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September 11 2011 Share

On-the-Job Training to Save you Time and Money

Oahu WorkLinks is a workforce development program with the City and County of Honolulu. We are promoting the benefits of participating in our On-the-Job Training program to businesses on Oahu. 

As these federal dollars are only available for a limited time, we encourage private business and non profit organizations to take advantage of this opportunity now and not wait.

I hope you could help us in getting the word out. Please call or email Rolanse Crisafulli, Administrator, Oahu WorkLinks at 768-5605 or if you have any questions. We appreciate your help very much.

Are you looking for a way to save time and money when you hire a new employee?

Oahu WorkLinks offers an On-the-Training program for you to design and provide hands-on training for your new employee--your way. To offset your training costs, Oahu WorkLinks reimburses you at least 50% of the wages of your new employee during the training period. You may also receive a tax credit if you hire someone from a target group such as a qualified veteran.

Dr. Wendy Chang, President of Pacific Commercial Services said, “The program enables us to hire and promote by sharing the financial burden. In times like this, OJT empowers both the workforce and employers, thus moves the economy forward. OJT has saved our company $29,499!”

Take advantage of the federal dollars made available for a limited time through Oahu WorkLinks to invest in your company. Decide who you want to hire and train. Call Oahu WorkLinks at 220-5619 (Teri; or 220-6368 (Sandy; for more information and to set up your training before putting the new employee on your payroll.

October 17 2010 (follow up to the September 24th story below)

Hong Kong to lure top professors at HK$200,000 (US$25,806) a month - University pay packages double in rush to prepare for 4-year degrees

Hong Kong's universities are offering salary packages worth as much as HK$200,000 a month - double the current level - to attract overseas professors in a recruitment frenzy driven by the impending launch of new four-year degree programs.

City University, the Polytechnic University and the University of Science and Technology have introduced flexible pay-scale systems that will significantly raise the earnings of top academics in their fields. This has created pressure on other institutions to follow suit.

"Under the past rigid system, everybody at the same rank was paid the same," said City University vice-president Paul Lam Kwan-sing.

"No matter which disciplines they serve, they climbed up the same pay ladder. We had a lot of difficulty employing quality professors for certain [popular] disciplines such as finance and marketing in the past. Now, the salary of everybody is negotiable. It depends on how much the school head is willing to offer a professor."

University pay scales used to track those of the civil service, but they were de-linked in 2004.

University chiefs now say they will, for the first time, be able to compete for the very best academic brains worldwide. Their efforts, some admit, are being helped by the global economic crisis that has made top jobs hard to find overseas.

As well as making themselves more competitive, local universities say the new system enables them to pay more to close big gaps in the salaries of professors in Hong Kong and the United States, where some top scholars are among the highest paid in the world.

"We are fully aware of the noticeable disparity in faculty salary levels, compared to those in North America, in a number of academic fields such as business and engineering," a spokesman for the University of Science and Technology said.

With two years to go before the launch of the four-year degree system, the city's universities together need a total of 1,000 extra lecturers.

A three-year senior secondary school system was launched last year and the first batch of graduates from this will enter university for four-year degrees in 2012. Still short of 100 professors, City University has adopted a discipline-specific pay structure modelled on the US.

The new system is a far cry from the old model under which all faculty staff, irrespective of the disciplines they serve, have been pegged to various scales depending on experience and qualifications.

While salaries for US faculty staff are governed by market demand, the salary scales for local publicly-funded universities are fixed. The monthly pay for a chair professor is about HK$100,000 and HK$87,000 for a professor. An associate professor is paid HK$70,000 and assistant professor HK$59,000 per month.

City University's new system, launched in September, provides a monthly cash allowance on top of basic pay, ranging from several thousand dollars to HK$100,000 depending on performance and demand.

It is the first time the Kowloon Tong university has reviewed its pay structure since the salary system of the eight publicly-funded tertiary institutions was de-linked from the civil service pay structure in 2004 after substantial cuts in government funding due to the poor economy.

Lam said the new structure would not only help attract top talent, but also retain good academic staff.

"US universities can get the best people from around the world because they can be highly responsive to market demand," he said.

"In the past, we could do nothing if a professor, already at the salary ceiling commensurate with his rank, got a higher-paid offer from a US university. "Now, if we think he's worthwhile and want to retain him, we can give him a counter offer by way of the discretionary cash allowance within 24 hours."

The University of Science and Technology has also introduced a discretionary bonus system along with remuneration packages that are market-driven and merit-based. "We have to ensure competitive remuneration to attract and retain quality faculty," the spokesman said, noting that as well as the US salary gap, Hong Kong also faced competition from mainland universities which were investing heavily in staff.
Lam said: "We saw many people prised away from us by mainland and US universities in the past."

City University's new pay system is the fruit of a year's research by the human resources department on the pay scales of top European and American universities.

With effect from July 1 this year, a new pay package for Polytechnic University saw all salaries rise by an average of 10 per cent and a monthly special allowance system was introduced for hot disciplines.

The gratuity on completion of contract was raised from 10 to 15 per cent of salary while the bar for those eligible for housing allowances has been lowered from HK$53,000 to HK$50,150.

The changes to the pay structure are expected to cost an estimated HK$70 million extra per year.

Philip Chan Ching-ho, deputy president and provost of the university, said the introduction of the new structure was aimed at rectifying the big discrepancy in pay between local and US universities.

"In the US, the pay for a finance professor could be five times that for a humanities one. But in Hong Kong, everybody, regardless of disciplines, gets similar pay. A finance professor in a top US university gets paid US$180,000 per year. In Hong Kong, even the chair professor couldn't get that amount." He said the university was still short of about 150 faculty staff. "The competition between local universities will be very intense in 2012," he said.

However, Chan said Hong Kong was lucky in the timing of its recruitment drive. "It's coincidental that European and US economies are in a slump. All the post-doctorates who graduate from renowned overseas universities would not be able to find a teaching job in the US. They will be eager to come to us."

September 24 2010

 Wanted: 1,000 professors for Hong Kong universities at US$156,000 annual salary (US$1 = HK$7.75)

Watch this video produced by Radio Hong Kong - It is in Cantonese Language - but the information is very useful and helpful to watch major infrastructures being built by universities

List of universities in Hong Kong

If you factor in United States foreign earned income exclusion and selecting a State with no State income tax as your tax home - you need to earn more than US$250,000 in the United States to match the Hong Kong professor's salary. Not to mention you can get a live in maid to do all your cooking and house cleaning for US$500/month.

Hong Kong's thirst for academic talent is stirring global interest. The city's universities need 1,000 more professors to cope with the launch of a new four-year degree system, and the intense competition is pushing up academic salaries, university administrators say.

Extensive recruitment drives have been launched by local universities over the past few years and most have yet to meet all their needs. But with two years to go before the launch of the new four-year system, the pressure is mounting to fill positions.

A three-year senior secondary system was launched last year and the first batch of graduates from this system will enter university for four-year degrees in 2012 - the same year as the last graduates under the old four-year senior secondary system arrive for their three-year degrees.

 Professor Tony Chan Fan-cheong, president of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and convenor of the Heads of Universities Committee, says the institution is short of 100 professors, and the sector needs up to 1,000 academics. "We need to get the extra faculty so that we can maintain the current student-professor ratio [at 12 to one]," he said. "The demand for such a large pool of academic talent in such a small place as Hong Kong has stirred up quite a lot of attention in the academic world.

As every university is fighting for talent now, some overseas professors are getting several offers. They have more bargaining power to demand better salary packages." Chan said the recruitment of top overseas talent was a big challenge for the university. "We plan to raise HK$1 billion for the establishment of 10 endowed chairs.

Half [of the funding] at renowned North American private universities like Harvard and Stanford relies on such endowment funds. The recurrent interest generated from the funds can pay for the professors' salaries. "As we are a young institution that doesn't have the long history enjoyed by Harvard, it's challenging for us to raise money to set up the funds. Currently, we have only a few endowed chairs and we plan to increase the number to 10. They will be involved in both teaching and research."

A Chinese University spokeswoman said it was still short of about 200 teaching staff for the launch of the four-year system. "We need around 400 extra people for 2012. Over the past three years, we have recruited around 200 academics from Hong Kong and around the world to join our faculty. Over 90 per cent of them have overseas qualifications.

We will continue our recruitment drive to get quality teaching staff in the next two years." A University of Hong Kong spokeswoman said it needed 200 more professors by 2012. "We will try our best to offer the best employment terms and work environment to get talent," she said. In Hong Kong, average monthly salaries for professors top HK$100,000 while associate professors can make at least HK$70,000 and assistant professors can expect about HK$40,000 or more.

In the United States, based on 2007 figures, the average monthly salary for a professor was HK$64,000. Associate professors got about HK$45,200 and assistant professors just under HK$38,000. But it depends on the university. An assistant professor might have got between HK$40,100 and HK$48,500 at the University of Utah but HK$47,600 to HK$68,700 at Cornell University.

Chan said preparing new courses was another key part of the preparation for the new four-year structure. "Our 400-strong faculty has come up with more than 200 new courses spanning various fields of general knowledge like humanities, language, history and artistic education. All four-year students will be required to take 34 credits for general education." Professor Lee Chi-kin, vice president (academic) of the Hong Kong Institute of Education, said teaching degrees would be extended from four to five years from 2012. "We plan to offer new programs on psychology and special education," he said. "We will also roll out a new program incorporating primary and secondary education. Students will be required to do placement at both primary and secondary schools. Graduates can opt for either secondary or primary work."

April 21 2010

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are seeking proposals for building projects to be part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Commercial Building Partnerships initiative. This page provides information about this request and access to an application to submit project information.

Through this Call for Projects, we are asking building owners, developers, tenants, and operators to submit project proposals for new and existing energy-efficient buildings. Online applications are due by 3:00 p.m. Eastern on May 10, 2010. Successful applicants (Participants) will work with researchers at the national laboratories and with technical experts under contract to the national laboratories to achieve energy goals. Participants will receive no direct funding, but will have access to the technical expertise of both national laboratory personnel and consultants.
How to Apply

Please follow these key steps in completing this Call for Projects:

1. Review this Web page for background information.
2. Read Commercial Building Partnerships Call for Projects (PDF 493 KB).
3. Review the Call for Projects Application Checklist (PDF 96 KB).
4. Submit questions through the Help form. Answers will be posted on the Questions About the Call for Projects Web page. Questions must be received no later than 3:00 p.m. Eastern on May 3, 2010.
5. Complete the Call for Projects online application no later than 3:00 p.m. Eastern on May 10, 2010.

About Commercial Building Partnerships
CBP pairs Participants with laboratory researchers and technical experts to provide technical expertise to Participants in the design, construction, and validation of low-energy building designs. Read more about CBP at DOE's Building Technologies Program Web site.
Eligible Projects
Eligible projects must be located in the United States and must achieve significant energy savings through high performance design, construction, and operations. Additionally, the methods used to achieve this energy savings must be able to be widely deployed throughout the commercial building sector.
As an example, we are looking for renovations of existing buildings that achieve 30% or more energy savings relative to either the overall performance of the company's portfolio or a benchmark of a similar building type based on the Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey. We are also seeking new building projects that save 50% or more energy compared to requirements under ASHRAE 90.1-2007. Additionally, we are seeking exemplary projects and projects that lead to reductions across an entire portfolio. For specific information about eligible projects, review Commercial Building Partnerships Call for Projects (PDF 493 KB).
We are looking for building owners, developers, tenants, and operators to submit building project proposals for consideration. For this Call for Projects, the building projects should start in the fourth quarter of 2010 and be completed by August 1, 2013. Interested parties should be committed to achieving the targeted energy goals and plan to provide the necessary resources for the duration of the project.
Participant Requirements
Each Participant must commit to providing and documenting a 20% cost share relative to the total national laboratory project contribution. Examples of contributions that would count toward the cost share include the Participant's management, staff, and design team time; travel costs; and other direct support costs such as copying, meeting rooms, and other business services. No funds will be exchanged.

Participants also agree to:

* Identify a project sponsor.
* Share design, construction, and operations information.
* Work iteratively with the Technical Expert Teams.
* Construct or implement the building projects.
* Commission and monitor the projects.
* Participate in a U.S. Department of Energy Commercial Building Energy Alliance.
* Document project progress.
* Develop a deployment plan.

For more information about requirements, read Section 2 of Commercial Building Partnerships Call for Projects (PDF 493 KB).
Support Provided to Participants
Participants will receive technical expertise through the national laboratories and the Technical Expert Teams. The laboratories and Technical Expert Teams will work with the Participants to develop, incorporate, test, and deploy energy-efficient designs and practices. Assistance may be in the form of staff, equipment, web-based resources, or specialized contractors. No direct compensation will be paid to Participants.
Evaluation of Applications
The proposal process is competitive, and applications will be evaluated according to five criteria:

* Likelihood of achieving significant energy savings
* Probability of success
* Widespread deployment potential
* Contribution to the CBP portfolio of energy-saving solutions
* Resource commitment to improving energy efficiency.

For more information about evaluation criteria, read Section 3 of Commercial Building Partnerships Call for Projects (PDF 493 KB).

Call for Projects–Commercial Building Partnerships - Key Resources

Commercial Building Partnerships Call for Projects (PDF 493 KB)--

Call for Projects Application Checklist - (PDF 96 KB)--

Call for Projects Application --   

Questions about the Call for Projects-- 

Stage-Gate Document (PDF 419 KB)--

January 11 2010

OCA Accepting Applications for Summer Internship Program

CONTACT - Iimay Ho | Program Manager | 202 223 5500 |

Washington, DC--OCA, a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), is now accepting applications for its 2010 Summer Internship Program.

Celebrating its 21th year, the OCA Internship Program seeks to cultivate future leadership by providing students from all over the country an opportunity to be involved in the political process through a national organization. The program has successfully led past interns to become more active on their college campus and increased the presence of the APA community in local, state and federal governments.

“The OCA summer internship is one of our signature programs, and we are proud to have helped generations of APA college students to become leaders who stay engaged with the APA community,” said OCA Executive Director George Wu.

Summer interns will be placed at a paid full-time position in a federal agency, nonprofit, or congressional office that matches their interest. Interns can also be placed at the OCA National Center. In addition to their placement, summer interns will be highly involved in many OCA activities and gain experience with grassroots organizing.

“Because of my OCA Internship, when I returned to UC San Diego I decided to stay another year to take more classes on domestic politics and in UCSD’s fledgling Asian American Studies program. I am still involved in OCA and civil rights work today,” said Vicki Shu Smolin, Immediate Past President of the OCA-New York chapter and 1990 OCA National Center Intern.

“My OCA internship experience was singularly responsible for introducing me to the world of AAPI activism. From serving as an officer for the Chinese American Students Association in college to founding and running Asian Americans for Obama to my infamous experience testifying before the Texas legislature and Representative Betty Brown, these steps of my journey began with OCA,” said Ramey Ko, Attorney at the Texas Advocacy Project and 1999 OCA National Center intern.

In addition to connecting interns with the APA community and developing their leadership, OCA also brings summer interns to the OCA National Convention, the largest APA conference in the country. The 2010 National Convention will be in Houston from June 17-20. The convention will feature speakers, entertainment, workshops, and our signature gala. Applicants are strongly encouraged to make sure they are able to attend.

For the summer session, interns are expected to commit to working full-time for ten weeks between the dates of May 24 – Aug 13, 2010. Applications will be reviewed by the Internship Committee and a telephone interview may be scheduled.

For more information on the OCA Summer Internship and to apply, go to OCA’s website at and click “Internship” under “Programs.” We highly encourage applicants to apply online. Applications for internships need to be postmarked or submitted online by March 1, 2010 for the summer session.

Please contact the OCA National Center at 202-223-5500 or if you have any question.

Shanghai to recruit overseas financial talents

SHANGHAI, Dec. 4 - A delegation of financial organizations in Shanghai started a global recruiting tour Friday afternoon, hoping to fill 115 vacancies by the end of the trip.

The 17 organizations will hold three job fairs overseas, or in New York on Dec. 5, Toronto on Dec. 9 and Singapore on Dec. 13, to recruit high level financial talents.

A similar move last year brought 66 financial talents to the city, of whom five are enlisted in a national program on hiring overseas specialists and each enjoys 1 million yuan (146,400 U.S. dollars) in subsidies from the central government.

Ji Wenguan, head of Shanghai Financial Work Commission, told Xinhua that the Shanghai municipal government was planning to provide support of housing, insurance and education for the talents.

Tax cuts would also be provided for them, said Fang Xing, director of Shanghai Finance Office.

Fang said "Talents and innovation are prerequisite to building Shanghai into an international financial center."

"It is a golden opportunity to do creative work here, work that can really make a difference, as the financial sector is developing rapidly in China," said Hua Lei, who was recruited last year and is now supervisor of high-end wealth management at Orient Securities.

In addition, the education and medical care level in Shanghai was as good as anywhere else in the world, Hua said.

"Our payment package is competitive and flexible in the global market," said Yang Qingzhong, human resource manager of Haitong Securities Co., Ltd.

Yang said his company was very satisfied with the performance of the high level talents recruited last year and was offering seven more important posts this time, including manager of assets management division.

Bank of Communications, Shanghai Stock Exchange, Haitong Securities Co., Ltd and other big names in the Chinese financial sector are among the 17 recruiting organizations.

More information about the job vacancies is available at and

September 1 2009: SBA Launches New Online Training Course: ‘How to Win Federal Contracts’

Online Course Part of Federal Government-wide Initiative

WASHINGTON ─ The U.S. Small Business Administration today launched a new online training course to help strengthen access to contracting opportunities for small businesses, including those owned by women, minorities, disadvantaged individuals and veterans.

The training course, “Recovery Act Opportunities: How to Win Federal Contracts,” is part of a federal government-wide initiative announced last month by President Obama and being led by SBA and the Department of Commerce.

“Government contracts can play a key role in helping small businesses turn the corner in terms of expansion and job creation,” SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills said. “But make no mistake, the benefits the government receives are equally as impressive – working with small businesses allows the federal government to work with some of the most innovative companies in America, often with direct contact with the CEO.”

“The SBA online training course can help businesses access the federal purchasing system and position themselves to compete for the commercial opportunities offered by government contracting,” Mills continued.

In announcing the government-wide initiative, President Obama reiterated his Administration’s commitment to providing “our Nation’s small businesses with maximum practicable opportunity to participate in federal government contracting.” As part of the initiative, federal agency procurement officers are participating in more than 200 events over the next several weeks to help connect small businesses with contracting opportunities. Additionally, SBA and Commerce are expanding their outreach to contracting officials across the federal government to ensure they have the tools to meet their annual contracting goals and increase opportunities to small businesses, including those owned by veterans, women and minorities, as well as those in designated HUBZones.

As part of the outreach to small businesses, the comprehensive online course uses both audio and script to provide information about the federal marketplace, contract rules and, most importantly, how to sell to the government and where to find contract and Recovery Act opportunities. The new training portal is a free online training course designed to assist entrepreneurs during this period of economic recovery. This self-paced, instructional guide provides an overview of the federal procurement process.

The Recovery Act Opportunities course is available on SBA’s Web site at or directly at The course is indexed by subject matter to allow ease of use, and it includes multiple direct links to additional contracting resources.

The Recovery Act Opportunities course includes direct links that highlight the best contracting resources and engages small business owners in the contracting process. The course also includes practical and fundamental steps to engage business owners in the federal contracting arena.

It is one of more than 24 online tutorials offered by the SBA, and is available 24/7.

For more information please visit

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Honolulu Hawaii June 5 2009: OPPORTUNITY KNOCKING...Aloha Clients, Friends of Clients & Anyone in the Construction Industry

The Honolulu SBDC received a call from a Prime Contractor who is on a short list to bid for the Rail Project in Honolulu. They will be building bridges and infrastructure.

This company, LED Corp, is looking for small local construction businesses in the following and related areas:

Site work, excavation, hauling, reinforcing concrete, structural steel, supplies of rock...Building products such as lumber, nuts and bolts, etc

If your company or any company you know, might be interested in such work, please contact the Honolulu SBDC at:

Required Information:

* Name of Company
* Contact Representative
* Contact information to include your e-mail and phone number(s)
* Verify any small business status and disadvantage status if it applies (i.e. Women owned, veteran owned, etc.)
* Also indicate if you are 8(a) or HUB zone certified

Please indicate that you are allowing SBDC to release your information to LED Corp.

We have a deadline of June 22, 2009 to receive your information as the LED Corp is required to submit their bid in July 2009.

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to or

Honolulu Hawaii USA: Apprentice and Engineering Job Fair Saturday - March 28 2009

The largest industrial employer in the State, with nearly 5,000 civilian and military employees, and business totaling more than ½ Billion dollars annually.

Since 1908 the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard has been hiring the son’s and daughters of Hawaii. Providing good jobs, job security, and allowing them to raise their families in the islands. Today we continue to hire and keep Hawaii’s best and brightest here in the State.

The Apprentice Job Fair will be held on:
Saturday, March 28, 2009
0830 – 1200
Honolulu Community College Campus
874 Dillingham Blvd

We will be hiring a minimum of 100 apprentices for the 2010 apprentice class
We are featuring 18 trades at the Job Fair
Each trade will have an assortment of tool displays, videos & pictures of their trade, machinery, and more importantly managers, supervisors, tradesmen and even apprentices there to answer all questions.
It is a 4 year apprenticeship program
You can earn an Associates Degree from Honolulu Community College (HCC)
Apprentices receive a free education
Starting pay is more than $18.30 per hour
Meet our requirements and you receive a $1 an hour raise approx every 6 months
At the end of the 4 year program you are earning more than $27 per hour
Receive certificate from the Department of Labor, recognized in all 50 states
You don’t have to have any experience, we will train you
Free education, great pay, terrific benefits, a secure future

For Apprenticeship positions Apply on line at HTTPS://ACEP.HAWAII.NAVY.MIL
Applications are available from March 28 through April 11

Computers are available at Oahu Work Link Centers, the Neighbor Islands One Stop Centers and HCC.
If you have any questions you can call 474 – 9216.

18 years old by January 16, 2010 Pass physical exam
US citizen Pass security clearance
High School graduate Pass ASSET Test (admin by HCC)

Advancement Opportunities Medical Insurance Retirement Plan
Annual and Sick Leave Life Insurance

What are we looking for
Good Attitude Not afraid to get hands dirty High aspirations
Willing to learn Honest, Trustworthy Take initiative
Loyal Responsible

We have 25 Full Time Engineering Positions

Be a part of our engineering team working with naval architects, mechanical, structural, welding, electrical and other professional engineers. The shipyard is the largest employer of engineers!
Starting salary $54k per year GS-5
$65k per year GS-7 (depending on your qualifications)
$66k to $81k per year GS-9
$70k to $91k per year GS-11/12
All salaries include COLA

Deadline to submit your resume is APRIL 5, 2009
Submit you resumes to DAVE.ALISON@NAVY.MIL 

We are also looking for Physical Science Technicians – (6 Vacancies)
Engineering Technicians (15 Vacancies)
Equipment Specialist (5 Vacancies)

How much do the technicians and Specialist get paid? Come to the Job Fair

Saturday, March 28, 2008
0830 – 1200
Honolulu Community College
874 Dillingham Blvd

For more information about the Job Fair and the Shipyard go to our websites:

November 5 2008

Internship Opportunities - Hotel Equatorial

Contact: Alan H C Ong, Senior VP - Operations and Projects at

You may also contact Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to

January 15 2008

Hospitality Industry Job available in Asia could mean a pay raise to you even with the same pay you earned in North America. In 2008, if you worked outside of USA, the foreign earned income exclusion is US$87,600 and if you claim residency in a State that pay no State income tax, you could earn up to US$87,600 in 2008 and pay no Federal and State income tax. If you work in Hong Kong, the maximum tax rate is 16%, effective tax rate could be lower with certain exclusions, roughly equal your Social Security Tax payment taken out from your paycheck. Therefore if you are in a 40% Federal and State combined tax bracket, you have to earn US$146,000 to net US$87,600. Besides earning more money, there are 100s of new hotels being built in Asia each year, that could mean, depending on your performance better promotion opportunities.

Position                                        Location                  Salary/annum
GM                                                 Hong Kong                US$120K
GM                                                 Singapore                 US$120k
GM                                                 Singapore                 US$180k
GM                                                 Singapore                 US$126k
GM                                                 Haiko, China             US$90k
GM                                                 Shanghai, China       US$102k
GM                                                 Shanghai, China       US$120k
VP Technical Service                  Hong Kong                US$180k
Regional Systems Manager       Shanghai, China       US$60k
Finance Manager Shanghai,      China                          US$80k
Finance Director                          Hong Kong                 TBC
Business Director                        China                         US$60k
F & B Manager                             Kuala Lumpur           US$60k
EAM/F & B Director                     Tokyo, Japan            US$70k
VP Development                          Singapore                 US$90k
Design Manager                           Hong Kong               US$115k
Director of F & B                           Phuket, Thailand     US$54k
Guest Relations Manager            China                        US$12k
Dir of Development/Acquisition  Hong Kong               US$100k
Director Revenue Consulting      Japan                        US$130
HR Director                                  Japan                         US$95k
HR Director                                  Beijing                        US$85k
Director of Sales & Marketing    Maldives                   US$60k
Director of Sales & Marketing    Kuala Lumpur           US$60k
Director of Sales & Marketing    Phuket                      US$65k
Group Dir of Sales & Marketing Hong Kong               TBC
Group Communications Dir        Hong Kong               TBC
Director of Sales & Marketing   Shanghai, China      US$60k

Contact: Winnie Chui (Ms.), Group Vice President - Asia Pacific, HOCAPS Group
Tel: +852 9436 8888
Fax: +852 2149 7050

December 6 2007

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) - Federal Employment - NOW HIRING - Transportation Security Officers (Screeners) for Honolulu International Airport

Full-Time Split Shift starting at $29,795 per year Plus Benefits*
Part-Time starting at $14.28 per hour Plus Benefits*

*Include 25% Cost of Living Allowance


TSA will pay the maximum government contribution for health benefits under the TSA Health Benefit Incentive for part-time TSOs. All part-time TSOs will pay the same lower cost for federal health benefits as full-time employees.

Minimum Requirement: U. S. Citizenship or U. S. National, High School Diploma, GED or equivalent, OR one year of security or aviation screening experience, English proficiency, Pre-employment medical evaluation, Pass a background/credit check

Apply online:
Or apply by phone: 1-800-887-1895, TTY: 1-800-887-5506

TSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

September 22, 2007

The Regents Candidate Advisory Council of the University of Hawai‘i identifies candidates for the university system’s governing Board of Regents. The council presents pools of qualified candidates to the governor of Hawai‘i from which candidates are nominated and, with the consent of the state senate, appointed by the governor.

The council is seeking qualified candidates for nomination to the University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents. There will be 12 vacancies requiring candidates by 2008:

  • 2 representatives from the County of Hawai‘i (East and West)
  • 1 representative from the County of Maui
  • 1 representative from the County of Kaua‘i
  • 5 representatives from the City and County of Honolulu
  • 3 at-large representatives

A review of nominations will begin on Nov. 1, 2007 with recruitment to continue until vacancies are filled.

Find out more about the nomination process.


The advisory council was created by Act 56, 2007 Hawai‘i Legislature, in conformity with the amendment to Article X, Section 6 of the Hawai‘i State Constitution ratified by the voters on Nov. 7, 2006. The council is tied to the University of Hawai‘i for administrative purposes.

Seven members comprise the advisory council. They establish the criteria for qualifying, screening and forwarding candidates for membership on the UH Board of Regents. The council advertises pending vacancies and solicits and accepts applications from potential candidates.

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to

September 6, 2007

The Department of Energy will soon begin accepting Phase I grant applications from qualified small businesses for the upcoming FY 2008 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program. A detailed Funding Opportunity Announcement describing research areas in which applications are sought will be available beginning September 19, 2007. Small businesses with strong research capabilities in science or engineering in any of the research areas sought are encouraged to apply. The deadline for submission of grant applications is November 27, 2007, at 8:00 p.m. EST. Applications will only be accepted electronically.

Successful applicants (approximately 300 for SBIR and 30 for STTR) may receive up to $100,000 for a Phase I grant for a period of about nine months to develop the feasibility of the idea. A preliminary list of the research areas will be available on the SBIR/STTR Web page at DOE IS NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 19. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE OPENING DATE WILL NOT BE REVIEWED.


The DOE plans to issue the 2008 SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunity Notice in September 2007. The technical topics of interest are listed below and are subject to change prior to release. Also, they are not necessarily in the order they will appear in the funding notice. Full topic descriptions will be available in the Funding Opportunity Notice.

