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Title:  Health Surveillance Epidemiologist

Application Deadline Date:  08/24/2022
Req ID:  38522
Department:  Health

Burlington, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $31.70


The Health Department's Infectious Disease Section is recruiting an enteric disease epidemiologist. Duties include conducting ongoing surveillance to detect and track foodborne/enteric diseases, leading enteric disease outbreak investigations, performing data management, analysis, and reporting, serving as the primary enteric disease contact for internal and external stakeholders and community partners, providing technical assistance and training to public health nurses/field epidemiology staff conducting infectious disease investigations, and supporting the full range of Infectious Disease Section program functions

Who May Apply

This position, Health Surveillance Epidemiologist (Job Requisition #38522), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact
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

Duties are performed in a number of settings, including office, laboratory and a variety of premises. Field travel is involved for which private means of transportation is required. Interaction with the public is involved, some of whom may assume differing opinions as to the cause of illness or outbreak, or experience fear as a result of outbreak or perception of chronic disease risk.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate in epidemiology AND two (2) years or more of experience in a health related field.


Master's degree in epidemiology AND three (3) years or more of experience in a health related field.


Master's degree in public health or another health related field INCLUDING at least six courses in statistics or epidemiology AND three (3) years or more of experience in a health related field.

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.

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