In the Department of Public Health, Infectious Disease Section, this class is accountable for directing the Epidemiology and Emerging Infections Program for the prevention and control of infectious and other diseases.
direction from the Director of Infectious Diseases or other administrative official of
Directs staff of program.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and
operations of Epidemiology and Emerging Infections Program;
Coordinates, plans and
manages program activities;
Formulates program goals
Develops or assists in
the development of related policy;
Interprets and administers
Prepares or assists in preparation
of program budget;
Maintains contacts with
individuals both within and outside of program who might impact program
Oversees grant preparation
investigations/surveillance of infectious disease and foodborne, waterborne and
institutional outbreaks of illness throughout the state;
hospitals and local health departments on a variety of infectious disease
Designs and implements
special epidemiological studies, writes strategic and operational plans
regarding infectious disease;
Drafts regulations and
legislation and prepares written legislative testimony;
Educates the public,
students, medical and public health professionals on infectious disease;
Precepts students in
public health related fields;
papers and reviews scientific papers prepared by staff;
Communicates with the
media on public health issues;
Represents the agency on
federal and state advisory groups;
Serves as a liaison
regarding infectious disease surveillance and control to the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention;
Participates in the
Incident Management Team;
Acts in the absence of
the Director of Epidemiology;
Leads the recruitment
and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
Performs related duties
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
and ability to apply
management principles and practices;
state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
principles and practices
of medicine and public health measures with special reference to prevention and
control of infectious and other diseases;
Knowledge of principles
of vital statistics;
oral and written
Ability in modern
methods of investigation, study and control of diseases.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of experience in medical practice involving infectious diseases, preferably including public health work or in public health practice involving infectious diseases.
Incumbents in this class must possess a license to practice medicine and surgery in Connecticut. A temporary permit may be granted for a period not to exceed one (1) year.
Completion of medical residency must be in internal medicine, pediatrics, family practice or preventive medicine.
Incumbents in this class must be willing to periodically undergo tests or immunizations for communicable or infectious diseases.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(21)-Medical, Dental, Veterinary Medicine
(1)-Officials And Administrators
As defined by Sec. 5-196
of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of
positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single
title for administrative purposes. As such,
a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or
This replaces the
existing specification for the class of Assistant Director of Infectious
Diseases in Salary Group MD 11 approved effective August 22, 2022.
(Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 23-001