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

Aug 04 2022
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Maui District Health Office

Wailuku/Kahului, Maui


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

$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 perform the full range of epidemiological investigational and educational activities related to all infectious diseases for disease outbreak control and surveillance.  The position provides epidemiologic expertise for statewide surveillance for infectious diseases and certain non-infectious conditions, including neglected diseases (e.g., waterborne, including amoeboid and fungal diseases); investigates individual cases and outbreaks of new, rare, or serious illness; implements disease prevention and control measures.  The position works with Branch and Division subject matter experts (SMEs), including epidemiologists, physicians, and health educators, to identify strategies to communicate and works with various cultural groups and identify community intervention and prevention measures to address identified disparities; liaise on behalf of Division with these groups to facilitate investigations, public health response, and public health education; assist in assessing and training for interviewing persons under investigation and works with SMEs to develop and maintain any related protocols.



Minimum Qualification(s)


EDUCATION:  Must meet education requirements for the Epidemiological Specialist series.  A master’s degree in epidemiology is desirable.


EXPERIENCE:  Must meet experience requirements for the class Epidemiological Specialist III.


LICENSE:  Valid Hawaii Driver’s License 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 #123474.


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.


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