DOE FY 2008 Technical Topic Titles:
Numerical Software Maintenance
Scientific Visualization and Data Understanding
High Performance Networks
Scalable System Software for Petascale Computer Systems
High Performance Middleware
Search, Discovery, and Communication of Scientific and Technical Information in Distributed Systems
Atmospheric Measurement Technology
Genomes-to-Life (GTL) and Related Biotechnologies
Carbon Cycle Measurements of the Atmosphere and the Biosphere
Technologies for Subsurface Characterization and Monitoring
Medical Sciences
Instrumentation for Neutron Scattering, Electron Microscopy, and Scanning Probe Microscopy
Technology to Support National Scientific User Facilities
Accelerator Technologies for Present and Future Accelerator Facilities
Advanced Coal Research
Materials for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems
Solid State Electrolyte Development for Advanced Energy Storage Devices
Materials for Advanced Cooling Applications
Solid-State Lighting Products
Solid-State Lighting Science
Chemical Reactions and Separation Processes for Bio-Refinery Applications
Technologies Related to Energy Storage for Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Alternative Feedstocks
Wind Energy Technology Development
Traditional Energy Efficient Lighting Technologies
Geothermal Technologies
Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Infrastructure Technologies
Petroleum Industry Technologies
Solar Energy
Vehicle Technologies
Production of Biofuels from Biomass
Deactivation and Decommissioning of Facilities and Site Remediation the DOE Complex
Advanced Turbine and Fuel Cell Power Generation Technologies for Central Coal Power Plants
Innovations to Reduce Environmental Impact and Increase Efficiency in Coal Power Plants
Coal Gasification and Combustion Technologies
High Performance Materials for Long Term Fossil Energy
Climate Control Technology for Fossil Energy Applications
Enhanced Oil Recovery, Oil Shale, Soil and Natural Gas Technologies
Advanced Technologies and Materials for Fusion Energy Systems
Fusion Science and Technology
High Energy Density Physics for Inertial Fusion Energy
High Energy Physics Data Acquisition and Processing
Accelerator Technology for the International Linear Collider
Advanced Concepts and Technology for High Energy Accelerators
Radio Frequency Accelerator Technology for High Energy Accelerators and Colliders
High-Field Superconductor and Superconducting Magnet Technologies for High Energy Particle Colliders
High Energy Physics Detectors
Remote Sensing
Radiation Detection
Seismic Detection
Advanced Technologies for Nuclear Energy
Nuclear Physics Software and Data Management
Nuclear Physics Electronics Design and Fabrication
Nuclear Physics Accelerator Technology
Nuclear Physics Detection Systems, Instrumentation and Techniques
Natural Disaster Reduction Through Technology
Advanced Energy Storage and Power Electronic Systems
High Temperature Superconductivity

May 26, 2007

POSITION: President – Americas (North & South Americas )
COMPANY: Lee Kum Kee International Holdings Ltd.
LOCATION: Los Angeles , USA

Established in 1888, Lee Kum Kee (“LKK”) has evolved over decades of hard work, perseverance and above all, dedication to excellence in product quality and service, into a world-renowned international corporation. The founder Mr. Lee Kam Sheung started his sauce production business in Nam Shui Village in Guangdong Province , China . Right on the South Sea coast, where oysters were in abundance, Mr. Lee seized on this advantage to produce an oyster sauce that has become extremely popular.

LKK have grown from a small family company into an international corporation. Their product range has grown from oyster sauce to encompass gourmet sauces and food items. LKK's products are found not only in kitchens and store shelves in Hong Kong, but also in New York City , London , Tokyo , Beijing and many other countries and cities in all corners of the world. It is the Company’s vision to see that their products reach every family around the world, building a culinary cultural bridge between East and West.

LKK has always been committed to providing quality products and services right from the start. It is this commitment that has made LKK a symbol of quality and trust, earning a reputation for being a leader in the Chinese sauces market.

As early as 1920, LKK was already expanding overseas. The oyster sauce was the first to gain worldwide popularity, but it soon paved the way for LKK's other products. Today, the company's distribution network spans over 60 countries in 5 continents. Where there are people eating Chinese food, there are LKK products to be bought.

The firm has grown rapidly in the past two decades. With 2,000 employees today, LKK manufactures over 200 different sauces and food products, marketing them in more than 80 countries. It has also built factories in China , South East Asia, Europe and the U.S.A.

Americas are the second largest market for LKK, with a revenue of HK$2 billion (US$256 million) in 2006.


The President – Americas will be responsible for the overall management of the operation across the entire Americas continent.

Based in Los Angeles , the President – Americas (President), is responsible for the overall management of the operation across the entire Americas continent, including on-going development and implementation of strategy, financial control, risk management, manufacturing and NPD, marketing, external communications, performance monitoring and the upgrading of talent management. Reporting to the CEO of LKK International Holdings Ltd., he/she will be accountable for the revenue growth and P&L of the business and all aspects of the business performance for the Americas markets by:

* Transform a paternalistic, family-run traditional business into a result-oriented, customer-driven, teamwork-focused enterprise with modern management system.

* Growth in revenue and profit far exceeds industry average.

* Achieve the above through product innovation, commercial operation and aggressive channel development.

* Nurture a culture that awards innovation, risk taking and results.


In the long term, the President is expected to bring LKK to the forefront of business development across the America continent, making it the #1 brand in the product categories it represents in the US market within the next five years. In the medium term, he/she is the key driver to identify and invest in product opportunity and implementation, as well as aggressive channel development to achieve quantum growth results. Supporting the COO, the major investment on increasing manufacturing capacity will be a key item on the agenda. In the near term there is an imminent need to engender a ‘breakthrough’ in the US business by radically expanding the current B2B business model to exploit the lucrative B2C market opportunity. Organizationally, the President will need to create a business culture that emulates multinationals instead of its current SME image by transforming a family management style to structured modern management with clear accountabilities. This requires a strong commitment to champion corporate governance principles and best practices, with KRA focusing on:

* Responsible for the preparation and implementation of the annual budget and operating plan for the Americas markets and assuring that it is consistent with the overall direction provided by LKK International Holdings Limited.
* Quickly develop a thorough understanding of The LKK mission and goals, business objectives, methods of operating and existing strategic plans.
* Develop and implement short- and long-range objectives that focus on market share in B2B & B2C sectors, and the profitability of each of the eight categories, especially oyster sauce, soy sauce, convenient sauce, dipping Sauces, chili sauce, MOS and gourmet sauces.
* Critical assessment of the Company’s costs structure with a view to enhancing the financial performance of the organization while improving product quality and distribution/services.
* Develop an appropriate management structure and implement personnel policies and practices. Delegates clear accountabilities to subordinate managers and review their performance in meeting objectives.
* Partnering with Corporate HR, develop and implement an integrated talent management system that identifies and develop leadership in all management positions. Design and implement an effective C&B system that rewards and retains high performers.
* Review, evaluate and enforce existing policies & procedures which adequately support the management team to enhance the Company’s ability to realize its mission and accomplish its goals and objectives. Formulate, establish and enforce additional procedures, rules and regulations in all departments as necessary to provide for the proper check and balance and control.
* Provide leadership to ensure the ongoing refinement and maintenance of the Company’s ability to deliver superior product quality and services to each sales channel.
* Plan and lead major PR activities; representing the Company and its interests with government and industry associations.
* Be responsible for the SHE (safety, health and environment) and security of the sites.


The position requires a result-driven, savvy Chinese or Asian business executive with proven P&L track record in the FMCG food or related industries in the US market. Command of Chinese and English language is a must, and experience in food manufacturing would be a distinct advantage.

The President must be a mature and seasoned business executive with exceptional leadership skills and a strong sense of mission and achievements. Apart from quickly becoming a trusted member of the family, he/she must be a team builder who can gain immediate respect from his peers, subordinates, and from external stakeholders. Equipped with appropriate educational or professional qualifications, he/she must be fair, just, open in style, and above all the ability to attract other key executives. Essential qualities for success include self-confident, trustworthiness, high EQ, ability to manage risks and to delegate and empowerment. A strong commercial acumen supported by common sense is crucial, similarly the President must be internationally minded with a proven management track record. Being entrepreneurial in action and strategic in thinking, he/she will possess quality functional experiences including operation, product development, sales & marketing, and general management:

* At least 15 years of strong track record of leadership and success in managing a profitable FMCG food/beverage organization or commercial division in the USA .
* A General Manager with manufacturing experience is a definite plus; however, a FMCG Commercial Director who has demonstrated leadership and commercial abilities in a senior management role would also be considered.
* The successful candidate should possess strong planning, communication and interpersonal skills; able to resolve performance issues and build consensus to achieve business goals. Knowledge of product development and commercialization a distinct advantage
* Proven leadership necessary to establish and maintain the risk management function capable of cost effectively managing the risks associated with the Company’s ongoing businesses and strategic initiatives.
* Current and thorough knowledge of sauce and food services market trend and the ability to deal with government and industry association.
* Bilingual (English and Cantonese/Mandarin) skill is essential for the position, with a thorough understanding of diverse work ethics and cultures in international business environments.
* Demonstrated ability to monitor and control people and systems responsible for critical results.


* The President, Americas , must be a mission driven individual of unquestioned professional integrity with a thorough knowledge of the FMCG food/beverage market in the USA .
* At least 15 years of successful, progressive, commercial management experience in a FMCG operation with a minimum of 5 years in a General Management or similar position. A solid understanding of the financial and competitive issues facing an integrated food operation in multi-cultural environment.
* Exceptional analytical and strategic mind, combining excellent communications skills and the ability to serve as an effective project champion to internal and external stakeholders.
* Fluency in spoken and written English and Chinese.
* Must be a self confident, articulate individual who can build consensus and facilitate change across organizational lines.
* A warm and engaging person with the ability to act as a mentor, develop, train, coach, counsel and manage a talented and diverse specialist teams.

EDUCATION: Tertiary education and numerically competent. MBA an advantage but not essential.

COMPENSATION: An attractive compensation package comprised of base salary, annual performance bonus, stock options, benefits and relocation assistance, if necessary, has been created to attract outstanding candidates.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Lynn B. Ogden, Senior Client Partner & Regional Market Leader, Asia/Pacific Consumer Markets,
Tel: 852-2971-2723, E-mail:, Korn/Ferry International (HK) Limited, Rm. 2102-2106 Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, 11 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong, Fax: (852) 2810-1632

May 25, 2007

Marukai is currently actively recruiting for a number of management positions. If you are aware of any candidates who may be interested in the following openings, please refer them to Cindy Arakaki, Human Resources Manager for Marukai or have them forward their resume to human 

These openings are:

· Grocery Manager at Marukai Ward Store
· Seafood Manager at Marukai Dillingham Store
· Store Manager at Marukai Ward Store
· Kitchen Manager (2) at Marukai Dillingham and Ward Store
· Customer Service Manager at Marukai Dillingham Store

Marukai offers competitive salary, health insurance, 401(k) profit sharing, life insurance, flexible spending program and other benefits. Japanese speaking is helpful but not required.

February 6, 2007

The Hotel: Crowne Plaza Shanghai


1) Sales Management Trainee or Sales Manager
Responsible for Japanese Corporate Accounts.
Mandatory requirement - Fluent in Japanese.
Minimum term : One year contract.
Package: Salary plus full live-in benefits in hotel.
Transportation to and from Honolulu.

2) Front Office Trainee

Must be fluent in Japanese to handle Japanese corporate guests.
Minimum 6 months internship.
Package: Salary plus full live - in benefits.

Crowne Plaza Shanghai: 500-room hotel under IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) located in the
dynamic city of Shanghai. IHG will have 125 hotels in China by next year, offering exciting career opportunities to the right candidate.

Please send your resume to the undersigned. You may email me directly for any enquiries.


Eugene Ong, General Manager, CROWNE PLAZA SHANGHAI
Tel: 86 21 6145 8888; Fax: 86 21 6280 6408
email to: 

July 13, 2006

Les Roches Jin Jiang - International Hotel Management College - a new course for 20 Chinese future GMs (now hotel department heads) and seek lecturers for 3-week blocks:

Dates: 9 - 27 October or 30 October- 17 November

1) Hospitality Sales and Marketing(2 weeks). Sales and Marketing Trends (one week)

2)Rooms Division Operations (two weeks) Housekeeping Management (one week).

They will provide a net salary, travel, hotel and meals.

Please relpy to and cc 

Prof. Ronald W. Carpenter
Dean Les Roches Jin Jiang
Professor and Rector Les Roches International Schools
Les Roches Jin Jiang, International Hotel Management College
918 Yan An Rd. (W.), Shanghai 200052, P.R. China
China Mobile:(+86) 135 6405 4318
Worldwide Mobile:(+41)78 720 3093 (Message Service)
LRJJ:(+86) 21 6252 5339 (Direct)
LRJJ Fax:(+86) 21 6226 3469

Shanghai Normal University
Feng Xien Campus
Tel: (+86) 21 5712 5265
Fax: (+86) 21 5712 5264

Swiss Contact Details:
Les Roches, Swiss Hotel Association, School of Hotel Management
Attn: Julie Passera, CP 3975 Bluche, CH-3975 Randogne, Switzerland
Worldwide Mobile:(+41) 78 720 3093
Tel. Les Roches:(+41) 27 485 9652/9600
Fax Les Roches:(+41) 27 485 9615
Fax:(+41)62 827 3045

May 9, 2006

Graftbuster to double corporate fraud team - Justin Mitchell

The ICAC (Independent Commission Against Corruption)

Do you have a background in accounting and international finance? If so, Hong Kong's corruption busters may have a job for you.

In an effort to keep abreast of increasingly sophisticated and rising white-collar fraud cases, the Independent Commission Against Corruption will hire a new team of specialist financial investigators to combat growing private corporate fraud. ICAC commissioner Raymond Wong Hung-chiu said at a symposium on corporate corruption Tuesday that the additional staff are needed because of a worrying increase in large-scale company fraud cases that involve listed companies and senior corporate executives.

Wong said new funds would allow it to hire a new team of 11 people to investigate white-collar crime. These would effectively double the ICAC's corporate fraud team, an ICAC spokeswoman said. "We already have one team of about 11 investigators, plus or minus one or two [staff]," she said. Neither she nor Wong would provide an estimate of the cost of hiring the new staff.

