Office of Health Equity Project Specialist #124055

Exempt, non-civil service, full-time, temporary appointment. The purpose of the OHE is to advance health equity by:
1) assessing and monitoring population health and identifying health disparities; 2) engaging stakeholders to develop
policies, systems, and environmental change improvements to eliminate health inequities; 3) evaluating and
monitoring efforts; and 4) reassessing strategies with the continuous engagement of key stakeholders. The PREP
OHE Project Specialist will 1) serve as project coordinator for the OHE project; 2) review all program operations to
ensure the OHE objectives are met; 3) review and maintain an active library of effective and promising policy
practices to advance health equity and draft recommended policies, systems, and environmental change strategies to
advance health equity; 4) assess current practices and policies in the Department to identify areas of need to
improve equity in the workplace and public service; 5) establish, convene, and facilitate workgroups of key
community stakeholders to identify health disparities and the social determinants of health, and develop
recommendations and strategies for interventions; and 6) develop and draft grant applications, grant renewals,
program and fiscal reports, program/grant budget proposals, expenditure analysis reports, and other
required/supporting documents.

Minimum Qualification(s)
EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a baccalaureate degree.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: One and one half (1 ½) years of responsible, professional work experience which required a
high degree of analytical skills. Such experience must have involved gathering, evaluating, and analyzing facts and
other pertinent information required to resolve problems and/or to determine and recommend appropriate courses of
action. Such experience must have also demonstrated the ability to: elicit information, orally and in writing; read,
comprehend, interpret, and evaluate technical subject, analyses, or proposals; apply problem-solving methods and
techniques, such as defining and analyzing problems, identifying alternative courses of action, using judgment in
determining appropriate alternatives; and prepare clear and concise written reports and recommendations for action.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of professional work experience in any field which involved work such as
monitoring, evaluating, or conducting studies and analyses of programs or projects to make recommendations for the
development or revision of standards, policies, procedures, or techniques; gathering and analyzing data to determine
conformance with standards and requirements and recommending improvements or developing training materials;
giving technical advice and direction pertaining to program standards, requirements, or techniques.

SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED: Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university may be
substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience. Excess Specialized Experience may be substituted for the
General Experience on a year-for-year basis.

Who May Apply
LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK REQUIREMENT: The State of Hawaii requires that all persons seeking
employment with the government of the State shall be citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United
States, or eligible under federal law for unrestricted employment in the United States.

How to Apply
Mail cover letter, completed State of Hawaii Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment with original signature,
three (3) references, salary requirement and detailed resume to:
Department of Health
Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division
1250 Punchbowl Street, Room 422
Honolulu, HI 96813
ATTN: Melissa Nakamura
Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position no. 124055.

Other Information
For additional information, you may contact Melissa Nakamura at or
(808) 586-4637.
This position is exempt from civil service and considered temporary in nature. Therefore, if you are appointed to the
position, your employment will be considered to be “at will,” which means that you may be discharged from your
employment at the prerogative of your department head or designee at any time.
As a condition of employment with the State of Hawai’i, all new hires must comply with the COVID-19 vaccination
requirement. The COVID-19 vaccination policy can be found at the top of the DOH Internet/Job Opportunities page:

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