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Epidemiologist 2 (Infectious/Chronic Diseases) - APPLY BY 4/30/24
Company: State of Connecticut, Executive Branch
Location: Hartford, CT
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 04/17/2024
Expire Date: 06/16/2024
Job Categories: Healthcare, Other
Job Description
Epidemiologist 2 (Infectious/Chronic Diseases) - APPLY BY 4/30/24
Epidemiologist 2 (Infectious/Chronic Diseases) (35 Hour)

Recruitment #240415-0287HC-001

Location Hartford, CT
Date Opened 4/17/2024 12:00:00 AM
Salary $66,996 - $90,804/year (*New State employees start at minimum)
Job Type Open to the Public
Close Date 4/30/2024 11:59:00 PM


The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking an experienced and qualified individual for the position of Epidemiologist 2 (Infectious/Chronic Diseases) to support the Chronic Diseases and Injury Prevention Section. As Cannabis Data Coordinator, you will maintain the cannabis public health surveillance system. Main duties will include collecting, abstracting, analyzing, and interpreting timely public health information on cannabis associated illness and adverse events, nonfatal and fatal injuries, and cannabis use poisoning data, from state and national data sources. You will communicate findings in various formats to inform policy makers and citizens on the impact of cannabis legalization.


Section: Chronic Diseases and Injury Prevention Section
Unit: Epidemiology Unit
Location: 410 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT
Work Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week
Schedule: Monday – Friday, first shift. There may be opportunities for an alternate work schedule and working remotely in accordance with State policies.
This Epidemiologist 2 position will work in the Chronic Diseases and Injury Prevention Section’s Epidemiology Unit and will work with a dynamic team of chronic disease and injury surveillance epidemiologists to maintain and enhance the cannabis surveillance system.

The duties of the Epidemiologist 2 will include the following:
Obtain, manage, analyze and report cannabis data and statistics for cannabis use, illness, adverse events, injury, pregnancy outcomes, childhood poisoning, adult and youth use, cannabis-related emergency room visits and urgent care episodic mental health visits;
Perform epidemiologic analysis on cannabis use, morbidity and mortality data and to identify disparity, risk factors and changes in trends;
Generate cannabis data fact sheets, reports and data tables;
Provide guidance to lower-level Epidemiologist;
Coordinate response to all cannabis statistics inquiries and data requests;
Present surveillance findings to various audiences;
Maintain current cannabis use associated morbidity and mortality statistics on DPH website to inform policy makers and citizens on the impact of cannabis legalization; and
Assist in the development and/or modification of cannabis data management and dissemination plans.
The opportunity to work for a Forbes top company: 'Forbes' State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule.
NEW: A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform and article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings.
Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings.
State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service. Click here for more information.
Generous paid time off, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.
Professional growth and development opportunities.
A healthy work/life balance
The Mission of DPH is to protect and improve the health and safety of the people of Connecticut by assuring:

The conditions in which people can be healthy;
Preventing disease, injury, and disability; and
Promoting the equal enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, which is a human right and a priority of the state.
DPH accomplishes this through the implementation of its Strategic Plan which outlines the actions that DPH is taking to accomplish its Mission.

Qualifications & Requirements
Six (6) years of experience in conducting epidemiological investigations in a responsible technical or professional capacity.
One (1) year of the General Experience must have involved interviewing and performing trend analyses at the level of an Epidemiologist 1.
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in public health, community medicine or a related health science may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
A Doctorate in a related discipline such as public health, medicine or a natural or behavioral science may be substituted for the General Experience.
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