Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Community Health Worker

Feb 07 2024
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Kauai District Health Office

Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Lihue, Kauai


Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC)
Community Health Worker

$3,047 - $4,509 per month, salary commensurate w/ training and experience


Exempt, non-civil service, full-time, temporary appointment. The position functions as a knowledgeable liaison between the community and the Kauai District Health Office and service providers. It focuses primarily on populations historically underserved and experiencing health disparities. The goal of the position is to establish and maintain trusting relationships with the priority populations in a culturally humble manner. The position facilitates access to health and social services while improving the quality and cultural humility of service delivery that embraces diversity. The position supports capacity building at the individual and community levels by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, engagement, health education, social support, and advocacy.


Minimum Qualification(s)


EDUCATION:  High school graduation or equivalent. College-level coursework in social sciences, public health, communications, or related fields is preferred but not required.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  One (1) year or more of related work or volunteer experience, involving one or more of the following: health services, community service, language/accessibility service, community organizing, community advocacy, grass-roots mobilization or outreach, and/or collecting personal information.


LICENSE:  Valid State of Hawaii Type Ill 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 completed State of Hawaii Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment with original signature,

cover letter, detailed resume, three (3) references, and salary requirements to:


Department of Health

Kauai District Health Office

3040 Umi Street

Lihue, Hawaii 96766

Attn:  Human Resources


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position no. 124047.


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

Other Information


For additional information, you may email Hazel Kashiwabara at [email protected].


This position is exempt from civil service. Employment in such positions is considered to be “at will.” This position can be up to a 24-month appointment, federally funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Cooperative Agreement for the budget period beginning August 1, 2023 – July 31, 2024. Continuation of this position will be dependent on a successful application for subsequent grant period.


The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and environment for all people in Hawai`i. Hawaii Department of Health supports a diverse-multicultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels, and creates an inclusive work environment, free from discrimination.


Candidates with language skills in addition to English are encouraged to apply.


Health care benefits available.


An Equal Opportunity Employer