Title:  Public Health Analyst III - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  08/04/2024
Req ID:  50361
Department:  Health

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $31.76


The Vermont Department of Health (VDH) is excited to hire a Public Health Analyst III (PHA III) in the Research Epidemiology and Evaluation Unit (REE) of the Division of Health Statistics and Informatics (HSI). This analyst is the lead for substance use surveillance in HSI and provides evaluation support and capacity for the Division of Substance Use Programs (DSU). This position will oversee required reporting for grants, public reports for substance use and oversight of analytic projects completed by HSI-REE substance use analysts. 


This position provides statistical analysis and reporting of data related to substance use. This requires knowledge of a statistical software package as well as data collection, management, analysis, and visualization. The PHA III works in partnership with DSU to determine, manage, and prioritize analytic and evaluation needs. This position will consult on or implement evaluation plans related to substance use as requested. The PHA III will also respond and triage data requests and develop data presentations for stakeholders. The PHA III will work with key partners in the Health Department including DSU, the Division of Emergency Preparedness and Injury Prevention, as well as partners in other state departments and agencies. This position will perform related duties as required. It is a supervisory position responsible for supervising analysts on the DSU analytic team within HSI-REE. This opportunity is full-time, based in Waterbury, VT and is supportive of a hybrid/flexible work environment.  


The position operates under the REE Unit Chief.  All analysts are expected to work on multiple teams, including the HSI-REE Unit, the Substance Use Program team, and special topic workgroups.  Expertise in Microsoft Office and statistical analysis software (SAS, SPSS, Stata, R, etc.) is required. Experience with Microsoft PowerBI is desired but not required.

Who May Apply

This position, Public Health Analyst III - Limited Service (Job Requisition #50361), 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 maria.roemhildt@vermont.gov.
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 primarily in a standard office setting. Meetings with data users and providers may require some travel, for which private means of transportation must be available. Some work outside of normal office hours may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree or higher in biostatistics, epidemiology, public health or a social sciences discipline, including 6 credits in statistics at the graduate level AND two (2) years or more of professional level work in research, statistics, informatics or program evaluation where the activities include gathering, analyzing and interpreting statistical data.


Bachelor's degree in statistics, a health-related or social sciences discipline, including 12 college credits in statistics, research or computer sciences, and 6 of these credits must be in statistics AND three (3) years or more of professional level work in research, statistics, informatics or program evaluation where the activities include gathering, analyzing and interpreting statistical data.


Associate’s degree in a public health, health, scientific or informatics field AND five (5) years or more of experience in research, statistics, informatics or program evaluation where the activities include gathering, analyzing and interpreting statistical data. 

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in public health or a health-related field.


Master's Degree in Public Health, Statistics, or other social science discipline, and at least six credits in statistics. Also, a minimum of two years of professional experience in a health-related field or other professional setting that applied data analysis, reporting and evaluation. Preference will be given to candidates who possess:

•    Quantitative analysis skills and experience with statistical software (SPSS, SAS, Stata or R);
•    Experience with state-level, population-based health surveillance; program evaluation and development of outcome measures. 
•    Experience designing and implementing quantitative and qualitative research studies; 
•    Understanding of program evaluation;
•    Knowledge of quality improvement principles and practices;
•    Ability to demonstrate competence in analyzing and solving complex and difficult problems;
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills; including competence in explaining statistical data and results, group facilitation, and the ability to communicate effectively and respectfully in the context of varied backgrounds, cultures, and belief structures.
•    Ability to apply a culturally competent lens in the design, collection and analysis of data.
•    Experience with supervision of analytic staff;
•    Effective project management skills including defining scope of work and meeting deadlines;
•    Flexibility and adaptation in working with different teams and managing many different projects at once;
•    Ability to integrate into multidisciplinary teams effectively; and
•    Experience with supervision of analytic staff.
•    Effective data visualization skills

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 and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • 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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