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Job Title: Environmental Health Epidemiologist
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Organization: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
Posted: 6/9/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Environmental Health
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Helena,  MT   
Position Description: The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is recruiting an Environmental Health Epidemiologist to work with the Montana Environmental Health Education and Assessment (MEHEA) program. This person will work with the State Toxicologist to conduct public health risk assessments or exposure investigations in communities with state or federal superfund sites and brownfields. This work will require close coordination with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, the Environmental Environmental Protection Agency, the Agency for Toxic Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and local government. This person will also provide technical assistance on other environmental health issues such as fish consumption or harmful al algal blooms.

This is a new program at DPHHS. We are looking for an energetic professional to lead this new work at DPHHS. Excellent communication skills and the ability to provide excellent customer service are a must!

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications

•Master’s degree in epidemiology, en environmental science, statistics, or a cl closely related degree.

•Three years of job related experience in ep epidemiology or environmental health.

•Other combinations of directly related education and experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Preferred Qualifications

•Bachelor’s and master’s coursework that in includes 15 term hours (10 semester) in to toxicology, 20 term hours (14 semester) in ch chemistry (including inorganic, organic, and bi biochemistry) and 35 term (24 semester) ho hours in any combination of the following: ph physiology, histology, pathology, st statistics, environmental science, mi microbiology, physical or environmental ch chemistry (in addition to the above in indicated 20 term hours), anatomy, ph pharmacology, epidemiology, industrial hy hygiene, toxicology (in addition to the ab above indicated 15 term hours) or vertebrate bi biology or zoology.

•Experience in in assessing and controlling th the impact of toxic substances on human he health and the environment.

•Experience in geographic information systems preferred.

Organization Description: The Public Health and Safety Division at DPHHS leads public health efforts in Montana and provides state-level coordination of key public health services to local and tribal public health agencies. The Division serves a diverse group of customers and stakeholders while working to promote healthy lifestyles and protect the health of Montanans. The PHSD is committed to serving all of our customers and stakeholders with excellence and is a nationally accredited state health department through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). This milestone accomplishment is official recognition that the PHSD meets or exceeds the rigorous national standards established by PHAB.

Closing Date: 9/9/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Laura Williamson,  State Epidemiologist
Contact Location: 1400 Broadway,Rm A113
PO Box 202951
Helena   MT  59620
United States
Contact Location: 1400 Broadway,Rm A113
  PO Box 202951
  Helena   MT  59620
  United States
Contact Phone: 406-444-0064 
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How to Apply: To apply, please complete an application at: 00/jobdetail.ftl?job=17141029&tz=GMT-06%3A00

Additional Information: For more information about this job opportunity, please contact Laura Williamson.

Web Site Delete Date: 9/9/2017