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80% State paid medical premium
Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
Low cost group life insurance
Incentive-based Wellness Program
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Internal Number: 45602
High level leader responsible for administering a comprehensive program for alcohol and drug prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery. This system includes community prevention services, public information, Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program, treatment services including specialty programs, recovery services, workforce development, planning, community/provider technical assistance, quality assurance, evaluation, and grants/contract management. Programs are delivered in the context of an integrated system of care within the Agency of Human Services and the Department of Health. The Director has responsibility for all federal funds that Vermont receives for alcohol and drug use prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery and for the oversight of the programs and initiatives they support. Understanding of substance use systems of care required. Ability to manage, implement and evaluate large scale projects a must. Supervises senior level staff and reports to the Deputy Commissioner.
Master's degree AND five (5) years in a human services or public health setting providing services in mental health/substance abuse programming OR public and grant administration, with at least three (3) years in administrative or supervisory capacity.
Public Health in Vermont
Our many programs and initiatives help Vermonters live fuller, healthier lives from birth through old age.
We focus on prevention, one of the best investments that can be made in health. We promote healthy behaviors such as eating a healthy diet, having regular physical activity, and not smoking or abusing alcohol or other drugs.
We work to improve access to health services such as immunizations, mammograms, HIV/AIDS testing and care, and prenatal care. We investigate disease outbreaks and take action to control the spread of illness.
We license physicians and hospitals, emergency medical personnel and services, inspect food and lodging establishments, and enforce health regulations. We prepare for and respond to public health threats and emergencies.
We continually track and report on the health status of Vermonters, health risks and behaviors, and progress toward meeting Healthy Vermonters 2020 goals. We empower Vermonters with current, correct and credible information to stay safe and healthy.
And it is our calling in public health to focus on avoidable inequalities, especially for those people who have experienced socioeconomic disadvantage and social injustice.