Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) EPI SPEC (NONFLU SUPPORT)

Sep 14 2022
Job Description

      

State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Disease Outbreak Control Division

Disease Investigation Branch

Downtown, Oahu

 

EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SPECIALIST (NONFLU SUPPORT)

Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC)

$4,252 – $4,413 per month, salary commensurate with training and experience

 

Exempt, non-civil service, part-time, temporary appointment. The primary purpose of this position is to plan, organize, and perform the most complex investigational and educational epidemiologic activities for disease outbreak control and surveillance.  The position provides epidemiologic expertise for statewide surveillance for infectious diseases and certain non-infectious conditions; including non-influenza respiratory diseases such as COVID-19 and other respiratory pathogens; investigates individual cases and outbreaks of new, rare, or serious illness; implements disease prevention and control measures; and assists in the review of work performed by lower-level and neighbor island epidemiological specialists within the branch.

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree that included completion of two (2) introductory biological science courses plus one (1) additional biological science course beyond the introductory level.  Successful completion of such coursework should demonstrate an aptitude for, and a basic knowledge of, the biological sciences.  Prior training in microbiology is highly desirable since it is the foundation for understanding the technical aspects of laboratory testing, proper specimen collection, and molecular epidemiology, all of which are important for successfully performing the duties of this position.

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Two and one-half (2 1/2) years of progressively responsible professional work experience that required the knowledge and application of the principles, practices, methods, and techniques used in the identification, prevention, and control of infectious diseases.  Typically this work experience would entail a minimum of one (1) year of professional work experience as an epidemiological specialist at the next lower level.

 

LICENSE:  Possession of a valid State of Hawaii Driver’s License.

 

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

 

Mail completed State of Hawaii Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment with original signature, cover letter, detailed resume, three (3) references, and salary requirements 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 the HR Associate, at [email protected]

 

Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position #123426.

 

This position is exempt from civil service. Employment in such positions is 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