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Job Title: Epidemiologist 1 (Toxic Hazards)
Job Number: 240418-0284HC-001
Organization: State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
Posted: 4/22/2024
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Hartford,  CT    USA
Compensation: $66,996 - $90,804/year (*New State employees start at minimum)
Position Description: Epidemiologist 1 (Toxic Hazards) (35 Hour) Hybrid

Recruitment #240418-0284HC-001

Location Hartford, CT Date Opened 4/22/2024 12:00:00 AM Salary $59,337* - $78,808/year (*New state employees start at the minimum.) Job Type Open to the Public Close Date 5/9/2024 11:59:00 PM

THE POSITION The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH), is currently seeking enthusiastic and driven candidates to apply for the position of Epidemiologist 1 (Toxic Hazard) within the Environmental Health and Drinking Water (EHDW) Branch's Environmental Health Section. This position will perform daily data collection and entry, as well as using quality assurance measures for child lead poisoning surveillance. Responsibilities will include the collection of blood lead data from mandated reporters, identification of reporting issues, outreach to reporting entities to ensure compliance with reporting requirements, data matching, collaboration in the preparation and presentation of workshops, and communication with the general public to answer lead poisoning and radon related questions.

The EHDW Branch oversees activities related to drinking water supply purity and adequacy, food protection, private wells, subsurface sewage disposal, lead, radon, asbestos and over 15 environmental licensing and certification categories. The Environmental Health Section focuses on the interrelationships between people and their environment, promotes human health and well- being, and fosters healthy and safe communities.

HIGHLIGHTS UNIT: Environmental Health & Drinking Water (EHDW) Branch’s Environmental Health Section ADDRESS: 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT WORK HOURS: Full-Time, First Shift, 35 hours per week SCHEDULE: Typical work schedule of Monday through Friday There is an opportunity for partial telework and flexible/alternate schedule to support a healthy work-life balance. 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. As an Epidemiologist 1, you will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties: Serve as a regional case manager and ensure Local Health Departments (LHDs) within their region comply with disease surveillance and child and environmental case management protocols for lead poisoned children; Use the lead surveillance system to track individual disease cases and environmental properties until case closure; Conduct audits of the licensed/certified workforce who engage in lead abatement, inspection and training activities; Collaborate with multiple state, local, and non-profit agencies to assist in establishing policies to prevent lead poisoning; Conduct lead refresher training for LHD code enforcement officials; Answer lead poisoning related questions from a varied audience (medical, general public, inspectors, local health) as part of phone coverage responsibilities; and Perform activities required by grant deliverables. ABOUT US 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.

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 bacteriology, biochemistry, biostatistics, environmental science, health physics, industrial hygiene, physiology, public health or toxicology 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.

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Closing Date: 7/22/2024
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Pamela Rochette,  Epidemiologist 1 (Toxic Hazards)
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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