Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Chief Data Officer

Apr 11 2024
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Disease Outbreak Control Division

Downtown, Oahu



Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC)

Up to $10,834 per month, salary commensurate with training and experience


Exempt, non-civil service, full-time, temporary appointment. The primary purpose of this position decides overarching public health informatics objectives and policies for the Division and other programs within the Department; ensures that the Division and Department adhere to applicable laws, statutes, standards, and meets industry best practices; oversees administration of budgets and the supervision of subordinates; has responsibility for enhancing data quality, reliability, and access and creating and realizing business value from data assets and internal and external data ecosystems.



Minimum Qualifications


EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in health informatics, public health, science (e.g., biology, chemistry, physics), epidemiology, public policy, health policy, health services research, health information sciences, computer science, economics, math, statistics, engineering, data science, or related field is required.


Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in public health, public health informatics, healthcare informatics, information technology, computer science, information science, public policy or health policy, statistics, science, math, engineering, data science, or related field is required.


Doctoral-level degree (e.g., PhD, DrPH) from an accredited college or university in computer science, data science, informatics, science, statistic, math, engineering, or related field is preferred.


EXPERIENCE:  Five (5) years of experience at senior-level, supervisory role in academia, technical organization, government or healthcare system.  Experience should include thought leadership, supervision and management; strong communication skills; project management experience and skills; budget and planning experience and skills; evidence of analytic data products (e.g., scientific publications); and professionalism and ethical behavior.


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


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

Other Information


For additional information, you may contact the DOCD Secretary, at [email protected].


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position no. 123497.


Application packet at:  https://health.hawaii.gov/empl​oyment/job-opportunities/


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


This position is located on Oahu. Remote work is currently not available.


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.



An Equal Opportunity Employer