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Title:  Tobacco Prevention Specialist

Application Deadline Date:  11/19/2019
Req ID:  3138
Department:  Health

Burlington, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $23.35

The Vermont Department of Health Tobacco Control Program is seeking a team player to manage its community-based grants program to reduce tobacco-related diseases and health disparities in Vermont. If you are committed to making an impact on population-level health, are experienced with project management, program implementation and monitoring, and are detail oriented and passionate about learning and applying tobacco prevention best and promising practices, this job is for you. We are especially interested in candidates who are interested in learning and contributing to the department's diversity and commitment to health equity and social justice.

Who May Apply

This position, Tobacco Prevention Specialist (Job Requisition #3138), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact
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.

Class Definition

Conducts planning, administration and coordination of chronic disease prevention and health promotion work at a professional level for the Department of Health, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. The goal is the reduction of the burden of chronic disease in Vermont, from a public health perspective. Duties include: coordination among chronic disease and health promotion programs; contract and grant development, monitoring and administration; integration among chronic disease efforts within the Division. Work is performed under the direction of a public health program administrator or program chief. Program areas could include tobacco prevention and cessation; obesity prevention, and related chronic diseases.

All employees of the Agency of Human Services perform their respective functions adhering to four key practices: customer service, holistic service, strengths-based relationships and results orientation.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in a standard office setting. Considerable interaction will occur with community groups, medical providers and other state agencies and partners. Stress may be encountered with meeting multiple deadlines and needing to resolve difficult issues and disputes related to overseeing the equitable distribution of state and federal funds. Frequent travel to meetings with state agencies and community partners is required.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree AND three (3) years or more of professional experience working in a public health program in areas such as: program planning and implementation; grant and contract management; oversight of data collection; and assessment and implementation of training needs and programs.


Master's degree or higher in health education, public health, public administration or related field AND one (1) year or more of professional experience working in a public health program in areas such as: program planning and implementation; grant and contract management; oversight of data collection; and assessment and implementation of training needs and programs.

Preferred Qualifications

Working knowledge of public health theory and practices, particularly as they relate to community health programs.

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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