"There is a need for us to strengthen our capability in dealing with these corruption-facilitated commercial fraud cases, which involve a lot of manpower and other resources," Wong said. The ICAC said more than half of its corruption cases were related to the private sector, with 2,147 private-sector cases reported in 2005, an increase of 3.3 percent from 2004 and 43 percent from 1997.

However, statistics on the ICAC Web site showed that the largest number of such cases was 2,542 in 2001. The ICAC spokeswoman said increasingly sophisticated money laundering schemes are straining the ICAC's capabilities.

"These newer cases are complicated and some of the people involved are smart, educated, white-collar criminals who know how to get around corners," said the spokeswoman. "We have to outwit them because they try different ways of beating the system. That's why we need financial experts with accounting backgrounds to figure out how funds are transferred out of Hong Kong and how illegal proceeds are hidden overseas. It's been more difficult recently to trace the money trails."

She said 17 of the fraud cases handled in the past five years involved at least HK$10 million each, and a few involved as much as HK$50 million.

In a keynote speech opening the anti-corruption symposium, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen lauded Hong Kong's anti-corruption efforts, but called for more international cooperation to fight white-collar crime.

"We take pride in what Hong Kong has achieved," Tsang said. "But the recent failures of corporate giants around the world have been a reminder to us all that we must fortify our guard against corporate corruption and fraud. Law enforcement agencies cannot do it alone.

"We need to forge a united front against corruption - a public-private partnership among business and professional organizations, corporations, law-enforcement agencies, regulators and governments that reaches beyond the boardroom and crosses national boundaries."

May 1, 2006


TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Six months, temporary, with possibility of the position becoming permanent, or promotion within the organization. (MAY, 2006 – NOVEMBER, 2006)

PAY: Commensurate with experience.

JOB SUMMARY: Coordinate and supervise the daily responsibilities of maintaining CAUSE’s operations and programs. Supervision of office and field volunteers.

•Assist with planning, coordinating and implementing special events, CAUSE signature program agenda and other organizational initiatives.
•Work with Board Member Committee Chairs (CASIC, CAUSE&Effects, Political Institute, and other programs) to organize, follow up and implement work flow and strategic initiatives.
•Serve as Event, Media and Community Outreach representative at community functions and meetings.
•Recruit, interview & assign volunteers for staff assistance.
•Supervise office volunteers and schedule volunteers and assist with office and field volunteers: update volunteer files; log and evaluate volunteer hours.
•Keep track of volunteer hours and prepare reports as needed.
•Provide office back-up help when needed.
•Light accounting work (invoicing and keeping track of budgets).
•Perform other duties as assigned.

•Minimum of 2 years experience in office administration, Human Resources and/or Public Relations highly desirable.
•Must be skilled in office procedures.
•Outstanding interpersonal skills.
•Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
•Proficiency in MSWindows: Word & Excel. Powerpoint helpful.
•Public speaking and presentation skills helpful.
•Bilingual in an Asian language highly desirable.
•Some knowledge of election processes and familiarity with the California government structure helpful.
•Weekend and evening is required during elections periods and for certain community events.
•Must have a valid CA driver’s license and reliable transportation.

TO APPLY: Please submit a current resume to: or via fax at (626) 356-9878 with a cover sheet. Via USPS: CAUSE, 260 S. Los Robles Ave., Suite 118, Pasadena, CA 91101.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled.

Kathy Ng Hassan
Director of Administration
Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment
260 South Los Robles Avenue, Suite 118, Pasadena, CA 91101
Tel: 626-356-9838; Fax: 626-356-9878;

December 21, 2005

Spring 2006 Jefferson Fellowship Theme Announced

The East-West Center is accepting applications for its Spring 2006 Jefferson Fellowships for journalists. According to Susan Kreifels, the Center's media activities coordinator, the theme of the Spring Fellowship is "Powering the Future: Energy Sources and Alternatives." All 12 journalists selected for the program will travel to Honolulu, Hawaii; Houston, Texas; Sacramento, California; Seoul, South Korea; and Beijing, China.

Dates: April 30 - May 28, 2006

Who Can Apply: Working print and broadcast journalists in the United States, Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Five years of experience preferred.

Application/Details: See

Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Funding: Airfare, lodging, per diem and other program expenses are provided through a grant from The Freeman Foundation.

Contacts: Send applications and questions to:
phone (808) 944-7384; or fax (808) 944-7600

During the Honolulu portion of the program, the Jefferson Fellows will explore the overall challenges that face the Asia Pacific region in developing energy sources and meeting the broader social, economic and political considerations that frame energy-related decisions. They will also look at broader U.S.-Asia Pacific issues.

The 21-day study tour will include site visits and meetings with government officials, business leaders, environmental experts and industry analysts. The journalists will also have an opportunity to learn about broader political, economic, security, social and cultural issues in the countries they visit.

September 30, 2005


Farm Service Agency - County Office Committee Service

OPENING DATE: September 26, 2006

CLOSING DATE: Applications must be received in the State Office by (Close of business; 4:00p.m., Hawaii Standard Time) October 14, 2005

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Open to all interested persons Statewide. You need not be a current or former FSA employee to apply.

POSITION TITLE: Program Technician (PT), CO-1101 (1 Position)

SALARY: $19,647 - $39,738 per year + 23.25% COLA

GRADE: CO-3 through CO-7 depending upon qualifications of the applicant.

LOCATION: Kauai County FSA Office, Watumull Building, 4334 Rice Street, Room 103, Lihue, Hawaii 96766


Responsible for carrying out office activities and functions pertaining to the technical assistance and program support related to FSA programs, including Farm Loan programs, at the field office level. Utilizes various types of computer programs (including IBM System 36 and PC) to maintain producer data and process automated program forms and processes. Interprets and explains procedures, program regulations and forms to producers and other agency personnel. Performs routine office duties relating to the above programs. Performs other duties as assigned. Uses a high degree of judgment and initiative in planning and carrying out assigned tasks and resolving problems encountered. Specific duties are contained in the position description.


All candidates must be U.S. Citizens, high school graduates or equivalent, and be at least 18 years of age or 17 years of age for high school graduates.

The following are minimum requirements for the possible grade levels of this position:

CO-3 - Six (6) months of general experience relating to office work or equal background in the operations of a farm or ranch or one (1) year of qualifying education above high school.

CO-4 - One (1) year of general experience relating to office work or equal background in the operations of a farm or ranch or two (2) years of qualifying education above high school.

CO-5 and Above - One (1) year of experience directly related to the functions of the position to be filled or equivalent office experience in a related activity at the next lower grade level or four (4) years of qualifying education above high school.


In addition to the above requirements, the following selective placement factors known as Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) will be used in rating applicants. You should include specific tasks performed, the dates you performed them, and where you were working at the time. Supplemental KSA statements may not be more than 2 single-spaced pages per KSA. Eligible candidates will be screened on the following KSAs:

1. Knowledge of FSA Farm Programs, practices, and customs.

2. Skill in using computers.

3. Ability to identify and solve problems.

4. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

5. Ability to plan, work, and make decisions independently.

6. Ability to interpret and apply written regulations.

NOTE: EACH KSA MUST BE SPECIFICALLY AND INDIVIDUALLY ADDRESSED FOR THE APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED. There are no special forms for these statements. They may be submitted on plain paper with your name and the announcement number at the top. Candidates who do not submit the supplemental KSA statements will not be considered.


All applicants will be considered on the basis of their education, experience, supervisory appraisal(when available), training and awards, Knowledge's, Skills, Abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics for this position.


This is a permanent full-time non-federal appointment. Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered by a federal retirement system.


A background security investigation will be required for new permanent hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.


Identification of promotion potential in this position does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher level duties.

Before being hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of information in your application if you have not done this using an application form.

This Agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.


Interested applicants who meet the basic eligibility requirements may file for consideration by sending the following MANDATORY information to the address below:

- Application. You may submit an FSA-675 (Application for FSA County Employment), resume, or any other written format. However, you must include your Social Security Number (SSN), your country of Citizenship, education, and work experience.

- Supplemental KSA statements as described above.

Employment applications may be mailed through the U.S. Postal Service or any commercial or private carrier (i.e. Federal Express, United Parcel Service, etc.). Please submit your application and KSAs to the following address:

U.S. Department of Agriculture - Farm Service Agency - Hawaii State & Pacific Basin FSA Office, 300 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 5-112, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, ATTN: Administrative Officer

Phone: (808) 541-2600, Ext. 102

Applications and KSAs may also be submitted via FAX to the above address at (808) 541-2648.

Forms FSA-675 may be obtained from any FSA County Office or from the Hawaii State & Pacific Basin FSA Office located in the PJKK Federal Building, 300 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 5-112, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. The use of U.S. Government envelopes and Government postage is prohibited. Applications received in such envelopes or stamped with such postage will not be considered.


Relocation expenses for current employees may be authorized in accordance with applicable procedures.


The Federal Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Candidates will be considered without discrimination for any nonmerit reason such as race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status, or membership or non-membership in any employee organization. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

September 7, 2005


OCA Executive Director
OCA Deputy Director

Executive Director

Founded in 1973, OCA ( ) is a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APA) in the United States. Originally founded as the Organization of Chinese Americans, OCA was the first APA organization to establish a national headquarters in Washington D.C. OCA has over 80 chapters and college affiliates nationwide. The Executive Director oversees 13 staff at the national headquarters. OCA's goals are:

to advocate for social justice, equal opportunity and fair treatment;
to promote civic participation, education, and leadership;
to advance coalitions and community building; and
to foster cultural heritage.
OCA takes no collective position on the politics of any foreign country, but instead focuses on the welfare and civil rights of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States.


The Executive Director (ED) serves as OCA’s chief executive officer and works in partnership with the Executive Council, the National Board and OCA’s 80 chapters and college affiliates to articulate and execute OCA’s vision, strategic direction and programs. The Executive Director oversees seven staff to run OCA’s general programs and events, engages in coalition building, supports 80 chapters and college affiliates, and works with seven staff to administer the Gates Millennium Scholars program.

The Executive Director reports to the OCA President and Executive Council and provides regular reports to OCA’s National Board and Business Advisory Council.


The Executive Director (ED) will oversee all of OCA’s operations, including its programs (education, scholarship, advocacy, internship) and events, fundraising, membership services, administration, personnel management, media outreach, publications and marketing. The ED will be primarily responsible for raising new funding from private foundations, major donors and corporate sponsors. The ED also represents OCA to the public through coalition activities and public speaking events.

The Executive Director’s main responsibilities include the following:

To serve as a leading spokesperson on OCA’s positions;
To represent OCA to coalition partners, funders and other OCA stakeholders;
To provide direction and general supervision to 13 staff, 3 consultants and up to 25 summer interns administering OCA’s operations;
To oversee OCA’s programs and events, membership services, administration, personnel management, media outreach, publications, i.e. quarterly magazine and marketing.
To lead fundraising efforts, including a current capital campaign;
To oversee major events planning;
To direct the organization’s accounting and finances and to ensure legal compliance;
To develop human resources by attracting, retaining, and developing employees, interns, and volunteers; and,

The ideal candidate should have strong organizational and managerial skills and be able to multi- task and work in a fast-paced environment. Additionally, the ED will have the following qualifications:

At least 5 - 8 years work experience in a progressive environment, preferably serving the Asian Pacific Americans (APA) community as part of its constituency
Familiarity with APA social justice issues
Strong organizational and planning skills managing a medium-sized nonprofit
Previous experience with management supervising 5-10 staff
Fundraising experience
Excellent analytic, writing and oral communications skills
Past experience with event planning, membership services, coalition building
Knowledge of non-profit governance standards and best practices
Knowledge of scholarship administration a plus
Knowledge of fundraising web tools, database systems, Pagemaker, Filemaker, Excel, Quark, Access and other similar software plusses.
College degree required. Graduate degree preferred.
Bilingual skills a plus

Strong commitment to and passion for OCA’s mission
Knowledge and ability to lead, manage, motivate and mentor people
Demonstrated skills to organize, prioritize and multi-task different programs and events and resources; to set organizational and staff goals and measure progress; to problem solve; and to use creative means to stretch scarce resources.
High energy and ability to meet tight deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment
Ability to build strong relationships with individuals and coalitions
Outstanding written and oral communication skills adaptable to all audiences
Willingness and flexibility to work long hours and to travel

Salary commensurate with experience
Health & dental insurance
Paid vacation & holidays

OCA National Headquarters in Washington, D.C.


Review of applicants will begin immediately. Position is open until appropriate candidate is identified. Start date is immediate.


Please send a cover letter outlining experience, resume, writing sample(s), and references to the address below.

OCA Personnel Committee
c/o 122 Upshire Circle, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Or via email to: 

The Organization of Chinese Americans is an equal opportunity employer.

July 12, 2005

Search for 2 new APEC Business Advisory Council Members

APEC is searching for two new ABAC (APEC Business Advisory Council) members. Two of the current ABAC members are leaving, opening up new opportunities for engagement from other U.S. companies. Detailed information on the requirements for this position as well as the selection process is outlined in the attached letter from APEC Ambassador Lauren Moriarty.

Service on the ABAC provides the opportunity to directly shape the input that the business community gives to the Leaders of APEC. It requires a significant commitment in terms of time and resources, and it can sometimes be frustrating, as are all endeavors which require dealing with multiple nationalities, governments and bureaucratic entities. But it can be extremely rewarding as well. APEC is unique in incorporating business representation directly into its decision-making; it is important to make the process of business input effective. That means high quality ABAC members who are willing to be vigorous in carrying out their duties.

Candidates should provide a résumé and a company profile at a minimum, and are welcome to supply other information they think would be useful. Deadline for submission of candidates is August 1, 2005, so we encourage interested members to submit their applications no later than July 29. The National Center will then send this information in one batch to the State Department.

If your company is interested in this role and has further questions about the ABAC or the APEC process in general, please feel free to contact Myron Brilliant directly at (202) 463-5461 or

February 25, 2005

Seeking Food & Beverage Manager with Strong Management, Public Relation and Food Preparation Experiences for American/European Style Restaurant, Chengdu, China

Our member is looking for an experience manager in charge of their restaurants operation.

The manager will manage, give advises, improve on the quality of food, menu and services cater to their Western/European guests and foreign diplomats.

The manager will need to work with Chinese staff with good understanding of intercultural communication. We are expecting the manager to have excellent people's skill to work with both guests and employees with previous successful fine dining management experiences.

Competitive compensation and benefit package will be based on experiences.

