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Job Title: Toxicology and Response Section Manager
Job Number: 3901-17-05-086
Organization: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Posted: 7/28/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Community Health
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Lansing,  MI    USA
Compensation: $35.22 - $50.65 Hourly
Position Description: This position is manager of the Toxicology and Response Section within the Division of Environmental Health at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. They will be responsible for administrative duties including, but not limited to, annual evaluations, time and attendance, performance measures, scorecard metrics, mentoring staff, determining work assignments, recommending disciplinary actions, and ensuring a professional work environment that complies with all state and federal requirements. The section manager is responsible for ensuring the consistent application of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registration (ATSDR) public health assessment guidance and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency risk assessment guidance. The section manager is responsible for overseeing the work of three units (Drinking Water Investigation, Vapor Intrusion Site Investigation, and ATSDR Site Investigations), MI Toxic hotline, and complex work assignments as assigned by the Division Director. The section manager will directly supervise three unit managers and be responsible for coordinating the work practices across units to ensure consistent application of the best available science and public health practices to protect sensitive and/or vulnerable residents in Michigan. This position works cooperatively with federal, state, and local health and regulatory agencies to address concerns of human exposures to environmental contamination. The person in this position interacts with the public, local, state, and federal officials via meetings, telephone conversations, e-mails, and field visits, responding to community health concerns and providing information to protect public health. This position uses knowledge in toxicology, risk assessment, epidemiology, scientific methods, and public health practice to evaluate and oversee the application of ATSDR and EPA guidance to assess, document, defend, and make public health determinations.

Qualifications: Education Required: Possession of a bachelor's degree in any major.

Preferred: Possession of a Master's degree or higher in toxicology or a physical, biological, or environmental science. It is preferred that the candidate has completed at least 15 term hours (10 semester) in toxicology, 20 term hours (14 semester) in chemistry (including inorganic, organic, and biochemistry) and 35 term (24 semester) hours in any combination of the following: physiology, histology, pathology, statistics, environmental science, microbiology, physical or environmental chemistry (in addition to the above indicated 20 term hours), anatomy, pharmacology, epidemiology, industrial hygiene, toxicology (in addition to the above indicated 15 term hours) or vertebrate biology or zoology.

Experience Required: Four years of professional experience, including two years equivalent to the experienced (P11) level or one year equivalent to the advanced (12) level.

Preferred: At least four years of experience in assessing and controlling the impact of toxic substances on human health equivalent to a Toxicologist, including three years equivalent to a Toxicologist P11, two years equivalent to a Toxicologist 12, or one year equivalent to a Toxicology Specialist 13. A PhD in a relevant field may be substituted for Toxicologist 12 or 13 requirement.

Organization Description: The Section Manager posting is a State position open to all qualified applicants. It is full time and based in Lansing, Michigan within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Division of Environmental Health. The MDHHS Division of Environmental Health serves to educate the people of Michigan and mitigate exposures to harmful contaminants in drinking water, air, and food. We are expanding our division to better serve the people of Michigan. Get a job you can feel good about - join our team!

Closing Date: 10/28/2017
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Contact Name: Michelle Bruneau,  Toxicology and Response Section Manager
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