Public Health Physician (40 Hour)


Recruitment #240226-6263RL-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health is hiring!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking two Public Health Physicians to join our teams within our Infectious Diseases Section. These positions will help lead our critical programs: the Healthcare Associate Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance (HAI-AR) program and the HIV/STD/TB & Hepatitis C surveillance program. See below for additional information on these great opportunities!

There may be opportunities for flex schedule, alternate work schedule, or teleworking, in accordance with State policies.

State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive comprehensive benefits plan that includes:
  • A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform and article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D
  • Generous paid time off, include 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • Retirement healthcare offerings
  • Professional growth and development opportunities
  • State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service. Click here for more information.
  • A healthy work/life balance!
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  • Providing consultation to healthcare providers directly managing drug resistant infections or STDs and TB.
  • Leading response to disease outbreaks.
  • Overseeing public health surveillance systems for either healthcare associated infections (HAI) and antimicrobial resistance (AR) or STDs, TB, HIV and Hepatitis C. 
  • Assisting in the management of the budget and activities covered in several federal cooperative agreements.


The Mission of the Department of Public Health (DPH) is to protect and improve the health and safety of the people of Connecticut by:

  • Assuring the conditions in which people can be healthy
  • Preventing disease, injury, and disability
  • Promoting the equal enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, which is a human right and a priority of the state.

DPH accomplishes this through the implementation of its Strategic Plan which outlines the actions that DPH is taking to accomplish its Mission.

One opportunity is with the Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance (HAI-AR) Program which plays an integral role in the surveillance, prevention, and response for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial resistance (AR), including DPH’s response to respiratory viral diseases including COVID-19. This position will coordinate activities of the HAI-AR Program, which provides subject matter expertise and technical assistance to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, congregate care facilities, hospitals, healthcare providers and other state agencies.

The other opportunity is leading our HIV/STD/TB & Hepatitis C surveillance programs oversees the disease surveillance activities across HIV/STD/TB & Hepatitis C. The Physician will provide consultation on case management of patients diagnosed with Tuberculosis, Hepatitis C, and sexually transmitted diseases including HIV.

Both Public Health Physicians will work with the Director and Assistant Director of Infectious Diseases to promote public health practices that prevent disease transmission. The Public Health Physicians will work with program staff and CDC to ensure program activities align with CDC guidelines.

Selection Plan

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To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • In order to receive educational credits toward qualification for this job posting, the institution must be accredited. If the institution of higher learning is located outside of the U.S., you are responsible for providing documentation from a recognized USA accrediting service which specializes in determining foreign education equivalencies to the recruiter listed on this job posting.
  • You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to
  • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at
  • For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from one of the three branches of state government (i.e., Executive, Legislative, Judicial) to the other.
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  • Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process.
  • Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Joseph K. Fried at, 860-924-7053.


In the Department of Public Health this class is accountable for providing medical consultation related to the prevention and control of infectious and other diseases.


  • Provides medical and clinical expertise and leadership to statewide public health programs and local health districts;
  • Provides medical consultation to healthcare programs and practitioners;
  • Participates actively in developing and monitoring short and long range planning and funding priorities based upon community’s health needs;
  • Develops health program policies, procedures and medical and clinical practice guidelines;
  • Develops clinical quality assurance initiatives and performance measurements;
  • Conducts clinical practice reviews and ensures that programs and regulatory actions are supported with appropriate medical and clinical guidance;
  • Monitors local health programs for compliance with public health guidelines;
  • Studies program data to evaluate outcomes, adjust program goals and assist in the development of public health policy, legislation and regulations;
  • Provides medical oversight and/or consultation of the investigation and control of potential disease outbreaks;
  • Enforces the appropriate rules and regulations essential to control of preventable and infectious diseases and the promotion of the general health of the community;
  • Communicates on issues of public health concern to the public, providers and other agencies through presentations, media and publication of written reports;
  • Coordinates program initiatives and regulatory activities;
  • Advises local health officials and State staff of advances in public health and the operation of health programs;
  • Provides medical leadership during a public health emergency;
  • Drafts administrative memoranda to provide procedural, regulatory and clinical guidance to State agencies and district local health authorities;
  • Promotes program goals through education and outreach by representing Public Health on community groups, committees, boards, workgroups and the public for the purposes of improving health outcomes;
  • Participates in the professional misconduct process, conducts medical record reviews, physician interviews, reviews investigation reports, corrective action plans, determines appropriateness of medical procedures and recommends enforcement actions, as directed; 
  • Conducts medical reviews of health care facility operations and incidents, as directed;
  • May testify at hearings;
  • May oversee health care surveillance programs and conduct surveillance activities;
  • May participate in negotiation and oversee the implementation of contracts and other community partnership agreements; 
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of medicine and public health measures with special reference to prevention and control of infectious and other diseases; 
  • Knowledge of 
    • current trends and developments in infectious and other diseases; 
    • community organizations; 
  • Considerable 
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • critical thinking skills;
    • oral and written communication skills; 
  • Considerable ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of people;
  • Ability to 
    • assist in the development and presentation of educational programs;
    • conduct modern methods of investigation, study and control of diseases.


One (1) year experience as a licensed physician.


  • Experience with the microbiology and pathogenesis of healthcare associated infections and antimicrobial resistance or HIV/STD/TB & HCV including (1) experience in clinical care of hospitalized patients, and (2) experience in the medical management of patients in an outpatient setting.   
  • Experience conducting or reviewing analytic epidemiologic studies, including: (1) experience with the management and analysis of infectious disease event data, and (2) experience using several statistical packages, most notably SAS, R, GIS or Excel.
  • Experience with the presentation of epidemiological data and analyses in both written and oral formats including: (1) experience producing written reports, data books, fact sheets, scientific journal articles or other written materials, and (2) experience giving verbal presentations in both formal and informal settings, to both lay and scientific audiences. 
  • Experience in program administration and management including experience: (1) supervising epidemiologists, scientists, physicians or other health professionals; and (2) collaborating with internal and external partners and stakeholders.


  • Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license to practice medicine and surgery pursuant to Chapter 370 of the Connecticut General Statutes. A temporary license may be granted for a period not to exceed one (1) year.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to participate in all hazards of emergency response, exercises and planning.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to periodically undergo tests or immunizations for communicable or infectious disease.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.


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 responsibility.