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Job Title: Lead Environmental Toxicologist
Job Number: 60039878
Organization: NC Division of Public Health
Posted: 6/29/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Environmental Health
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Raleigh,  NC    USA
Compensation: 65,373 to $ $83,526
Position Description: The Environmental Toxicologist position serves as the lead toxicology expert for Public Health in North Carolina and the main spokesperson for communicating complex science to citizens regarding the adverse health effects associated with exposure to toxic substances and hazardous materials. The toxicologist will review and oversee private well health risk evaluations for the state. The toxicologist will review and provide technical expertise on public health toxicological assessments, consultations, and evaluations generated by the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch (OEEB) staff. This position provides technical expertise for public health preparedness and response activities. The toxicologist will determine emerging public health hazards for the state, determine potential adverse health effects resulting from exposure to these hazards through data analysis and interpretation, and recommend ways to reduce or prevent exposure from these exposures. This position will conduct systematic reviews, literature reviews, and synopses/summaries using formal systematic review and other standard approaches. The position will write/update risk assessment standard operating procedures, write grant proposals, and coordinate/collaborate studies that addresses state public health concerns.


The following competencies must be documented in your job duties on your application and demonstrated in your employment history on your application. Generic job duties will not be considered- job duties should include the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below (if applicable). See resume is not acceptable. •Ability to discern among current and emerging evidence-based public health practices to identify contaminants of concern, to verify pathways of exposure, and to reduce/prevent exposure to toxic substances and hazardous materials. •Experience using scientific rules/methods and mathematical/statistical analyses to solve problems. •Understanding of the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision making. •Experience using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. •Ability to problem-solve and synthesize environmental, biological, and ecological data, conduct work in a multidisciplinary setting, and to make recommendations for their control. •Ability to plan, conduct, and/or coordinate research efforts. •Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form; and to prepare technical grant and research documents. •Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with state and federal agencies, related industry and university personnel, co-workers, and the general public. •Experience conducting health risk assessments using EPA guidelines and/or public health assessments using ATSDR guidelines Management Preferences •Experience working in state or local public health •Completion of a health risk assessment graduate-level course or EPA/CDC risk assessment training/workshop •Completion of at least 3 graduate-level toxicology courses

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Doctorate in chemistry from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience in environmental toxicology; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Organization Description: The NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), in collaboration with its partners, protects the health and safety of all North Carolinians and provides essential human services. The mission of the Environmental Health Section of the Division of Public Health is to safeguard life, promote human health and protect the environment through the practice of modern environmental health science, the use of technology, rules, public education and above all, dedication to the public trust.

Closing Date: 9/29/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Mina Shehee,  Lead Environmental Toxicologist
Contact Location: 5505 Six Forks Road

Raleigh   NC  27609
Contact Location: 5505 Six Forks Road
  Raleigh   NC  27609
Contact Phone: 919-707-5920 
Contact Fax: 919-870-4807
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: On line @ na/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2123440

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