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Title:  Public Health Programs Administrator: Youth Suicide Prevention Coordinator - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  01/29/2023
Req ID:  46084
Department:  Health

Burlington, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.42


If you are passionate about mental health and suicide prevention as a public health issue and want to work across disciplines to improve our state's effort to address suicide among Vermont youth, please consider applying to the Public Health Programs Administrator: Youth Suicide Prevention Coordinator. 


This position is a part of the Injury Prevention Team at the Department of Health in the Division of Emergency Preparedness, Response and Injury Prevention and contributes to Vermont's goal to increase and sustain the capacity of a coordinated statewide public health approach to suicide prevention. This will involve working closely with other state departments, including the Department of Mental Health, along with many other community partners. 


The Youth Suicide Prevention Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the implementation of evidence-based suicide prevention strategies and programming in Vermont regions with the highest youth suicide risk burden and will support improved screening, treatment and support infrastructure among youth and family organizations.   This position is a great opportunity for a candidate with experience bringing together interdisciplinary teams and systems improvement, grant management as well as a passion for mental health, public health, and suicide prevention.


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.


The Department of Health's mission is to protect and promote the best health of all Vermonters. Our vision is healthy Vermonters living in healthy communities. Our goals are:
*  Effective and integrated public health programs.
*  Communities with the capacity to respond to public health needs.
*  Internal systems that provide consistent and responsive support.
*  A competent and valued workforce that is supported in promoting and protecting the public's health.
*  A public health system that is understood and valued by Vermonters.
*  Health equity for all Vermonters.


The Department of Health's culture is one in which our success and our workplace culture are interdependent. Our culture is driven by passion for the mission. We are committed to these values:
*  Creativity, innovation, and calculated risk-taking.
*  Open and transparent leadership.
*  Staff expertise, autonomy, and excellence.
*  Professional growth through individual development plans, special projects, and opportunities to stretch.
*  Wellness and work-life balance.


Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Who May Apply

This position, Public Health Programs Administrator: Youth Suicide Prevention Coordinator - Limited Service (Job Requisition #46084), 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, but require frequent travel to community sites, for which private means of transportation must be available. Public speaking and attendance at public meetings may be required. Some work outside of normal office hours may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree AND four (4) years or more of professional level experience in administration, planning, or supervision in a public health, health care or human services field. Including two (2) years of experience in public health.




Master's degree in public health, public administration or a health field AND two (2) years or more of professional level experience in administration, planning, or supervision in a public health, health care or human services 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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