Physician (Medical Epidemiologist)

Jan 25 2019
Job Description



State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Disease Outbreak Control Division

Downtown, Oahu

Physician (Medical Epidemiologist)

$91,500 - $140,000 yearly (LHC1 Minimum to Maximum), commensurate w/ training and experience


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 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 of 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 Qualifications

EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited school of medicine with a degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) is required.  In addition to a degree of Doctor of Medicine, a graduate degree in Public Health with an emphasis in Epidemiology is preferred plus two years' experience in Public Health.  Completion of the Epidemic Intelligence Service fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is highly desirable. 


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


DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION:  License to practice medicine in Hawaii with a board certification, preferably in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine or Family Practice.  AND One or more of the following:


1)  Post-graduate training in the Epidemic Intelligence Service with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;


2)  Experience in infectious disease (e.g. fellowship in infectious diseases or public health work conducting and supervising disease outbreak surveillance and investigation); or


3)  A graduate degree in Epidemiology (MS, MPH, PhD, or DrPH).


To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:


LICENSE:  License to practice medicine in Hawaii with specialty board certification, preferably in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Infectious Disease, or Public Health and General Preventive Medicine.


Post-graduate training in the Epidemic Intelligence Service with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is preferred.


A graduate degree in Public Health (MS, MPH, PhD or DrPH) is preferred.


A Hawaii State Driver’s License is 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 Unites States.


How to Apply


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


Recruitment # 217108:  Oahu, Downtown


Continuous until needs are met.


Other Information


For additional information, you may contact Sarah Y. Park, MD, FAAP through the DOCD secretary at (808) 587-6845 or email at