Entomologist III – IV

May 30 2019
Job Description

State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Kauai District Health Office

Environmental Health Services/Vector Control Unit

Lihue, Kauai


Entomologist III – IV


Level III - $4,079 to $4,968 per month (SR-20, Step C to H)
Level IV - $4,413 to $5,373 per month (SR-22, Step C to H)



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



Civil Service, permanent appointment.  State Entomologist are concerned with flies, snails, beetles and other pests (including rodents) of economic and/or medical significance, and with the development, test or application of methods for their propagation or control.  Major approaches to problem solving include methods of manipulating the effectiveness of the natural enemy; modifying the environment; changing adverse agricultural practices; introducing predators, parasites, pathogens and other beneficial organisms; devising and adapting abatement practices; applying chemicals; and Integrating biological, chemical, cultural and/or other control measures.


The Entomologist III independently performs a limited range of professional entomological assignments and may serve as a project leader and perform other related duties as assigned.


The Entomologist IV independently performs the analysis, evaluation and solution of complex entomological problems with statewide implications; may supervise lower level entomologist as assigned; and performs other related duties as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications


EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a bachelor's degree in entomology or a closely related field which included at least twelve (12) semester credit hours of entomology coursework.


Excess work experience as described under the Specialized Experience, below, or any other responsible administrative, professional or analytical work experience which provided knowledge, skills and abilities comparable to those acquired in four (4) years of successful study while completing a college or university curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree in one of the above cited majors may be substituted on a year-for-year basis. To be acceptable, the experience must have been of such scope, level and quality as to assure the possession of comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities.


The education or experience background must also demonstrate the ability to write clear and comprehensive reports and other documents; read and interpret complex written material; and solve complex problems logically and systematically.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Applicants for the III level must have had one (1) year and applicants for the IV level must have had two (2) years of Specialized Experience described as progressively responsible professional work experience in the field of entomological research, development, prevention, or control which included field and/or laboratory work.


SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED:  Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements, will apply, and can be found here:  http://files.hawaii.gov/dhrd/main/eccd/Cl​ass%20Specifications%20and%20Minimum%20Qu​alification%20Requirements/Group_V/5192mq​.pdf


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 http://agency.governmentjobs.com/hawaii/d​efault.cfm.


Lihue, Kauai:  Recruitment #218445, continuous until needs are met.


Other Information


For additional information, please email Hazel Kashiwabara at [email protected]



An Equal Opportunity Employer