Public Health Infrastructure Grant (PHIG) Operational Optimization Specialist

May 14 2024
Job Description


Director’s Office

Public Health Infrastructure Grant

Downtown, Oahu


Public Health Infrastructure Grant (PHIG)
Operational Optimization Specialist

$5,000 per month, salary commensurate w/ training and experience


Exempt, non-civil service, part-time, temporary appointment. The position provides operational review, evaluation, recommendations, and assistance to DOH divisions, offices and attached agencies to optimize operational and administrative management of federal and other extramural awards processing that result in greater department-wide efficiency.


The position will work independently to evaluate current federal projects and develop and implement a process to identify which federal projects are best served through the internal administration in DOH and which projects are best administered under the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii (RCUH), or other credible entities.



Minimum Qualification(s)


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


EXPERIENCE:  Five (5) years of professional grant management/administration, budget oversight, or fiscal and personnel management. Four (4) years of experience in working with federal or state funds. Experience in researching business including fiscal and personnel solutions for a state organization.


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


Department of Health

1250 Punchbowl Street, Room 123

Honolulu, HI  96813

Attn:  S. Murakami


Recruitment deadline is 5 working days from posting for position no. 125368.


Application packet at:​nt/job-opportunities/


Other Information


For additional information, you may contact Scott Murakami, PHIG Workforce Director, [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.


An Equal Opportunity Employer