Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) EPIDEMIOLOGIST

Sep 17 2021
Job Description

 

State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Kauai District Health Office

Disease Investigation Branch

Lihue, Kauai

 

Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) EPIDEMIOLOGIST

$5,600 per month, salary commensurate w/ training and experience

 

Exempt, Non-Civil Service, Full-Time, Temporary Appointment.  The primary purpose of this position is to detect, control and prevent infectious diseases, including emerging threats and potential bioterrorism agents, on Kauai by collecting, entering, managing, and analyzing public health data to make evidence-based recommendations and drive policy decisions.  This position will be responsible for facilitating enhancement of disease outbreak investigations using data-driven methods and principles; ensuring efficient and timely response to and reporting of disease alerts; developing and enhancing surveillance for reportable diseases and conditions; facilitating, coordinating, and exchanging surveillance data with partners; implementing and interacting with routine, sentinel, syndromic, hospital-based, and other surveillance systems in the state of Hawaii to enhance early detection, identify outbreaks, and support all-hazards situational awareness.  This position will conduct epidemiological assessments and analysis and develop reports and other data products as required by the federal Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) cooperative agreement.

 

 

Minimum Qualification(s)

 

EDUCATION:  Master’s degree in Epidemiology or Master’s Degree in Public Health or a health-related field for which the incumbent completed and passed at least three (3) epidemiological methods courses, one of which must be at an advanced level, and at least two (2) biostatistics courses requiring mastery of large dataset management and epidemiologic analyses using statistical software or tools.  Each qualifying course should have fulfilled a minimum of three (3) credit hours.  Additional coursework in data science, analytics, or informatics is preferred. 

 

EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of one year of progressively responsible professional work experience is required, as follows:  independently implementing analytic epidemiologic projects; or planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating data applications and systems; or implementing public health surveillance systems.

 

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

 

Mail cover letter, completed State of Hawaii Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment with original signature, three (3) references, salary requirement and detailed resume 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 #124044.

 

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

 

Other Information

 

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

 

This position is exempt from civil service and considered temporary in nature. Therefore, if you are appointed to the position, your employment will be considered to be "at will," which means that you may be discharged from your employment at the prerogative of your department head or designee at any time.

 

Minimum of 12/24 months with possibility of extension beyond a not to exceed date of 7/31/22.

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer