ʻOhana means family in Hawaiian, and caring for each other and our clients like family is at the core of DAWSON’s culture. DAWSON is a Native Hawaiian company powered by the DAWSON ʻOhana — a family of employees achieving success together. At DAWSON we celebrate innovation and agility, transforming the profile of a typical federal contractor.

We’re committed to Kūpono Ka Hana (Excellence in Service) and living our traditional Native Hawaiian values of KOA: Kuleana (responsibility), ʻOhana, and Aloha (embodying humility, respect, and compassion for all). We believe this is the blueprint for our success.

DAWSON is looking for driven, passionate people to join our ʻOhana.


As a Native Hawaiian company, ʻohana is our foundation and aloha is our approach to life. Every day, we share the spirit of aloha by living our collective commitments: to take care of each other, to serve our clients with excellence, to invest in helping others, and to nurture the environment that sustains us.


To be part of the DAWSON ‘Ohana is to be part of a global family of people thriving together. Our team members bring diverse backgrounds and weave them together with our Native Hawaiian roots to form the unique fabric of our company — what we call The Tapestry of DAWSON. Diversity and inclusion aren’t just corporate buzzwords, they’re two of our core strengths.

Serving Our Communities

Since day one, serving our communities has been an organic part of DAWSON’s culture. Through the DAWSON Impact program, our employees engage in volunteer projects that principally benefit our Native Hawaiian community and also extend to other local communities where we live and work.


In addition to our project sites and corporate offices, DAWSON is powered by a virtual enterprise of employees who stay connected and telework from more than 49 states. We offer a range of flexible opportunities to work remotely in various business areas — from Proposal Management and Project Management to Human Resources.

Continuous Learning

DAWSON is all about cultivating individual talent and interests, and you can look forward to impactful training and development opportunities. We offer multiple ways to boost your learning — from our catalog of online courses to license and certification training.


Our best-in-class benefits program includes:

Medical, dental, and vision insurance

401(K) match

Flexible time off

Paid vacation & sick leave

Monthly wellness stipend

Flexible work environment

Company-paid memberships to Costco or Sam’s Club

And much more!

DAWSON is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please email We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-base basis.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA federal contractor.

As a Federal contractor, DAWSON is required to participate in the E-Verify Program to confirm eligibility to work in the United States. For information regarding your legal rights and protections, please click on the following links:

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EEO is the Law  EEO Supplement
Pay Transparency Notice
E-Verify (English) (Spanish)

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“When you work at DAWSON, you truly are part of the DAWSON ‘Ohana. We take care of each other like family. It’s a big part of what makes DAWSON’s corporate culture so special — you don’t find that at many companies!”


“I have never worked for a company that cares so much about the well-being of their employees.

DAWSON not only fosters a culture of ʻohana at work, but they make sure to allow you to focus on your ʻohana at home. Family isn’t just something they talk about, it’s what we are.”


“DAWSON is a top-notch organization with a strong mission to serve the Native Hawaiian people, our clients, and our employees.

I have worked at a lot of places, and the way folks care about each other here is second-to-none.”


“I have never been a part of a company where I truly feel like I matter and my opinion matters.
That is a testament to the culture of this company that sets it apart from others. At DAWSON, it’s more than just an idea. It’s a way of life.”