Send your resume and salary requirement in Microsoft Word format with your current picture (requirement) to

Please contact Johnson Choi at (808) 222-8183 or

February 11, 2004

International Leadership Foundation Announces 2005 Summer Public Affairs Internships for Asian American College Students to go to Sacramento, CA and Washington, DC

For the fifth year, the International Leadership Foundation (ILF) will award up to 30 internships for Asian American college students to better understand American government. Each student awarded a fellowship will spend six weeks during the summer working for a government agency in either Washington, DC or in Sacramento, California.

“The vision of the International Leadership Foundation to recognize the importance of offering leadership opportunities to young Asian Americans is truly laudatory,” said Labor Secretary Elaine Chao at the ILF’s 2004 Annual Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C.

Any undergraduate student in good standing at a junior college, college, or university is eligible to apply. Applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents. Applications must be received by February 28, 2005, and can be submitted by mail or email. Interested students can get the application form from the ILF’s website at, or call (202) 258-5023.

Each ILF Fellow selected will receive a $1,000 scholarship, funded by the ILF and the Ronald McDonald House Charities Foundation’s “RMHC / ASIA” scholarship program, or other sponsors. The ILF works with government agencies to place each Fellow in his or her area of interest. Students must pay for their own travel, housing and living expenses during their internships.

“The ILF program is non-partisan,” explained C.C. Yin, President of the ILF. “We make certain that students get exposed to a wide range of viewpoints.” In addition to their own internships, the ILF Fellows also attend weekly seminars to learn about government.

In 2004 Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta accepted the ILF’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The ILF also recognizes public service by Asian American community leaders each year at its annual Awards Dinner. ILF Founder Joel Szabat, a senior administration official, supervises the Washington Fellowship program.

Please contact Contact: Joel Szabat (703) 527-3318 or Johnson Choi, HKCHcc (808) 222-8183 or

February 8, 2004

POSITION: Senior Director / Analyst
COMPANY: BrooksBowerAsia
LOCATION: Washington, D.C.
STARTING DATE: On or before 1 March 2005

SUMMARY: The position is Senior Director at BrooksBowerAsia ( Responsibilities include policy and business research and analysis; presentation of research to clients and government officials; interacting with senior level business and government officials; and support to Partners.

Skills required are extensive experience in Asia policy and business issues, including Southeast Asia, China and India; outstanding research and writing skills.; and interpersonal and communication skills. A masters or advanced degree, and fluency in one or more Asian languages would be rated highly.

The position is full-time and may require some travel. Salary is based on experience of the optimal candidate.

THE OPPORTUNITY: BrooksBowerAsia (BBA) is one of the premier business advisory company’s supporting the top companies in their Asia strategies, transactions and investments. Founded by two leading Asia experts -- Karen Brooks, former Director for Asia at the National Security Council and Ernie Bower, former President of the US ASEAN Business Council – BBA is at an exciting stage in its development and looks forward to welcoming a new member to the team. This is a unique opportunity for highly qualified individuals to use their Asia expertise to help advance the agenda of a range of Fortune 100 and other cutting edge multinational companies.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications will be reviewed immediately. Please send resumes and cover letters via email—including your name in the TITLE line of the email to Esther Chandran at, no later than February 21, 2005.


The Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA), is a national non-profit nonpartisan advocacy organization founded in 1973 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. OCA represents 10,000 members in over 80 chapters and affiliates across the United States. OCA seeks to improve the livelihood of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs); promote civic participation at all levels of government; and monitor and advocate on behalf of Asian Pacific Americans to ensure equality and justice.

THE POSITION: The Program Manager under the direction of the Executive Director is responsible for implementing various educational programs services as they are related to the mission of the organization and its various constituents. In this role, the Program Manager also handles the development and implementation of membership services and programs.

Develop, implement and coordinate several educational programs including OCA's leadership training program, scholarship programs, internship program
Track and maintain OCA's membership database and develop its college affiliate program
Provide organizing support for National Board Meetings, National Convention, and other special events
Work closely with the OCA National Vice President of Education and Culture and OCA National Vice President of Membership Services to ensure efficiency and success of programs
Work closely with local chapters, affiliates, and APA partners in conducting outreach and program initiatives
Work in coalition with other APA and civil rights organizations
Provide support and assistance in monitoring and promoting civil rights issues
Provide guidance and technical assistance in implementing a wide variety of educational programs
Supervise volunteers and interns
Analyze and compose evaluation reports and grant proposals
And perform other duties as assigned

Must have ability to prioritize multiple and competing projects, manage complex workload, and meet deadlines
Ability to take initiative and to solve problems independently or collaboratively as a member of a team
Ability to travel extensively
Ability to assist in drafting, designing, and preparing educational materials
Excellent organizing skills and attention to detail and follow-through
Excellent interpersonal skills with ease in working with a diverse group of people
Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and on deadlines
Capacity to work in a fast paced nonprofit environment
Strong written, communication and organizational skills
Knowledgeable and articulate on the organization's mission for various speaking engagements and workshop settings
Excellent clerical and computer skills
High level of personal energy and commitment to working on behalf of Asian Pacific Americans
Interest in grassroots organizing and in developing youth and college students
Substantive knowledge of Asian Pacific American issues

Salary dependent upon experience
Health & dental insurance
Paid vacation & holidays

Send a resume with a letter of interest
Send a writing sample - English - required; Chinese, if applicable

Attn: Christine Chen, Executive Director
1001 Connecticut Ave., NW, #601
Washington, DC 20036
APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: February 16, 2005 or until filled

START DATE: Immediately

January 21, 2004


The Judicial Council is accepting applications to fill an anticipated vacancy on the Hawai`i State Ethics Commission. The vacancy will occur upon the expiration of the term of current member Ronald Yoshida on June 30, 2005.

Applicants must be United States citizens, residents of the State of Hawai`i, and|may not hold any other public office. The Ethics Commission regulates the ethics of all legislators, registered lobbyists, and state employees (with the exception of judges, who are governed by the Commission on Judicial Conduct). The Ethics Commission is responsible for investigating complaints, providing advisory opinions, and enforcing decisions issued by the Commission. The Hawai`i State Constitution prohibits members of the Ethics Commission "from taking an active part in political management or political campaigns."

Interested persons should submit an application along with a resume and three letters of recommendation (attesting to the applicant's character and integrity) no later than close of business on Friday, February 18, 2005 to: Judicial Council, Hawai`i Supreme Court, 417 S. King Street, Second Floor, Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813-2902.

Form applications are available on the Judiciary's website at Applications may also be obtained from the Public Affairs Office, Room 206-C, Ali`iolani Hale, 417 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813 or by calling the Judicial Council at 539-4702.

December 17, 2004

Current OCA Job Announcements

1. Development Associate
2. Deputy Director


The Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) is a national non-profit and nonpartisan civil rights advocacy and educational organization founded in 1973. OCA is dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Chinese Americans and Asian Pacific Americans. OCA has its national headquarters in Washington, D.C. OCA represents 10,000 members in over 80 chapters and affiliates across the United States. For more information, please see OCA's website at


The Development Associate is responsible for coordinating the development work for the organization and managing staff to plan OCA's major events. The Development Associate reports to the Executive Associate. In this role, the Development Associate plays a critical role in building and maintaining relationships with OCA's corporate sponsors and designing new ones with private foundations. The Development Associate would require a special combination of skills in organization and planning, interpersonal skills, systems management, research, writing and publishing.


--Developing and implementing a comprehensive plan to raise funds from new corporate sponsors, private foundations, and individuals in support of immediate high growth (from a budget of under $1 million). Provide an annual plan for fundraising, and give regular progress updates toward that plan.
--Providing oversight for the capital campaign, including tracking, cultivating, and soliciting prospects, and working with volunteers and consultants to implement all campaign related activities.
--Serving as staff liaison and support to the Business Advisory Council.
--Conducting research and identifying new funding prospects.
--Drafting corporate and foundation grant proposals. Track funding deadlines.
--Cultivating individual donors through annual appeal, planned giving and direct mail.
--Developing creative strategies for involving volunteers in the fundraising process, and for approaching and soliciting major gift donors
--Handling the donation process, including tracking donors and funds and generating acknowledgment letters.
--Creating information systems to produce regular status reports on fundraising received and projections for remainder of fiscal year.
--Maintaining databases and filing systems.
--Developing and producing fundraising materials and content for OCA's publications and website.
--Providing fundraising support for National Board
--Directing a special events staff to manage OCA National special events including the annual convention and national Corporate Achievement Award banquet. Coordinating such events with the local host chapters.
--Other duties as required.


--B.A. degree or commensurate work experience
--Three to five years experience in development experience and proven track record in raising funds, preferred.
--Need to work independently and within a team structure
--Excellent interpersonal skills, working with ease with diverse groups of people
--Capacity to work in a fast paced and flexible nonprofit environment.
--High level of personal energy
--Ability to communicate in written and oral form about OCA's mission
--A strong commitment to the Chinese American and Asian Pacific American community
--Strong organizational, planning and administrative skills, as well as ability to manage time efficiently in order to meet tight deadlines.
--Substantive knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to Asian Pacific American issues preferred
--Knowledge in Power Point, Quark, Pagemaker, Excel, Access and other similar software. Technology tools in fundraising a plus.


Salary commensurate with experience
Health & dental insurance
Paid vacation & holidays

LOCATION: OCA National Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

HOW TO APPLY: Send, fax or email a resume with a letter of interest (include how you learned of the position) and a writing sample to Aryani Ong, OCA, 1001 Connecticut Ave., NW, #601, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 296-0540 (fax), No phone calls please.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled. (Updated as of December 13, 2004)

START DATE: Immediate

The Organization of Chinese Americans is an equal opportunity employer.


The Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) is a national non-profit and nonpartisan civil rights advocacy and educational organization founded in 1973. OCA is dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Chinese Americans and Asian Pacific Americans. OCA has its national headquarters in Washington, D.C. OCA represents 10,000 members in over 80 chapters and affiliates across the United States. For more information, please see OCA's website at


The Deputy Director assists the Executive Director with the operations of the National OCA office. The Deputy Director position reports directly to the Executive Director. The Deputy Director will oversee staff and programs related to six employees working on OCA programs not related to the OCA-GMS project, fundraising, human resources, and office management. Additionally, the role will involve support to the governing board, chapters and the Business Advisory Council.


Specific responsibilities include the following:

--Organize, manage and lead the implementation of existing programs. Examine and reorganize, as necessary, staff and budgetary resources for the improvement and efficiency of program implementation.
--Oversee staff in the development of OCA's fundraising efforts, including a capital campaign
--Develop OCA's human resources programs.
--Oversee all aspects of office management.
--Serve as liaison to the Executive Council, National Board, and the Business Advisory Council.
--Assist the Executive Director with organizational management
--Manage special projects
--Attend to other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.


--Bachelor's degree. Master's degree in nonprofit management, public administration, or related fields a plus.
--Five years work experience in the nonprofit/public sector.
--Two or more years of proven leadership in nonprofit/public sector management. Extensive experience in staff and program management, fundraising, and board relations, particularly with large boards. Working experience with fiscal management, strategic planning and legal compliance are pluses.
--Fundraising experience with corporations and particularly with private foundations.
--Strategic orientation and very strong organizational skills.
--Substantial knowledge of the Asian Pacific American community, its nonprofit organizations, as well as related policy concerns.
--Excellent writing, oral and interpersonal communications a must. Must be able to represent OCA professionally one-on-one and with large audiences.
--Ability to work in growing and fast paced office with few resources. Will need to be adaptable and creative.
--Ability to meet tight deadlines
--Willing to work long hours and travel.
--Must have strong initiative, high energy, ability to troubleshoot, and excellent time management skills.
--Customer service orientation to serve members, chapters, board members and funders in a professional manner and respond to requests on a timely basis.
--Knowledge in fundraising web tools, Power Point, Excel, Filemaker. Knowledge of Quark, Pagemaker, Access and other similar software a plus.

SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary commensurate with experience; Health & dental insurance; Paid vacation & holidays

LOCATION: OCA National Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

HOW TO APPLY: Send, fax or email a resume with a letter of interest (include how you learned of the position) and a writing sample to Christine Chen, OCA, 1001 Connecticut Ave., NW, #601, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 296-0540 (fax), No phone calls please.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled.

START DATE: Immediate

November 11, 2004

You can become a part of one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service.

Founded in 1964, the White House Fellows Program offers exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the Federal government.

White House Fellows typically spend a year working as full-time, paid special assistants to senior White House Staff, the Vice President, Cabinet Secretaries, and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows also participate in an education program consisting of roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors, and trips to study U.S. policy in action both domestically and internationally.

Applications must be postmarked by February 1, 2005 for the 2005-2006 Class.

Fellowships are awarded on a strictly non-partisan basis. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Employees of the Federal government are not eligible unless they are career military personnel. There are no age restrictions; however the program was created to give remarkable young Americans this experience early in their careers. Applicants must have completed their undergraduate studies and be working in their chosen professions at the time of consideration.

The program has fostered a legacy of leadership, with nearly 600 alumni who are respected leaders. Alumni include Secretary of State Colin Powell, Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, former CNN President Tom Johnson, and American Red Cross President Marsha Evans.

For more information about the program, to view an informational film, and to download an application, please visit the program website at, or call the program office at (202) 395-4522.

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)
1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 835
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202/296-9200
Fax: 202/296-9236

Kathy Ng Hassan
Director of Administration
Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment
260 South Los Robles Avenue, Suite 118
Pasadena, CA 91101
Tel: 626-356-9838 Fax: 626-356-9878

Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE), formerly CAUSE-Vision 21, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to advancing the political empowerment of the Asian Pacific Islander American community through voter registration and education, community outreach and leadership development.

August 24, 2004

MBDC Notice of Competition

The Minority Business Development Agency is soliciting operators for its Minority Business Development Center Program. An abbreviated notice was published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, August 17, 2004.  For full program information please review the Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) Announcement. You can download a copy of the Announcement by visiting the MBDA website at Please see the left side of the screen under “Spotlight” (second heading), then select “MBDC Grant Announcement.”  

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, September 21, 2004, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. 

Prospective applicants are encouraged to review Frequently Asked Questions and Conference Questions & Answers on the MBDA website (as directed above). 

