Application extended for the new position of county auditor

The application deadline for the newly created county auditor position has been extended to Tuesday, according to an announcement from Maui County Council Member Riki Hokama, chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee’s Temporary Investigative Group.

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 Department of Finance director and the responsibilities of the auditor.

While the committee has already begun receiving applications, Hokama emphasized that 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,” Hokama said in a news release.

Voted into existence during the last election as a charter amendment, the auditor is appointed by the council for a term of six years. The candidate must be a certified internal auditor and certified public accountant and have at least five years of experience in the field of auditing, evaluation or analysis, the news release said.

A full description of the position is available under “Employment Opportunities” on the county website,

Resumes should be received by Hokama no later than 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Resumes may be emailed to or mailed or delivered to Council Member G. Riki Hokama, TIG chair, Office of Council Services, County of Maui, 200 South High St., Room 703, Wailuku 96793.

Hokama added that the council group will meet soon after the deadline to consider applicants.