Hawaii Statewide Stroke System Project (HSSSP) Heart Disease and Stroke (HDS) Program Specialist

Jun 27 2022
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division
Chronic Disease Management Branch

Ewa, Oahu


Hawaii Statewide Stroke System Project (HSSSP) Heart Disease and Stroke (HDS) Program Specialist

Up to $4,600 per month, salary commensurate w/ training and experience


Exempt, non-civil service, full-time, temporary appointment.  The HSSSP HDS Program Specialist will be responsible for supporting the planning, implementation, and evaluation of work plan activities necessary to fulfill the objectives of the DP21-2102 (2102) cooperative agreement between the Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The HSSSP HDS Program Specialist will 1) assist in the preparation and submission of federal grant proposals, renewals, and progress reports; 2) implement 2102 work plan activities in compliance with federal grant requirements; 3) convene workgroups of key stakeholders to implement strategies to eliminate fragmentation and strengthen the stroke system of care; 4) facilitate presentations, workshops, symposiums, and trainings to address the prevention and management of stroke; 5) establish and maintain a directory of stroke resources for community health workers; and 6) disseminate resources, messages, and materials targeted to people with hypertension and at increased risk of stroke.


Minimum Qualification(s)


EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a baccalaureate degree.


Excess work experience as described under General or Specialized Experience or other responsible administrative, professional, or analytical work experience which provided, knowledge, skills, and abilities comparable to those acquired in four (4) years of successful study while completing a college or university curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree may be substituted on a year-for-year basis. To be acceptable, the experience must have been of such scope, level, and quality as to assure the possession of comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities.


GENERAL EXPERIENCE:  One and one half (1½) 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.


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. 124228.


Application packet at:  https://health.hawaii.gov/employme​nt/job-opportunities/


Other Information


For additional information, you may contact Melissa Nakamura at [email protected] 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:  https://health.hawaii.gov/employment/job-​opportunities/   


An Equal Opportunity Employer