Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SPECIALIST (COMMUNITY HEALTH)

Apr 08 2021
Job Description

 

State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Disease Outbreak Control Division

Disease Investigation Branch

Downtown, Oahu

 

Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SPECIALIST (COMMUNITY HEALTH) 

 

Up to $4,252 per month, salary commensurate w/ training and experience

 

Exempt, Non-Civil Service, Full-Time, Temporary Appointment.  The primary purpose of this position is to perform the full range of epidemiological investigational and educational activities related to all infectious diseases for disease outbreak control and surveillance.  The position provides epidemiologic expertise for statewide surveillance for infectious diseases and certain non-infectious conditions, including neglected diseases (e.g., waterborne, including amoeboid and fungal diseases); investigates individual cases and outbreaks of new, rare, or serious illness; implements disease prevention and control measures.  The position works with Branch and Division subject matter experts (SMEs), including epidemiologists, physicians, and health educators, to identify strategies to communicate and works with various cultural groups and identify community intervention and prevention measures to address identified disparities; liaise on behalf of Division with these groups to facilitate investigations, public health response, and public health education; assist in assessing and training for interviewing persons under investigation and works with SMEs to develop and maintain any related protocols.

 

 

Minimum Qualification(s)

 

EDUCATION:  Must meet education requirements for the Epidemiological Specialist series.  A master’s degree in epidemiology is desirable.

 

EXPERIENCE:  Must meet experience requirements for the class Epidemiological Specialist III.

 

LICENSE:  valid Hawaii driver’s license 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

 

Applicants should mail a resume with current statement of qualifications, State of Hawaii Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment with original signature, and three (3) references to:

 

Department of Health       

Disease Outbreak Control Division

PO BOX 3378

Honolulu, Hawaii 96801-3378

 

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

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Other Information

 

For additional information, you may contact HR Specialist, at [email protected]

 

Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position #123470 & #123472.

 

This position is exempt from civil service. Employment in such positions are considered to be “at will.” This position can be up to a 24-month appointment, federally funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Cooperative Agreement for the budget period beginning August 1, 2020 – July 31, 2021. Continuation of this position will be dependent on a successful application for subsequent grant periods.

 

The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and environment for all people in Hawaii. Hawaii Department of Health (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