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Title:  Epidemiologist III - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  12/07/2022
Req ID:  38969
Department:  Health

St Johnsbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.42


Want to make a difference in the lives of Vermonters? The Vermont Department of Health has an exciting opportunity for you to improve population health. The St. Johnsbury Local Health Office is seeking enthusiastic public health professionals with experience in epidemiology to join our district office team.


The District Epi will: 
•    Conduct surveillance and investigation of reportable infectious diseases with a priority on COVID-19.
•    Serve as the District COVID-19 subject matter expert for current health department and CDC guidance on case investigation, contact tracing, and outbreak prevention.
•    Investigate instances of COVID-19 exposures within facilities, worksites, schools, and childcares and provide appropriate mitigation recommendations
•    Provide support to health care providers and community partners in infectious disease surveillance, prevention, and control. 
•    Analyze and interpret disease District-level surveillance data and create reports.

Duties are performed under the supervision of the district office leadership and supported by the Vermont Department of Health Infectious Disease/Epidemiology Unit.

Who May Apply

This position, Epidemiologist III - Limited Service (Job Requisition #38969), 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

Work is performed mainly in standard office setting but with regular need to travel to hospitals for which private means of transportation must be available. Periodic participation in community or provider meetings which may be held after regular business hours. There is predictable need to manage and deal with members of the medical profession and the public in emotional and moderate-pressure situations.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in epidemiology or public health.


Master's degree with at least 6 graduate credits in epidemiology.


Bachelor's degree with at least 12 college credits in epidemiology or statistics AND 2 years of experience.

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.

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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