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Public Health Scientist (PCN Toxicologist

Company: State of Alaska
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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Public Health Scientist (PCN 06-1691-Toxicologist)
Job Description
What you will be doing:
The Public Health Scientist (Toxicologist) is a high-level position within the Section of Epidemiology that requires the provision of expert consultation on highly technical environmental public health issues affecting the lives of Alaska's citizens. This position serves as the primary subject matter expert in public health toxicology and health risk assessment for environmental contaminants and provides toxicological expertise to state and federal agencies, public health partners, physicians, and the public. This position is also responsible for supervising and mentoring at least one staff member of the Environmental Public Health Program.
Our organization, mission, and culture:
The mission of the Section of Epidemiology is to keep Alaskans safe from communicable diseases; injuries; as well as environmental, occupational, and other health hazards. You will help us meet this mission by supporting the Section of Epidemiology's Environmental Public Health Program with your expertise in toxicology

The benefits of joining our team:
This position is an essential part of the team within the Environmental Public Health Program, which is a small and highly collaborative group that is committed to protecting Alaskans from exposure to environmental hazards. Our team is comprised of high-performing professionals who value teamwork, innovation, efficiency, and a growth mindset.

The working environment you can expect:
This position is located in mid-town Anchorage. Our offices overlook the Chugach Range and we have abundant parking available onsite in a covered parking garage. Cuddy Park, which has paved walking trails and a speed/ice skating oval, is within easy walking distance from the office.
This position is scheduled for a 8 hour work day and is within the Supervisory Unit. Teleworking will be considered in accordance with current State of Alaska teleworking policies.
Who we are looking for:
We are looking for a candidate with demonstrated experience in toxicology and environmental public health; this is someone who meets the Minimum Qualifications outlined below, as well as the following competencies:
Public Health: Applies knowledge of the concepts, principles, theories, methods, and tools associated with protecting and improving the health of people and their communities, including promoting healthy lifestyles, researching disease and injury prevention, and detecting, preventing, and responding to infectious diseases. Research: Knowledge of the scientific principles, methods, and processes used to conduct a systematic and objective inquiry; including study design, collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; and the reporting of results. Technical Competence: Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues. Decision Making: Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change. Self-Management: Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior.
This position requires occasional travel to remote areas of the state. Travel by small plane, boats, and ATVs may be necessary.
A cover letter is NOT required for this position. Your complete application, including supplemental questions will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.

To view the general description and example of duties please go to the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/Alaska/ classspecs
Minimum Qualifications
A Doctor of Public Health (Dr.P.H.), Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.), or Ph.D. from an accredited college in public health, health administration, nursing, epidemiology, toxicology, health sciences, education, health education, community health, emergency medical services, psychology, the social sciences, the biological sciences, the physical sciences, social work, computer sciences, biostatistics/statistics, mathematics, or a closely related field;
AND EITHER Two years of any combination of full performance or journey level specific experience conducting a range of surveillance, investigative, research, analytical, and reporting activities related to the surveillance, investigation, and evaluation of acute and chronic diseases, injuries and other morbidities, mortality, and other health related issues; developing, implementing, and administering programs to ensure appropriate and effective public health care delivery systems, services, and operations in the State of Alaska; and/or serving as consultants and subject matter experts in distinct clinical and/or technical health specialty areas to promote health education, effective administration and delivery of health care services, and healthy lifestyles to diverse stakeholders. This may be met by service as an Epidemiology Specialist II, Health Program Manager II, and/or Public Health Specialist II with the State of Alaska or its equivalent with another employer. OR Three years of experience administering or providing specialized health care or public health services or programs. The required professional experience includes work such as a Registered Nurse, Public Health Nurse, Nurse Consultant, Public Health Specialist, Health Program Specialist or Manager, Health and Social Services Planner, Health Practitioner, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Physician's Assistant, Public Health Representative, or the equivalent. Service as an Analyst/Programmer, Education Specialist, Research Analyst, or other job class may qualify if the work performed was specifically related to the collection, analysis, and maintenance of data concerning conditions of public health importance, such as incidence/prevalence of disease or injuries, social risk factors, behavioral risk factors, environmental risk factors, and/or demographic characteristics. The required work experience may also include graduate level work conducting/assisting in specialized scientific research studies related to public health. OR A master's degree from an accredited college in public health, health administration, nursing, epidemiology, toxicology, health sciences, education, health education, community health, emergency medical services, psychology, the social sciences, the biological sciences, the physical sciences, social work, computer sciences, biostatistics/statistics, mathematics, or a closely related field; AND EITHER Four years of any combination of full performance or journey level specific experience conducting a range of surveillance, investigative, research, analytical, and reporting activities related to the surveillance, investigation, and evaluation of acute and chronic diseases, injuries and other morbidities, mortality, and other health related issues; developing, implementing, and administering programs to ensure appropriate and effective public health care delivery systems, services, and operations in the State of Alaska; and/or serving as consultants and subject matter experts in distinct clinical and/or technical health specialty areas to promote health education, effective administration and delivery of health care services, and healthy lifestyles to diverse stakeholders. This may be met by service as an Epidemiology Specialist II, Health Program Manager II, and/or Public Health Specialist II with the State of Alaska or its equivalent with another employer. OR Five years of experience administering or providing specialized health care or public health services or programs. The required professional experience includes work such as a Registered Nurse, Public Health Nurse, Nurse Consultant, Public Health Specialist, Health Program Specialist or Manager, Health and Social Services Planner, Health Practitioner, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Physician's Assistant, Public Health Representative, or the equivalent. Service as an Analyst/Programmer, Education Specialist, Research Analyst, or other job class may qualify if the work performed was specifically related to the collection, analysis, and maintenance of data concerning conditions of public health importance, such as incidence/prevalence of disease or injuries, social risk factors, behavioral risk factors, environmental risk factors, and/or demographic characteristics. The required work experience may also include graduate level work conducting/assisting in specialized scientific research studies related to public health. Special Note: All positions in this class require expertise in a specific health specialty field. Recruitment and selection for these positions will be from among only those candidates who have demonstrated the appropriate specialty background and experience. The specialty areas include, but are not exclusively limited to, the surveillance, control, and prevention of one or more of the following sp

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