Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Assistant State Laboratories Adm

Sep 25 2023
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

State Laboratories Division

Waipahu - Aiea, Oahu


Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC)

Assistant State Laboratories Administrator

$7,398 - $12,313 per month, salary commensurate w/ training and experience


Exempt, non-civil service, full-time, temporary appointment.  The State Laboratories Division (SLD) administers a statewide program which conducts analyses in support of the Department of Health’s (DOH) laboratory preparedness programs for bioterrorism and chemical terrorism, environmental health and communicable disease monitoring and control activities, and investigations and public health related research; sets standards; and monitors for quality laboratory services statewide. The SLD sets standards; monitors for quality laboratory services statewide; assesses laboratory training needs statewide and coordinates local training programs with other states, training networks and federal agencies. The SLD provides diagnostic and consultative laboratory services to physicians, institutions, and various federal, State, and county agencies; and evaluates and approves licenses for clinical laboratory staff.


This position’s primary purpose is to serve as a full assistant administrator helping and supporting the State Laboratories Administrator in the overall management and administrative of the branches within the SLD, and the administrative staff of the division.



Minimum Qualification(s)


EDUCATION:  A doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in microbiology, epidemiology, immunology, parasitology, clinical chemistry, biological chemistry, environmental chemistry or chemistry.


EXPERIENCE:  Two to four years of specialized experience in pathology or any of the scientific disciplines in chemical, physical, biological, or clinical laboratory science.


One year of the specialized experience must be supervisory experience equivalent to Public Health Chemistry Laboratory Manager or Microbiology Laboratory Manager in a recognized state public health or environmental health laboratory.


Applicants must possess administrative aptitude in coordinating processional laboratory or research functions in recognized public health, clinical, or environmental health laboratories which must involve administrative functions, such as in planning, organizing, promoting, and directing programs; providing quality assurance measures, staff advice and assistance, and budgetary planning experience. There must be management experience demonstrated by awareness or managerial problems and the ability to solve them.


KNOWLEDGE:  Public administration; principles and practices of public health and environmental microbiology and chemistry; laws, rules and regulations relating to public health laboratories; and the principles and practices of supervision and management.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Oral and written communication, interpersonal relationships, interrelated and associated management planning; plan and articulate long-and short-term objectives, analyze and evaluate laboratory needs, and guide the development of appropriate programmatic responses and analyze and evaluate employee and program performance including standards, activities, and objectives.


LICENSE:  Clinical Director’s License, highly desirable.


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 (HRD278) with original signature, three (3) references, salary requirement and detailed resume to:


Department of Health

State Laboratories Division        �​� Â Â Â Â Â Â 

2725 Waimano Home Road

Pearl City, HI  96782

Attn:  Lisa Cabato


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position #123450.


Application packet at:  health.hawaii.gov/employment/j​ob-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.


An Equal Opportunity Employer