Sep 20 2023
Job Description




CLOSING DATE:  September 21, 2023, or until filled. Applications received after this deadline may be considered only if the position is not filled or up to the date a selection has been approved by the RCUH (whichever comes first).

INQUIRIES:  Umerang Imetengel (808) 956-9557 (Oahu). 

Please apply directly on the RCUH website to be considered for the position.


Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), Telecommunications and Social Informatics (TASI) Research Program, located at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Telework (from employee’s residence city and state) may be permissible subject to review and approval by Principal Investigator and RCUH. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.


MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary commensurate with qualifications. 


DUTIES:  Assists in the development of data governance policies and processes, including agreement and legal review, data release, and other policies and processes. Assists in the implementation and operationalization of data governance policies and processes, including managing regulatory compliance issues, data sharing protocols, and data documentation, including data dictionaries, and process for regular update and review. Develops and maintains documentation of data processes, data quality, security, and other data governance and compliance processes. Assists in the facilitation and investigation of data governance inquiries and provides tracking and follow-up. Serves as data governance liaison between legal teams,  security and privacy officers within the University, and external stakeholders. 





Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in a data governance related field. (Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a related field of study and three (3) years of relevant work experience may substitute for a Bachelor’s Degree.).


Up to one (0-1) year of experience in working with data governance in any of the following areas: policy and procedure development; documenting data processes; data management; data quality; data release protocols; data security and privacy compliance; data access protocols; and standardizing data dictionaries and terminology.


Basic knowledge of data governance concepts and implementation practices.


Basic ability to use desktop software, such as Microsoft Office. Problem-solving skills. Excellent communication skills. Ability to effectively conduct work remotely (e.g., telework) as applicable. Post Offer/Employment Condition:  Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check. Must be able to complete the UH Information Security Awareness Training (ISAT) within two (2) weeks from date of hire, and re-certify every twelve (12) months. 


Ability to lift and carry up to thirty (30) pounds unassisted.


As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies, procedures, and trainings and, as applicable, subject to the University of Hawai‘i's TASI/PHIDC Research Program HIPAA/PHI privacy and security policy and the HIPAA/PHI privacy and security policy of various cooperating entities/organizations. Violation of the RCUH's, the UH's, or the business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.). Must complete the University of Hawai‘i's TASI/PHIDC Research Program HIPAA/PHI privacy and security training and the HIPAA/PHI privacy and security of various cooperating entities/organizations, training immediately after hire or not later than employee’s initial exposure to HIPAA/PHI. Must maintain a current status on the University’s and/or the business entity's training requirements. 




Experience with developing and initiating strategies for data governance. Experience with facilitating and investigating data governance issues. Experience in data governance using healthcare data or in the healthcare field. Experience with stakeholder engagement and policy and workflow development. Experience in data governance in Hawai‘i or the Pacific. Knowledge of healthcare claims data, healthcare coding structures such as ICD-9/ICD-10 diagnosis codes, CPT/HCPCS procedure codes, HL7, NDC codes, therapeutic classifications, healthcare clinical data or public health data. Knowledge of U.S. health systems and payer-provider relationship, including major system stakeholders, providers and provider types, provider services, healthcare billing and coding, and claims processing. Knowledge of federal and state regulatory and research requirements relating to data governance, specifically around data security, privacy, use and disclosure. Knowledge of federal and state data security and privacy regulations including, the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); 42 CFR Part 2; National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-53 current revision; Medicaid Safeguarding Rules. Knowledge of Medicaid, Medicare, Children’s Health Insurance Program, including statutory authorities, regulations, and other guidance.


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to [email protected]. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-7262. Please visit www.rcuh.com/work/benefits for more information on RCUH’s Benefits for eligible employees.




RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University ofHawai‘i.




We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.