Eligible applicants are invited to participate in a Pre-Application Conference scheduled for Wednesday, August 25th.  This will be an excellent opportunity for applicants to ask general questions regarding the programs.  To participate in the Pre-Application Conference, potential applicants must:
a)      Register by Tuesday, August 24, 2004,
b)      Register with the designated MBDA National Enterprise Center (NEC)
-       Honolulu MBDC, contact San Francisco NEC at 415-744-3001
-       Oklahoma City MBDC, contact Dallas NEC at 214-767-8001
-       Miami/Ft. Lauderdale MBDC, contact Atlanta NEC at 404-730-3300 For more information, please visit MBDA’s website at

Efrain Gonzalez
Program Manager
MBDA Office of Business Development

August 19, 2004

Ernest Bower, the President of the US ASEAN Business Council for the last decade is leaving to start his own company. The Council's Board of Directors has formed a Nominating Committee to identify the next president of the organization. They have asked me to share the following information describing the chief executive's position at the Council and calling for CV's of interested candidates by September 10, 2004.

Please share the information with colleagues you think may have an interest in the position. If you have any questions about the position, the search process or related matters, please contact Mr. William Ichord, who is representing the Council's Chairman Chuck Williamson (Chairman & CEO, Unocal Corporation) and coordinating activities within the Nominating Committee. You may reach Mr.
Ichord through the email designated in the notice below.

Position: President of the US ASEAN Business Council 

The Board of Directors of the Washington, D.C. based US ASEAN Business Council is conducting a search to identify the next President of America' s pre-eminent business association focusing on Southeast Asia.

The Council is a 501 c 6 non-profit organization representing approximately 150 Fortune 500 American companies with over $2 trillion in aggregate sales. The President is responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the organization, from staff management to financial performance to relations with members and key contacts in US and foreign governments and others.

The President also represents the Council in all public fora, including the media. The President reports to the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Council. The President is expected to be an articulate and proactive advocate for American business in Southeast Asia, and an expert on issues that impact trade and investment between the United States and Southeast Asia.

Salary and benefits are competitive with top business organizations in this field in Washington, D.C. Cover letters and CV's should be sent by September 10, 2004, to the

US ASEAN Business Council Nominating Committee,
c/o Mr. William Ichord, Unocal Corporation via email to
Please put 'Resume of Applicant [Name]' on Subject Line.

March 13, 2004

OCA Job Announcement: Director of Communications
OCA Job Announcement: Part-Time Administrative Assistant
APIAVVote Volunteer Needed for Part-time Web Developer



The Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) is a national non-profit and nonpartisan civil rights advocacy and educational organization founded in 1973. OCA is dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Chinese Americans and Asian Pacific Americans. OCA has its national headquarters in Washington, D.C. OCA represents 10,000 members in over 80 chapters and affiliates across the United States. For more information, please see OCA's website at 


The Director of Communications primarily is responsible for implementing the communication strategies for the organization but also engages in policy advocacy and education outreach. In this role, the Director of Communications coordinates media relations and events, produces various publications, tracks and reports on legislative priorities as well as works in coalitions to engage in grassroots and direct advocacy, and execute public education programs.


§ Fields media inquiries, coordinates press conferences/briefings and issues press releases.

§ Coordinate the writing, editing, layout and design of various publications, including a quarterly magazine. Prepare press kits, brochures. Update annual report. Create OCA's press kit.

§ Provide updates and content for the organization's website and online news bulletin.

§ Monitor mainstream and ethnic news media. Maintain press clippings.

§ Maintain press contact database. Cultivate media relations.

§ Develop and execute media strategies to promote accurate portrayals of Asian Pacific Americans and to respond to negative racial stereotypes.

§ Develop and execute the media strategies for various legislative priorities and programs.

§ Draft and place editorials and op-ed pieces, as well as research talking points and draft statements for Executive Director.

§ Track legislative issues and lead advocacy efforts, including distributing legislative alerts.

§ Work in coalition with other APA and civil rights organizations to advance civil rights.

§ Fulfill goals within OCA projects and programs, particularly in the areas of hate crimes, immigration and census. Draft, design and prepare educational materials and lead workshops.

§ Expected to be knowledgeable and articulate on issues and the organization's mission for various speaking engagements.

§ And perform other duties as assigned.


§ Must be able to prioritize several competing projects, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

§ Must be able to work independently, take initiative and be adaptable to solve problems either independently or collaboratively as a member of a team.

§ Strong written and oral communication skills.

§ Capacity to work in a fast paced nonprofit environment.

§ Substantive knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to Asian Pacific American issues preferred.

§ High level of personal energy

§ Prior communications-related or legislative experience a plus

§ Excellent interpersonal skills, working with ease with diverse groups of people

§ Knowledge in Power Point, Quark, Pagemaker, Excel, Access and other similar software are a plus


§ Salary commensurate with experience

§ Health & dental insurance

§ Paid vacation & holidays

LOCATION: OCA National Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

HOW TO APPLY: Send, fax or email a resume with a letter of interest (include how you learned of the position) and a writing sample to Aryani Ong, OCA, 1001 Connecticut Ave., NW, #601, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 296-0540 (fax), No phone calls please.

APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: April 7, 2004 until position is filled
START DATE: Immediate

The Organization of Chinese Americans is an equal opportunity employer.


The Organization of Chinese Americans is looking for an Administrative Assistant who would be responsible for supporting the work of the office. In this role, the Administrative Assistant handles clerical tasks to support the staff on various projects and programs. The position is part-time, requiring up to 15 hours per week from the present date until the end of May, or even a later date if mutually agreeable. The position is ideal for college students.


Provides general secretarial support including drafting, typing and mailing light correspondence and handling mass mailings;
Copying documents;
Creating and maintaining files and scanning documents into electronic files for archival purposes;
Answering phones and processing the mail. Handling general requests to provide information about OCA and its programs;
Entering and tracking information, including membership data, in databases;
Processing scholarship applications;
Provides administrative support for quarterly board meetings, annual convention, special events, special projects, fundraising activities and public education programs and workshops, among other projects and programs;
Maintaining office equipment and supplies;
Schedule meetings, conference call meetings and plan travel arrangements; and,
And other duties as assigned.


1. Excellent communications skills - written and oral

2. Excellent organization skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks and to prioritize work

3. Typing skills, 30 wpm

4. Computer skills including proficiency with word processing programs, i.e., Microsoft Word and spreadsheets, i.e. Excel, Access

5. Ability to plan and prioritize workflow and meet tight deadlines

6. Excellent attention to detail and follow-through

7. Ability to work independently, to take initiative and to solve problems and to work collaboratively and on a team

8. Excellent interpersonal skills with ease in working with a variety of people

9. Availability to work a consistent schedule of a minimum 10-15 hours per week for 2-3 months or longer.

8. Interest in working on behalf of Chinese Americans and Asian Pacific Americans a plus

WAGE: Hourly rate is $8-10, depending on experience and time commitment


1. Send a resume

2. Cover letter including the number of hours and days available to work M-F, as well as the number of weeks available to work.

WHERE TO SEND TO: Aryani Ong, OCA, 1001 Connecticut Ave., NW, #601, Washington, DC 20036

Tel: No phone calls please
Fax: (202) 296-0540


OCA is an equal opportunity employer.


The Organization of Chinese Americans is seeking 1-2 web saavy volunteers to help update and provide a new look for the the APIAVote website.

We are looking for individuals who are interested in helping market to the APIA community the importance of their participation in the 2004 elections.

APIAVote is a national coalition of non-partisan nonprofit organizations that encourages civic participation and promotes a better understanding of public policy and the electoral process among the Asian Pacific American community. Our objective is to effectively engage the APA community in the political process by coordinating outreach and educational activities and programs.

Must be knowledgeable in HTML and basic Java
Knowledgeable with Dreamweaver or comparable program most ideal
Graphic design and photoshop experience needed
Interest in working on behalf of Asian Pacific Americans a plus
Volunteers can update site from remote.


1. Please review the current website at and provide a short summary of suggestions on how to update this website

2. Resume or samples of your work

WHERE TO SEND TO: Keith McAllister at


February 2, 2004

International Leadership Foundation Announces Summer Public Affairs Internships for Asian American College Students

February 1, 2004

Executive Director/President
Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

Job Description:


The Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is seeking an Executive Director/President with proven leadership and fundraising skills to establish a national scholarship organization. APIASF will be a national scholarship organization devoted to the educational needs of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. Asian and Pacific slander Americans comprise more than 4% of the total U.S. population and are among the fastest growing communities in the country.

Although Asian and Pacific Islander Americans highly value education, many cannot afford to attend a college or university of their choice. According to the U.S. Census (2002), only about 16.5% of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, 9.1% of Cambodians, 7.4% of Hmong, 7.6% of Lao, and 19.5% of Vietnamese, 25 years and older, have a bachelor's degree or higher. It is APIASF's mission to improve these statistics.

APIASF was established in 2003 by a consortium of community, civic and corporate leaders with a clearly stated vision and purpose: see all Asian and Pacific Islander Americans who wish to pursue higher education have that opportunity, regardless of ethnicity, national origin or financial means.

The national headquarters for APIASF will be in Washington, DC.

The Executive Director/President will bring to the organization a commitment to provide educational opportunities for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. He/She must also have a demonstrated commitment to forge, build and maintain communication channels to all segments of the Asian and Pacific Islander American community. He/She will be expected
to play an active role in fundraising and donor development in order to support the operations of the organization; develop and manage scholarship programs; build consensus for and coordinate efforts to obtain resources to support APIASF; build and maintain a high degree of enthusiasm and support for the organization and its programs; and, identify and build effective working relationships with all key partners, stakeholders and segments of the national Asian and Pacific Islander American community.

Minimum Requirements

All candidates seeking the position of Executive Director/President must possess the following minimum requirements in order to be considered as a qualified candidate:

* A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a managerial capacity;
* Proven experience and background in fundraising and development, with heavy emphasis on fiscal planning, donor and sponsorship development, grant writing, and donor relations;

* Experience to develop infrastructure, operations and programs for a major organization or start-up;

* Proven ability to develop, manage, supervise, and direct a not-for-profit entity;

* Effective media and communication skills--both written and verbal-working with a wide variety of audiences;

* Proven experience working with community-based organizations, preferably with the Asian and Pacific Islander American communities;

* Outstanding interpersonal skills;

* Knowledge and experience working with a variety of software programs, particularly data-driven software;

* Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Position Location

The position is based in Washington, DC. Moderate to heavy travel is expected.

$75,000 to $125,000 - DOE
Competitive benefits package, to be determined.


All interested candidates should submit résumé/vitae, listing all relevant work experience for the past 10 years. Candidates must include a cover letter with any specific details that will support his/her candidacy, including a full salary history and a list of three professional references of individuals who have had a direct supervisory role over the candidate's work. All candidates may submit other documents that support his/her candidacy; however, none of these documents will be returned.

Filing deadline for all candidates interested in this position is February 20, 2004, 5 p.m. No telephone calls, please.

Submit résumé and cover letter in confidence to:

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)
Attn: Personnel Committee
c/o IW Group, Inc.
90 New Montgomery Street, Suite 1015
San Francisco, CA 94105

APIASF is an equal opportunity employer. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply.

January 11, 2004

A useful tool in organizing for campus and social change…

APIA U: Leadership 101
5th Annual Series of Leadership Trainings for all college Asian Pacific Islander American college students

APIA U: Leadership 101 locations:

February 7-8: Midwest—Northern Illinois University (De Kalb, IL)
February 21-22: Pacific—University of Hawaii, Manoa
February 28-29: Southwest—Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
February 28-29: Southeast—University of Miami
March 6-7: Northwest—University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, WA)
March 13-14: Midwest—Hamline University (St Paul, MN)
April 3-4: Intermountain—University of Denver
April 17-18: Northern CA—San Jose State University
April 23-24: Southern CA—Cal State Fullerton

The mission of these leadership trainings is to provide Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) students an environment to develop leadership and organizing skills that are relevant to APIA students on campuses and in communities. The 1-1/2 day training will bring together students throughout the region to share experiences and develop tools to effectively serve as a catalyst for change and activism.

The format of the program is interactively structured with presentations, hands-on exercises and discussions. Sixty participants are expected to share and participate fully to enable challenge and growth in this group process. Participants attending the training are expected to attend the full weekend as the sessions and exercises build on each other to enhance the understanding of the concepts. The day will focus on team building and the development of building relationships, self-awareness, and team-awareness. The training will offer space for fusion of leadership and ethnic identity issues and how to use your skills to address difficult campus and societal issues. At the same time, it will present a leadership training that keeps in mind the viewpoint and experiences of Asian Pacific Islander Americans and students of color. This will include how cultural influences have an impact on how you lead and various issues facing APIA students.

The trainings will begin on Saturday morning and end with a reception hosted for the students and local Asian Pacific Islander American community leaders. On Sunday, the program is scheduled to begin in the morning and run for a few hours. Participants should be APIA college students who will be returning to campus for an undergraduate degree next year.

The training is FREE. To ensure that all registrants are committed to attending the entire day and a half and to avoid last minute cancellations, we ask for a $15 deposit to hold each seat. All trainings will be limited to 60 participants. Your check will be returned to you at the end of the training on Sunday. Breakfast, lunch, and a light reception on Saturday will be provided. Students are responsible for their own transportation and accommodation needs.

To register online, please go to OCA’s website at, click on Programs at top, then APIA U: Leadership 101 on the left. Be sure to mail in your $15 deposit to reserve your spot at the training. The check will be returned to you on Sunday when you have completed the training. Please make checks payable to OCA National Headquarters and mail to:

APIA U: Leadership 101
1001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 601, Washington, DC 20036

**Sponsored by the Organization of Chinese Americans
**Funded by State Farm®

January 10, 2004

Mauna Kea Resort Food & Beverage Director (This position involves both the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel as well as the famous Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and the 2 Golf Courses here on the Resort!)

-Resort Assistant Executive Steward
-Sales Manager
-Restaurant Manager
-Beach and Pool attendants
-A variety of Culinary and F&B positions

Gary R Rockwood
Director of Human Resources
Mauna Kea Resort
62-100 Kauna'oa Drive
Kamuela, Hawaii 96743
Phone (808) 880-3410: Fax (808) 880-3416

December 28, 2003

OUTRIGGER CANOE CLUB - G.M. extensive food and beverage background and general management for exclusive club

All inquires will be handled with strictest confidence.  Please e-mail resume to Kathy Inkinen at

Kathryn K. Inkinen
Inkinen & Associates
(808) 521-2331

November 25, 2003

80-20 is looking for another full-time Special Assistant.  ONLY THE BEST, THE BRIGHTEST AND THE MOST DEDICATED NEED APPLY.

