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DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Department of Health and Human Services to hold job fair Aug. 11 at State Capitol

Posted on Aug 2, 2017 in Latest Department News

HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Human Services (DHS) will co-host a job fair on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hawaii State Capital chamber level (basement) on the mauka side. Admission is free and open to the public.

The job fair will have informational display tables staffed by employees from various DOH divisions and branches, including Adult Mental Health Division; Hawaii State Hospital and Environmental Resources Office; Child & Adolescent Mental Health Division; Developmental Disabilities Division; Alcohol & Drug Abuse Division; and Office of Health Care Assurance.

Various programs will be representing DHS. Managers and employees from the Benefits, Employment and Support Services Division, Statewide Branch; Social Services Division, Child Welfare Services Branch; Division of Vocational Rehabilitation; and the Hawaii Public Housing Authority will be on site to promote various employment opportunities with their programs.

For those seeking a new job or a career change, DOH is looking for qualified applicants for the following positions:

  • Accountant III
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Epidemiological Specialist IV
  • Hospital Billing Clerk
  • Human Resources Assistant III & IV
  • Human Services Professional III, IV and V
  • Information Technology Band A
  • Janitor II
  • Licensed Practical Nurse I and II, Hospital & Mental Health
  • Mental Health Supervisor II
  • Occupational Therapist III
  • Office Assistant II & III
  • Para-Medical Assistant (Entry Level)
  • Planner V
  • Program Specialist IV-VI
  • Psychiatrist III, Inpatient, Outpatient
  • Public Health Administrative Officer
  • Registered Nurse III and IV
  • Research Statistician
  • Secretary II and III
  • Social Worker IV

The following are positions available with DHS:

  • Assistant Chief Financial Officer (exempt)
  • Chief Housing Planner (exempt)
  • Eligibility Worker I, IV and V
  • Housing Contract Specialist (exempt)
  • Housing Compliance and Evaluation Specialist (exempt)
  • Human Resources Assistant IV
  • Human Services Professional II and III (Human Services/CWSB-Intake Unit, Shiftwork)
  • Human Services Professional III and IV (Health and Human Services)
  • Human Services Professional IV (Intake and Crisis Response Team)
  • Office Assistant III
  • Plumber I
  • Project Engineer (exempt)
  • Property Management and Maintenance Services Branch Chief (exempt)
  • Property Management Specialist (exempt)
  • Public Housing Specialist I
  • Public Housing Supervisor III, IV and V
  • Social Service Aid III and Social Service Assistant IV
  • Social Worker III (Human Services/CWSB-Intake Unit, Shiftwork)
  • Social Worker III and IV (Health and Human Services)
  • Social Worker IV (Intake and Crisis Response Team)
  • Stores Clerk II (89-day hire)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist  III and IV

The purpose of the job fair is to connect job seekers with potential employment opportunities within DOH and DHS—two of the larger state departments in Hawaii that employ 2,700 workers and 2,000 workers, respectively, on every major island.

“We offer a number of rewarding career opportunities in public service,” said Ian Greene, Chief of the DOH Human Resources Office Recruitment and Examination. “If you are a job seeker, the Hawaii Department of Health may be the perfect place for you. The work we do is very challenging and powerful. Every day we make a difference in the lives of the people of Hawaii.”

“Working for DHS gives you the opportunity to make a difference in Hawaii,” said DHS Director Pankaj Bhanot. “Our team touches Hawaii’s children, families and kupuna in ways that make impacts and could change the trajectories of their lives. We hope those with experience in the field and a passion for making a difference will join our team.”

DOH’s mission is to protect and improve the health and environment for all people in Hawaii. DOH employees ensure core public health functions and support programs such as health promotion, disease and injury prevention, disaster preparedness and emergency response, environmental health services, and other areas of public health.

DHS strives to provide timely, efficient and effective programs, services and benefits for the purpose of achieving the outcome of empowering Hawaii’s most vulnerable people; and to expand their capacity for self-sufficiency, self-determination, independence, healthy choices, quality of life, and personal dignity.

The State of Hawaii offers many benefits to employees, including competitive salaries, career advancement, health and dental insurance, paid vacation and sick leave.

Visit the DOH and DHS websites at: and for more information on the employment opportunities currently available with each department.

Applicants are also encouraged to visit the State Recruiting Office’s website at to learn more about civil service job opportunities that are currently available at other state departments and to complete an online application.

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Ian Greene

Department of Health

Phone: (808) 586-4514

Email: [email protected]



Keopu Reelitz

Department of Human Services

Phone: (808) 372-4704

Email: [email protected]