State Opioid Program Specialist

Mar 14 2023
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division

Treatment and Recovery Branch

Ewa, Oahu


State Opioid Program Specialist

$4,692 - $5,712 per month, salary commensurate with training and experience



Exempt, temporary, full-time, non-civil service appointment. This position serves as a statewide substance abuse program specialist responsible for the development, implementation, coordination, and carrying out day-to-day operational activities including development of project strategies, services and reporting; procuring contractual services and budgeting to ensure funds are utilized in accordance with the State Opioid Response (SOR) and the State Targeted Response (STR) grants.



Minimum Qualifications


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


EXPERIENCE:  Not less than one and on half (1-1/2) years of progressively responsible professional experience in health communication/marketing planning, implementation and evaluation which required knowledge of public health, current social and economic conditions, community organizations, and the services and/or programs offered to the community.  Not less than one (1) year of specialized progressively responsible experience which demonstrated the ability to conduct focus groups, surveys, and other measures and analysis of public attitudes and behavior choices related to the public health and prevention of disease, disorders or injury. 


Substitution of Education for Experience: Possession of a master’s degree or successful completion of thirty (30) graduate semester credits or its equivalent in public health, health education and communication, or other related field from an accredited university may be substituted for one (1) year of Specialized Experience.  Successful completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. in the above described fields from an accredited university may be substituted for two (2) years of the Specialized Experience requirement. 


LICENSE:  Valid State of Hawaii Class 3 driver’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  96707

Attn:  Jared Yurow


Recruitment on a continuous basis until needs are met for position no. 122976.


Application packet at:​nt/job-opportunities/


Other Information


For additional information, please contact Jared Yurow at (808) 692-7509 email [email protected]


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


An Equal Opportunity Employer