Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SPEC (FLU SUPPORT)

Feb 26 2024
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Disease Outbreak Control Division

Disease Investigation Branch

Downtown, Oahu



Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC)

Starting at $5,076 per month, salary commensurate with training and experience


Exempt, non-civil service, full-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 on-infectious conditions; 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 with 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 Marvalin at [email protected]/.


Recruitment deadline is 5 days from posting for position #123425.


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