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Title:  Immunization Program Specialist - Temporary

Application Deadline Date:  04/15/2021
Req ID:  13706
Department:  Health

Burlington, VT, US

Position Type:  Temporary
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $22.84


The Vermont Department of Health is recruiting for an Immunization Program Specialist. This position is located in the Immunization Program, in the Division of Health Surveillance. The position will play a key role in the ordering and inventory management of all recommended vaccines for children and adults, supplied by the CDC, to over 200 Vermont primary care practices. The Immunization Program Specialist will work with an experienced team committed to ensuring vaccine availability in Vermont. Strong communication and organizational skills are essential for success in this role.


Job Duties:
•    Review all practice orders, integrating CDC recommendations with practice related knowledge 
•    Provide training to practices in the use of the ordering interface and maintain related user guide
•    Consolidate information from different sources to determine inventory needs and adjust orders accordingly. 
•    Coordinate daily with shipping depot to make decisions on delivery changes for COVID-19 vaccine.
•    Work with distribution representatives to resolve damaged shipments and item shortages. 
•    Maintain regular communication with practice staff and providers, including development of written guidance. Respond to all individual inquiries
•    Participate in planning for ordering system development; integrating provider requests with knowledge of relevant IT and Immunization Registry systems
•    Develop creative approaches to improve the ordering process in the context of CDC/state IT limitations 
•    Support Immunization Program team with practice partner enrollment, demographic changes and practice closures.
•    Provide comprehensive data reports to the Immunization Funding Advisory Committee


Knowledge and Skills:
•    Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
•    Adaptable to various situations prioritizing multiple work assignments simultaneously.
•    Commitment to working in a team environment and sharing work with colleagues.
•    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with primary care providers, nurses and CDC vaccine procurement staff.
•    Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Who May Apply

This position, Immunization Program Specialist - Temporary (Job Requisition #13706), is open to all State employees and external applicants. This is a temporary position. Temporary work is typically for variable hours, and is not expected to be full-time. The State does not guarantee 40 hours of work per week.


If you would like more information about this position, please contact Christine.Finley@vermont.gov.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.


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 standard office setting. Considerable interaction will occur with medical providers and other state agencies and partners. Stress may be encountered with meeting multiple deadlines and needing to resolve difficult issues and disputes related to CDC ordering blackouts, evaluation of any circumstances where there is a risk of fraud and ensuring all recommended vaccines are available whenever possible. Occasional travel to meetings with state agencies and community partners may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree AND three (3) years or more of professional experience working in a public health program in areas such as: program planning and administration; grant management; oversight of data collection; and assessment and implementation of training needs and programs.


Master's degree or higher in public health, health education or related field AND one (1) year or more of professional experience working in a public health program in areas such as: program planning and administration; grant management; oversight of data collection; and assessment and implementation of training needs and programs.

Preferred Qualifications

Working knowledge of public health theory and practices, particularly as they relate to infectious disease and immunization.

AHS Affirmative Recruitment

The Vermont Agency of Human Services strives to build a diverse and inclusive community. It is our fundamental belief that in order to create and sustain a healthier Vermont, we as an organization must honor the cultures, beliefs and values of those we serve in order to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity.  We are committed to building and maintaining a multicultural and diverse workforce which reflects the increasing diversity of Vermont. To view the State of Vermont's Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy, please click here.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Nearest Major Market: Burlington Vermont