CASS Assistant Public Health Program Manager

Sep 19 2022
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Disease Outbreak Control Division

Disease Investigation Branch

Downtown, Oahu


CASS Assistant Public Health Program Manager

Up to $7,398 per month, salary commensurate with training and experience


Exempt, non-civil service, full-time, temporary appointment. The primary purpose of this position is to assist and support the Public Health Program Manager (Branch Manager) in the administration and management of operations of the Disease Investigation Branch.  The position assists the Branch Manager in protecting the health and safety of the public through the monitoring, prevention, and control of disease outbreaks in Hawaii, and in the performance of array of administrative, planning, and technical responsibilities.


Minimum Qualifications


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


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Three and one-half (3 ½) years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the staff or program level in a health program.  Such experience must have demonstrated the applicant’s knowledge of the philosophy, principles, concepts and practices relating to the operation and management of public health programs.  Two (2) years of which should include professional work experience at the staff or program level, which deals with programmatic issues related to disease surveillance and investigations.  Such experience must demonstrate the applicant’s knowledge of the concepts and practices relating to the application of epidemiology in public health, specifically the operation and management of disease surveillance and investigations.


MANAGERIAL/ADMINISTRATIVE APTITUDE:  Managerial/administrative aptitude will be considered to have been met through successful performance of, or substantial participation in, organizing, scheduling, supervising and coordinating a group of activities in order to attain program objectives; interest in management demonstrated by the performance of work assignments in a manner which clearly indicates awareness of problems and the ability to solve them; completion of educational or training courses in the areas of management accompanied by the application of principles, which were learned, to work assignments; management’s observation and evaluation of the applicant’s leadership and managerial/administrative capabilities; success in trial assignments to managerial and/or administrative tasks.


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


Department of Health

Disease Outbreak Control Division

PO BOX 3378

Honolulu, Hawaii 96801-3378


Application packet at:​nt/job-opportunities/


Other Information


For additional information, you may contact Kahokualohilani Chong at [email protected]   


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met position #124175.


This position is exempt from civil service. Employment in such positions is considered to be “at will.” This position can be up to a 24-month appointment, federally funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Cooperative Agreement for the budget period beginning August 1, 2022 – July 31, 2023.  Continuation of this position will be dependent on a successful application for subsequent grant periods.


The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and environment for all people in Hawaii.  Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) supports a diverse-multicultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels, and creates an inclusive work environment, free from discrimination.


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:​opportunities/       


An Equal Opportunity Employer