By Nina Wu
Looking for a green job? There are a few places hiring.
Hawaii Energy, the third-party administrator of HECO's rebate programs, is hiring for several positions.
If you're not familiar with Hawaii Energy, they're the ones who process the rebates for solar water heaters as well as clunker refrigerators, ceiling fans and CFL bulbs.
Hawaii Energy is part of SAIC, a Fortune 500 scientific, engineering, and technology applications company (yes, that's a mouthful), which works to solve "problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment..."
Attention bike enthusiasts: Kokua Kalihi Valley, a community-based group, is also looking for a full-time Kalihi Valley Instructional Bike Exchange (KVIBE) manager. It's a program where donated bicycles are repaired, refurbished and given back out to youth in the community.
The youth in the program learn to build and maintain a bicycle, and then get to keep it after all of the work they have put into it. The program helps instill self-confidence, and provides an alternative to at-risk behaviors.
The KVIBE Manager oversees bike shop operations, including the budget, inventory, safety controls, and works with volunteers, staff, and participants — and leads community rides. Perfect for a bike enthusiast who doesn't want to sit in an office cubicle all day. Apply for the position at email@example.com if interested, or deliver your resume and cover letter to 2239 North School St., Honolulu HI 96819.
Honeywell is also looking for a senior solar program coordinator in Honolulu. Responsibilities include supervising solar program staff, coordinating daily activities, and creating training programs for customer service representatives and program coordinators. The position is posted at greenjobshawaii,org.