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

Nov 23 2022
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

State Laboratories Division

Waipahu - Aiea, Oahu


Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC)

Administrative Specialist

$4,337 - $5,282 per month, salary commensurate w/ training and experience


Exempt, non-civil service, full-time, temporary appointment.  The primary purpose of this position is to provide support to the administrator for the Division’s projects including tracking project status, grant management, laboratory remodeling, and construction projects are completed within the allotted timeframe.



Minimum Qualification(s)


EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a baccalaureate degree preferable in personnel management, public or business administration, accounting or related fields.


EXPERIENCE:  One and one-half (1 1/2) years of specialized experience - i.e., business administration, public administration, or other responsible professional experience, which required a high degree of analytical skills (e.g., operations management, business analyst, budget/fiscal analyst, etc.) and which involved evaluating and improving elements such as managerial policies, systems, work methods and practices, personnel needs and utilization, and quality of services rendered, of an operating program.


Substitutions allowed: A master’s degree in public administration, business administration or management from an accredited college or university maybe substituted for one (1) year of the required Specialized Experience.


KNOWLEDGE:  Knowledge of the principals and practices of public administration preferable as applied to public health. General knowledge of the principals and practices of budgeting; personnel and fiscal management, legal status, and functions of public health and allied agencies; familiarity with the functions of various professional groups in health and community resources.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  1.  Ability to formulate budgets and operational details while adhering to plans, policies, and procedures.  2.  Ability to maintain effective liaisons and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  3.  Ability to research, analyze, and resolve administrative problems, including interpreting and/or explaining applicable rules, regulations, policies and processes.  4.  Skilled in program administration, problem resolution, budgeting, contracting, and report writing.


LICENSE:  Valid 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


Submit 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

State Laboratories Division         

2725 Waimano Home Road

Pearl City, HI  96782

Attn:  Lisa Cabato


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position #123486.


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


Other Information


For additional information, you may contact Lisa Cabato at (808) 453-6655 or [email protected]

Monday – Friday, 7:45 am to 4:30 pm (HST).


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.


As a condition of employment with the State of Hawai’i, all new hires must comply with the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.  The COVID-19 vaccination policy can be found at the top of the DOH Internet/Job Opportunities page:  https://health.hawaii.gov/employment/job-​opportunities/


An Equal Opportunity Employer