Career Opportunities

    The Office of Public Health Preparedness (OPHP) occasionally has career opportunities for individuals interested in our mission of promoting public health by preventing, mitigating, planning for, responding to, and recovering from natural and human-caused health emergencies and threats, including pandemics such as COVID-19.

    Paid Positions

    The following are position(s) that are currently open:

    • Senior Planner V — The purpose of this position is to oversee and coordinate the activities of the OPHP planning section, which includes the Emergency Operations Planner, the Strategic National Stockpile Planner, and the Hospital Preparedness Program Planner. This supervisory position coordinates the development of statewide comprehensive public health response to all hazards, including man-made disasters and events such as weather- or climate-related emergencies and pandemics.

    To apply for this position or to learn more about it, click on the link in the job title above, or go the State of Hawaii civil services job link and search for the recruitment number. Eligibility for various levels (e.g., III, IV, or V) depends on education and professional experience, outlined in Minimum Qualifications documents linked above.

    Other employment opportunities with the Hawaii Department of Health can be found at this link.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteer opportunities in public health emergency preparedness are available with the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). To learn more, go to this link. (Volunteering with the MRC does not require a medical background.)

    You may also contact us with inquiries about internships or practicums.

    Last reviewed September 2021