Food Safety Center of Excellence Epidemiologist - Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Make a real difference . . . Do you have a passion and drive to apply your talent to create a healthier Colorado? Are you looking for a career that provides you with opportunities to improve the world around you? The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is seeking diverse individuals from all backgrounds to contribute to its mission to protect and improve the health of Colorado’s people and the quality of its environment. 10/4/2018 Job Bulletin https://agency.governmentjobs.com/colorado/job_bulletin.cfm?jobID=2230227&sharedWindow=0 2/7 If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people at CDPHE. Our tobacco-free, walkable campus offers free parking and is conveniently located near the Cherry Creek bike path, Whole Foods, Glendale City Set, RTD bus lines, and the Cherry Creek Shopping Center. In addition to a great location and rewarding, meaningful work, we offer: Health Links certified Family Friendly Business Potential qualification to have student loans forgiven through the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Tuition assistance for current enrollment in college coursework Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules and a variety of employee resource groups Employee wellness program including locker rooms, bike storage lockers, on-site yoga, and health insurance premium savings Mentoring program with opportunities for mentors and mentees Internal professional development opportunities on a wide variety of subjects Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the State system Strong retirement benefits through the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) Medical and dental health insurance plans State-paid life insurance and short-term disability and optional employee-paid long-term disability 10 paid holidays per year, paid vacation and sick leave, paid volunteer and parental academic leave, and educational leave.
What you’ll be doing... This position will contributes to CDPHE activities in the Colorado Food Safety Center of Excellence, which is a collaborative initiative between CDPHE, the Colorado School of Public Health, and Colorado State University. The position develops and delivers training on Foodborne Illness Outbreaks, evaluates trainings and program metrics, and serves as subject matter expert on foodborne outbreak investigations to other local, state, and US territorial health departments. This position will serve as a CDPHE representative in meetings related to the Center of Excellence with other state health departments, CDC, local public health agencies, and other partners during meetings in Colorado and around the United States. Develop, promote, and deliver trainings on foodborne outbreak investigation to state and local public health professionals. Conduct ongoing evaluation of the Food Safety Center of Excellence program, tools, resources, and trainings. Serve as subject matter expert on foodborne outbreak investigations by: (1) providing technical assistance to other public health agencies in Colorado, the United States, and US territories, (2) creating new tools and resources on foodborne illness outbreak investigations, (3) contributing to Food Safety Center of Excellence work groups and projects. Contribute to coordination of CDPHE activities of the Colorado Food Safety Center of Excellence Contribute to submission of annual grant application and writes progress and workplan for CDPHE-led activities. 10/4/2018 Job Bulletin https://agency.governmentjobs.com/colorado/job_bulletin.cfm?jobID=2230227&sharedWindow=0 3/7 Serves as a CDPHE representative in meetings related to the Center of Excellence with other state health departments, CDC, local public health agencies and other partners. Participates in enteric disease outbreak investigation as needed to assist the communicable disease branch when extra staffing is needed and assess firsthand the outbreak investigation techniques in use.
What you must have (minimum qualifications) Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, epidemiology, nursing, public health, environmental health, or a closely related field. AND Two years of professional experience investigating foodborne outbreaks. Substitutions Work experience in the healthcare or public health fields may substitute for the bachelor’s degree on a year-for-year basis. A graduate degree in biology, chemistry, epidemiology, nursing, public health, environmental health, or a closely related field may substitute for the bachelor’s degree and one year of experience.How to Apply: