DATE POSTED: July 21 2020


SALARY: $4,192./ Per Month (BU04/SR21)

JOB LOCATION:  KVMH Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii 

FUNCTION:  This position is located in the Environmental Services Department of the Kauai Region. The Kauai Region, consists of Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH), Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH), and several satellite clinics of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawaii operating statewide. This position is regional and is required to travel between facilities on a regular basis.

The Environmental Services Superintendent I plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates the environmental services operations for the Kauai Region; and performs other duties as required. Position requires travel on a regular basis to both facilities, including the clinics, within the Kauai Region.


Education: Graduation from High School. College degree or equivalent experience is preferred.

Experience and Training: Three (3) years of general housekeeping/laundry experience of janitorial or related custodial work and/or commercial or institutional laundry experience of which one (1) year must have been in a health care setting.

Two (2) years of supervisory work experience which demonstrated the applicant’s knowledge of and ability to apply the principles, practices, techniques and methods of supervision including: (1) planning, organizing, and directing the work of others; (2) assigning and reviewing work; (3) advising others on difficult work problems; (4) timing and scheduling work; and (5) training and developing employees.

One (1) year of specialized experience in a health care setting is preferred, the working knowledge of effective inspection and maintenance methods of environmental services operations (e.g., direct the unit to be ready for inspection by the State of Department of Health, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and/or Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO); manage and inspect the cleanliness of the facility for the purpose of providing feedback to constantly improve the cleanliness and physical environment of the facility.


Knowledge of: Practices, tools and materials used in janitorial work; knowledge of basic practices in methods of infection control, housekeeping protocols and procedures, safety, handling and disposal of waste preferred. 

Ability to:
Lift and carry heavy furniture and equipment; understand and follow oral and written instructions; perform minor building repair and maintenance tasks; and safely operate heavy industrial type cleaning equipment. Ability to reference Material Safety Data Sheet to safely work with departmental chemicals; use small hand tools such as screwdrivers, hammers, and wrenches to perform the daily duties that are assigned; work independently and complete all job assignments on a daily basis preferred.

Physical and Medical Requirements:
Applicants must be physically able to perform, efficiently and effectively, the essential duties of the position which typically require the ability to read without strain printed material the size of typewritten characters, glasses permitted, and the ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid, or the ability to compensate satisfactorily.   Mental/Emotional Requirements:   All applicants must possess emotional and mental stability appropriate to the job duties and responsibilities and working conditions.

 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.

To apply for this job email your details to cosuna@hhsc.org