Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD) Disaster Response Project Coordinator

Jan 10 2022
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division

Planning, Evaluation, Research & Data Office

Ewa, Oahu


Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD)
Disaster Response Project Coordinator

Salary commensurate w/ training and experience


Exempt, Non-Civil Service, Full-Time, Temporary Appointment.  The primary purpose of this position is responsible for the development, implementation, coordination, and carrying out of day-to day operational activities including oversight, and management of project reporting and budget to ensure funds are utilized in accordance with grant requirements by managing the budget, monitoring grant expenditures, and procuring contractual services.



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.


EXPERIENCE:  Demonstrated competence with written and oral communication; excellent interpersonal skills; understanding of seeking and providing technical assistance, training, and facilitation techniques; knowledge and understanding of the philosophy and components of Disaster Response State Project; knowledge and understanding of mental health and co-occurring substance use disorders; knowledge of recovery oriented model of care, including the use of peers to provide support services; familiarity with community resources, Medicaid eligibility and enrollment processes, and entitlement programs; understanding of Hawai’i cultural dynamics and ability to work with people form a wide variety of ethnic, educational, and professional backgrounds.  Demonstrated ability to manage deadlines, coordinate reports and troubleshoot challenge areas.  Facilitate discussions with collaborators to maximize service delivery outcomes. 


LICENSE:  Possession of a Hawaii motor vehicle operator’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


Applicants should mail a resume with current statement of qualifications, State of Hawaii Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment with original signature, and three (3) references to:


Department of Health     

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division

601 Kamokila Blvd., Room 360

Kapolei, Hawaii  96706

Attn:  John Valera


Application packet at:​nt/job-opportunities/


Other Information


For additional information, you may contact John Valera, at [email protected]


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position #123860.


This position is exempt from civil service. Employment in such positions are considered to be “at will.”


As a condition of employment with the State of Hawai‘i, each qualified candidate who has been given a conditional offer of employment must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and shall be fully vaccinated by his/her/their employment start date. A reasonable accommodation will be provided if requested by a candidate and it is determined through an interactive process that pregnancy, a qualifying disability, or a sincerely held religious belief prevents the candidate from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination.



Please note that the COVID-19 vaccination policy above will apply to both new hires not currently employed by the State of Hawaii Executive branch, as well as current State of Hawaii Executive Branch Employees who are being considered for placement into another State of Hawaii Executive Branch position. 


An Equal Opportunity Employer