Be a Part of Our Promise

LLHD staff work every day (and some nights!) to advance our mission, but we can’t do this work without the help and support of others – especially the community members who volunteer to join us.

Whether you are considering joining one of our community coalitions, being part of the Medical Reserve Corps or simply volunteering a few hours to support our efforts, we hope you will consider being part of our promise to the community.

Our Coalitions are always looking for new members! Please visit these pages to learn more: the Groton Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, the Ledyard Prevention Coalition, the New London County Asthma Action Partnership, the ACHIEVE New London County Coalition, and the African American Health Council.

Job Postings

Sanitarian II

The Ledge Light Health District is looking for a motivated Sanitarian II to join our team and help enforce the Connecticut Public Health Code, Connecticut General Statutes and District Regulations. This position includes a wide range of challenging environmental duties in both urban and rural settings. Sample responsibilities (not comprehensive) include application and plan reviews, land use inspections, complaint investigations, regulated establishment inspections, preparing reports, make recommendations regarding public health matters and presenting information to the public through public speaking engagements.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with major studies in environmental health, science, or public health.
  • Registered Sanitarian Certification by the State of Connecticut.
  • Certification by the State of Connecticut in Food Service Inspection and On-Site Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems, Phase I & II.
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of public health.
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel, and email capabilities.
  • Ability to relate well with all segments of the public and work within a government structure.
  • Ability to produce accurate work in a timely fashion.
  • Strong communication, time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to understand and interpret the law, code and ordinances.
  • Ability to adapt or modify work methods and standards to meet variations in controlling conditions in working towards assigned objectives.
  • Ability to present ideas in an easily understood manner.
  • Ability to use proper judgment and tact.
  • Ability to work with the staff as a team player.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

This is a full time (40 hrs. per week), mid-level, non-supervisory, hourly, non-exempt, regular employee position.

Interested applicants should apply via email to and must submit a letter of interest, resume and the completed Ledge Light Employment Application.

For further questions, please contact Katie Baldwin at 860-448-4882 ext 1319 or


In honor of one of our founding members, Harry A. Watson, each year, LLHD selects a student interested in the field of public health to take part in our Harry A. Watson summer internship program. The selected student will gain a well-rounded experience in the field of public health, working with staff in our environmental, communicable disease prevention, and health education departments.

In previous years, the Harry A. Watson internship was an opportunity for high school students to gain exposure to the field of public health. In 2013, we decided to shift our focus to college students with an interest in public health.

Please check back in the spring for updates!

Helpful Resources

Ledge Light Employment Application