Jan 19 2023
Job Description


State of Hawaii Department of Health

Disease Outbreak Control Division
Disease Investigation Branch
Downtown, Oahu


Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC)
$4,252 -$4,583 monthly, commensurate w/ training and experience


Exempt, Temporary, Full-time, Non-Civil service 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.



Minimum Qualifications


EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited (4) year college or university with a bachelor’s degree.  Coursework must include a minimum of three (3) courses in the biological sciences of which at least one course must be beyond the introductory level.  Successful completion of such coursework must demonstrate an aptitude for, and a basic knowledge of the biological sciences.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Must meet experience requirements for the class Epidemiological Specialist III.  One and one-half (1 ½) years of progressively responsible professional work experience which demonstrated knowledge and application of the principles, practices, methods, and techniques used in the identification, prevention, and control of communicable diseases. 


LICENSE:  Valid 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


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


Applicaton packet at:  health.hawaii.gov/employment/job-o​pportunities/


Other Information


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


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position #123423.


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, 2024. 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:  health.hawaii.gov/employment/job​-opportunities/


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