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Job Title: Foodborne Disease Surveillance Coordinator
Job Number: 100681
Organization: Hawaii Department of Health/Disease Investigation Branch
Posted: 8/1/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Honolulu,  HI    USA
Compensation: up to $4,166/month
Position Description: This is a 12-month appointment, federally funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Cooperative Agreement for the budget period beginning August 1, 2017.

Duties: The incumbent would have primary responsibility for ALL aspects of the statewide foodborne and enteric disease surveillance and response program including planning, organizing,and coordinating investigational and educational epidemiologic activities. Ensure implementation and monitoring of all ELC-funded foodborne and enteric disease activities including project identification, grant application, progress reports and budget/expenditure tracking.

The incumbent should have a thorough knowledge of the epidemiology of enteric diseases at the national and state levels and be able to apply that knowledge toward improving public health practice to prevent foodborne illness.

The incumbent will be responsible for • Enhancing Hawaii’s foodborne and enteric disease surveillance system, including development and maintenance of databases. • Collating and compiling foodborne and enteric disease data for internal and external reporting, including to CDC for national trend analyses. • Serving as program liaison among epidemiology, laboratory, and environmental health subject matter experts at the local, state, and national levels. Providing routine consultation and guidance to field investigators in the conduct of foodborne and enteric disease investigations to include the collection of clinical, food, and environmental samples, and recommending laboratory analyses and control measures. • Apprising and advising the program of current and developing trends related to statewide foodborne and enteric illness activity. • Coordinating and facilitating joint investigations and special studies with other programs, government agencies, and the private sector.

Travel may be required; must possess a valid driver’s license.

Qualifications: Must possess excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and oral/written communication skills. Bachelor’s degree, and Masters in Public Health required including coursework in microbiology, epidemiology, or environmental health and 2 years of work experience in public health.

Organization Description: The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and environment for all people in Hawai`i.

HDOH supports a diverse-multicultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels, and creates an inclusive work environment, free from discrimination.

Closing Date: 11/1/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Corliss Yoshiura,  Foodborne Disease Surveillance Coordinator
Contact Location: PO Box 3378

Honolulu   HI  96813
Contact Location: PO Box 3378
  Honolulu   HI  96813
Contact Phone: 808 586-6567 
Contact Fax: 808 586-4595
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: Submit a letter of interest, resume with current statement of qualifications, transcript copies, and three (3) references to: Ms. M. Ching-Lee at or Hawai‘i Department of Health, Disease Outbreak Control Division, Disease Investigation Branch, 1250 Punchbowl St. Rm. 444, Honolulu, HI 96813, or by facsimile to (808) 586-4595.

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Web Site Delete Date: 11/1/2017