ELC Arboviral Public Health Educator

Jul 12 2018
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Disease Outbreak Control Division

Disease Investigation Branch

Downtown, Oahu


Epidemiology & Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Arboviral Public Health Educator

Up to $26,000 yearly, salary commensurate w/ training and experience (50%FTE)



The function of this position is to support the full range of epidemiologic surveillance and monitoring, investigation and public health education activities encompassed by the Disease Investigation Branch, Disease Surveillance and Informatics Section.  It is tasked with coordinating messaging via traditional/social media and other forms of communication on arboviral diseases in Hawaii, and boosting prevention efforts to reduce human infections caused by Zika, dengue, or chikungunya viruses.



Minimum Qualifications


EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a major in education, public health, nursing, medicine or a related field of study. Master’s Degree in public health education, community health education, or health promotion strongly recommended.  Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credential or Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) desired.


KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:  Statewide Disease Investigation Branch program objectives, goals, and priorities; basic management principles as they relate to effective work organization and staff utilization. Some knowledge of Hawaii’s community, population, medical conditions(s). Knowledge of the relationships between own employing organization and partner organizations. Principles, practices, and techniques of public health education; modern developments and literature in the field of health education; community health problems; methods and techniques of disseminating health education information to the public and healthcare professionals. Awareness of how accurate data and information contributes to an understanding of the population’s health and well-being. Awareness of models of, and approaches to, health improvement, e.g., health promotion, disease prevention, community development, social marketing, sustainability.


ABILITIES:  Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. Ability to read written language at difference comprehension levels. Ability to prepare clear and concise reports utilizing different modes of media–computer, presentations (oral and written), by telephone, and video conference. Perform public speaking.  Talking to others to convey information effectively.  Plan, develop, and conduct training programs to small and large groups of professionals and nonprofessionals.  Have critical thinking skills in order to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems. Must be able to work under outbreak and response conditions and prioritize urgent needs from routine work.


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  96801-3378


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

Other Information


For additional information, you may contact Corliss Yoshiura, Branch 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 Hawaii. 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.


An Equal Opportunity Employer