DATE POSTED: July 3, 2022

POSITION TITLE: HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST III (Labor Relations Officer / WC Coordinator) #59646

This position is located in the Human Resources Services Department of HHSC Kauai Region. Kauai Region consists of Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH, Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH), and Kauai Region Clinics. Kauai Region, Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, is a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawaii.

The primary purpose of this position is to perform a variety of human resources duties and responsibilities for the Kauai Region. This includes, but not limited to, labor relations, investigations, workers’ compensation, administrative reviews, handling of complaints, and assist in other HR functions such as recruitment, classification and compensation, transactions, and employee benefits.

This position requires travel to all facilities within the Kauai Region

STATUS:  Temporary with Benefits (1.0 FTE)

LOCATION: This position is located in the Human Resources department of Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH). 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 are part of the Kaua’i Region, Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation, a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai’i.

The function of this organizational unit is to administer the human resources programs for the Kauai Region. This includes human resources management, State human resources rules and regulations, collective bargaining contracts, and maintenance of human resources records and transactions.  The unit provides service to line managers in the areas of labor relations, recruitment & examination, classification & compensation, administrative services, workers’ compensation and safety, and laws/regulations that impact the employer/employee relationship.

NOTE: We are a very fun HR Dept. 🙂 You must love and want to immerse yourselves in Labor Relations …. 

SALARY: $4,337.00 per month at 1.0 FTE | SR20  | BU73


  • 13 paid holidays each year (14 during election years)
  • 21 paid vacation days per year
  • 21 paid sick days per year
  • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription plans
  • Retirement and Deferred Compensation plans


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 college or university with a bachelor’s degree.

Specialized Experience:  One and one half (1-1/2) years 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.

Supervisory aptitude is the demonstration of aptitude or potential for the performance of supervisory duties through successful completion of regular or special assignments which involve some supervisory responsibilities or aspects; by serving as a group or team leader, or in similar work in which opportunities for demonstrating supervisory capabilities exist; by completion of training courses in supervision accompanied by application of supervisory skills in work assignments; or by favorable appraisals by a supervisor indicating the possession of supervisory potential.


Knowledge of:  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:  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


COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for Hawai’i 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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