Planner and ADA Coordinator

Sep 25 2023
Job Description



State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Disability and Communication Access Board

Downtown, Oahu


Planner and ADA Coordinator

$5,700 - $6,551 per month, salary commensurate w/ training and experience


Exempt, non-civil service, full-time, permanent appointment. The primary purpose of this position is to gather statistics and data on the number and needs of persons with disabilities for planning and funding purposes; to establish a network of support for State and County ADA Coordinators; and to monitor legislation affecting the delivery of services to persons with disabilities.



Minimum Qualification(s)


EDUCATION:  Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a field relating human services

or rehabilitation counseling.


EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in research, planning, or data analysis and a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in working with State or County government providing access to programs and services to persons with disabilities.


Provides technical support for State Departmental ADA Coordinators, (per Governor's Administrative Directive 97-01) and County ADA Coordinators to ensure consistent application of nondiscrimination practices for persons with disabilities through the staffing of departmental ADA Coordinators meetings.


Coordinates the dissemination of information to State Departmental and County ADA Coordinators regarding changes or updates in the ADA law, rules, regulations, policy interpretations, and court cases affecting the operation of state programs, services, and employment opportunities through list serves, written correspondence, trainings, workshops or teleconferences.


Provides technical assistance to the State Departmental and County ADA Coordinators in the writing, including amendments, of the departmental Self-Evaluation and Transition Plans, and provides technical support in implementing the necessary changes to comply with the Self-Evaluations and Transition Plans.


Analyzes legislative proposals for soundness of purpose and need based on existing data; prepares testimony for the Executive Director and the Disability and Communication Access Board on proposals consistent with Board policies and position statements.


Serves on community advisory committees to provide input into the development and implementation of programs designed to improve services or enhance access for persons with disabilities in the community.


Performs other duties requiring similar services.


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 (HRD278) with original signature, three (3) references, salary requirement and detailed resume to:


Department of Health

Executive Director

Disability and Communication Access Board

1010 Richards Street, Room 118

Honolulu, Hawaii  96813


Recruitment is on continuous until needs are met for positions no. 102158.


Application packet at:​oyment/job-opportunities/


Other Information


For additional information, you may contact Kirby Shaw at [email protected].


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.