Overview

Exempt, non-civil service, full-time, temporary appointment. The Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resiliency (CHWCRR) Epidemiologist will 1) conduct basic epidemiologic functions and epidemiological studies to better understand disease trends and expand knowledge regarding health disparities; 2) collect, link, analyze, and maintain surveillance data, with a focus on improving the collection of health equity data; 3) provide technical assistance with needs assessments and survey design; 4) build actionable dashboards to track progress; and 5) assist in developing and implementing evaluations for the CDPHPD programs, including consultation on program evaluation plan development and execution; analyzing, interpreting, and presenting evaluation data; and preparing reports.

Minimum Qualification(s)
EDUCATION: Master’s degree in Epidemiology or a health-related field is required. The candidate must have 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 datasets and analyses using statistical software (such as SAS or SPSS). Each qualifying course should have fulfilled a minimum of two (2) credit hours.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Doctoral-level epidemiologist; or one (1) year of professional level work experience as an Epidemiologist conducting epidemiological analysis and program evaluation activities.
ALLOWABLE SUBSTITUTIONS: A doctoral degree in Epidemiology or a health related field that included at least three (3) research methods courses, one of which must be at an advanced level, and at least two (2) statistics courses requiring mastery of large datasets and analyses using statistical software such as SAS or SPSS may be substituted for the required educational experience. Each qualifying course should have fulfilled a minimum of two (2) credit hours.
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
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
Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division
1250 Punchbowl Street, Room 422
Honolulu, HI 96813
ATTN: Melissa Nakamura
Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position no. 124235.
Other Information
For additional information, you may contact Melissa Nakamura at doh.cdphpd.cas@doh.hawaii.gov or (808) 586-4637.
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.

As a condition of employment with the State of Hawai’i, all new hires must comply with the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. The COVID-19 vaccination policy can be found at the top of the DOH Internet/Job Opportunities page: https://health.hawaii.gov/employment/job-opportunities/

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