The Vermont Department of Health Laboratory (VDHL) performs testing to monitor Vermont’s population and environment for threats to public health in a state-of-the-art facility. Our mission is to be the most innovative, quality-focused, customer-oriented Public Health Laboratory in the United States. When there is a threat, such as a novel strain of disease, a natural disaster, a chemical spill or a foodborne outbreak, the laboratory is prepared to respond.
The Vermont Department of Public Health is currently recruiting for a full-time Public Health Laboratory Director who plans, organizes and directs the Vermont Public Health laboratory, a high complexity Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services CLIA-approved, National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) certified and ISO 17025 accredited laboratory. The Vermont Public Health laboratory also has the only biosafety level three (BSL-3) laboratory in the state that is approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Select Agent Program.
This position involves high-level scientific program planning and development; preparing, justifying and managing program budgets; and effective use of financial, technological and human resources. Work includes providing laboratory support to clinical and environmental health programs and projects; implementing policies and procedures to comply with federal and state laws and regulations; and clinical and technical consultations in the interpretation of laboratory results and disease diagnosis. This position oversees a large technical staff of approximately 40 people and must be available to serve in the event of a public health threat or disruption in laboratory operations.
Ph.D. in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science AND Lab Director Certification from a CLIA-approved Board
Additional Salary Information: 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
Incentive-based Wellness Program
Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Internal Number: 2823
About Vermont Department of Health
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
•Incentive-based Wellness Program
•Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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