Exempt, non-civil service, full-time, temporary appointment. The Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resiliency (CHWCRR) Specialist will 1) be responsible for ensuring that the requirements of the CHWCRR grant are fulfilled, including planning, division coordination, implementation, state-to-federal communication, and reporting; 2) assure timely response to grant deadlines, including submission of work plans, budgets, reports, and other grant-related documents; 3) develop overall project timelines and milestones, and provide reminders to Division employees with federal grant responsibilities; 4) coordinate and prepare comprehensive budgets for grant projects; 5) provide training and technical assistance to ensure that the project development and planning activities are coordinated and meet Division standards, goals, and objectives, and the federal grant project performance measures; and 6) coordinate and facilitate workgroups across the Division to assist with grant-related work and develop improved systems for the prevention and management of chronic diseases.

Minimum Qualification(s)
EDUCATION: Graduation from a four (4) year accredited college or university with a baccalaureate degree. A master’s in public health, public administration and planning, business administration, or any of the health or social sciences is preferred.
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 subjects, 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 public health approach to chronic disease prevention or related 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.
Experience serving as a group or team leader.
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.
LICENSE: Valid State of Hawaii Type III driver’s license is preferred.
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. 124233.
Other Information
For additional information, you may contact Melissa Nakamura at doh.cdphpd.cas@doh.hawaii.gov or
(808) 586-4637.

his 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: https://health.hawaii.gov/employment/job-opportunities/

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