Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Deputy District Health Officer

Nov 23 2022
Job Description

 

State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Hawaii District Health Office                   

Hilo, Hawaii

 

Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Deputy District Health Officer

Up to $7,500 per month, salary commensurate w/ training and experience

 

Exempt, non-civil service, full-time, temporary appointment. The primary purpose of this position is responsible for administering and managing District Health Office (DHO) Division-level communicable disease control and public health preparedness and response program activities and acts as the primary assistant to the District Health Officer in programmatic related duties and activities.  The position plays a crucial role in protecting the health and safety of the public health and safety of the public through the monitoring, control, and prevention of disease outbreaks and spread in the respective counties.  The duties of the position include a wide array of administrative, planning, technical, lead, and supervisory responsibilities.  The incumbent must possess the technical expertise to interpret and analyze epidemiological data and apply relevant finding to public health actions, including public health preparedness and response activities.  The incumbent fulfills all duties independently with overall technical guidance and medical direction provided by the District Health Officer in accordance with policies and directives of the Chief of the Disease Outbreak Control Division (DOCD).


Minimum Qualification(s)

 

EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited four (4) year university or college with a bachelor’s degree and graduation from an accredited institution with a master’s degree in a relevant field (such as public health, public administration, epidemiology/biostatistics, or related fields).

 

EXPERIENCE:  Three years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the staff or program level in a public health program.  Such experience must have demonstrated the applicant’s knowledge of the philosophy, principles, concepts, and programs.  One (1) year of which should include professional work experience at the staff or program level, which deals with programmatic issues related to disease surveillance and investigations and/or public health emergency preparedness and response.  Such experience must demonstrate the ability to apply epidemiologic principles to public health practice.

 

Two (2) years of work involved in supervising professionals performing specialized work as described above.  In addition to a comprehensive knowledge of the subject matter area, the experience must demonstrate the applicant’s knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision and the ability to (1) plan, organize and direct the work of others’ (2) assign and review their work; (3) advise them on difficult problem areas; (4) time and schedule their work; (5) train and develop new staff; and (6) discipline them when necessary.

 

LICENSE:  A Hawaii State Driver’s License, Class 3, is preferred.

 

Who May Apply

 

LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK REQUIREMENT:  The State of Hawaii requires that all persons seeking employment with the government of the State shall be citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States, or eligible under federal law for unrestricted employment in the United States.

 

How to Apply

 

Mail cover letter, completed State of Hawaii Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment with original signature, three (3) references, salary requirement and detailed resume to:

 

Department of Health

Hawaii District Health Office

P.O. Box 916

Hilo, Hawaii 96721-0916

Attn:  John Kolman

 

Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position #124039.

 

Application packet at:   https://health.hawaii.gov/employ​ment/job-opportunities/   

 

Other Information

 

For additional information, you may contact John Kolman at (808) 974-6006 or [email protected]

 

This position is exempt from civil service. Employment in such positions is considered to be “at will.”

 

As a condition of employment with the State of Hawai’i, all new hires must comply with the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.  The COVID-19 vaccination policy can be found at the top of the DOH Internet/Job Opportunities page:  https://health.hawaii.gov/employment/jo​b-opportunities/ 

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer