Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) EPIDEMIOLOGIST

May 14 2024
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Disease Outbreak Control Division

Downtown, Oahu



Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC)

$6,177 - $7,226 per month, salary commensurate with training and experience


Exempt, non-civil service, full/part-time, temporary appointment. The primary purpose of this position is to organize surveillance and investigation data for COVID-19, reportable diseases, and emerging pathogens; analyze surveillance, investigation, and other epidemiologic data; develop data summaries and evidence-based recommendations; and assist in program evaluation and implementation.  This position works with partners and stakeholders to strengthen occupational surveillance and response to detect, prevent, and control adverse health events statewide.

Minimum Qualifications


EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required.  Master’s degree is required from an accredited college or university in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health or health-related field for which the incumbent completed and passed at least three (3) epidemiological methods courses and at least two (2) statistics courses that included large dataset management and epidemiologic analyses using statistical software or tools.  Additional coursework in data science, analytics, or informatics is preferred.


EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of one year of professional work experience conducting analytic epidemiology, public health surveillance, or public health evaluation is preferred.


LICENSE:  Valid State of Hawaii driver’s license 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


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 Lindsay Woodward [email protected].


Recruitment is on continuous for position #123465.


This position is exempt from civil service. Employment in such positions is considered to be “at will.” This position is 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, 2023 – July 31, 2024. Continuation of this position for an additional 12 months 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.


An Equal Opportunity Employer