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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Management Analyst 3

Iowa Department of Public Health

Under supervision of the Substance Abuse Bureau Chief, and with daily direction from the Data Program Manager, conduct data analysis and generate complex management and monitoring reports using Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP), electronic health records (EHR), and other data sources. Initiate unsolicited/proactive and automated reports to prescribers, prescriber agents, and pharmacists detailing opioid prescription patterns within established community-level and medical practice metrics for prescribing.

Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:

  1. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business or public administration, management information systems, industrial management, or statistics, and experience equal to three years of full-time work in management analysis or project management.
  2. Seven years of full-time work experience in management analysis or project management.
  3. A combination of a total of seven years of education and full-time experience (as described in number one), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work equals one year of full-time experience.
  4. Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes two years of full-time work as a Management Analyst 2 or two and a half years as a Management Analyst 1.
For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 3.26.18

Secretary 2
Iowa Department of Public Health

The Iowa Department of Public Health is looking to fill a Secretary 2 to assist the state.  
Under general supervision, performs general administrative assignments to assist the Bureau of Family Health Chief. Manages bureau chief's schedule including organizing meeting materials, appointment scheduling, and monitoring mail. Main point of contact for bureau's 800 number for more than 28 programs; coordinates requests for information and responds to routine questions. Coordinate distribution of program specific materials. Meet and escort visitors to appropriate personnel. Manage incoming and outgoing mail, ensuring department's mail procedures are followed. Process bureau's bulk and large packages using UPS and FedEx following department's guidelines. Take bureau's staff and support staff meeting minutes as scheduled. Travel Coordinator for the bureau making sure all appropriate documents including registration, hotel, and flight information is submitted with Out-of-State Travel for approval.

For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 3.20.18

Board Investigator

Iowa Department of Public Health

The investigator conducts organized and thorough interviews of patients, licensees, and other relevant parties; collects and preserves investigative material and evidence, such as patient records. The investigator prepares comprehensive written reports and may make presentations at board meetings and at administrative hearings and in-state court proceedings. The investigator may monitor licensees who are under board orders and may be required to collect specimens (e.g. urine) from licensees. The investigator has basic knowledge and understanding of state statutes and administrative rules pertaining to board licensees, as well as the professional standards of licensees.

For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 3.20.18
AmeriCorps Positions Available in Community Food Security in Waterloo/Cedar Falls Area

 Improve access to good food for vulnerable populations 
 Work with many area organizations leading this work 
 Work with local farms to bring fresh, local vegetables to underserved populations 
 Build capacity for a mobile produce stand & an incubator farm 
 Learn about long term strategies towards food security 

AmeriCorps members receive living stipend of roughly $12,300, plus $5900 in education award. Work starts June 2018 through May 2019. 

Requirement: Completed undergrad degree and commitment to community service 

Contact: Kamyar Enshayan, Director Center for Energy & Environmental Education University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls IA 50614-0293 319-273-7575

Clinical Services Manager

Johnson County Public Health

Johnson County Public Health is seeking a Clinical Services Manager to join our leadership team. Responsibilities include managing staff and coordinating activities in the Women Infant Children and Maternal and Child Health Programs Division. Secure and administer program-related grants. Prepare division and program budgets and assist with Disaster Preparedness activities. 

Master’s degree in nursing, nutrition, public health or other related field AND at least one (1) year of public health or related supervisory experience OR Bachelor’s degree in nursing, nutrition, public health or other related field OR R.N. with Bachelor’s degree in any field AND four (4) years of supervisory experience in public health or a related field. 

Starting annual salary is $72,357 plus excellent benefits. To learn more about this position and to apply, please visit Resume and cover letter must be attached to online application.

Position open until filled

Content Marketing Coordinator (P/T-30 hours/wk)

Healthiest State Initiative

The Healthiest State Initiative is a 501c3 nonprofit organization supporting statewide efforts to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation. This position will support the growing needs to promote and market efforts of the organization, events and programs. 

The Content Marketing Coordinator leads the creation and implementation of a content marketing program to increase awareness of, and engagement with, the organization. 

For complete job description and application instructions, click here.

Position open until filled.

Emerging Leaders in Public Health
The Kresge Foundation

ELPH is an 18-month, action-oriented leadership development program that equips local public health department leaders with the knowledge and skills to lead in today's changing health care environment.  Teams of two leaders receive up to $125,000 to develop and implement a transformative concept designed to deliver a new model of public health for their community.

For more information click here.
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.

Click here to view more information and application details. 


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