Public Health Infrastructure Grant (PHIG) Workforce Director

May 04 2023
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Director’s Office

Downtown, Oahu


Public Health Infrastructure Grant (PHIG)
Workforce Director

$10,417 per month, salary commensurate w/ training and experience


Exempt, non-civil service, full-time, temporary appointment. The primary purpose of this position is to strengthen and support the public health workforce through assessment of the Department’s core functions and personnel resources, identification of strategies to support workforce needs and reduce vacancies, and the provision of direction and guidance to Department leadership to support workforce needs.  This position will manage the funding and coordinate with the units and personnel for the new Public Health Infrastructure (PHI) Workforce Development Project.



Minimum Qualification(s)


EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a baccalaureate degree.  A master’s degree in public health, public administration and planning, business administration, or any of the health or social sciences is preferred.


Excess work experience as described under General or Specialized Experience or other responsible administrative, professional or analytical work experience which provided, knowledge, skills and abilities comparable to those acquired in four (4) years of successful study while completing a college or university curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.  To be acceptable, the experience must have been of such scope, level and quality as to assure the possession of comparable knowledge, skills and abilities. 


GENERAL EXPERIENCE:  Three and one half (3 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.


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

Director’s Office

PO BOX 3378

Honolulu, Hawaii 96801-3378         

Attn:  Suzy Graham


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position no. 124802.


Application Packet at:​nt/job-opportunities/


Other Information


For additional information, you may contact Suzy Graham at (808) 586-4412 or [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