Public Health Program Manager

Jun 25 2020
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Disease Outbreak Control Division

Disease Investigation Branch

Downtown, Oahu


Public Health Program Manager

$7,675 - $12,769 per month (EM05), commensurate w/ training and experience


Note:  Hiring rates will be based on availability of funds, the applicant’s qualifications, and other relevant factors.


Permanent, Civil Service, Full-time appointment.  The position is responsible for administering and managing the Disease Investigation Branch and therefore plays a crucial role in protecting the health and safety of the public through the monitoring, control, and prevention of disease outbreaks in Hawaii. As a branch manager, the duties of the position include a wide array of administrative, planning, technical, and supervisory responsibilities.  Regarding technical responsibilities, the incumbent must possess the expertise to interpret and analyze epidemiological data and apply relevant findings to public health actions.  The incumbent should have experience in conducting and managing infectious disease surveillance and investigation as well as responding to disease outbreaks.  The incumbent fulfills all duties independently with overall technical guidance and medical direction provided by the Chief of the Disease Outbreak Control Division.  Travel may be required.



Minimum Qualifications


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

Edu​cation:  A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university.


Specialized Experience:  Three and one-half (3-1/2) years of progressively responsible professional experience in social work, public health, or other related fields which provided knowledge of public health laws, rules and regulations; public health programs and services; community health organizations and the services and/or programs they offer to the community; and an awareness of current public health problem and related social and economic conditions and concerns.


Supervisory Experience:  Two (2) years of formal professional supervisory experience which involved supervising a professional staff and included:  1) Planning, organizing, scheduling and directing their work; 2) Assigning and reviewing and their work; 3) Advising them on difficult work problems; 4) Training and developing subordinates; and 5) Evaluate their work performance.


Managerial Aptitude:  Managerial aptitude rather than actual managerial experience may be accepted.  This requirement will be considered to have been met when there is a strong affirmative evidence of the necessary managerial abilities.


Desirable Qualifications:  1) Master’s degree in public health focusing on epidemiology, or other advanced non-epidemiology professional degree in a biomedical field (i.e. MD/DO, DVM); OR 2) Successful completion of either the Epidemic Intelligence Services (EIS) Program or the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Applied epidemiology Fellowship; AND two (2) years minimum professional level work experience as an Epidemiologist including professional level work experience with surveillance, investigations, assessments.


License:  Valid State of Hawaii 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 United States.


How to Apply


Visit the Department of Human Resources Development website at​waii.


Recruitment #20-0164* opening date is March 14, 2020 and may be on continuous until needs are met.


Other Information


The State of Hawai'i complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities.  If you require reasonable accommodations in completing an application, any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please call 808-587-0936 for assistance.


A continuous recruitment may be closed at any time.  The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the Civil Service Hawaii State Government Jobs page of the website.


For additional information, you may contact:  DIB Secretary at (808) 587-6567, or email at [email protected]


An Equal Opportunity Employer