Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Epidemiological Specialist

Jan 04 2022
Job Description

 

State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Kauai District Health Office

Disease Investigation Section

Lihue, Kauai

 

Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC)
Epidemiological Specialist

$4,252 - $5,178 per month, salary commensurate w/ training and experience

 

Exempt, non-civil service, full-time, temporary appointment. The primary purpose of this position is to perform island-wide communicable disease control activities for the County of Kauai by providing epidemiological expertise for county-wide surveillance of communicable diseases and certain non-communicable conditions; investigating individual cases and outbreaks of new, rare or serious illness; implementing disease prevention and control measures. This position supports disease investigation and outbreak control, in coordination with our Disease Investigation, PHP, CDPHN and other programs as appropriate, under the supervision of the Deputy District Health Officer.

 

 

Minimum Qualification(s)

 

EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree that included completion of two (2) introductory biological science courses plus one (1) additional biological science course beyond the introductory level. Successful completion of such coursework should demonstrate an aptitude for, and a basic knowledge of, the biological sciences. Prior training in microbiology is highly desirable since it is the foundation for understanding the technical aspects of laboratory testing, proper specimen collection, and molecular epidemiology, all of which are important for successfully performing the duties of this position.

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Six (6) months of progressively responsible professional work experience that required the knowledge and application of the principles, practices, methods, and techniques used in the identification, prevention, and control of infectious diseases. 

 

LICENSE:  Valid driver's license preferred; certification to pack and ship biohazard materials and equipment 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 no. 124046.

 

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, 2020 – July 31, 2022. 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.

 

Effective immediately, as a condition of employment with the State of Hawai‘i, each qualified candidate who has been given a conditional offer of employment must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and shall be fully vaccinated by his/her/their employment start date. A reasonable accommodation will be provided if requested by a candidate and it is determined through an interactive process that pregnancy, a qualifying disability, or a sincerely held religious belief prevents the candidate from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination.

 

Please note that the COVID-19 vaccination policy above will apply to both new hires not currently employed by the State of Hawaii Executive branch, as well as current State of Hawaii Executive Branch Employees who are being considered for placement into another State of Hawaii Executive Branch position.

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer