Dec 11 2017
State of Hawaii, Department of Health |Honolulu|Full Time, $80,000 - $90,000 / year
Job Description

State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Behavioral Health Administration

Office of Program Improvement and Excellence (OPIE)

Downtown, Oahu



($80,000 – 90,000 year, commensurate with training and experience)


The primary function of Operations Oversight is to work across the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) divisions to jointly plan; monitor and review; and maximize the resources, quality and other priority outcomes of the BHA Divisions. 




Minimum Qualification(s)


EDUCATION:  Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, education, human or social services, public health or medical care required. 


EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of five (5) years progressively responsible work experience in a behavioral health care setting required, with at least three (3) of those years in a supervisory position.  In addition, three (3) years experience working in healthcare quality and outcomes management required.


One and one-half years of business administration, public administration, or other responsible professional experience which required a high degree of analytical skill (e.g., management analysis, budget systems, work methods and practices, personnel needs and utilization, and quality of services rendered, of an operating program.


KNOWLEDGE OF:  Continuous quality improvement theory and practice, including assessment of practice and outcomes methodologies and tools; performance measurement and standards theory and practice; knowledge of utilization management theory and practice, including assessment of practice and outcomes methodologies and tools; familiarity with clinical behavioral health diagnoses and current trends in treatment and evidence-based best practices; familiarity with psychiatric, substance abuse, functional level, and other behavioral health assessments; familiarity with research design and methodology protocols, including human subject study, population sampling, data collection methodology, data analysis, and reporting; and familiarity with state and federal laws concerning behavioral health treatment, forensics, and facility licensure/certification.


Developing and overseeing the administrative aspects of a major statewide program affecting a broad area of public health, and an organization of extensive size, scope, complexity and diversity.


SKILLS/ABILITY TO:  Establish and maintain professional working relationships with internal and external stakeholders of various cultures, backgrounds, and skill sets/knowledge; express and present ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral formats; effectively synthesize and evaluate information from various sources and make recommendations for goal and priority setting; recommend policy and procedural changes related to improving the standardization, efficiency, and cost effectiveness of quality and outcomes management; and project management.


LICENSE:  Valid license to drive in the State of Hawaii preferred. 


Who May Apply


LEGAL AUTHORIZATIO TO WORK REQUIREMENT:  The State of Hawaii requires that all persons seeking employment with the government of the State shall be citizens, national, 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 to:


OPIE Recruitment

1250 Punchbowl Street, Room 257

Honolulu, HI  96813


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met.


Other Information


For additional information, please contact Cara at (808) 586-4690.


This position is exempt from the civil service.  Employment in such positions is considered to be “at will.”    


Incumbent must be able to work flexible hours and periodically travel to neighbor islands and the mainland; and will participate in the DOH disaster notification telephone tree and emergency/disaster response plan.


 An  Equal Opportunity Employer