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Job Title: Environmental Health Specialist 5 - Vector Biology/Control
Job Number: 020117-157876
Organization: Tennessee Department of Health
Posted: 1/26/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Environmental Health
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Nashville,  TN   
Compensation: Salary based on education and experience with a minimum starting rate of $3,533 per month.
Position Description: The Tennessee Department of Health is currently seeking an Environmental Health Specialist 5 to work on a statewide program of vector borne disease prevention targeting arthropods that transmit disease agents to humans. Maintains readiness to respond to emergencies caused by epidemics, disaster- related vector problems, develops recommendations for program goals and objectives, program implementation and evaluation related to vector borne diseases. Instructs and trains other personnel as necessary on procedures for program activities, prepares budgets and allocates resources for purchases, plans and carries out public health educational program related to vector borne diseases to include prevention and control. Plans and conducts training seminars for public health officials, medical professionals, academic students and general public, participates in internal and external committees related to vector-borne disease issues to include emerging infectious diseases and supervises assigned staff. In collaboration with professional associations and local vector control programs, develops integrated vector control strategy with proportional emphasis on integrated pest management.

Qualifications: Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree, including at least 36 quarter hours in biology, chemistry, or any environmental science and experience equivalent to five years of any full-time work in the enforcement of an environmental program or any professional environmental program work.

Substitution of Experience for Education: Any qualifying full-time work in the enforcement of an environmental program or any professional environmental program work may be substituted for the required education, on a year-for-year basis, to a maximum of four years.

Substitution of Education for Experience: Graduate course work in an environmental science, biology, or chemistry field may be substituted for the required experience, on a year-for-year basis, to a maximum of one year (e.g., 36 quarter hours is equivalent to one year). OR

Five years of any full-time work in the enforcement of an environmental program or any professional environmental program work with the State of Tennessee.

Other Requirements: Necessary Special Qualifications: A valid motor vehicle operator’s license may be required for some positions.

Note: A transcript is required for a proper evaluation for this class. Degrees must be from an accredited college or university. A transcript evaluation is required for degrees earned outside of the United States.

Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Organization Description: The State of Tennessee offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plans and accrued leave. For more information on this package, visit ml.

The Tennessee Dept of Health is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer.

Closing Date: 4/26/2017
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Contact Name: Dr. Abelardo Moncayo,  Environmental Health Specialist 5 - Vector Biology/Control
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How to Apply: This is a preferred service position. In order to be considered, you must apply online between February 1 and February 14 at ult.cfm. Please use job code 020117- 157876 to search for the position. After completing the online application, please email your resume to Dr. Abelardo Moncayo at Title the email with your name and ‘Environmental Health Specialist 5 Application'.

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