DATE POSTED: November 30, 2021

JOB STATUS:  Temporary with Benefits (1.0 FTE)

SALARY: $3,933/month (SR18 ; BU73)

JOB LOCATION: HHSC Kaua’i Region – Kaua’i, HI

FUNCTION: This is a regional position located in the Human Resources (HR) department of Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH), Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH), and The Kaua’i Region Clinics, which consist of The Clinic at Waimea, The Clinic at Port Allen, The Clinic at Kalaheo, The Clinic/Urgent Care at Po’ipu, and the Clinic at Kapa’a. These facilities are part of the Kaua’i Region, Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation, a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai’i.

The Human Resources department administers the Hospital’s personnel program, including but not limited to personnel management, State personnel rules and regulations, collective bargaining contracts, preparing classification documents, handling workers’ compensation and labor relations issues, managing recruitment, and maintenance of personnel records and transactions.

The HR Specialist II (Employee Engagement) is responsible for nurturing and growing employee engagement. This HR Specialist creates, plans and facilitates inspiring employee initiatives, events, perks and celebrations of all kind to advance and maintain a culture of excellence. This position will work closely with the Regional Chief Human Resources Officer (RCHRO) to design and execute activities intended to enrich morale and employee commitment. This position will be responsible for providing support of all human resources programs and initiatives and refining the HHSC Kaua’i Region culture to include a focus on personal development and growth, including any other duties as assigned. This position requires travel to all facilities within the Kaua’i Region and will report directly to the RCHRO, or its designee.


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: Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a bachelor’s degree.

Licensure: Current, valid driver’s license.

Certification: None required.

Experience: One-half (1/2) year of specialized experience in any one or any combination of the following: recruitment, placement, examination, position classification, pay or wage administration, employee management relations and services, employee development, personnel program development and services, labor relations, and personnel research.


Knowledge of: the functions and organization of State government; public personnel administration principles, practices, and techniques; a comprehensive knowledge of the operations, policies, and legal requirements; and techniques of HHSC’s personnel program and the relationship of the HHSC’s personnel program to other personnel organizations of the State. Must have a thorough understanding of personnel evaluation techniques and the ability to deal effectively with management.

Ability to: apply sound administrative principles and techniques; to analyze, evaluate and draw sound conclusions from available data; to present facts clearly both orally and in writing; to exercise judgment, tack and discretion in analyzing and explaining policies and procedures; analyze, evaluate, and make sound decisions on complex problems; ability to write clear, concise reports and recommendations; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with hospital officials, employees and the general public.


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.

Working Conditions: The HR Specialist II will work in an office environment with prolonged sitting and extended periods of working with a personal computer and in meetings. This position is subject to long hours and numerous interruptions and is required to report to either SMMH or KVMH as needed.

Physical Demands: Light physical effort (lift/carry up to 10 lbs.); occasional standing/walking.

Vision & Hearing Requirements: 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. Near acuity: the ability to see clearly at least 20 inches or less.

Mental/Emotional Requirements: All applicants must possess emotional and mental stability appropriate to the job duties and responsibilities and working conditions.


COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for Hawaii Health Systems Corporation.  After receiving a conditional offer of employment, all prospective new HHSC employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  New employees are required to provide confirmation of their full vaccination status by presenting their CDC vaccination card or VAMS Certificate prior to their start date.

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