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

Sep 17 2021
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 Director

Salary commensurate w/ training and experience


Exempt, Non-Civil Service, Full-Time, Temporary Appointment.  The primary purpose of this position is responsible for oversight of the implementation of all Disaster Response Project activities and ensure that goals and objectives are met in a timely manner.  Responsibilities include 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:  Minimum of master’s degree in public health, health administration, human services, or healthcare related field of study OR a bachelor’s degree in related field and at least five (5) years of experience in direct behavioral healthcare delivery, collaboration and coordination of services.


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 treatment and recovery; 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 from a wide variety of ethnic, educational, and professional backgrounds.


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 #123859.


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


An Equal Opportunity Employer