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Job Title: Epidemiologist 1 (Infectious/Chronic Diseases)
Job Number: 240308-0285HC-001
Organization: State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
Posted: 3/13/2024
Type: Full-Time
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Hartford,  CT    USA
Compensation: $59,337* - $78,808/year (*New State employees start at the minimum)
Position Description: THE POSITION The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH) Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention and Control Program, is currently seeking an experienced individual for the position of Epidemiologist 1 (Infectious/Chronic Diseases) (35 Hour). Build your data analysis, interpretation, and communication skills while strengthening the evidence base for interventions to reduce transmission of syphilis, HIV, and other sexually transmitted infections. As a key member of the STD Surveillance Unit, you will be trained in field investigation, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV, tuberculosis, hepatitis viruses, and COVID-19. You will work with Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS), who conduct field investigations, to ensure that clients get the care they need and prevent further spread of preventable diseases throughout the state. Join our diverse and dynamic team to make a difference in the health and well-being of Connecticut residents.

HIGHLIGHTS UNIT: Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention and Control Program ADDRESS: 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT WORK HOURS: Full-time, first shift, 35 hours per week SCHEDULE: Typical work schedule of Monday through Friday, with the opportunity for a partial telework schedule. WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU The opportunity to work for a Forbes top company: 'Forbes' State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform and article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings Generous paid time off, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year Professional growth and development opportunities A healthy work/life balance to all employees State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service. Click here for more information. MORE ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY Collaborate with the team to strengthen the evidence base for program activities. Assist in program monitoring and evaluation processes. Prepare comprehensive reports and presentations. Provide insights to inform social marketing campaigns. Develop graphics for educational materials. Analyze and process STD data to meet reporting requirements. Monitor syphilis workflows in CTEDSS. Compile statistics and generate written reports. Conduct literature reviews. Work under the supervision of the Epidemiologist 4/STD Surveillance Coordinator. Support the STD Surveillance Unit in completing Annual Performance Reports for CDC. Interact regularly with colleagues in Tuberculosis (TB), HIV, and Viral Hepatitis programs. ABOUT US & THE PROGRAM The Mission of the Department of Public Health (DPH) is to protect and improve the health and safety of the people of Connecticut by assuring the conditions in which people can be healthy, preventing disease, injury, and disability, and promoting the equal enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, which is a human right and a priority of the state.

DPH accomplishes this through the implementation of its Strategic Plan which outlines the actions that DPH is taking to accomplish its Mission.

The STD Prevention and Control Program works to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as syphilis and HIV, by connecting people to appropriate testing and treatment services, identifying people at risk of infection, and notifying people of exposure to sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Program staff work to ensure that all Connecticut residents have equal chances for health regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender, socioeconomic position, immigrant status, sexual orientation, language, disability, housing status, or geographic area of residence. The STD Prevention and Control Program is committed to employing a diverse and skilled workforce representative of the communities we serve.

Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE Five (5) years of experience in a responsible technical or professional capacity in epidemiological investigations. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree. A Master's degree in a related discipline including community medicine, public health or a related health science may be substituted for the General Experience. A Doctorate in a related discipline such as medicine, public health or a natural or behavioral science may be substituted for the General Experience. Successful completion of a Connecticut Careers Trainee program approved by the Department of Administrative Services may be substituted for the General Experience.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 6/13/2024
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Pamela Rochette,  Epidemiologist 1 (Infectious/Chronic Diseases)
Contact Location: 450 Columbus Blvd

Hartford   CT  06103
United States
Contact Location: 450 Columbus Blvd
  Hartford   CT  06103
  United States
Contact Phone: 18607135060 
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