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Title:  Public Health Laboratory Quality Manager

Application Deadline Date:  12/15/2020
Req ID:  10550
Department:  Health

Colchester, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $34.13

The Vermont Department of Public Health is currently recruiting for a full-time Quality Manager who will update, coordinate, implement and oversee the quality management systems and plans for the Vermont Public Health Laboratory (VPHL).  Work includes interpreting, applying, and implementing standards, rules and regulations of accrediting agencies such as CLIA, EPA, FDA, A2LA, USDA, TNI, and VPHL Quality Systems Manual, assuring compliance with all federal and state requirements. The position will reduce audit findings and deficiencies and ensure VPHL efforts are above reproach. Proven leadership in laboratory quality systems and supervisory experience preferred.

Who May Apply

This position, Public Health Laboratory Quality Manager (Job Requisition #10550), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Helen.Reid@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

Must be able to work in laboratory conditions with exposure to noxious or harmful fumes and chemicals and operate sophisticated laboratory equipment.  Work requires some travel and incumbents should possess a valid Vermont operator's license.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, microbiology, biochemistry, cellular or molecular biology science AND six (6) years or more of professional laboratory experience performing analysis and/or conducting quality analysis in a laboratory.


Master's degree in chemistry, microbiology, physical chemistry, cellular or molecular biology, AND four (4) years or more of professional laboratory experience performing analysis and/or conducting quality analysis in a laboratory.


Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, physical chemistry, cellular or molecular biology, or toxicology AND two (2) years or more of professional laboratory experience performing analysis and/or conducting quality analysis in a laboratory.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with accreditation standards/compliance and auditing.

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

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

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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