PREP OHE Accountant

Jan 19 2023
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division

Downtown, Oahu


Pandemic Response Expansion Project (PREP)
Office of Health Equity (OHE) Accountant

Salary commensurate w/ training and experience


Exempt, non-civil service, full-time, temporary appointment.  The purpose of the OHE is to advance health equity by: 1) assessing and monitoring population health and identifying health disparities; 2) engaging stakeholders to develop policies, systems, and environmental change improvements to eliminate health inequities; 3) evaluating and monitoring efforts; and 4) reassessing strategies with the continuous engagement of key stakeholders.  The PREP OHE Accountant will 1) provide financial assistance to the managers and federal programs in the OHE, Chronic Disease Management Branch, and Primary Prevention Branch; 2) assure compliance with all State, Federal, Department, and Division requirements; 3) maintain accounts and prepares budget and expenditure reports for the OHE; 4) provide assistance reviewing, developing, and preparing budget instruction procedures, projections, variances, reports, forms, and other cost data information for the preparation of the biennium and supplemental operating budget of the Division; and 5) conducts fiscal analyses throughout the development and preparation of program planning and budgeting system documents for the OHE.


Minimum Qualification(s)


EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s degree in accounting from an accredited four (4) year college or university with at least twelve (12) semester credit hours in accounting and/or auditing subjects.


GENERAL EXPERIENCE:  One (1) year of accounting and/or auditing experience. The experience must have demonstrated the ability to elicit information orally and in writing, apply problem solving methods and techniques, identify alternatives, use of judgment in determining alternatives for action and prepare accurate and timely written documentation of findings and recommendations, formulate alternatives for action based on laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures, and prepare concise reports.


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. 124056.


Application packet at:​pportunities/


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:​-opportunities/


An Equal Opportunity Employer