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Title:  Public Health Laboratory Unit Coordinator

Application Deadline Date:  04/15/2021
Req ID:  13387
Department:  Health
Location: 

Colchester, VT, US Colchester, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $30.10

Overview

Vermont's Public Health Laboratory is hiring a Unit Coordinator for the Radiochemistry testing program. The Unit Coordinator is responsible for managing the workload, staff, training, and resources in the Radiochemistry program. The Unit Coordinator is responsible for the quality of analytical data generated, including ensuring processes remain in control, initiating corrective actions, and evaluating efficacy of CAPAs. Chemists in the Radiochemistry laboratory analyze a variety of matrices, including drinking and environmental waters, milk, fish, food, sediment, air cartridges and air filters. The program is accredited through TNI to run analyses for alpha, beta, gamma, and tritium.

 

The ideal candidate has at least 5 years of public health laboratory experience with isolation and measurement of radionuclides, drinking water analysis, and emergency response principles and procedures. Experience working under EPA, TNI, and/or ISO Standards preferred. The Unit Coordinator liaises with other State and Federal partners and some travel may be required.

Who May Apply

This position, Public Health Laboratory Unit Coordinator (Job Requisition #13387), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Jessica.Eisenhauer@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, chemicals and highly infectious pathogens and operate sophisticated laboratory equipment. Work requires some travel and incumbents should possess a valid Vermont operator's license. Pressure may be involved in testing a high volume of samples and providing accurate results within time constraints. Manual dexterity and good vision are required for certain analyses and in order to use equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

For Chemistry test areas:


Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, physical chemistry, radiochemistry, health physics, forensic science or a related chemical science AND one (1) year or more of professional level quantitative, radiochemistry or instrumental chemistry laboratory experience in a public health, environmental or related laboratory setting INCLUDING experience leading a work team
OR
Master’s degree in chemistry, physical science, or a closely related field AND two (2) years or more of professional level quantitative, radiochemistry or instrumental chemistry laboratory experience in a public health, environmental or related laboratory setting INCLUDING experience leading a work team
OR
Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or other physical or biological science INCLUDING 18 credit hours in chemistry with laboratory course work and two mathematics courses or equivalent AND four (4) years or more of professional level quantitative, radiochemistry or instrumental chemistry laboratory experience in a public health, environmental or related laboratory setting INCLUDING experience leading a work team
OR
Three (3) years or more of experience as a Public Health Chemist IV

 

For Microbiology test areas:


Ph.D. in microbiology, molecular microbiology or related biological science and one (1) year or more of professional level microbiological, molecular or biological laboratory experience in a public health, clinical or related laboratory setting INCLUDING experience leading a work team
OR
Master’s degree in microbiology, molecular microbiology, biology or a closely related field AND two (2) years or more of professional level microbiological, molecular or biological laboratory experience in a public health, clinical or related laboratory setting INCLUDING experience leading a work team
OR
Bachelor’s degree in biology or microbiology or other physical or biological science INCLUDING 18 credit hours in microbiology with laboratory course work and two mathematics courses or equivalent AND four (4) years or more of professional level microbiological, molecular or biological laboratory experience in a public health, clinical or related laboratory setting INCLUDING experience leading a work team
OR
Three (3) years or more of experience as a Public Health Laboratory Scientist IV, A/C Microbiology

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.


Nearest Major Market: Burlington Vermont