Pay Range:  From $30 to $40K, depending on qualification & experience.  Some benefit is provided..

(1) A US citizen or Permanent Resident, residing in California (LA and SF preferred) or willing to relocate to those two cities,
(2) Computer skills (e-mail, spreadsheet & html),
(3) Good in verbal skills,
(4) Ability to speak either Chinese or Korean or Vietnamese is preferred, and
(5) Media experience is considered a plus.

                        Major responsibilities: 
(1) To reach out to Asian American communities, particularly the Indian Am., Korean Am. and Vietnamese Am. communities,
(2) To surf Internet doing research in topics of interest to the President and/or Executive Director of 80-20,
(3) To recruit Members for 80-20,
(4) To assist in making TV, radio and newspaper ads in Korean, Vietnamese and Chinese languages and placing the ads with
respective stations and papers, and
(5) To help organizing political events & fundraisers.

     Please send an essay of 250 words or less describing why you choose to apply for such a tough job in the public service area.  Include a resume, complete with three references, to S. B. Woo via

     This is a very demanding job.  Whenever a political challenge rises, whether it is in the evening or during a weekend, we rise to meet the challenge.  In 2004, the challenges will be even stiffer.

October 21, 2003

Federal Law Enforcement Career Expo - Saturday, 8th November 2003, 9:00am - 1:00pm - The Golden Gate Club at the Presidio, San Francisco, California

Inspector Regina J King
(510) 528-9699

October 13, 2003

OUTRIGGER CANOE CLUB - G.M. extensive food and beverage background and general management for exclusive club

NCL-ON SHORE HOTEL DIRECTOR-hotel experience with background in negotiating contracts, labor negotiations, purchasing contracts.  All inquires will be handled with strictest confidence.  Please e-mail resume to Kathy Inkinen at "".

Kathryn K. Inkinen
Inkinen & Associates
(808) 521-2331

May 2, 2003

J O B   F A I R   2003 Sponsored by Organization of Chinese Americans

Companies are looking to HIRE Asian/Pacific Islander Americans in all areas and at all levels!

FREE Open to the Public

Friday, August 8, 2003 ! 9 am - 5 pm

Saturday, August 9, 2003 ! 9 am - 3 pm

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel 2255 Kalakaua Avenue Honolulu Hawaii 96815

Partial list of Past and Current Participating Companies/Agencies:
AFLAC • Abbott Labs • Allstate Insurance Co • American Association of Retired Persons • American Cancer Society • Americorps • Amtrak • Anheuser-Busch Companies • AT&T • AXA Financial • Avon Products • The Boeing Company • Bureau of Land Management • Bureau of Reclamation • Burger King • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services • DaimlerChrysler • Defense Intelligence Agency • FBI • Federal Bureau of Prisons • Federated Department Stores • FDIC • First Hawaiian Bank • Ford Motor Company • General Motors Corporation • General Services Administration • Hyatt Hotels & Resort • IBM Corporation • JC Penney • Kimberly-Clarke • Kraft Foods • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory • MGM Mirage • McDonald’s Corporation • Marriott International • Mayo Medical Clinic • Motorola • Mutual of New York • National Air Intelligence Agency • National Marrow Donor Program • National Science Foundation • National Security Agency • Northwest Airlines • Peace Corps • Pepsico • Pitney Bowes • Sandia National Laboratories • Sears Roebuck Co • Starwood Hotels & Resorts • State Farm Insurance Companies • Social Security Administration • TJX Companies • United Airlines • United Parcel Service • U.S. Census Bureau • U.S. Coast Guard • U.S. Customs Service • U.S. Department of Agriculture • U.S. Department of Energy • U.S. Department of Justice • U.S. Department of State • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency • U.S. Food & Drug Administration • U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service • U.S. Forest Service • U.S. Postal Service • U.S. Secret Service • Verizon • Wal-Mart Stores • WestEd .....and many more!

Bring your resume!

Contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email if you have questions.

April 6, 2003

U. S. Department of Commerce: A Japanese entity, the New Industry Research Organization (NIRO), is seeking a US logistics partner to start a new business venture in the Kansai region.  Attached please find an IMI report outlining this great opportunity.  We very much appreciate it if you could introduce this great opportunity to US logistics service providers in your area.  Please encourage them to send the attached reply form to show their interest in exploring this opportunity with NIRO.  NIRO seeks US logistics companies with serious intention to enter the Japanese logistics market and is ready to go to the U.S. and meet with candidates in June/July.  Any interested U.S. companies should not miss this opportunity!

For further information on this project, please contact Mr. Minakami of NIRO directly at:

Mr. Roy Minakami, PhD.
Director, Research Institute, Research Department IV
Transportation/Logistics Group
The New Industry Research Organization (NIRO)
1-5-2 Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0047
Phone: 81-78-306-6803 Fax: 81-78-306-6811
E-mail:  Website:

February 21, 2003

Hawaii: Patrick K Batt, Program Manager, Residential Communities Initiative (RCI) - Hawaii and Faye Hirono, Air Force Privatization Manager discussed RCI opportunities for Hawaii Companies. Army will privatize about 7,500 Army Family Homes (AFH) in Hawaii, using the RCI. Army will donate housing and other improvements to a partner, and lease the partnership the land below the improvements for 50 years. Cash Flow is based solely on Soldiers' Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). BAH is estimated to exceed $100 million/year for 50 years, or over $5 Billion. For additional information, please visit the following websites: Air Force, Navy/Marine, Army or

February 7, 2003

China: China needs IT professionals - With strong growth in its software market, China is facing a huge problem - it doesn't have enough top-end info-tech professionals to service its export market, forcing the country to import workers from India.

January 10, 2003

Janitorial Service

Document Type: Pre-solicitation Notice
Solicitation Number: DTFAGL-03-R-34337
Posted Date: Jan 08, 2003
Original Response Date: Jan 15, 2003
Original Archive Date: Feb 14, 2003
Current Archive Date:
Classification Code: 99 -- Miscellaneous

Contracting Office Address



The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has a requirement for janitorial services at the Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC), 619 Indian Trail Road, Aurora, Illinois. Service Contract wages apply. The Contractor is required to furnish all labor, supervisions, equipment, material and supplies necessary to perform janitorial services. Performance will be for an initial period (estimated) of six (6) months, April 1 2003 through September 30, 2003 and 4 option years.

Offerors must have an active business address and telephone number for a minimum of one (1) year at the time the offer is presented and shall be maintained for the life of the contract within a 75-mile radius of Aurora, Illinois. Proof of a main office, OTHER THAN A POST OFFICE BOX NUMBER is required to be submitted along with the proposal.


NAICS Code is 561720.

To obtain a copy of the solicitation, interested firms are invited to submit a written request via fax with your name, company name, address, and phone number to Vonnie Smith, AIM, Inc. (847) 294-8050 or Email by the close of business on January 15, 2003. Estimated date of Mailing is January 29, 2003. VERBAL REQUESTS WILL NOT BE HONORED.

Original Point of Contact

Diane Ayen, 847-294-7321
Email your questions to at

Additional Information

FAA Contract Opportunities

January 10, 2003

China Business Opportunities in Environmental and Waste Management - American Consulate, Shanghai, Environmental and Marine Technologies Team

In this issue:

1)      TDA $223,000 Tianjin Waste Disposal Project RFP Available

2)      TDA $498,000 Shanghai Environmental Infrastructure Financial Advisory RFP

3)      ADB Harbin Water Supply Project TA

4)      ADB Shanxi Environmental Improvement Project (Taiyuan Coal Gasification Plant)

5)      ADB Hebei Province Wastewater Treatment Project

6)      ADB Songhua River Basin Water Quality & Pollution Control Project

7)      World Bank's New Assistance Strategy for China 

If you did not receive the USCEBN directly from the Commercial Service or the U.S. Department of Commerce and would like to subscribe, please send an email with your name, email address and complete contact information for your organization  (tel, fax and address) to the following: 

1) $223,000 TDA Tianjin Waste Disposal Facility Project RFP Available 

TDA posted a $223,000 RFP for the Tianjin Waste Disposal Facility Project on the Federal Business Opportunities Website  The opportunity closes on February 21, 2003.  

2) $498,000 TDA Shanghai Environmental/Financial Advisory Project RFP Available 

TDA posted a $498,500 RFP for the Shanghai Environmental Infrastructure Financial Advisory Project on the Federal Business Opportunities Website  The opportunity closes on February 24, 2003. 

Detailed Request for Proposals (RFPs), which include requirements for the Proposal, the Terms of Reference, and background information for these projects are available from USTDA, at 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901. Requests for the RFP should be faxed to the IRC, USTDA at 703-875-4009. In the fax, please include your firm’s name, contact person, address, and telephone number. Some firms have found that RFP materials sent by U.S. mail do not reach them in time for preparation of an adequate response. Firms that want USTDA to use an overnight delivery service should include the name of the delivery service and your firm's account number in the request for the RFP. Firms that want to send a courier to USTDA to retrieve the RFP should allow one hour after faxing the request to USTDA before scheduling a pick-up. Please note that no telephone requests for the RFP will be honored. Please check your internal fax verification receipt. Because of the large number of RFP requests, USTDA cannot respond to requests for fax verification. Requests for RFPs received before 4:00 PM will be mailed the same day. Requests received after 4:00 PM will be mailed the following day. Please check with your courier and/or mailroom before calling USTDA. Only U.S. firms and individuals may bid on these USTDA financed activities. 

3) ADB Harbin Water Supply Project TA Project 

The services of about 72 person-months (pm) of international consultants, including 8 pm for an independent international Dam Panel and 7 pm for a Resettlement Monitoring Panel, and 130 pm of domestic consultants will be required. Expertise will be needed in dam design, construction supervision, and quality control; resettlement monitoring; pipeline, treatment plant and network construction and improvement, ADB procurement procedures and reporting requirements, social and environmental monitoring, tariff analysis, quality control, and project performance management systems. The international consultants will also provide training and capacity building in water supply planning, water resources and quality management, financial management, and environmental monitoring and management. The consultants will be recruited in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. 

Project Contact

Harbin Municipal Government

Address:  233 Youyi Road, Daoli District

Heilongjiang Province

PRC 150018

Tel No. (86-451) 461-7060

Fax No. (86-451) 464-3379

Contact: Mr. Li Jin, Deputy Mayor 

For more information about bidding on ADB projects, contact, (63-2) 887-1345, fax no. (63-2) 887-1164 

4) ADB Shanxi Environmental Improvement Project (Taiyuan Coal Gasification Plant)  

DEADLINE: before 9:30 a.m. (Beijing Time) on 17  March 2003 

The People's Republic of China has received a loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost of Shanxi Environment Improvement Project. The China International Tendering Company (ITC), the procurement agency, authorized by Taiyuan Coal Gasification (Group) Corporation, Ltd. invites sealed bids from eligible bidders from member countries of ADB for the supply and delivery of the following goods. 

Bid No. 0701-ITC-024063 

Contract A-26: Cable

Contract A-27: Instrumentation

Contract A-28: Equipment for High Voltage Electric System

Contract A-29: Equipment of Low Voltage Electric System

Contract A-30: Automation Control System and Computer Network

Contract A-31: Steel

(Details and specifications are provided in the Bidding Document) 

A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by any interested eligible Bidder on the submission of a written application to the address below between 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Beijing Time (except Sunday and holidays), upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of CNY500 for each set of Bidding Document. Requests submitted by mail should include a certified check in the amount indicated above plus post fee of US$50 (abroad) or  CNY50 (domestic) for each set of Bidding Document in favor of ITC. In this case, ITC will promptly dispatch the document by express airmail but under no circumstances can it be held responsible for late delivery or loss of the documents so mailed to the bidders.  

All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of not less than two percent (2%) of Total Bid Price, and must be delivered in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders before 9:30 a.m. (Beijing Time) on 17 March 2003 and will be publicly opened immediately thereafter at Meeting Room of Taiyuan Coal Gasification (Group) Company, Ltd., No. 83 South Heping Road, Taiyuan, Shanxi, PR China. Bids received after that date and time would not be accepted. 


China International Tendering Company

Jiu Ling Building (North Wing)

No. 21 Xi San Huan Bei Lu

Beijing, 100089 China

Tel. No. (010) 68404404

Fax No. (010) 68404364 

For more information about bidding on ADB projects, contact, (63-2) 887-1345, fax no. (63-2) 887-1164 

5) ADB Hebei Province Wastewater Treatment Project 

The People's Republic of China has applied for a loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the proposed Hebei Province Wastewater Management Project. 

The Project will help (i) reduce water pollution; (ii) protect water resources; (iii) promote sustainable economic development; and (iv) improve the environment, living conditions, and public health standards in four cities of Hebei Province.  The Project has five components to provide improved wastewater collection and treatment in Baoding, Chengde, Tangshan, and Zhangjiakou.  The Project will also involve capacity building and training for the Hebei provincial government and municipal sewerage companies (MSCs). 

The project objectives are to enhance the urban environment and public health through better wastewater management, and to improve the quality of surface- and groundwater resources in and downstream of the project cities. Related objectives include (i)  creating MSCs and making them efficient and commercially managed; (ii) supporting integrated approaches to basin-wide pollution prevention and control; and (iii) improving cost recovery from users through an improved tariff structure, with gradual increases to achieve full cost recovery. 

Consulting Services:

About 90 person-months of international and 160 person-months of domestic consulting services will be required.  The consultants will provide guidance and training for capacity building to ensure that (i) the MSC in each of the four project cities is able to function effectively as a project implementation unit; (ii) appropriate institutional, managerial, financial, and operational arrangements are in place to enhance operational effectiveness, management efficiency, and financial sustainability; (iii) MSCs become effective operating companies after project implementation; and (iv) social, resettlement, and environmental impacts are monitored.  A consulting firm will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.  Detailed design engineering and construction supervision will be carried out by qualified local design institutes recruited by the project cities; these services will not be financed by ADB. 

The Hebei Provincial Government is the Executing Agency for the Project. 

Hebei Provincial Government

14 Hua An St.

Shijazhuang, People's Republic of China

Tel: (86-311) 703-9631

Fax: (86-311) 703-1129 

For more information about bidding on ADB projects, contact, (63-2) 887-1345, fax no. (63-2) 887-1164 

6)      $1Million ADB Songhua River Basin Water Quality & Pollution Control Project 

The overall goal of this TA is to improve water quality in the Songhua River. The TA will strengthen the capacity of the Government for policy analysis and pollution control management, and assist the Government in developing a long-term vision for pollution control in the Songhua River Basin. The immediate objectives of the TA are to assist the Government in identifying lines of institutional responsibility, development of basin-wide, regulatory enforcement and executing mechanisms, and refining and prioritizing short to long-term pollution control plans. 

