Pandemic Response Expansion Project (PREP) Office of Health Equity (OHE) Epidemiologist Supervisor

Jun 27 2022
Job Description

 

State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division

Downtown, Oahu

 

Pandemic Response Expansion Project (PREP)
Office of Health Equity (OHE) Epidemiologist Supervisor

Up to $6,299 per month, salary commensurate w/ training and experience

 

Exempt, non-civil service, full-time, temporary appointment.  The purpose of the OHE is to advance health equity by: 1) assessing and monitoring population health and identifying health disparities; 2) engaging stakeholders to develop policies, systems, and environmental change improvements to eliminate health inequities; 3) evaluating and monitoring efforts; and 4) reassessing strategies with the continuous engagement of key stakeholders.  The PREP OHE Epidemiologist Supervisor will 1) provide Departmental leadership on epidemiological resources, strategic direction, and capacity development to advance understanding of population-based health disparities; 2) oversee a data team that is responsible for improving the collection of health equity surveillance data, conducting epidemiological studies; and implementing evaluations; 3) provide highly technical guidance to meet the surveillance, evaluation, and reporting requirements of the “National Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities Among Populations at High-Risk and Underserved, Including Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations and Rural Communities” grant.

 

Minimum Qualification(s)

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:  Doctoral-level epidemiologist and at least two (2) years of professional level work experience as a scientist-level epidemiologist; or

 

Master's Degree in Epidemiology or a health-related field for which the candidate completed and passed at least three (3) epidemiological methods courses, one of which must be an advanced level, and at least two (2) biostatistics courses requiring mastery of large datasets and analyses using a statistical software set [each qualifying course should have fulfilled a minimum of two (2) credit hours] and four (4) or more years of professional work experience in epidemiology in a public health agency; or

 

Other advanced non-epidemiology professional degree or certification in a biomedical field (e.g., MD/DO, DDS/DMD, DVM, or PhD in Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Cancer Biology, Cellular/Developmental Biology, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Genetics, Health Education, Health Policy/Economics, Health Services and Policy Analysis, Infectious Disease, Molecular Biology, Medical Ethics, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Nutrition, Pharmacology, or Physiology) with specific epidemiology training (e.g., MPH Degree, CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Program) and at least two (2) years of professional work experience as a journey level Epidemiologist; or

 

Other advanced non-epidemiology professional degree or certification in a biomedical field and graduate level coursework in epidemiology and four (4) years of professional level work experience as an Epidemiologist.

 

SUPERVISORY APTITUDE:  Must demonstrate the aptitude or potential for the performance of supervisory duties through the successful completion of regular or special assignments that involves some supervisory responsibilities or aspects of supervision, e.g., by serving as a group or team leader, or completing training courses in supervision accompanied by the application of supervisory skills in work assignments; and/or by favorable appraisals by a supervisor indicating the possession of supervisory potential.

 

LICENSE:  Valid State of Hawaii Type III 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 cover letter, completed State of Hawaii Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment with original signature, three (3) references, salary requirement and detailed resume to:

 

Department of Health

Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division

1250 Punchbowl Street, Room 422

Honolulu, HI  96813

ATTN:  Melissa Nakamura

 

Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position no. 124060.

 

Application packet at:  https://health.hawaii.gov/employme​nt/job-opportunities/ 

 

Other Information

 

For additional information, you may contact Melissa Nakamura at [email protected] or (808) 586-4637.

 

This position is exempt from civil service and considered temporary in nature.  Therefore, if you are appointed to the position, your employment will be considered to be “at will,” which means that you may be discharged from your employment at the prerogative of your department head or designee at any time.

 

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