Massachusetts Public Health Association

Job Posting for Mass Department of Public Health: Environmental Analyst II, Unit Chief, Regulatory and Translational Science

TitleEnvironmental Analyst II, Unit Chief, Regulatory and Translational Science – Bureau of Environmental Health, Environmental Toxicology Program

Organization: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

The Epidemiologist II will support the Regulatory and Translational Science Unit in the Bureau of Environmental Health (BEH) Environmental Toxicology Program (ETP). This individual will be responsible for supervising and conducting public health assessments associated with the cultivation, preparation, and use of cannabis and cannabis derived products sold in Massachusetts. Under the direction of the ETP Director, the incumbent will collaborate with senior staff members in the ETP, and will directly supervise staff and contractors conducting public health research and surveillance (e.g., health surveys, environmental and biological contaminant monitoring, cannabinoid exposure assessment, cannabis use surveillance, literature-based epidemiology research, etc.). The individual will assist the Director with research study design, management, and execution as well as translating technical work-products from program activities into tools that educate stakeholders (local health departments, clinicians, industry, senior leadership, patients, consumers, etc.). The individual may represent the ETP at public meetings, as requested by senior staff.

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Job Posting for Mass Department of Public Health: Environmental Analyst III – Regulatory and Translational Scientist

TitleEnvironmental Analyst III, Regulatory and Translational Scientist – Bureau of Environmental Health, Environmental Toxicology Program

Organization: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

The Environmental Analyst III serves as a Senior Scientist in the Bureau of Environmental Health’s Environmental Toxicology Program. Under the supervision of the Regulatory and Translational Science Unit Chief and the direction of the Environmental Toxicology Program Director, this individual will be responsible for ensuring that quality systems (consistent with ISO/IEC 17025) are implemented in laboratories registering with, or providing services to the Commonwealth. The private testing services may include the laboratory analyses of cannabis or various environmental media.

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Job Posting for Mass Department of Public Health: Epidemiologist I

TitleEpidemiologist I, Office of Integrated Surveillance and Informatics – Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences, JP Campus

Organization: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

The Epidemiologist I is responsible for establishing and maintaining surveillance systems within the Office of Integrated Surveillance and Informatics Services (ISIS), Bureau of Disease and Laboratory Sciences(BIDLS). The Bureau is seeking qualified candidates interested in public health and infectious disease response. Candidates with subject matter expertise in infectious disease surveillance and informatics are preferred. Strong analytical skills and experience with SAS and other analytic tools are also beneficial for this role. Candidates must maintain sensitivity to handling confidential health information and strong attention to detail.

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Job Posting for Mass Department of Public Health: Fiscal Officer VI, Director of Administration & Finance – Bureau of Community Health Access and Prevention

TitleFiscal Officer VI, Director of Administration & Finance – Bureau of Community Health Access and Prevention

Organization: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

The Director of Administration & Finance (A&F) is a critical leader within the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention (BCHAP) leading a team in providing exemplary fiscal stewardship and support to Bureau Directors and their fiscal staff. To ensure effectiveness and efficiency throughout the Bureau, the Director of A & F champions the development, implementation, monitoring and improvement of fiscal best practices—in alignment with Department, state and federal requirements.

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Job Posting for Mass Department of Public Health: Grants Management Specialist III

Title: Grants Management Specialist III

Organization: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

The Grants Management Specialist will assume responsibility for the management of BEH federal grants and federal accounts, under the direct supervision of the Bureau’s Director of Administration and Finance. This individual must be experienced with applicable federal grant reporting and application procedures, e.g., documentation required for submission in required platforms, preparing budget narratives and supporting documents, progress, and final financial reports, and close out documents. The incumbent will also be responsible for monitoring federal account expenditures and advising the Director of Administration and Finance of expenditure trends during the course of the federal award period.

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Job Posting for Mass Department of Public Health: Epidemiologist I

Title: Epidemiologist I

Organization: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

The Epidemiologist I will conduct epidemiologic surveillance and investigations of foodborne illnesses, vector borne illnesses and other infectious diseases, in order to identify risk factors to limit and prevent such morbidity. This position will serve as an educational resource for professional and public groups regarding laws and regulations regarding communicable disease epidemiology, and will also develop policies and activities dealing with communicable disease control. The Epidemiologist I helps to formulate disease prevention policies with intra-departmental working groups.

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Action Alert! Contact Your Representative Today for Key Programs in the State Budget

This week the House is deliberating on the fiscal year 2019 House Ways and Means budget proposal. Now is the time to act to make sure that essential public health funding is included in the FY19 budget.

Please contact your Representative TODAY and urge him or her to co-sponsor the important amendments listed below. Don’t forget to mention why the program or programs you are calling about are important to you. Read More

Press Release: Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau Chief Takes the Helm of Massachusetts Public Health Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17, 2018
Contact: Melanie O’Malley, (617) 949-6688.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Bureau Chief Takes the
Helm of Massachusetts Public Health Association

The Executive Board of the Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA) is pleased to announce its recent hire of Carlene Pavlos as its new Executive Director effective April 1, 2018. In this role, Ms. Pavlos will lead MPHA’s strategic vision and manage implementation of its organizational goals to further MPHA’s advocacy and policy successes advancing health equity in the Commonwealth.

MPHA is a statewide non-profit membership organization that promotes a healthy Massachusetts through advocacy, education, community organizing, and coalition building with a focus on eliminating health disparities and creating healthy communities for all. MPHA’s recent accomplishments include successfully leading the campaign for the Complete Streets Program, which provides grants to cities and towns for projects to make streets safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users. MPHA also led the campaign for the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund, a first-in-the-nation program investing in evidence-based interventions that keep residents healthy by linking clinical care and community-based services. Read More

Job Posting for Mass Department of Public Health: Medical Director, Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences

Title: Medical Director, Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences

Organization: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking a dynamic and innovative leader who will serve as the Medical Director (Chief of Service) of the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences (BIDLS).  He/she will provide clinical leadership to BIDLS, epidemiologic input to the State Epidemiologist, and consultation to other DPH departments, local health departments, and governmental agencies. The Medical Director provides clinical supervision and medical guidance in disease recognition, investigation and control, as well as interpretation and application of policies and procedures. The incumbent serves as an educational resource for professional and lay audiences while formulating disease prevention policies with intra-departmental and inter-departmental working groups and professional organizations.

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Job Posting for Mass Department of Public Health: Nurse Education Coordinator

Title: Nurse Education Coordinator

Organization: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Bureau of Health Professions Licensure is comprised of the ten Boards of Registration and Certification and the Drug Control Program and Prescription Monitoring Program. The Board of Registration in Nursing for the Bureau of Health Professions Licensure is seeking a dynamic, detail-oriented nurse to serve as the Nursing Education Coordinator. The selected candidate will direct and evaluate the implementation of Board of Registration in Nursing rules and regulations for all nursing education programs leading to initial licensure as a professional or practical nurse. Additionally, the incumbent will coordinate all aspects of the initial nurse licensure by exam process and provide expert consultation and advice to the board members on all matters concerning entry-level nursing education and examination for initial licensure. Candidates should possess exceptional organizational skills, strong computer skills for data analysis, as well as strong communication and interpersonal skills.

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