Asst. Adm – Regional Chief Operating Officer (Kauai-KV67)

Job Description

DATE POSTED: September 28, 2016

JOB STATUS:  Exempt/Full Time

SALARY:   Negotiable

JOB LOCATION:  Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital – Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii & Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital – Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii


FUNCTION:  The primary function of the Chief Operating Officer is to administer all programs for the Kauai Region of HHSC that relate to environmental services, construction, facilities, land beautification, land use issues, telecommunication systems maintenance, capital improvement, the acquisition of permits, the development and administration of policies and procedures to meet environmental needs, and the solicitation and coordination of all major bids for equipment or construction for both facilities in the Kauai Region. This position is also responsible for the daily operations of the Kauai Region ancillary services (dietary, laboratory, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, radiology). Position requires travel on a regular basis to and from facilities within the Kauai Region 

This position reports to the Regional Chief Executive Officer.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements.  Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience are credited based on a 40-hour workweek.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in engineering or related field.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: Four (4) years of progressively responsible professional experience in a facility which involved program planning in quality management, nursing management, administration, utilization management, case management, and/or resource management.


  1. Five (5) years specialized experience should include: experience in one or a combination of the following types of work (1)professional, technical, administrative, investigative or other responsible work experience which required the ability to deal effectively with fellow workers, business contracts and/or general public; (2)experience in the maintenance and repair of buildings, structures, or utilities which required the preparation and/or interpretation of plans, drawings, and specifications and the proper observance of safety measures, which demonstrated an intimate knowledge of practices, methods, techniques, material, cost equipment and tools used in construction and maintenance projects; (3)dealing with procurement protocols as set forth by the Hawaii Revised Statutes referencing construction, equipment purchases, leases, etc.
  2. Five (5) years minimum supervisory experience two (2) of which have been spent at the middle management level in the engineering services department of a multi-building facility.

Knowledge of:       Operational knowledge of construction contracts and engineering composition of a healthcare facility and general overall management skills.

Skills and Abilities:         Familiarity with common tradesman tools and equipment, grounds keeping tools and equipment, and common housekeeping and laundry equipment.

CERTIFICATION: None required.


HOW TO APPLY:   For application information, please click on the links below:

Application Information

For additional information, call (808) 338-9426 or e-mail

Please complete our HHSC Employment Application form even if you are submitting your RESUME.

 QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE: Possession of the required amount of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for the position. Overall paid or unpaid experience must have been of such scope and responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that you have the ability to perform the duties of this position. Provide a detailed description of your duties and responsibilities. If you worked on a part-time basis, indicate the average number of hours worked per week. Please note that experience will be based on a 40-hour workweek. Note: We will not postpone the recruitment process because of your failure to provide accurate and complete information concerning your qualifications.

MERIT OR CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM: You must meet the minimum qualification requirements, including education, experience, other public employment requirements for State Civil Service employment, and HHSC Standards of Fitness. Only those applicants that are scheduled for an interview with the hiring manager will be contacted. Applications will be kept active for six (6) months.

CITIZENSHIP AND RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT: Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. and at the time of appointment will be required to become a Hawaii resident within a reasonable time from hire.

VETERAN’S PREFERENCE: If you are claiming Veteran’s Preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214 and/or other substantiating documents specifying the periods of your service.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be able to physically and mentally perform efficiently the duties of the position. Qualified applicants with disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the advertised position are encouraged to apply. The Hawaii Health Systems Corporation is committed to making reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis. Applicants seeking reasonable accommodation should be ready to discuss the accommodation sought so that a determination can be made that such accommodation is reasonable and would not cause the employer undue hardship.

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION REQUIREMENT: Offers of employment will be conditioned on the results of a complete physical examination, which includes a drug screening. For certain job categories, applicants may be referred to an HHSC-designated physician, rather than the applicant’s personal physician of choice. The cost for all physical examinations, except the cost for the drug screening, shall be borne by the applicant and not the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation. The Hawaii Health Systems Corporation shall bear the cost of the drug screening.

CRIMINAL/BACKGROUND, CREDENTIALING CHECKS: Applicable checks will be conducted periodically and any associated costs may be borne by the applicant. If a job offer is made or employment is begun prior to completion of all applicable checks, any offer of employment or continued employment is contingent upon satisfactory return of all required checks.

HOW TO APPLY:  Please complete and submit our HHSC Employment Application.  Only applicants that have been through a Human Resources (HR) applicant screening process will be considered for an interview with the hiring manager. Applications for announcements with a deadline date must be on file no later than the last day to file applications. Applications received for positions with “Continuous Recruitment Until Needs are Met” will be accepted as long as there are vacancies. Inactive/filled announcements will be taken off the HHSC website.

STEPS TO AN ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW, SUBSEQUENT APPEALS: If you do not agree with a decision made by the Employment Office as to your non-qualification or non-selection for a position, you may complete a Request for Administrative Review form or you may submit a written request within twenty (20) days from the date of your sent notice to the Regional Chief Executive Officer/Designee. Your letter requesting the Administrative Review must include 1. The job title(s) and recruitment number(s), 2. the specific reason(s) you are requesting the review noting if there is a statute or rule violation, and 3. any additional information you want to submit to substantiate your request. If you do not submit your request within the twenty (20) days deadline, no Administrative Review will be conducted. Since the Administrative Review is a prerequisite to subsequent steps, failure to utilize this process will make you ineligible for subsequent appeals. The administrative review, formal complaint and/or appeals hearing will not necessarily postpone the recruitment process and/or rescind a selection. If you do not agree with the Administrative Review, you may file a Formal Complaint and then, if you are still not satisfied, you can appeal to the HHSC Merit Appeals Board.

Contact Information

The Kauai Regional Office of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation is located at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, 4643 Waimea Canyon Road, Waimea, HI 96796. For employment opportunities, please click on this link. For additional information, call (808) 338-9426 or e-mail


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