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Title:  Public Health Specialist: Overdose Prevention First Responder Coordinator - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  12/11/2022
Req ID:  44641
Department:  Health

Burlington, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $23.55


Are you passionate about working with community partners, and being a part of Vermont's effort in addressing the opioid crisis? The Public Health Specialist: Overdose Prevention First Responder Coordinator is a position in the Division of Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Injury Prevention. Position is responsible for the oversight, implementation, administration, coordination, and quality control of the Vermont First Responders Emergency Opioid Response Program.


The Vermont Emergency Opioid Response program is working to enhance the vital work of First Responders and communities' ability to safely provide emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdoses as well as increase the rate of referrals to treatment and recovery in Vermont rural communities with low access to naloxone and high burden of opioid injury and deaths. This coordinator will be responsible for planning assessment, coordinating plan activities and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, technical assistance and education and quality assurance for the program. This position is a great opportunity for a candidate passionate about first responders, public health and overdose prevention.

Who May Apply

This position, Public Health Specialist: Overdose Prevention First Responder Coordinator  - Limited Service (Job Requisition #44641), 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 in both a standard office and field settings. Private means of transportation must be available for required travel. Stress may be anticipated in dealing with emotional situations involving application of programs, especially in dealing with families and in the allocation of program resources.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree AND three (3) years or more in a health care, public health, or human service organization INCLUDING one (1) year or more at an administrative, consultative or planning level.


Master's degree in public health, public administration or a health field AND two (2) years or more in a health care, public health, or human service organization INCLUDING one (1) year or more at an administrative, consultative or planning level.

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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