Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) EPIDEMIOLOGIST (MDHO)

Jun 02 2023
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Maui District Health Office

Wailuku/Kahului, Maui


Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) EPIDEMIOLOGIST (MDHO)

$5,600 - $8,289 per month, salary commensurate w/ training and experience


Exempt, Non-Civil Service, Full-Time, Temporary Appointment.  The primary purpose of this position is to detect, control and prevent infectious diseases, including emerging threats and potential bioterrorism agents, on Maui by collecting, entering, managing, and analyzing public health data to make evidence-based recommendations and drive policy decisions.  This position will be responsible for facilitating enhancement of disease outbreak investigations using data-driven methods and principles; ensuring efficient and timely response to and reporting of disease alerts; developing and enhancing surveillance for reportable diseases and conditions; facilitating, coordinating, and exchanging surveillance data with partners; implementing and interacting with routine, sentinel, syndromic, hospital-based, and other surveillance systems in the state of Hawaii to enhance early detection, identify outbreaks, and support all-hazards situational awareness.  This position will conduct epidemiological assessments and analysis and develop reports and other data products as required by the federal Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) cooperative agreement.



Minimum Qualification(s)


EDUCATION:  Master’s degree in Epidemiology or Master’s Degree in Public Health or a health-related field for which the incumbent completed and passed at least three (3) epidemiological methods courses, one of which must be at an advanced level, and at least two (2) biostatistics courses requiring mastery of large dataset management and epidemiologic analyses using statistical software or tools.  Each qualifying course should have fulfilled a minimum of three (3) credit hours.  Additional coursework in data science, analytics, or informatics is preferred. 


EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of one year of progressively responsible professional work experience is required, as follows:  independently implementing analytic epidemiologic projects; or planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating data applications and systems; or implementing public health surveillance systems.


LICENSE:  Valid State of 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


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           

Maui District Health Office

54 High Street, Room 301

Wailuku, HI  96793

Attn:  Human Resources


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position #124042.


Application packet at:  health.hawaii.gov/employment/job-o​pportunities/


Other Information


For additional information you may contact Zita Castro at [email protected]


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.


An Equal Opportunity Employer