Epidemiologist I

Jul 28 2021
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Disease Outbreak Control Division

Downtown, Oahu


Epidemiologist I

Up to $5,600 per month, commensurate with training & experience


Exempt, non-civil service, full-time, temporary appointment.  The primary purpose of this position is to study the distribution and determinants of health-related states and events in particular populations as they related to arboviral diseases and to apply this study to the control of health problems in this subject area.


This position provides a trained and needed workforce able to responds to arboviral disease cases and outbreaks; essential to improving DOH’s ability to conduct enhanced arboviral disease surveillance, and response.  This position will gather and evaluate appropriate surveillance data and submissions to the Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC) ArboNet, identifying and investigating arboviral cases and outbreaks, including coordinating control and prevention measures.  This position coordinates intra-departmental surveillance for arboviral illnesses (Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and West Nile viruses); facilitates training of epidemiolocal specialists in the investigation of arbovirus disease investigations/outbreaks; and serves as liaison and consultant to the State Laboratories Division (SLD) regarding testing for arbovirus pathogens.



 Minimum Qualification


Education & Experience:  Master’s Degree in Epidemiology or a Master’s Degree in a health-related field for which the candidate completed and passed at least three (3) epidemiological methods courses, one of which must be an advanced level, and at least two (2) biostatistics courses requiring mastery of large datasets and analyses using a statistical software set.  Each qualifying course should have fulfilled a minimum of two (2) credit hours.


License:  Valid State of Hawaii 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


Submit completed State of Hawai`i Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment, resume, and salary requirements to:


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

P.O. Box 3378

Honolulu, Hawaii 96801-3378

Attn:  Recruitment & Examination


Application Packet at:  https://health.hawaii.gov/employment/job-​opportunities/


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met.


Other Information


For additional information, you may call Danielle Carico, Branch Secretary at (808) 587-6567 or email at [email protected] 


This position is exempt from the civil service.  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 (CD), Epidemiology and Laboratory capacity (ELC) Cooperative Agreement for the budget period beginning August 1, 2020 through July 31, 2021.  Continued funding is dependent on successful non-competitive applications prior to each grant year.


An Equal Opportunity Employer