Pediatric Mental Health Care Access (PMHCA) Coordinator

Sep 19 2022
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Family Health Services Division

Downtown, Oahu


Pediatric Mental Health Care Access (PMHCA) Coordinator

$55,200 - $67,200 yearly, salary commensurate w/ training and experience


Exempt, non-civil service, temporary, full-time appointment. This position will develop a statewide mental health care telehealth access program that provides support to pediatric primary acre sites, and to administer the Pediatric Mental Health Care Access (PMHCA) Grant. The position will conduct assessments to identify rural or underserved communities that lack or have limited access to pediatric mental health care but have telehealth capacities and identify local pediatric primary care providers capable of providing telehealth-based services to the target communities. The position will develop a surveillance system to track the improvement of access to pediatric mental health care for the target communities.



Minimum Qualification(s)


EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree.


GENERAL EXPERIENCE:  One and one-half (1½) years of progressively responsible professional work experience which required a high degree of analytical skill. 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 demonstrated the ability to elicit information orally and in writing; read, and comprehend, interpret, and evaluate technical subjects, analyses, or proposals; and apply problem-solving methods and techniques, such as defining and analyzing problems, identifying alternative courses of action, using judgment in appropriate alternatives, and prepare clear and concise written reports and recommendations for action.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  One (1) year of progressively responsible work experience in one or a combination of the following:


1.   Program Specialist Experience: Professional work experience in any field which involved work such as monitoring, evaluating, or conducting studies and analyses of program 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.


2.   Program Experience: Professional experience in a pertinent field/program area related to an agency’s/programs role, function, operations, and/or program activities which provided knowledge of principles and practices, current issues and concerns of the identified field/program area and State and federal agencies, community, resources, and services that interact with and have an impact on agency’s programs and activities.


SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED: 1) Possession of a master’s degree or an accredited college or university may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.  2) Excess Specialized Experience may be substituted for the General Experience on a year-for-year basis.


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


Submit completed State of Hawai’i Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment with original signature, three (3) references, detailed resume, and salary requirements to:


Department of Health

Family Health Services Division

741 Sunset Avenue

Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

Attn: Keiko Nitta


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position #124202.


Application packet at:​nt/job-opportunities/


Other Information


For additional information, you may Keiko Nitta at [email protected]  


This position is exempt from civil service.  Therefore, if you are appointed to the position, your employment will be considered to be “at will.”  


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