Secretary III

Hawaii State Department of Health   Honolulu, HI   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on April 30, 2024

Salary: $4,038 to $5,111 per month, salary to commensurate w/ training and experience


Note: Hiring rates will be based on availability of funds, the applicant’s qualifications, and

other relevant factors.


Join our team! We are looking for a Secretary III to support our Disease Outbreak Control Division. This position is a full-time civil service assignment. A Secretary serves as a trusted personal assistant which requires a close and confidential relationship with the manager or administrator served; an overall awareness of the activities and administrative framework of the organization; and the performance of a variety of clerical and minor administrative duties which are auxiliary to the work of the manager or administrator served.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:


General Clerical Experience: Six (6) months of work experience which involved performing tasks which demonstrated knowledge of English grammar, spelling and arithmetic; and the ability to read and understand oral and written instructions, and speak and write simply and directly. Specialized Clerical Experience: A. Two (2) years of progressively responsible typing and/or substantive clerical work which demonstrated possession of, in addition to the knowledge and abilities noted under General Clerical Experience above, knowledge of common office appliances and equipment and the ability to carry out procedures in clerical work systems and to perform secretarial tasks including, but not limited to, several of the following: serving as telephone and walk-in receptionist; maintaining a system of files; making travel arrangements; composing correspondence; obtaining and presenting information from files; routing correspondence; reviewing outgoing correspondence for format, grammar, spelling, punctuation and typographical errors; maintaining a log of pending work; and using computers and software applications (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, databases, etc.). AND B. One (1) additional year of progressively responsible typing and/or substantive clerical work experience, which demonstrated possession of the ability to perform secretarial duties including, but not limited to the following: 1) providing personal assistance to an administrator or executive by attending to the administrative details of an office; 2) having an overall awareness of the activities and administrative framework of a program/organization; and 3) ability to exercise sound judgment. Substitutions Allowed: Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements, will apply.


Skill: Certain positions require the ability to type 40 net words per minute and/or take and transcribe dictation at 80 words per minute. Applicants who do not possess these skills will be referred only to those positions not requiring the ability to type or take dictation at the above rates.

Apply online: Employment at Department of Health | Job Opportunities (

Position number: 23-0130

For additional information, you may contact the DOCD Secretary, at



An Equal Opportunity Employer

Hawaii State Department of Health

1250 Punchbowl St. Room 122
Honolulu , HI