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Job Title: Toxicologist - Public Health
Job Number: 50593676
Organization: Pennsylvania Dept of Health
Posted: 11/18/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Environmental Health
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Harrisburg,  PA    USA
Compensation: 97976.00-125,000.00
Position Description: Evaluates toxicological information related to e to environmental chemical exposures using adva advanced scientific knowledge in envi environmental toxicology to ensure accurate and and timely dissemination of information to the the public and other stakeholders to prev prevent/ minimize adverse health effects.

Provides guidance and support to the di division staff in the collection and an analysis of data on environmental exposure an and health outcome and dissemination of in information pertaining to the health effects of of toxicological and environmental hazards to to protect public health.

Develops policies and procedures for coordinating resources during toxic environmental emergencies and assists with the conduct of follow-up epidemiological studies/ in studies/ investigations to prevent/mitigate adverse hea adverse health effects to the public.

Act as a technical consultant on toxicolog toxicological environmental issues for other programs programs within the division such as the health as health assessment program, the unconvent unconventional oil and natural gas productio production registry, and others. Collaborates with healthcare practitioners to provi to provide consultation and advice on medical medical precautions and clinical recommen recommendations during toxic and environm environmental emergencies.

Collaborates with healthcare practitioners to pro to provide consultation and advice on the toxic toxic and clinical effects of chemical and indust industrial hazards on humans.

Acts as the liaison with other state and fede federal agencies in identifying toxi toxicological hazards and implementing emer emergency plans and procedures to protect publ public health. Upon direction, provides consultative ser service to other governmental agencies, pri private industries, and local communities on tox toxicological issues and environmental haz hazards to prevent/mitigate adverse health eff effects.

Provides expert consultation using advanced s scientific knowledge in environmental t toxicology and prepares specialized reports t to inform and educate a variety of audiences o on environmental health issues of public or i individual interest. Activities include, b but not limited to: • Speaking to the media on toxic c chemicals and their potential health effects a as assigned. • Serving as the spokesperson for the D DOH on toxicological issues. • Serving as technical expert in the i interagency Fish Consumption Technical A Advisory Workgroup. • Serving as a member of the State Pestic Pesticide Advisory Board.

Develops or reviews health advisories, educ educational brochures and factsheets related to e to environmental health using knowledge of toxi toxicology, methods and routes of exposure, and and acute/chronic human health effects to effe effectively convey environmental health mess messages to the public, healthcare providers and and other stakeholders to increase awareness abou about toxicologic environmental hazards.

Works with the legal staff on matters re related to toxicological issues.

Maintains up-to-date knowledge on federal and s and state health standards/ guidelines/ actio action levels / comparison values (Minimum Risk Risk Levels, Cancer Risk Evaluation Guides) to se to select chemicals for further evaluation. Based Based on the evaluation, determination shoul should be made whether a public health threa threat exists.

Prepares and presents special reports and mak makes special environmental investigations as as required.

Plans and conducts research projects in c cooperation with other agencies, and state a and educational institutions.


Organization Description: This is one of at least two positions being recruited by the Pennsylvania Department of Health for its new environmental toxicology team. This is a high-level position within the Bureau of Epidemiology’s Division of Environmental Health that requires the provision of expert consultation on highly technical environmental public health issues affecting the lives of Pennsylvania’s citizens.

Closing Date: 2/18/2020
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Connie Hocker,  Toxicologist - Public Health
Contact Location: 625 Forster Street, Room 933

Harrisburg   PA  17120
United States
Contact Location: 625 Forster Street, Room 933
  Harrisburg   PA  17120
  United States
Contact Phone: 717.787.3350 
Contact Fax: 717.772.6975
Contact Email:
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