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Associate Director of Public Health

Burlington, MA · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
About the Community:
The Town of Burlington (population 25,552) seeks applications from qualified candidates for the position of Associate Director of Public Health.  Conveniently located 14 miles northwest of Boston and easily accessible from Route 95/128 and Route 3, Burlington is currently home to a robust and diverse collection of commercial enterprises within the retail, life science, technology, and medical sectors.  Burlington has achieved a Platinum BioReady rating from MassBio, underscoring its support of assisting biotech companies relocate to our community.  Approximately 150,000 people per day flock to the Town to work, eat, shop, play or take advantage of the numerous outdoor recreation areas.  Burlington is home to over 1,500 corporations, 9,100 residential housing units and is served by both MBTA and LRTA bus lines which provide a connection to the regional rapid transit system at Alewife.
 
Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Director of Public Health, the Associate Director plays a key role to develop and administer public health initiatives, with particular focus on biotech, environmental and sanitation programs.  This position will implement plans for disease prevention, environmental health, and public health nursing, to support a high quality of life for the residents and businesses within Burlington.  This position will provide leadership and support for emergency planning initiatives, as well as the Town’s 250+ member Medical Reserve Corps.  This is a newly created position in response to the changing business climate within Burlington, particularly in the biotech sector, as well as the ongoing responsibilities that are fundamental in the provision of exceptional public health services, resources, and guidance to our residents and business community.
 
Qualifications:
Master’s degree in public health administration or a related field preferred, along with 7+ years of professional experience in public or environmental health, considerable knowledge of regulations pertaining to public health, and proven leadership and communication skills.  Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS), Licensed Soil Evaluator, (SE), and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) credentials are preferred, and will be expected to be obtained.
 
The successful candidate will be a dynamic and motivated professional who enjoys public service and who has the capacity to build trust, including outstanding interpersonal and communications skills, honesty, and a proven ability to enforce rules and regulations firmly, tactfully, and impartially.
 
Salary is competitive and dependent upon experience and qualifications and includes a comprehensive and generous benefits package.  This position is included within the Administrative and Professional Classification Plan at Grade 14.  Full-time, non-union position.

 
Applications received by 12:00pm March 5, 2021 will receive first consideration.  Position will remain open until filled.
 
Methods to apply for this position:
 
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Send letter of interest, resume, and application to:
     Joanne M. Faust, SPHR
     Human Resources Director
     Town of Burlington
     29 Center Street
     Burlington, MA  01803
 
The Town of Burlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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