The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH), Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention and Control Program is seeking a dynamic, motivated, and culturally sensitive Epidemiologist 1 (Infectious/Chronic Diseases) to join this exciting program as a Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS). This fast-paced public health program is growing and was recently awarded a grant through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to build the public health workforce. The STD Prevention and Control Program is committed to employing a diverse and skilled workforce representative of the communities we serve. If you want to join this expanding field of Public Health and make a difference in the health and well-being of Connecticut residents, this job is for you.
This position will work within the STD Prevention and Control Program and regularly interact with colleagues in the Tuberculosis (TB), HIV and Viral Hepatitis programs.
ADDRESS: 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT
WORK HOURS: Full-time, first shift, 35 hours per week
SCHEDULE: Typically Monday through Friday. (*There may be opportunities for an alternate work schedule and working remotely in accordance with State policies.)
We are looking for individuals with special skills and lived experiences that can be hard to find, and things that don’t automatically come from special training or degrees.
Observant – Are you good at reading people and situations? Are you sensitive to body language, social cues, and other patterns of behavior? Do you listen closely to what people say – and don’t say – to “read between the lines” and interpret the thoughts and feelings that people hold back?
Helpful – Is it easy for you to imagine how other people feel and understand their point of view? Do you prefer to focus on solutions to problems instead of the hurdles? Do you have a passion for helping make people’s lives easier or better?
Outgoing – Are you a “people person” by nature? Do you like getting to know new people who are different from you? Are you naturally talkative and friendly? Is it easy for you to negotiate, find compromise and gain the cooperation of others?
A Problem Solver- Are you naturally curious and enjoy learning new things? Do you like puzzles or finding ways to solve a problem? Are you always thinking about how something could be improved or done better? Does it really bother you when something doesn’t make sense? Do you always need to know how things work and the “why” behind a situation?
Capable – Are you flexible and organized under stress? Are you a good multi-tasker who deals well with changes? Are you someone who stays prepared? When you fail or experience a setback, are you able to keep going and try something different? Do you keep a level head when things get out of control? Do people often ask you for your advice?
If so, then we have an excellent opportunity for you to join our growing team and really make a difference in people’s lives.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU
We offer a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.
We encourage a strong work/life balance for all state employees.
We offer opportunities for professional and personal growth.
We have limitless areas for you to perform relevant and significant work.
About State of Connecticut - Department of Public Health
The Mission of the Department of Public Health (DPH) is to protect and improve the health and safety of the people of Connecticut by:
Assuring the conditions in which people can be healthy
Preventing disease, injury, and disability
Promoting the equal enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, which is a human right and a priority of the state.
DPH accomplishes this through the implementation of its Strategic Plan which outlines the actions that DPH is taking to accomplish its Mission.