District Health Officer (M.D.)

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 (M.D.)

$11,138 - $27,249 per month (LHC2)

Recruitment No. 21X002

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.      License:  Applicants must possess a valid license to practice medicine or osteopathy in the State of Hawaii.  Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license at the time of appointment.  (Provide a copy if available at the time of application).

2.      Job Related Competencies:Kn​owledge of principles and practices of medicine including clinical pathology, the diagnoses of physical disorders, pathological anatomy, surgical techniques, therapeutics and toxicology and the etiology of disease; and the ability to perform patient-care services in various settings; and maintain medical records.


Initiative:Initiates work independently; does more than is required or expected in the jobtoimproveorenhanceproductsandservices;​plansaheadforupcomingproblems or opportunities and takes appropriateaction.


Reading:Understands and interprets highly complex written material, including laws, rules, regulations and policies.


Writing:Uses correct English grammar, punctuation and spelling; communicates information in a succinct and organized manner; produces complex written documents or information that is appropriate for the intended audience.


Oral Communication:E​xpresses information to individuals and groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information.


Decision Making:Makes sound, well-informed and objective decisions involving complex issues; perceives the impact and implications of decisions. Makes decisions with little or no supervisory review.


Problem Solving:Identif​ies and analyzes highly complex problems logically and systematically; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and to make recommendations.


Reasoning:Identifiesrules,principlesorrelatio​nshipsthatexplainfacts,dataorother information;analyzeshighlycomplexinformat​ion;makescorrectinferencesanddraws accurate conclusions by applying rules that involve manysteps.


Information Management:Iden​tifies the need for and gathers information from many sources; organizes highly complex or technical information to facilitate analysis and decision making.


Interpersonal Skills:Deals effectively with others; establishes and maintains effective working relationships with others; treats others with courtesy and tact.


Organizational Awareness:Under​stands and applies knowledge of the mission, functions, policies and procedures of the organization; understands relationships among units at different levels in the organization.


3.       In addition to the above competencies, applicants must possess management or administrative job related competencies:


Planning & Evaluating:Orga​nizes work, sets priorities, determines resource requirements; determines short-or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization; monitors progress, evaluates outcomes.


Financial Management:Prep​ares, justifies and/or administers the budget for program areas; plans, administers and monitors expenditures to ensure cost-effective support of programs and policies; assesses financial condition of an organization.


Managing Human Resources:Plans​, distributes, coordinates and monitors work assignments; evaluates work performance, provides feedback on performance; ensures staff are appropriately selected, utilized and developed and are treated in a fair and equitable manner.


Leadership:Influences, motivates and challenges others; adapts leadership style to a variety of situations.


External Awareness:Keeps abreast of relevant political, economic, social and technological issues that affect the organization/program; develops and maintains networks with various organizations.


Administration & Management:Dire​cts and executes business functions, resource allocation and production.


Supervisory Skills:Plans, assigns, directs, and evaluates the work of others; provides counseling and discipline as necessary.


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.hawaii.gov/employment/jo​b-opportunities/



An Equal Opportunity Employer