District Health Officer II

Jan 10 2022
Job Description


Department of Health

Rev.  06/03/21

Employment Opportunity

Human Resources Office – Recruitment & Examination s 1250 Punchbowl Street, Room 122 Honolulu, Hawaii  96813



OPENING DATE:  June 4, 2021

LAST DAY TO FILE APPLICATIONS:  Continuous Until Needs Are Met



District Health Officer II

$9,256 - $15,409 per month (EM08)

Recruitment No. 21X001
Position No. 34221

Hilo, Hawaii


Note:  Hiring rate will be based on availability of funds, the applicant’s qualifications and other relevant factors.


JOB DUTIES:  The primary purpose of this position is to administer State public health services and programs for the County and serves as the principal public health representative for the Director of Health.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements.  Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience may not be gained concurrently.  In addition, qualifying work experience is credited based on a 40-hour workweek.


1.      Education Requirement:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree.


2.      Experience Requirement:  One (1) year of professional experience in a public health program which demonstrated a thorough knowledge of one or more aspects of the management/administrative process. The management/administrative process includes organization and work methods, fiscal systems, budget systems, program planning and evaluation and personnel management.


The work experience may have been in one or a combination of these areas and may have been gained in either a staff or a line position. However, in any case, it must demonstrate a high degree of analytical skill and have involved evaluating and improving elements of the managerial/administrative process such as policies, systems, work methods and practices.


Further, the experience must have involved the independent conduct of assignments involving the full range of difficulty, if the experience was gained in a staff capacity, (e.g., program specialist, operations research, budget analyst, personnel specialist, etc.).


Finally, the experience must demonstrate that the applicant possesses knowledge of public health programs, plans, policies, procedures, etc.


3.      Supervisory Requirement:  One (1) year of work experience which involved supervising a professional staff in a public health program.  The experience must have included:  1) planning, organizing, scheduling, and directing the work of others; 2) assigning and reviewing their work; 3) advising them on difficult problems; 4) training and developing subordinates; and 5) evaluating their work performance.


Such work experience must also indicate the applicant’s exposure to administrative processes associated with program planning, organization, staffing, coordination, evaluation, reporting and budgeting.


4.      Administrative Requirement:  Two (2) years of responsible experience which involved active participation and major responsibility for the development, management, execution and coordination of a statewide public health program or the management, execution and coordination of a public health program with comparatively large professional work force in the public health district of the State, encompassing a county-wide area.


The work must have demonstrated responsibility for the formulation of policies and/or guidelines and the general framework of procedures governing the assigned program and demonstrated knowledge of and the ability to apply public health laws and regulations.


5.      Substitution Allowed:  1.  A master’s degree in public health administration may be substituted for one (1) year of General Experience.  2.  Excess supervisory or administrative experience of the type and quality described above may be substituted for the General Experience on a year-for-year basis.


6.      License:  Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.  Please attach a copy to your application.  


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. 


For additional information please call Deputy Director of Health, Cathy Ross at (808) 586-4412.

Application packet at:  https://health.ha​waii.gov/employment/job-opportunities/


An Equal Opportunity Employer