ADAD State Opioid Coordinator

Sep 04 2019
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division

Treatment and Recovery Branch

Ewa, Oahu


Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division State Opioid Coordinator

$4,968 - $7,354 per month, salary commensurate with training and experience


Exempt, temporary, non-civil service appointment. This position is responsible for grant administration and coordination of efforts that align and leverage resources and priorities at the State and community levels to sustain a coordinated, comprehensive system to address opioid and other substance misuse issues.  This position actively oversees the implementation of the Hawaii Opioid Initiative (Project) process that the State and stakeholders undertake to build a coordinated and integrated infrastructure, capacity, programs and activities; and to assess and implement policies and regulations to prevent opioid and other substance misuse issues and related problems in affected communities statewide.



Minimum Qualifications


EDUCATION:  Minimum of master’s degree in public health, health administration, human services, or healthcare related field of study.  Or, a bachelor’s degree in related field and at least five (5) years of experience in direct behavioral healthcare delivery, collaboration and coordination of services. 


EXPERIENCE:  Demonstrated competence with written and oral communication; excellent interpersonal skills; understanding of seeking and providing technical assistance, training, and facilitation techniques; knowledge and understanding of the philosophy and components of opioid addiction, treatment and recovery; knowledge and understanding of mental health and co-occurring substance use disorders; knowledge of recovery-oriented model of care, including the use of peers to provide support services; familiarity with community resources, Medicaid eligibility and enrollment processes, and entitlement programs; understanding of Hawaii cultural dynamics and ability to work with people from a wide variety of ethnic, educational, and professional backgrounds.


LICENSE:  Possession of a Hawaii motor vehicle operator’s license is 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


Submit completed State of Hawaii Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment, resume, (3) references, and salary requirements to:


Department of Health

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division

601 Kamokila Blvd., Room 360

Kapolei, Hawaii 96706

Attn:  Analyn Quintal


Recruitment on a continuous basis until needs are met.


Other Information


For additional information, please contact Ramon Ibarra at [email protected] or at (808) 692-7534.   


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


An Equal Opportunity Employer