Nov 16 2021
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Disease Outbreak Control Division

Downtown, Oahu



Up to $4,583 per month, salary commensurate with training and experience


Exempt, non-civil service, full-time, temporary appointment. Healthcare associated infections, including antimicrobial resistant organisms (AR) contribute to a significant amount of mortality and morbidity. The primary purpose of this position is responsible for planning, and developing with the HAI Team, the Statewide Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance (HAI/AR) project educational activities, including those included in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Project Firstline.  CDC’s new infection control training collaborative, Project Firstline, is designed to help every frontline healthcare worker, in all healthcare settings, gain that knowledge and confidence. Projects associated with disease prevention and education of Infection Control Prevention practices will be coordinated by the HAI educational program/project to professionals and nonprofessionals based on upon current infection control practices as stipulated by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) particular for infectious disease prevention activities.



Minimum Qualifications


EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree. 


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in a biological science, public health, or a related field is highly desirable. Prior training in infection control is highly desirable.


Prior training in infection control is highly desirable.


EXPERIENCE:  One and one-half years of progressively responsible professional experience which required a  high degree of analytical skill.  Such experience must have involved gathering, evaluating and analyzing facts and other pertinent information required to resolve problems and/or to determine and recommend appropriate courses of action.  Such experience must have also demonstrated the ability to elicit information orally and in writing; read, comprehend, interpret and evaluate technical subjects, analyses or proposals; and apply problem-solving methods and techniques, such as defining and analyzing problems, identifying alternative courses of action, using judgment in determining appropriate alternatives; and prepare clear an concise written reports and recommendations for action.


LICENSE:  Valid driver’s license 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:  https://health.hawaii.gov/employme​nt/job-opportunities/


Other Information


For additional information, you may contact the HR Associate, at [email protected]


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position #123441.


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, 2021 through July 31, 2022. Continued funding is dependent on successful non-competitive applications prior to each grant year.


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.


As a condition of employment with the State of Hawai‘i, each qualified candidate who has been given a conditional offer of employment must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and shall be fully vaccinated by his/her/their employment start date. A reasonable accommodation will be provided if requested by a candidate and it is determined through an interactive process that pregnancy, a qualifying disability, or a sincerely held religious belief prevents the candidate from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination.



Please note that the COVID-19 vaccination policy above will apply to both new hires not currently employed by the State of Hawaii Executive branch, as well as current State of Hawaii Executive Branch Employees who are being considered for placement into another State of Hawaii Executive Branch position. 


An Equal Opportunity Employer