District Environmental Health Program Chief

Jun 02 2023
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Kauai District Health Office

Environmental Health Services

Lihue, Kauai


District Environmental Health Program Chief

$6,425 - $7,519 per month, salary commensurate with training and experience


Civil Service, permanent appointment. This position is responsible for planning and directing the work activities of supervisors and personnel of the environmental health services programs of the Vector Control and Sanitation units of the KDHO to ensure the implementation of the environmental health services programs on the island of Kauai.  It is also responsible for the administrative oversight of the environmental management division programs of the Wastewater, Clean Air, and Clean Water branches on the island of Kauai.



Minimum Qualifications


EDUCATION:  A bachelor’s degree in biological or physical sciences, sanitary or environmental engineering, or an environmental or public health related field from an accredited four (4) year college or university.


Excess Specialized Experience as described below, or any other progressively 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 in the specified fields 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.  


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Three and one-half years (3-½) years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the field of environmental health which required knowledge of environmental health services programs and the principles, practices and techniques of community environmental health and safety.  Such experience must have involved the control of various environmental health conditions in the community and have demonstrated the application of community environmental health and safety principles, practices and techniques and the ability to analyze environmental health conditions in the community and to assure compliance with pertinent regulations.  


SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE:  One (1) year of work experience which involved supervising others performing specialized work as described above that included:  1) planning, organizing, scheduling, and directing the work of others; 2) assigning and reviewing their work; 3) advising them on difficult work problems; training and developing subordinates; and 5) evaluating their work performance.  


MANAGERIAL APTITUDE:  Applicants must demonstrate possession of managerial aptitude.  Managerial aptitude will be considered to have been met through successful performance of, or substantial participation in organizing and directing a program; interest in management demonstrated by the performance of work assignments in a manner which indicates awareness of problems and the ability to solve them; completion of educational or training courses in principles which were learned to work assignments; management’s observation and evaluation of the applicant’s leadership and managerial capabilities; and success in trial assignments to managerial and/or administrative tasks.



LICENSE:  Valid State of Hawaii 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


Visit the Department of Human Resources Development website at:  governmentjobs.com/careers/Hawaii



Lihue, Kauai:  Recruitment #22-0583, continuous until needs are met for position no. 03199.


Other Information


For additional information, please email Hazel Kashiwabara at [email protected]


As a condition of employment with the State of Hawai’i, all new hires must comply with the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.  The COVID-19 vaccination policy can be found at the top of the DOH Internet/Job Opportunities page:  health.hawaii.gov/employment/job​-opportunities/


An Equal Opportunity Employer