ELC Arboviral ITS

Apr 02 2018
State of Hawaii, Department of Health |Honolulu|Full Time, $56,000 / year
Job Description

State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Disease Outbreak Control Division

Disease Investigation Branch

Downtown, Oahu


Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Arboviral Information Technology Specialist

Up to $56,000 per year, salary commensurate w/ training and experience


This position directs the major application systems and informatics development efforts for ELC Arboviral related projects. It serves as the technical expert in computer information systems, information processing through the use of advanced digital information systems and web-based technologies to facilitate and increase the efficiency of the collection and dissemination of the work of the Division and Department to internal and external partners as applicable. This position provides consultation and technical expertise for applications that will manage and track arboviral infections, location(s) of exposures, and vector data.




Minimum Qualifications


EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a bachelor’s degree;  and two (2) years of professional IT work experience in at least one IT specialty area; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.


EXPERIENCE:  Two years specialized experience in computer systems analysis and development and/or programming which includes:

a.            Advising and assisting others on problems areas.

b.            Scheduling a team project work schedule.

c.            Serving as a group or team leader in major projects which supervisory and high level technical skills were required.


ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:  Possesses written and oral communication skills and the ability to work with a broad range of personnel from non-technical end users to highly-technical information processing specialists.


KNOWLEDGE:  Practices and broad knowledge of data processing, telecommunications technology, and system development process as related to public health surveillance systems. Thorough knowledge of information technology systems to manage data internally as well as web-based solutions for communicating to the public and other partners. The ability to research, evaluate, and implement technical solutions in light of program needs, required maintenance and budgetary constraints; report writing; and governmental organizations. General knowledge in the area of clinical laboratory science or public health is preferred. Knowledge of data manipulation using various applications such as Crystal Reports, SAS, MS Access and Excel. Stays abreast of innovative methodologies, information technologies, and software that may be applicable to arboviral disease surveillance applications.  Keeps current with new information processing technologies.


ABILITIES:  This position requires skills to implement new technological solutions in the workplace related to arboviral surveillance; maintaining application systems; excellent communication and documentation skills; and the ability to translate information technology concepts and best practices to non-technical users. Advise and assist others on problem areas. Schedules and prioritizes work assignments.


PREFERRED SKILLS:  Experience with one or more health surveillance applications, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access, and SQL proficiency preferred. Dropbox, Google Docs, or other electronic communication software.  Knowledge of ESRI GIS or other GIS software products is highly desirable. Understands and interprets complex written material, including laws, rules, regulations, policies, and manuals. Uses correct English grammar, punctuation and spelling; communicates information in a succinct and organized manner; produces complex written documents or information that is appropriate for the intended audience.  Makes sound, well-informed and objective decisions involving complex issues; perceives the impact and implications of decisions.


Travel may be required.


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


Submit completed State of Hawaii Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment, resume, (3) references, and salary requirements to:

Department of Health

Disease Investigation Branch

P.O. Box 3378

Honolulu, Hawaii  96813-3378


For application packet, go to:  http://health.hawaii.gov/employment/job​-opportunities/


Other Information


For additional information, you may contact Corliss Yoshiura, DIB Secretary at (808) 587-6567.


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met.


This position is exempt. Employment in such positions is considered to be “at will.” This is a 12-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, 2016.  Non-competitive continuing applications for this position are available through the end of a five-year grant period, ending July 31, 2018.


The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and environment for all people in Hawai`i. 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.


This position is exempt from the civil service and considered temporary in nature.  Therefore, if you are appointed to the position, your employment will be considered to be “at will”, which means that you may be discharged from your employment at the prerogative of your department head or designee at any time.   


An Equal Opportunity Employer