Epidemiologist II (Exempt)

May 20 2019
State of Hawaii, Department of Health |Honolulu|Full Time, $69,476 - $74,340 / year
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division

Downtown, Oahu


Epidemiologist II

$69,476 - $74,340 yearly, commensurate with training & experience


Exempt, non-civil service appointment.  This position will provide technical assistance to the Division staff regarding needs assessment, survey instrument design, analysis and interpretation of data, and program evaluation strategies.  This position will, as needed, support grant development, conduct data analysis and provide guidance to support funding initiatives.  This position will have primary responsibility for staffing and serving on the Editorial Board of Hawaii Journal of Medicine and Public Health.



 Minimum Qualifications


Education and 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


Additional Requirement:  Requires knowledge of epidemiology principles, practices, and methods, including the design of studies, surveillance systems, survey instruments, and scientific research, analysis, and interpretation methods; biostatistical theories and practices pertinent to epidemiological research and analysis; pertinent State and federal laws, rules, policies and procedures; and program goals, objectives, policies, procedures, activities, and mission statement.


Requires skills and abilities to oversee, direct/coordinate major epidemiological studies; independently perform epidemiological investigations; independently collect, analyze and interpret epidemiological data effectively; identify rules, principles, or relationships that explain facts, data, or other information; make correct inferences or draw accurate conclusions; use critical and analytical thinking skills to fairly and accurately assess and interpret complex information; make sound, logical and responsible decisions by assessing complex data; and effective oral, written, and interpersonal skills.


License:  Possession of a 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.


Additional information and application packet:  http://health.hawaii.gov/emplo​yment/job-opportunities/


Other Information


For additional information, you may call Sayuri Sugimoto at (808) 586-4486. 


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


An Equal Opportunity Employer