Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Laboratory Assistant

Jun 27 2022
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

State Laboratories Division

Laboratory Preparedness and Response Branch

Waipahu - Aiea, Oahu


Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Laboratory Assistant

$2,835 - $3,447 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 laboratory assistance and support, including technical laboratory work and laboratory site/test preparation for the microbiological and molecular testing activities of the Biological Response Section (BRS) and performs other duties as required.



Minimum Qualification(s)


EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, with classes in biological sciences and laboratory sessions is preferred.


EXPERIENCE:  Experience that demonstrates the ability to read and follow oral and written instructions and perform simple arithmetic computations including multiplication and division.


Two (2) years of progressively responsible laboratory work experience that has provided the applicant with practical knowledge of laboratory functions, apparatus and equipment, methods and procedures, and tests.


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

State Laboratories Division

2725 Waimano Home Road

Pearl City, HI  96782

Attn:  Remedios Gose


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


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position #123459.


Other Information


For additional information, you may contact Remedios Gose at (808) 453-5993 or [email protected] Monday – Friday, 8:15 am to 5:00 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.


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.