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Title:  Epidemiologist III

Application Deadline Date:  05/12/2021
Req ID:  14534
Department:  Health

Burlington, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $25.09


We have an exciting opportunity for an Epidemiologist III in the Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases Program of the Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Section, Health Surveillance Division at the Vermont Department of Health. The position is responsible for the investigation, surveillance, data analysis, and educational outreach activities for infectious conditions, particularly tick mosquito-borne diseases,  rabies and enteric diseases. The Epidemiologist III will maintain and update internal program databases, coordinate disease detection activities with clinical and laboratory staff, and serve as a consultative resource for health care providers, veterinarians, the public, District Office staff, and state agency partners. The Epidemiologist III will also create ad hoc databases and participate in outbreak investigations under the direction of the Enteric Epidemiologist. 


The successful candidate will have considerable knowledge of the principles of infectious disease transmission, laboratory diagnosis, and control; working knowledge of public health policy, medical practices, and terminology associated with infectious diseases; and the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to members of the media, advocacy groups, and the public to provide clear and consistent messaging. The position operates under the State Public Health Veterinarian, frequently collaborating with Health Department, state, federal, and community partners.


Specific examples of work include, but are not limited to:
• Providing telephone consultations for infectious disease concerns
• Performing educational outreach for health care provider and public audiences
• Creating infectious disease summaries from human, animal, and vector surveillance data
• Developing new data collection tools or resolving issues with existing ones
• Assisting with outbreak investigations and emergency preparedness response

Who May Apply

This position, Epidemiologist III (Job Requisition #14534), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Natalie.Kwit@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.


AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Environmental Factors

Work is performed mainly in standard office setting but with regular need to travel to hospitals for which private means of transportation must be available. Periodic participation in community or provider meetings which may be held after regular business hours. There is predictable need to manage and deal with members of the medical profession and the public in emotional and moderate-pressure situations.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in epidemiology or public health.


Master's degree with at least 6 graduate credits in epidemiology.


Bachelor's degree with at least 12 college credits in epidemiology or statistics AND 2 years of experience.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status.  The State’s employment decisions are merit-based.  Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.  

Nearest Major Market: Burlington Vermont