Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Public Health Educator

Nov 24 2023
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Disease Outbreak Control Division

Downtown, Oahu


Public Health Educator

Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC)


Starting at $5,712 per month, salary commensurate w/ training and experience


Exempt, Non-Civil Service, Full-Time, Temporary Appointment. The primary purpose of this position is to develop educational materials, media campaigns, and public-facing presentations related to the prevention of reportable diseases. The Public Health Educator (PHE) initiates the planning, development, management, and evaluation of public health educational programs with a focus on reducing vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs), including COVID-19, and other emerging infectious diseases on the island of Oahu. The PHE is responsible for working with subject matter expert (SME) staff to develop and maintain training protocols. The position responds to public inquiries and coordinates the Department of Health (DOH) and district’s responses to public issues of concern with the assistance of SME and communication/information specialists’ input.



Minimum Qualification(s)


EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a bachelor’s degree.


EXPERIENCE:  Three years of professional experience in community health education which involved educating the public in the prevention of disease and other unhealthy conditions and working as a consultant to other professionally trained individuals such as physicians, nurses, social workers and teachers.


LICENSE:  Hawaii State Drivers’ License preferred.  Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) 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

Other Information


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


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position #123478, 123438, 123439.


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


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