Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Laboratory Assistant

May 14 2024
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Maui District Health Office
Wailuku/Kahului, Maui


Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Laboratory Assistant

$2,835 -$3,447 per month, salary commensurate w/ training and experience


Exempt, non-civil service, full-time, temporary appointment.  The primary purpose of this position supports the Maui District Health Office’s Laboratory Section, assists microbiologist in all phases of analysis, and directly participates in emergency response efforts.  The primary functions of this position are to perform specialized technical laboratory tasks and provide laboratory courier services and emergency response as necessary.



Minimum Qualification(s)


EDUCATION:  High School graduate with knowledge of fundamental principles of chemistry and biological sciences.  Coursework or training involving laboratory procedures and techniques, microbiology, environmental science. 


EXPERIENCE:  At least two (2) years of progressively responsible laboratory work experience which had provided the applicant with a practical knowledge of laboratory functions, equipment apparatus, methods and procedures in preparation of solutions, reagents, and culture media.


LICENSE:  Valid Hawai’i Driver’s License, Class 3.  International Aviation Transportation Agency (IATA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) Dangerous Goods Certification a plus.


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 #123428.


Application packet at:  health.hawaii.gov/employment/j​ob-opportunities/


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.


An Equal Opportunity Employer