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Title:  Public Health Analyst II - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  12/11/2019
Req ID:  3741
Department:  Health

Burlington, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.25

We're currently hiring a Public Health Analyst II in the Research, Epidemiology and Evaluation Unit of the Public Health Statistics Section, Health Surveillance Division at the Vermont Department of Health. This analyst will be the Project Manager for the Vermont Emergency Department Surveillance of Nonfatal Suicide Related Outcomes (ED-SNSRO) grant. The position requires understanding and analysis of data related to suicide related emergency department (ED) visits.

The Public Health Analyst II is expected to oversee all work related to the ED-SNSRO grant, including case definition validation, data analysis and surveillance of nonfatal suicide related outcomes. The analyst will work closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other grantee states to refine several self-directed harm syndromic surveillance case definitions. The position will use other data sources, such as hospital utilization data, to validate these definitions. The analyst will be responsible for designing and analyzing data for quarterly reports, with a focus on identifying Vermont populations at risk for suicide and related outcomes. 

The position will lead the Suicide Prevention Data Workgroup and will work with academic researchers, medical and mental health providers, and other suicide prevention organizations to ensure the effective distribution of timely suicide related ED visit data. The analyst will work with these partners to clearly explain the data and to help identify populations and geographies experiencing poor suicide related outcomes. They will be responsible for additional analysis, data sharing and presentations related to morbidity and mortality from suicide. The position will also perform other related duties as required.

The position operates under the Research, Epidemiology and Evaluation Unit Chief and the Epidemiology and Surveillance Team Lead. All analysts are expected to work on multiple teams, including the Unit, the Surveillance Epi team, and special topic workgroups. Expertise in Microsoft Office and statistical analysis software (SAS, SPSS, etc.) is required. Contact with community partners and VDH program staff will also be required.

Who May Apply

This position, Public Health Analyst II (Job Requisition #3741), is listed as a STATE PROMOTIONAL ONLY posting. Only current State of Vermont employees who have successfully completed an original probationary period OR non-State employees eligible for veteran's preference are eligible to apply for this position. Your application will not be considered if you do not meet one of these requirements.

This is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized for a specific period of time. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs. 

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Jennifer.Hicks@vermont.gov or Mallory.Staskus@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

Duties are performed primarily in a standard office setting. Meetings with data users and providers may require some travel, for which private means of transportation must be available. Some work outside of normal office hours may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree or higher in biostatistics, epidemiology, public health or a social sciences discipline, including 6 credits in statistics at the graduate level AND one (1) year or more of professional level work in health-related research, statistics or program evaluation where the activities include gathering, analyzing and interpreting statistical data.


Bachelor's degree in statistics, a health-related or social sciences discipline, including 12 college credits in statistics, research or computer sciences, and 6 of these credits must be in statistics AND four (4) years or more of professional level work in health-related research, statistics or program evaluation where the activities include gathering, analyzing and interpreting statistical data.

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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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.

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