The TA will require about 72 person-months of consulting services consisting of 20 person-months of international consultants and 52 person-months of domestic consultants. The international consultants will have expertise in wastewater management and pollution control, social analysis and assessments, urban finance and economics, environmental institutions and river basin management. The domestic consultants will provide services in wastewater management and pollution control, industrial pollution control, water treatment, financial and economic analysis, environmental law, health risk assessment/epidemiology, social assessments, environmental institution development, and water and wastewater engineering/interpretation. 

Recruitment of Consultants expected to take place in March 2003. A firm of international consultants, in association with domestic consultants, will be managed in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants, following QCBS procedures. Simplified technical proposals will be requested.  

Project Sponsor:

State Environment Protection Administration

Foreign Economic Cooperation Office

115 Xizhimen Nanxiaojie, Beijing 100035, China

Mr. Zhang Qingfeng, Deputy Division Director

Tel. No.:           86-10-6615 1792

Fax:                 86-10-6615-1776


For more information about bidding on ADB projects, contact, (63-2) 887-1345, fax no. (63-2) 887-1164

December 19, 2002


The Hawaii State Chapter of the American Red Cross, located in Honolulu, seeks extraordinary leader to oversee the management of the chapter.  Works in partnership with multi-cultural community, military, government and peer agencies to deliver Red Cross humanitarian service.  Reports to a volunteer board of directors.  Responsible for service delivery within chapter's jurisdiction:  Honolulu Headquarters, 4 neighbor island offices, 5 military service centers, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa.  Manages team of 80+ employees and 3700 volunteers. Responsible for oversight and execution of $3.6 million annual operating budget.  Bachelor degree required.  Masters Degree preferred in Community Organization, Public or Business Administration or Non-Profit Management. 3 years proven experience in business/corporate administration directing a large workforce.  Job requires strengths in accountability and trust, empowering others, teambuilding, collaboration, fundraising, building community relationships, communications, customer service and managing high performance with volunteer/employee teams.  Extensive travel required. Community development, not-for-profit & human service program experience preferred. Salary commensurate with experience & benefits.

Send resume and the attached application form to Human Resources, 4155 Diamond Head Rd, Honolulu, HI, 96816; fax 808-734-7784 or email  Application deadline: 4pm on January 17, 2003.

November 19, 2002

Sears full-line retail stores and auto center offer a variety of exciting positions with flexible schedules, generous merchandise discounts and a fast-paced and fun work environment. They are seeking motivated individuals to fill the following part-time positions:

  • Merchandise & Customer Assist Associates
  • Consultative Selling Associates

To apply for these exciting opportunities:

  • Call toll-free 1-888-577-5627
  • Visit them on line at
  • visit their store location at Pearl Ridge, 98-180 Kamehameha Highway, Aiea, Hawaii 96701

October 2, 2002

General Manager of the Outrigger Canoe Club

The position is available November 1, 2002 or sooner, compensation is in the $100K range/negotiable, college degree is preferred, 10+ years experience in the club/hotel (hospitality) industry is required.

Mail a resume to the following address: Glenn Perry, VP Operations, Outrigger Canoe Club, 2909 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

September 13, 2002

Transportation Security Screeners (Salary: $23,600 - $35,400 + locality pay)

Full time position receive full federal benefits which includes:

  • Health & Life Insurance
  • Retirement (Thrift Saving Plan)
  • Annual Leave (Vacation Time)/Sick Leave
  • Continual Learning
  • Flexible Work Hours
  • Commuter Benefits

For a full list of positions available and to begin the application process, go to the following website:

Transportation Security Administration

September 12, 2002

University of Hawaii Seeks Dean to Head Travel Industry Studies (School of Travel Industry Management)

A Search committee has been formed to find a new dean for the University of Hawaii School of Travel Industry Management.

The position has been vacant since Chuck Gee* retired at the end of 1999.

Pauline Sheldon, a professor at the school, has been serving as interim dean. Gee, who has been credited with building the school over three decades into an internationally recognized entity, is dean emeritus.

Lawrence Foster, dean of UH's William S. Richardson School of Law, heads the search committee. Others on the 15-member committee include John Brogan, retired president of Starwood Hotels and Resorts; Rick Egged, executive director of the Waikiki Improvement Association; Robert Zoller, former president of Hawaiian Airlines; Sheldon and three other professors from the school; and representatives from the school's alumni association (TIM International Inc), the UH College of Business Administration and other areas of the university, the tourism industry and the community.

Committee members were chosen by officials with the School of Travel Industry Management and by the school's advisory board, according to university spokesman Jim Manke.

The Boston firm of Isaacson, Miller has been retained to help with the search. A posting for the position on the university's web site says the school is looking for a "visionary leader." Desirable qualifications include a doctorate in business or a travel-related field; expertise and knowledge of tourism in the Asia-Pacific region; executive experience; "sensitivity and perceptiveness necessary to function successfully in multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment"; and teaching and research experience in hospitality, tourism and/or transportation.

The School of Travel Industry Management offers a master-of-science degree in travel industry management and a bachelor-of-science program in three areas: tourism management, hospitality management and transportation management. The school also offers certificate, professional and executive programs.

*Founding Members and Director of HKCHcc

September 10, 2002

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS - The Organization of Chinese Americans

The Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA), is a national non-profit nonpartisan advocacy organization founded in 1973 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. OCA represents 10,000 members in over 80 chapters and affiliates across the United States. OCA seeks to improve the livelihood of Chinese Americans and Asian Pacific Americans (APAs); promote civic participation at all levels of government; and monitor and advocate on behalf of Asian Pacific Americans to ensure equality and justice.

The Director of Programs under the direction of the Executive Director is responsible for implementing various educational programs services as they are related to the mission of the organization and its various constituents. In this role, the Director of Programs also handles the development and implementation of membership services and programs.

*Develop, implement and coordinate leadership trainings, scholarship programs, and other educational programs
*Provide support and assistance in monitoring and promoting civil rights issues
*Work in coalition with other APA and civil rights organizations
*Work closely with local chapters, affiliates, and APA partners in conducting outreach and program initiatives

*Provide guidance and technical assistance in implementing a wide variety of educational programs
*Provide organizing support for Board Meetings, National Convention, and other special events
*Expected to be knowledgeable and articulate on issues and the organization's mission for various speaking engagements and workshop settings
*Ability to assist in drafting, designing, and preparing educational materials
*Assist in supervising volunteers and interns
*Capacity to analyze and compose evaluation reports and grant proposals
*Work with the OCA National Vice President of Education and Culture and OCA National Vice President of Membership Services
*And perform other duties as assigned


*Must have ability to prioritize multiple and competing projects, manage complex workload, and meet deadlines
*Strong writing, communication and organizational skills
*Substantive knowledge of Asian Pacific American issues preferred
*Ability to take initiative and to solve problems independently or collaboratively as a member of a team
*Excellent organizing skills and attention to detail and follow-through
*Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and deadlines
*Excellent clerical and computer skills.
*Excellent interpersonal skills with ease in working with a diverse group of people
*Capacity to work in a fast paced nonprofit environment
*High level of personal energy and commitment to working on behalf of Chinese Americans and Asian Pacific Americans
*Salary dependent upon experience
*Health & dental insurance
*Paid vacation & holidays

*Send a resume with a letter of interest
*Send a writing sample - English - required; Chinese, if applicable

Attn: Christine Chen, Executive Director
1001 Connecticut Ave., NW, #601
Washington, DC 20036

APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: September 30, 2002 or until filled

START DATE: Immediately

The Organization of Chinese Americans is an equal opportunity employer.

August 29, 2002

Worldwide Game Developers Talent Hunt

MauiGames has launched a Worldwide Talent Hunt for professional game developers, programmers and creative artists and other skill sets needed for game development.

Individuals and organizations (In Hawaii, use to be in Hawaii or wants to be in Hawaii) that would like to be considered for a game development team, should go to,, and submit their game development skills and
experience for consideration.

August 17, 2002


The Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA), is a national non-profit nonpartisan advocacy organization founded in 1973 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. OCA represents 10,000 members in over 80 chapters and affiliates across the United States. OCA seeks to improve the livelihood of Chinese Americans and Asian Pacific Americans (APAs); promote civic participation at all levels of government; and monitor and advocate on behalf of Asian Pacific Americans to ensure equality and justice.

The Director of Communications under the direction of the Executive Director is responsible for implementing the communication strategies for the organization. In this role, the Director of Communications handles coordinating media relations, executing public education programs, producing various publications, and assisting in tracking legislative priorities.

* Field media inquiries and coordinate press conferences, briefings, and media relations
* Coordinate the writing, editing and production of press releases and various publications, including the annual report, brochures, press kits
* Provide updates and content for the organization's website
* Maintain up-to-date press lists and other important contacts

* Develop the media strategy for various legislative priorities and programs
* Perform other communication and public relations tasks as assigned, such as research and review of press clippings, development of editorials and op-ed pieces.
* Develop response and media strategy for various incidents to ensure the correct portrayal of Asian Pacific Americans
* Provide support and assistance in monitoring and promoting civil rights issues
* Work in coalition with other APA and civil rights organizations
* Work closely with local chapters, affiliates, and APA partners in conducting outreach and educational program initiatives and advocacy campaigns
* Expected to be knowledgeable and articulate on issues and the organization's mission for various speaking engagements
* Ability to assist in drafting, designing, and preparing educational materials
* And perform other duties as assigned

* Must have ability to prioritize multiple and competing projects, manage complex workload, and meet deadlines
* Strong writing, communication and organizational skills
* Substantive knowledge of Asian Pacific American issues preferred
* Ability to take initiative and to solve problems independently or collaboratively as a member of a team
* Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and deadlines
* Excellent interpersonal skills with ease in working with a diverse group of people
* Capacity to work in a fast paced nonprofit environment
* High level of personal energy and commitment to working on behalf of Chinese Americans and Asian Pacific Americans
* Knowledge in power point and other similar software is a plus


* Salary dependent upon experience
* Health & dental insurance
* Paid vacation & holidays

LOCATION: OCA National Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

* Send a resume with a letter of interest
* Send a writing sample - English - required


Attn: Christine Chen, Executive Director
1001 Connecticut Ave., NW, #601
Washington, DC 20036

APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: September 5, 2002 or until filled

START DATE: Immediately

The Organization of Chinese Americans is an equal opportunity employer.

There will be an additional Job Fair in Chicago for Transportation Security Administration passenger screening positions, Friday August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd at the Urban League (details below)...

TSA 67-02   
Monday, July 29, 2002
Media Contacts:
S. Greg Warren or Chris Rhatigan
(202) 385-1255 or (202) 385-1090

TSA to Expand Recruiting For Security Screeners – Job Fairs Scheduled in Six Cities and Two National Conferences 

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will hold job application fairs in six additional cities to fill federal screener positions.  The centers will be open on the dates and locations indicated below: 

Friday and Saturday

Aug. 2 & 3

7 AM – 7 PM
Holiday Inn Denver International
15500 East 40th Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80239


Saturday, Aug. 3

7 AM – 7 PM
Sheraton West Palm Beach at City Place

630 Clearwater Park Road

West Palm Beach, FL 33401


Friday, Aug. 2

9 AM – 6 PM

Saturday, Aug. 3

9 AM – 4 PM
Chicago Urban League

220 S. State, 11th Floor

Chicago, IL  60604


Wednesday, July 31

7 AM – 7 PM
Radisson Hotel Indianapolis APO

2500 South High School Road

Indianapolis, IN 46241


Thursday and Friday

Aug. 1 & 2

7 AM – 7 PM
Hyatt Harborside at Logan Airport

101 Harborside Dr.

Boston, MA  02128


Friday and Saturday

Aug. 2 & 3

7 AM – 7 PM
Renaissance Hotel
9801 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, MO 63134 

In addition to opening these six job application fairs, TSA will have representatives in attendance at the National Urban League Conference in Los Angeles, and the Department of Defense Worldwide Transition Assistance Program Conference in New Orleans, both July 29-31. 

Interested candidates who attend a job fair will receive information about the screener positions, including assistance with the application process and how to apply on-line. 

Individuals may apply in one of three ways:

·        Call toll-free: 1-877-JOBS (5627);
Apply on-line at:; or
        Attend a job fair. 

For further information call the customer assistance toll-free line at: 1-888-328-6172, or TTY: 1-877-343-9287. 

The security screener salary ranges from $23,600 to $35,400 depending on experience, plus locality pay.  In addition, security screeners receive federal benefits including health insurance, life insurance, retirement, paid vacation and sick leave.  All candidates must meet minimum requirements that include: U.S. citizenship; have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent, or one year of security or aviation screening experience.  Full and part-time positions are available. 

The Aviation and Transportation Security Act mandates that TSA recruit, hire and train personnel to assume passenger-screening responsibilities at the nation’s commercial airports by November 19, 2002.

Employment and Business Opportunities at U. S. Department of Transportation - Posted on 5-20-2002

The President signed into law the Aviation and Transportation Security Act on November 19, 2001. Among other mandates under this law, a new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is being created within the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to achieve a more secure transportation system in the United States, especially in air travel.

The establishment of TSA creates many employment and business opportunities. About 65,000 employees of all grades and pay, covering many fields in security and baggage screening, law enforcement, management and administration, are expected to staff TSA by November 19, 2002. These opportunities are posted on various DOT and TSA web sites and have relatively short notices and announcement periods. 

The Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN) has established links to some of these DOT/TSA announcements on its web site located at Also included are business opportunities such as a recent solicitation for acquisition and distribution of TSA uniforms, as well as guidelines for air passengers on security checkpoints and porhibited/allowed carry-on items. 

ACCOUNTANT – Immediate Opening – Posted on 1-9-2002 (Position Filled 1-15-2002)

Detailed-oriented individual, adaptable to changing needs of the company. Must be able to work independently. Min. three years experience of bank recon, journal entries, and internal audit. Knowledge of words processing & spreadsheet skills a must. BA in accounting required. Competitive salary and benefits.

Please send/fax resume to:

Attn: Carmen Choi

1164 Bishop Street, #1611

Honolulu, HI 96813

Fax: 532-7153

No phone calls please.

*Information Deemed Reliable - But NOT Guaranteed

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