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Job Opening Description:
Program Specialist IV, V (Executive Office on Early Learning) - Downtown, Oahu
Recruitment Number:
Job Opening Status:
Open Request
Job Opening Begin Date:
Job Opening End Date:
Position Number:
Salary Range:
Prgm Spclt V (SR24), Prgm Spclt IV (SR22)
Job Category Description:
Program Management
Office Location:
Exec Ofc on Early Learning (V739)
Bargaining Unit :
Prof & Scientific, Non-Supv - 13
SummarySupplemental QuestionsBenefitsJob Preferences
    $4,316.00 - $5,053.00 per month (SR-22)

    $4,859.00 - $5,683.00 per month (SR-24)

  • NOTE: Department of Education employees will be placed on the salary range in accordance with Department regulations. All new external applicants will be placed on the initial step of the salary range. However, placement above the initial step of the salary range will be based on special characteristics and critical needs of the position, an applicant's exceptional qualifications, the availability of funds, and other relevant factors. Such appointments require prior approval.
  • Location:
    Downtown, Oahu
  • Summary:
    This position is located in the Executive Office on Early Learning (EOEL). The EOEL is responsible for the development of a plan for a comprehensive and integrated early learning system, including the coordination of existing early learning programs and services for children from prenatal care until the time they enter kindergarten.

    This position will be responsible for communication and public relations for EOEL, and provide coordination among statewide public and private organizations serving young children and their families in the areas of health, child welfare, child care, education and other community services in the implementation of the Early Childhood State Strategic Plan. This position will also provide coordination between EOEL and State departments in the development of program rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures and management of subcontractors implementing programs serving young children and their families in the areas of health, child welfare, child care, education and other community services.
  • Applicants must meet all the requirements for the position they are seeking as of the date of the application, unless otherwise specified. Unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience may not be gained concurrently. Note: Calculation of experience is based on full-time, 40-hour workweeks. Part-time experience is pro-rated. Example: Twelve months of experience at 20 hours/week is equivalent to six months of experience, not one year. Also, hours worked in excess of 40 hours/week will not be credited. Example: Twelve months of experience at 60 hours/week is equivalent to one year of experience, not one and a half years.

    To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:
  • Education Requirement:
    Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree.

    Excess work experience as described under the Specialized Experience, below, or any other responsible administrative, professional or analytical work experience which provided knowledge, skills and abilities comparable to those acquired in four (4) years of successful study while completing a college or university curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree may be substituted on a year-for-year basis. To be acceptable, the experience must have been of such scope, level and quality as to assure the possession of comparable knowledge, skills and abilities.

    The education or experience background must also demonstrate the ability to write clear and comprehensive reports and other documents; read and interpret complex written material; and solve complex problems logically and systematically.

    Specialized Experience Requirements:
    Two and one-half (2-1/2) years of Specialized Experience for the Program Specialist IV Level, and for the Program Specialist V Level, three and one-half (3-1/2) years of progressively responsible professional experience which demonstrated the ability to conduct studies and analyses of programs or projects through active participation in the planning, coordination, development and/or evaluation of programs and/or program activities. The experience must have involved performing professional work concerned with program interrelationships, effectiveness or intra-program integration. It must further have demonstrated a high degree of analytical skill involving the ability to identify information needs, collect and analyze data, and identify problems and alternative solutions and their advantages and disadvantages and develop logical recommendations for a course of action and the ability to read, comprehend and interpret complex material such as State statutes and/or federal regulations and draft comprehensive reports of findings and conclusions.

    For the class Program Specialist V, applicants must possess experience independently performing the full range of program planning, development, and evaluation activities for an agency's program or program activities.

    Substitutions Allowed:
    Possession of a master's degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, public administration or a field pertinent to the agency's programs and activities may be substituted for one (1) year of the Specialized Experience.

    Quality of Experience:
    Possession of the required number of years of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for a position. The applicant's overall experience must have been of such scope and level of responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that he/she has the ability to perform the duties of the position for which he/she is being considered.

    License Requirement:
    Applicants must possess a current valid passenger-type motor vehicle operator's license to drive in the State of Hawaii.
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