Epidemiologist II

Aug 04 2022
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Adult Mental Health Division

Downtown, Oahu


Epidemiologist II

$72,200 - $104,340 per year, salary commensurate with training & experience


Exempt, Non-Civil Service, Full-Time, Temporary Appointment.  The primary functions are three-fold: 1) to design and conduct epidemiological studies; to collect, link, analyze, report and maintain epidemiological data pertinent to the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) Divisions [Adult Mental Health Division (AMHD), the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD), the Child and Adolescent Mental health Division (CAMHD), and the Developmental Disabilities Division (DDD)]; 2) to provide scientific advice and technical assistance to BHA Divisions Leadership and staff for monitoring the behavioral, socio-cultural, socio-economic and socio-environmental indicators for (a) data/surveillance on behavioral health trends, co-morbidities, risk factors, determinates and health disparities; and regarding (b) human subject and grant evaluation study design, survey instrument design, sampling, data acquisition/collection, statistical analysis and reporting, qualitative  and quantitative data analyses and evaluative reports, surveillance activities, public health program evaluation and policy, technical report writing, and grant writing; and 3) to provide leadership for the establishment and oversight of a vision and strategic plan for all epidemiological work for the BHA Divisions, ensuring that the plan is aligned with departmental and divisional strategic priorities.



 Minimum Qualification


Education & Experience:  Doctoral-level epidemiologist; or


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] and at least two (2) years of professional level work experience as an Epidemiologist; or


Other advanced non-epidemiology professional degree or certification and with specific epidemiology training; or


Other advanced non-epidemiology professional degree or certification and graduate level coursework in epidemiology and two (2) years of professional work experience as an epidemiologist.


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


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position #122221


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


Other Information


For additional information, interested applicants should email Toni Naone at [email protected] or call (808) 586-4770.


This position is exempt from civil service.  Employment in such positions is considered to be “at will.”


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