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Title:  Public Health Analyst II - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  12/05/2022
Req ID:  42541
Department:  Health

Burlington, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $28.02


VDH is currently hiring a Public Health Analyst II (PHA II) in the Research, Epidemiology and Evaluation Unit of the Division of Health Statistics and Informatics at the Vermont Department of Health. This position is for an analyst to work with the CDC Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) grant. 


The PHA II is expected to focus on work related to nonfatal overdose surveillance for the OD2A grant. This will include using syndromic surveillance data to monitor overdose spikes, data quality, and completion of special analysis projects. The analyst will work closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ensure VDH's syndromic surveillance data reporting is completed and accurate. The PHA II will also assist with fatal overdose surveillance, reporting and special projects as time allows.


The Department of Health supports a hybrid work environment. Upon hire, employees work with their supervisor to create a schedule that aligns with the business needs of the unit. We believe a hybrid work environment promotes autonomy and allows for increased flexibility and greater work/life balance.


This position will work with key partners such as the Division of Substance Use Programs, Infectious Disease Epidemiology and the Division of Emergency Preparedness and Injury Prevention. The position will also perform other related duties as required.


The position operates in the Research, Epidemiology and Evaluation Unit and reports to the Lead Epidemiologist for the Substance Use Surveillance Team of analysts. All analysts are expected to work on multiple teams, including the Unit and special topic workgroups. Expertise in Microsoft Office and statistical analysis software (SAS, SPSS, etc.) is required. Experience with Microsoft Power BI is desired but not required. Contact with VDH programmatic staff will also be required.

Who May Apply

This position, Public Health Analyst II - Limited Service (Job Requisition #42541), is open to all State employees and external applicants. It 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 the duration of this position or other details, please contact
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 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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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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