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

Feb 07 2024
Job Description


Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division

Downtown, Oahu


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

$8,825 per month, salary commensurate w/ training and experience


Exempt, non-civil service, full-time, temporary appointment.  The purpose of the Office of Health Equity (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  Pandemic Response Expansion Project (PREP) OHE Coordinator will 1) serve as administrator of the OHE and provide departmental leadership and consultation on departmental health equity initiatives; 2) consult and conduct training for capacity building with departmental programs and governmental and non-governmental organizations to assess and advance policies, systems, and environmental changes that reduce health disparities; 3) provide training to support and retain an inclusive and diverse public health workforce; and 4) provide management direction to the OHE staff on data, policy, research, and health equity activities.


Minimum Qualification(s)


EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a baccalaureate degree.


GENERAL EXPERIENCE:  One and one half (1 ½) 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:  Two (2) years 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.


SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE:  One year (1) of supervisory work experience which included planning, organizing, scheduling, and directing the work of others; assigning and reviewing their work; advising them on difficult work problems; training and developing subordinates; and evaluating their work performance and disciplining them when necessary.


SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED:  Possession of a master's degree from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.  Excess Specialized Experience may be substituted for the General Experience on a year-for-year basis.


LICENSE:  Valid State of Hawaii Type III driver’s license 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


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. 124054.


Application packet at:​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.


An Equal Opprotunity Employer