Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Epidemiological Specialist

Jun 26 2024
Job Description


Maui District Health Office

Disease Outbreak Control Section

Wailuku, Maui


Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Epidemiological Specialist

$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 plan, organize, and perform the most complex investigational and educational epidemiologic activities for disease outbreak control and surveillance.  The position provides epidemiologic expertise for statewide surveillance for infectious diseases and certain non-infectious conditions; investigates individual cases and outbreaks of new, rare, or serious illness; implements disease prevention and control measures. 



Minimum Qualification(s)


EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree that included completion of two (2) introductory biological science courses plus one (1) additional biological science course beyond the introductory level.  Successful completion of such coursework should demonstrate an aptitude for, and a basic knowledge of, the biological sciences.   Prior training in microbiology is highly desirable since it is the foundation for understanding the technical aspects of laboratory testing, proper specimen collection, and molecular epidemiology, all of which are important for successfully performing the duties of this position.


EXPERIENCE:  1.  Two and one-half (2 1/2) years of progressively responsible professional work experience that required the knowledge and application of the principles, practices, methods, and techniques used in the identification, prevention, and control of infectious diseases.  Typically, this experience would entail a minimum of one (1) year of professional work experience as an epidemiological specialist at the next lower level.


2.  Substitutions Allowed:  a.  Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in biological science, public health, or related area may be substituted for one-half (½) year of Specialized Experience.  b.  Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in epidemiology or related area may be substituted for one and one-half (1 ½) years of Specialized Experience.


3.  Quality of Experience:   Possession of the required number of years of Specialized Experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for a position.  The applicant’s overall experience must have been of such scope and level of responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that he/she has the ability to perform the duties of the position for which he/she is being considered.


LICENSE:  Possession of a valid State of Hawaii Driver’s License is required.                ​          


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 #123427.


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


Other Information


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


This position is exempt from the 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