Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Microbiologist (Serology)

Oct 06 2021
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

State Laboratories Division

Waipahu - Aiea, Oahu


Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Microbiologist (Serology)

$4,600 -$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 provide resources for the surveillance of viral agents in the State including performing or referring for testing specimens for antigen detection procedures and other tests to demonstrate the presence of viral, chlamydial, and rickettsial agents.  This position researches, develops, modifies, evaluates and recommends new and/or current techniques and diagnostic methods in support of these activities to provide critical epidemiological information for the Department’s diseases control and intervention programs.


This position is cross-trained and provides coverage to other areas of the Medical Microbiology Branch and provides surge testing capacity to the State Laboratories Division, as needed.



Minimum Qualification(s)


EDUCATION:    Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology, bacteriology, or biology.


EXPERIENCE:   Two (2) years of professional experience in the detection, isolation, identification, cultivation, use and/or control of microorganisms.  Such experience may have been gained in such scientific disciplines as bacteriology, immunology, serology, mycology, parasitology, virology or other related areas of science.


LICENSE:  Incumbent must have a valid State of Hawaii Clinical Laboratory Specialist or Medical Technologist License or equivalent as required under the provisions of the Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) Chapter 11-110.1.  Incumbent is subject to personnel qualifications outlined in the federal register 42 CFR 493.1423 (CLIA).


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:  Dayna Ornellas


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met.


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


Other Information


For additional information, you may contact Dayna Ornellas at (808) 453-6711 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 Hawaii, all qualified candidates who have successfully completed and passed the recruitment process, must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination at the time a conditional offer of employment is made. Departments will consider reasonable accommodations 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