Oct 06 2021
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Disease Outbreak Control Division

Disease Investigation Branch

Downtown, Oahu


Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC)
Up to $5,373 monthly, commensurate w/ training and experience


Exempt, non-civil service, temporary, full-time appointment. The primary purpose of this position is to administer and supervise the Community Resiliency and Response Section of the Disease Investigation Branch, which plays a crucial role in protecting the health and safety of the public through the control and prevention of disease outbreaks in Hawaii.  This position will guide a team that seeks to 1)  Strengthen and promote access to public health, healthcare, and social service, 2)  Promote health and wellness alongside disaster preparedness, 3)  Expand communication and collaboration, 4)  Engage at-risk individuals and the programs that serve them, while building social connectedness in a “health in all policies” approach.



Minimum Qualifications


EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited 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 course work must demonstrate an aptitude for, and a basic knowledge of the biological sciences.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Three and one-half (3 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:  Possession of a valid State of Hawaii motor vehicle operator’s license is required.


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 #123889.


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, 2022. 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 Hawaii, all qualified candidates who have successfully completed and passed the recruitment process, must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination at the time a conditional offer of employment is made. Departments will consider reasonable accommodations if requested by a candidate and it is determined through an interactive process that pregnancy, a qualifying disability, or a sincerely held religious belief prevents the candidate from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination.



Please note that the COVID-19 vaccination policy above will apply to both new hires not currently employed by the State of Hawaii Executive branch, as well as current State of Hawaii Executive Branch Employees who are being considered for placement into another State of Hawaii Executive Branch position. 



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