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. 

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Registered Dietitian Licensed in the State of Iowa

Benefits and Enrollment Specialist

Iowa Department of Public Health

Serves as the benefits and enrollment specialist within the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), a component of the Ryan White Part B Program, by reviewing and approving applications, determining client eligibility, and issuing acceptance or denial letters.  Provides functional oversight to field benefits specialists by providing training on health insurance, ADAP guidelines, income determination, and alternative benefit programs. Provides technical assistance and trainings for health care providers and case managers, as needed, and assures seamless access to HIV-related medications through pharmacy or insurance services.

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Application deadline 6.28.17

Environmental Specialist

Iowa Department of Public Health

This position is located in the Bureau of Environmental Health Services within the Division of Acute Disease Prevention, Emergency Response, and Environmental Health. The position will be responsible for:

  1. Participating in the AMANDA division-wide Licensing Project providing guidance and input on business requirements for back flow tester, pool, and water treatment devise registration portal development and implementation.
  2. Reviewing initial and renewal applications for registration programs to ensure consistency and conformance to rules and plans when receiving registration applications, approval of applications, issuance of registrations, etc., for the above programs. Providing oversight to clerical staff that may assist in processing applications.
  3. Providing assistance to the bureau chief, unit lead, and program staff to support necessary investigatory and legal actions as advised by the Iowa Department of Public Health's assistant attorney general. Making recommendations for and drafts enforcement actions to be taken against licensees that violate licensing provisions of applicable rules. Posts enforcement actions to public website when applicable.
  4. Drafting policies and standard operating procedures for accepting, approving, and issuing registrations.
  5. Drafting updates of the backflow tester and water treatment device registration Iowa Administrative Code chapters. Works with unit lead and rules coordinator to prepare rule for notice and adoption. Presents rules to State Board of Health and assists Legislative Liaison in providing information to legislators.
  6. Providing technical assistance and consultation to licensees of the registration programs to assist in their understanding of the program requirements. Provides technical assistance to citizens with questions and concerns about water quality issues related to back flow prevention program and water treatment devices. Serves as a liaison with the Department of Natural Resources water quality programs when necessary.
  7. Preparing technical reports, including budget planning, presents information and makes recommendations to the bureau chief and unit lead in order to make decisions regarding the implementation of the registration programs. Pool/Spa Programmatic
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Application deadline 6.28.17

Compliance Officer

Iowa Department of Public Health

The Iowa Board of Pharmacy is seeking an Iowa-licensed pharmacist to serve as a full-time Board Compliance Officer.  This position will assess, analyze, review, and evaluate the practice of pharmacy in the state of Iowa and will act as an informational and educational resource to pharmacists, pharmacist-interns, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy support personnel, drug wholesalers, and controlled substance registrants in the state of Iowa.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: surveying and inspecting pharmacies and drug wholesalers; investigating complaints; conferring with and assisting law enforcement and regulatory and industry enforcement personnel in matters relating to the enforcement of state drug laws; and performing drug accountability audits.

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Application deadline 6.25.17

Bureau of Family Health Contract Manager

Iowa Department of Public Health

Under direct supervision of the bureau chief, this position will provide fiscal and contract management coordination for the Bureau of Family Health (BFH) by coordinating competitive selection processes, contracting, and budgeting; advising program staff on fiscal and contract policy; and coordinating communications specific to these processes.

This position will work with specific BFH programs, as assigned by the bureau chief. Coordinates the development and updates the competitive selection documents (RFB, RFA, and RFP), contracts, budgets, and expenditure reports for assigned programs. Provides planning assistance to program staff in writing competitive selection documents and provides technical assistance to outside agencies as they apply.

For more information and complete job description, click here.

Application deadline 6.28.17

Mammography Certification/InspectorAccreditation

Iowa Department of Public Health

A Health Physicist 2 is needed in the Bureau of Radiological Health mammography program to work with other Bureau of Radiological Health program staff under the general supervision of the Bureau of Radiological Health Chief.

After obtaining adequate training and education, this individual will work in the mammography accreditation and certification program to accredit, certify, inspect, and investigate facilities providing mammography and stereotactic breast biopsy services in Iowa to ascertain the degree of compliance with the appropriate standards, rules, and laws.

Additionally, this individual will manage the image handling and other accreditation activities in the bureau offices. The ideal candidate will possess strong technical skills related to radiation protection and radiation machine operation, and be able to review and interpret technical documents, as well as federal and state regulations.

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Application deadline 7.3.17

Bureau of Emergency and Trauma Services Compliance Officer

Iowa Department of Public Health

This position assures compliance of EMS providers (approximately 11,000 providers), EMS training program applicants, and EMS Services (approximately 930 services) with department rules, guidelines, and program requirements. Investigates complaints and other suspected administrative rule or statute violations by EMS providers and EMS Services. Must have education and experience in EMS and law enforcement.

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Application deadline 6.28.17

Registered Dietician

Mid-Sioux Opportunity Inc.

Dietician registered in the State of Iowa is needed for the Supplemental Food and Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).  Professional experience in public health services and maternal/child health nutrition preferred.  40 hours per week with hours varying according to clinic schedule.  Local travel to clinic sites required at least two days per week.  Benefits include:  health, life insurance, vacation/sick leave, 9+ paid holidays and IPERS.  Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. is a Community Action Agency serving Lyon, Sioux, Plymouth, Cherokee and Ida counties in northwest Iowa.  To apply on-line please visit To mail, fax or e-mail letter of application/resume, send to:


Sharon Heidesch

Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc.

418 S Marion Street

Remsen, IA  51050

FAX:          712-786-3250


PHONE:    1-800-859-2025

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.

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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