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Job Title: State Public Health Veterinarian
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Organization: State of Connecticut
Posted: 4/25/2024
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Hartford,  CT    USA
Position Description: THE POSITION The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH), is currently seeking enthusiastic and driven candidates to apply for the position of State Public Health Veterinarian in the DPH Infectious Diseases (ID) Section to serve as the Department's subject matter expert on zoonotic and vector-borne diseases.

This position will oversee the staff in the Epidemiology and Emerging Infections Program (EEIP) as well as the Respiratory Viral Disease Unit. This includes oversight of zoonotic and vector-borne disease activities in the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) and Emerging Infections Program (EIP) cooperative agreements with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which are critical funding sources for the Infectious Disease Section. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Infectious Diseases, who is also the Deputy State Epidemiologist. The State Public Health Veterinarian will be involved in overseeing surveillance activities for the majority of the diseases the Infectious Disease Section is responsible for and will play an integral role in outbreak prevention, control and response for a wide variety of diseases such as Eastern Equine Encephalitis, highly pathogenic avian influenza, tickborne diseases and foodborne diseases.

HIGHLIGHTS UNIT: Infectious Diseases (ID) ADDRESS: 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT WORK HOURS: Full-Time, First Shift, 40 Hours per Week SCHEDULE: Typical work schedule of Monday through Friday, with opportunities for flex scheduling.

WHY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT Join an Award-Winning Team: Be part of the prestigious Forbes-ranked State of Connecticut, recognized as one of the Best Employers of 2023. Experience national acclaim for providing unparalleled job growth, competitive benefits, and flexible schedules. Platinum Healthcare Excellence: Enjoy the nation's top-rated healthcare plan for state employees and their dependents. Our Platinum Healthcare Plan, ranked the best by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform and endorsed by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., ensures comprehensive coverage and well-being for you and your family. Secure Your Future: Benefit from our robust pension plan and explore supplemental retirement offerings, ensuring a secure and comfortable future for you and your loved ones. Invest in Your Education and Future: As a Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, the State of Connecticut supports your educational journey. You may qualify for student loan forgiveness after just 10 years of dedicated service. Learn more here. Time for What Matters: Embrace a healthy work-life balance with generous paid time off, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year. Prioritize your well-being and make the most of your personal time. Unlock Your Potential: Grow professionally with a range of development opportunities. The State of Connecticut is committed to nurturing your skills and helping you reach new heights in your career. Cultivate Balance: We believe in a healthy work/life balance for all our employees. Join us in fostering an environment where your professional and personal lives harmonize, allowing you to thrive in both.

As a State Public Health Veterinarian, discover the opportunity to: Ensure programmatic excellence by building depth and breadth of subject matter expertise to help prepare for future emerging threats; Serve as the liaison with other state agencies, federal agencies, and professional organizations that have expertise or regulatory responsibilities for wild and domestic animal health or arthropod vectors that have significance for human health; Respond to new and unanticipated infectious disease threats and provide epidemiological expertise to other programs; and Contribute to the education and training of in-house staff as well as Masters of Public Health (MPH) students and veterinary students;

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.


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Closing Date: 7/25/2024
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Contact Name: Jensine Tran,  State Public Health Veterinarian
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