Mar 21 2023
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Disease Outbreak Control Division

Disease Investigation Branch

Downtown, Oahu



$3,933 - $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 community health outreach in support of epidemiological investigational and educational activities related to all infectious diseases for disease outbreak control and surveillance.  The position provides community outreach in conjunction with Branch epidemiologic expertise for statewide surveillance for infectious diseases and certain non-infectious conditions, including neglected diseases (e.g., waterborne, including amoeboid and fungal diseases).  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 community groups to facilitate an understanding of investigations, public health response, and provision of culturally appropriate 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.


EXPERIENCE:  Must meet experience requirements for the class Epidemiological Specialist I or II.


LICENSE:  Valid Hawaii driver’s license preferred.


SKILLS/ABILITIES:  The ability to speak any of the following languages is desired:  Chuukese, Marshallese, Kosraean, Samoan, Cebuano, Tongan, Chinese (traditional/simple), Tagalog, Ilocano, Hawaiian.


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/


Other Information


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


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position #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, 2022 – July 31, 2023. 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.


As a condition of employment with the State of Hawai’i, all new hires must comply with the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.  The COVID-19 vaccination policy can be found at the top of the DOH Internet/Job Opportunities page:  https://health.hawaii.gov/employment/job-​opportunities/.


An Equal Opportunity Employer