Nov 17 2021
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Disease Outbreak Control Division

Downtown, Oahu



$9,682 - $27,249 (LHC1) monthly, salary commensurate with training and experience
Note:  Hiring rates will be based on availability of funds, the applicant’s qualifications, and other relevant factors.


This position serves as the DOCD Deputy Chief and Deputy State Epidemiologist.  The incumbent has a major role in managing epidemiological and other activities related to emerging infections, disease surveillance and investigations, immunizations, and public health preparedness.  The incumbent provides subject matter expertise and leadership of analytic epidemiologic projects and activities requiring clinical expertise and provides mentorship to epidemiology staff and fellows (Epidemic Intelligence Service, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Applied Epidemiology Fellows). The position assists the Division Chief (State Epidemiologist) in assessing and guiding infectious disease surveillance, directing disease investigations, and providing recommendations regarding disease control and prevention measures.  The incumbent is expected to assist the Division Chief also in directing the analysis and interpretation of epidemiological data; promoting immunizations; liaising with federal, national, state, and local partners; and managing the public health response to diseases of concern and other emergencies or events which threaten the public’s health.  In an emergency this position is expected to assume the responsibilities of the Division Chief if the Chief is unavailable.  If two or more urgent public health crises are occurring simultaneously, this position may be expected to assume primary responsibility, as determined by the Division Chief, for managing the response to one of the emergencies and apprise the Division Chief and the Department leadership as the situation may warrant.


Minimum Qualification Requirements


EXPERIENCE: Some  positions require work experience as a physician.  Some positions may require experience in a specialized field of medicine.


LICENSE: Applicants must possess a valid license to practice medicine or osteopathy in the State of Hawaii.


Preferred Qualifications


License to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine in Hawaii with specialist board certification, preferably in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Infectious Disease, or Public Health and General Preventive Medicine, AND either Post graduate training in the Epidemic Intelligence Service with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), OR A graduate degree in Epidemiology (MPH, Mc, PhD, or DrPH), OR At least 2 years of relevant experience in infectious disease applied epidemiology (e.g., conducting and supervising disease outbreak surveillance and investigations in a health department or at CDC).


Who May Apply


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 restricted employment in the United States.


How to Apply


Visit the Department of Human Resources Development website at​efault.cfm.


Recruitment # 21-0515, continuous until needs are met.



Other Information


For additional information, please contact Dr. Sarah Kemble through the DOCD secretary at (808) 587-6846 or email at [email protected]  



As a condition of employment with the State of Hawai‘i, each qualified candidate who has been given a conditional offer of employment must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and shall be fully vaccinated by his/her/their employment start date. A reasonable accommodation will be provided if requested by a candidate and it is determined through an interactive process that pregnancy, a qualifying disability, or a sincerely held religious belief prevents the candidate from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination.


Please note that the COVID-19 vaccination policy above will apply to both new hires not currently employed by the State of Hawaii Executive branch, as well as current State of Hawaii Executive Branch Employees who are being considered for placement into another State of Hawaii Executive Branch position.


An Equal Opportunity Employer