Epidemiologist II

Nov 24 2023
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division

Downtown, Oahu


Epidemiologist II

Salary commensurate with training & experience


Exempt, Permanent, Full-Time, Non-Civil Service Appointment.  The Surveillance, Evaluation and Epidemiology Office (SEEO) oversees the maintenance of an information infrastructure for the collection, analysis and utilization of data and enhances public access to selected data collected by the Department. The SEEO provides epidemiology, statistical and evaluation analytic support to the programs within Division and maintains the contract with the Hawaii Health Data Warehouse (HHDW), a central repository for many Department data sets.


The Epidemiologist II will 1) provide technical assistance to the Division staff regarding needs assessment, survey instrument design, analysis and interpretation of data, and program evaluation strategies; 2) support grant development, conduct data analysis and provide guidance to support funding initiatives; and 3) have primary responsibility for staffing and serving on the Editorial Board of Hawaii Journal of Medicine and Public Health.



 Minimum Qualifications


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 (e.g., MD/DO, DDS/DMD, DVM, or PhD) and with specific epidemiology training (e.g., MPH Degree or CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Program); or


Other advanced non-epidemiology professional degree or certification (e.g., MD/DO, DDS/DMD, DVM, or PhD) and graduate level coursework in epidemiology and two (2) years of professional work experience as an epidemiologist.


LICENSE: Valid State of Hawaii Type III 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 no. 112991.


Application packet at:  health.hawaii.gov/employment/j​ob-opportunities/


Other Information


For additional information, you may call Melissa Nakamura at (808) 586-4637 or at [email protected].   


This position is exempt from 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