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Job Title: Toxicologist
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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   
Compensation: $56,326.40 - 70,408.00 Yearly
Position Description: The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is recruiting a Toxicologist to lead the Montana Environmental Health Education and and Assessment (MEHEA) program. The person in this this position will 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 Protection Agency, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and local government. The toxicologist will also provide technical assistance technical assistance on other environmental health issues health issues such as fish consumption or harmful 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: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

•Knowledge of toxicological science and risk as assessment sufficient to modify or adapt standard techniques, processes, and procedures, to assess and apply precedents to devise strategies and plans to overcome significant scientific problems. This includes intensive knowledge and competence competence in advanced techniques of a highly complex complex area of toxicology sufficient to serve as a trouble a trouble shooter, specialist, or coordinator.

•Experience in exposure assessment and risk as assessment for toxic chemical or radiological en environmental hazard sites.

•Ability to analyze environmental in information and determine potential human health ri risk.

•Ability to provide outstanding customer service.

•Excellent written and oral communication skills including risk communication and public speaking.

•Ability to identify problems, researching to to develop and implement solutions.

•Ability to work with a variety of interest groups and the general public.

•Ability to delegate work, guide and mentor staff.

Minimum Qualifications

•PhD or Master’s degree in toxicology, pharmacology, environmental health or environmental sciences, ecology, or a closely re related degree.

•Three years of job related experience in to toxicology or public health risk assessment.

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

Preferred Qualifications

•PhD in in toxicology, pharmacology, en environmental health or environmental sc sciences, ecology, or a closely related de degree.

•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.

•One year of professional experience in assessing and controlling the impact of toxic substances on human health and the environment and/or supervision experience.

Organization Description: The Public Health and Safety Division 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=17141030&tz=GMT-06%3A00

Additional Information: For additional information about this career opportunity, please contact Laura Williamson

Web Site Delete Date: 9/9/2017