acceptable response under the "Work Experience" section. An application containing this response may be deemed incomplete. Applications may be rejected if they are incomplete.


The above examination is being given on an open-competitive basis to establish an eligible list which shall be effective for not more than one year unless extended by the Director of Personnel Services.


The County of Maui does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy, arrest and court record, assignment of child support, national guard participation or any other basis covered by state or federal laws governing non-discrimination

Pre-Employment/Post-Offer Drug Screening Test: All applicants, who will enter a safety sensitive position or certain designated categories that the Personnel Services Director has established or who are required by law to be drug tested must pass a pre-employment/post-offer drug screening test as a condition of employment. There is no retesting or re-evaluation process. Cost for the drug screening test shall be borne by the County of Maui.

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