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Title:  Public Health Specialist, Emergency Preparedness - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  12/17/2019
Req ID:  3821
Department:  Health

Burlington, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $22.06

The Vermont Department of Health is currently seeking a Public Health Specialist for Emergency Preparedness. This is an exciting multi-faceted position, assigned to the Medical Countermeasures and Strategic National Stockpile program in the Division of Emergency Preparedness, Response & Injury Prevention. The Specialist is directly involved in administrative and technical work in Medical Countermeasures & Strategic National Stockpile Planning and Response. Extensive interaction with a variety of business, community, first responder and government officials is involved. Duties include planning, assessment, design and development, coordinating plan activities and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, technical assistance, education and quality assurance with health department staff and inter-agency affiliations. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Public Health Strategic National Stockpile Coordinator.

Work responsibilities of the Public Health Specialist include the following:  

  • Development, implementation, coordination, quality control and evaluation of the assigned focus areas of the Strategic National Stockpile Program and the Cities Readiness Initiative
  • Set project objectives and monitors progress
  • Participates in the development of planning activities relative to focus area 
  • Oversees grants management and serves as source of expert information in assigned area of responsibility
  • Develops and participates in the establishment and operation of quality assurance procedures, including monitoring of results
  • Assists with or develops protocols, manuals and records
  • Designs or assists with the development and presentation of training materials in focus area
  • Assures coordination of focus area with other departmental, state and community stakeholders
  • Receiving, inventory control, packing, shipping and other assigned tasks in a warehouse setting
  • Performs related duties as required
Who May Apply

This position, Public Health Specialist, Emergency Preparedness (Job Requisition #3821), 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 this position, please contact Halley.Ross@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 generally performed in a standard office and in field settings. Private means of transportation must be available for required travel. Position may require attendance at meetings outside of normal office hours.  On-call status may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years or more of experience in community-based planning, program administration and evaluation.


Associate degree and five (5) years or more of experience in community-based planning, program administration and evaluation.

Preferred Qualifications

Two (2) or more years’ experience in Public Health emergency preparedness and/or Incident Command Structure (ICS) and/or EMS, fire or police agencies emergency preparedness and /or regional or municipal planning.

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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