Iowa Public Health Association

Career Opportunities

To submit a position for considered posting, please e-mail a brief position description to the Iowa Public Health Association at  This service is offered free-of-charge to current IPHA members (individuals and organizations).  Non-members may request positions to be posted for a fee of $150.  As a non-profit professional association, IPHA seeks to share career opportunities within Iowa's public health community, and this funding mechanism helps to support this service and the mission-driven work of IPHA. 

Any Job Posting that does not contain a close or apply by date will be removed from this page ninety (90) days from the date it was posted. Postings that contain a date will be removed from this page the day after regardless of the number of days from the post date. If the Close Date of your posting changes, please contact IPHA with a corrected time frame.


Director for the Public Health Department

Cedar County Board of Health

The Cedar County Board of Health is seeking to employ a Director for the Public Health Department. Cedar County is a rural county located in east central Iowa. The Public Health Department has approximately fifteen employees and consists of home health and public health programs.  Responsibilities of the director are the overall management of the department including quality assurance and performance improvement, fiscal budgeting and compliance, leadership, planning and organization, compliance and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and achievement of the department’s vision, mission, program objectives and strategic plan.

Bachelor degree in Nursing or other related health profession preferred.  Master degree in public health or nursing encouraged.  Two years of Home Health and/or Public Health management recommended.

Excellent benefits and retirement provided. Pre-employment physical required. Applications and position description available at or at the Cedar County Public Health office, Room B-1, Cedar County Courthouse, Tipton, IA  52772.  Telephone: 563-886-2226. Accepting applications now, position open late summer. Applications should be submitted to the attention of Erica Christian, Office Manager, or to

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Environmental Health Specialist

Scott County Health Department

Scott County Health Department is recruiting for the position of Environmental Health Specialist.  This full-time position is responsible for: monitoring and diagnosing environmental health problems and hazards; enforcing regulations; implementing various environmental health programs; providing training and education on regulations. 


For a complete job description or to apply visit


Application deadline: 5.01.17

Public Health, Hospital & EMS Program Coordinator

Cerro Gordo Department of Public Health

The Service Area 2 Coordinator is responsible for: coordination of the Service Area 2 All Hazards Emergency Preparedness and Response System Development Grant. Individuals with education and experience in emergency services, healthcare management, natural sciences, and/or related field are encouraged to apply

Please click here for complete job description and application information.

HHS Emerging Leaders Program   
US Department of Health and Human Services

The Next Generation of Leaders in HHS

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is recruiting for the next generation of leaders to join the federal ranks and support our mission to serve the American public.  The HHS Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is a competitive, two-year, paid, federal internship within HHS. The program provides interns with a unique opportunity to develop enhanced leadership skills in one of the largest federal agencys in the nation. HHS is looking for talented and highly-motivated individuals with a commitment to public service. The program provides an excellent opportunity for participants to begin a professional career in HHS.

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 Alumni from this program will carry the unique distinction of being a graduate of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation leadership program and become a part of a tightly knit network of visionary change agents across sectors and disciplines.

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