Pandemic Response Expansion Project (PREP) Health Equity (HE) Point of Care Testing (POCT) Spec

Nov 16 2021
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

State Laboratories Division

Waipahu - Aiea, Oahu


Pandemic Response Expansion Project (PREP) Health Equity (HE)
Point of Care Testing (POCT) 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 oversee the Point of Care Testing (POCT) supply chain, working with staff and vendors to order supplies, managing the inventory and distribution of the supplies to POCT venues, and directing the POCT on site logistics. This position also assists testing providers, which include organizing and setting up testing stations and fielding any technical questions from staff during the POCT event. This position is to promote health equity among the various communities, as testing partners are being sought so that SARS-CoV-2 testing will be widely available in the community. It is envisioned that these new testing partners will be needed to help with maintaining community POCT supplies and with assuring that testing staff are properly trained, quality assurance, of the supplies and tests, and reporting of test results to public health officials.



Minimum Qualification(s)


EDUCATION:      Graduation from a four (4) year accredited college or university with a baccalaureate or higher degree, a degree in Biological Science or Molecular Biology preferred.


EXPERIENCE:     Experience with supply chain management, and logistics; consultative or administrative work; in-person or live virtual presentations, may come from previous employment or from related experience in college courses; performing laboratory tests, preferred.


LICENSE:  Valid Hawaii State driver’s license.


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:  Edward P. Desmond, Ph.D.


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position no. 124100.


Application packet at:​nt/job-opportunities/


Other Information


For additional information, you may contact Edward P. Desmond, Ph.D. at [email protected] or by Phone: (808) 453-6650 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.


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