State of Hawaii Department of Health Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division
Downtown, Oahu

Epidemiologist II

Salary commensurate with training & experience

Exempt, Permanent, Full-Time, Non-Civil Service Appointment. The Surveillance, Evaluation and Epidemiology
Office (SEEO) oversees the maintenance of an information infrastructure for the collection, analysis and
utilization of data and enhances public access to selected data collected by the Department. The SEEO
provides epidemiology, statistical and evaluation analytic support to the programs within Division and maintains
the contract with the Hawaii Health Data Warehouse (HHDW), a central repository for many Department data

The Epidemiologist II will 1) provide technical assistance to the Division staff regarding needs assessment,
survey instrument design, analysis and interpretation of data, and program evaluation strategies; 2) support
grant development, conduct data analysis and provide guidance to support funding initiatives; and 3) have
primary responsibility for staffing and serving on the Editorial Board of Hawaii Journal of Medicine and Public

Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION: Doctoral-level epidemiologist; or
Master’s Degree in Epidemiology or a Master’s Degree in a health-related field for which the candidate
completed and passed at least three (3) epidemiological methods courses, one of which must be an advanced
level, and at least two (2) biostatistics courses requiring mastery of large datasets and analyses using a
statistical software set [each qualifying course should have fulfilled a minimum of two (2) credit hours] and at
least two (2) years of professional level work experience as an Epidemiologist; or
Other advanced non-epidemiology professional degree or certification (e.g., MD/DO, DDS/DMD, DVM, or PhD)
and with specific epidemiology training (e.g., MPH Degree or CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Program); or
Other advanced non-epidemiology professional degree or certification (e.g., MD/DO, DDS/DMD, DVM, or PhD)
and graduate level coursework in epidemiology and two (2) years of professional work experience as an

EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years of progressively responsible professional epidemiology experience in public
health which involved the following: designing studies, collecting data, and analyzing and presenting findings in
multiple formats to different audiences.

LICENSE: Valid State of Hawaii Type III 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:

Submit completed State of Hawai`i Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment, resume, and salary
requirements to:
State of Hawaii
Department of Health
P.O. Box 3378
Honolulu, Hawaii 96801-3378
Attn: Recruitment & Examination

Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position no. 112991.

Other Information:

For additional information, you may call Melissa Nakamura at (808) 586-4637 or at

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.

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