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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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Enforcement Support Coordinator | Iowa Department of Public Health

The Iowa Board of Medicine is looking to fill a Enforcement Support Coordinator  (Secretary 1) to assist the state. The successful candidate will provide support for compliance and other staff in areas like:

  • Scheduling meetings
  • Monitoring emails and voice mails
  • Taking phone calls and messages, and route calls to appropriate staff
  • Support development and implementation of organizational structures for work (e.g., filing, connecting with other support staff and team members, completing paperwork, formatting letters to public and licensees, and scanning large volumes of reports and records in preparation for Board meetings).

For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 7.8.19

Office Manager | Iowa Department of Public Health

The Iowa Department of Public Health is looking to fill an Office Manager (Public Service Supervisor) to assist the state.

In the capacity of a Public Service Supervisor, The successful selected candidate will perform clerical duties and provide supervision and oversight of clerical staff at the IOSME to ensure timeliness and quality of death certificates and autopsy reports. The work schedule may require working weekends, holidays, days during the week and a few evenings. Hours will vary depending on staffing and caseload.
Duties are as follows:

  • Plans, assigns, and monitors work activities of full time and part time clerical staff
  • Performs data entry, filing, autopsy report collation, autopsy report corrections, proof reading, mailing, and death certificate entries
  • Exercises responsibility and accountability for quality assurance and timeliness of clerical related data entries, death certificate entries, autopsy report collation, corrections, proof reading, and mailing, and other administrative assistant duties.
  • Transcribes autopsy report dictations
  • Reviews work of subordinates and provides feedback and corrective action plans when appropriate
  • Answers phone
  • Enters part time employee time sheets and approves non-physician employee time sheets
  • Schedules appointments, court appearances, and makes travel arrangements for pathologists
  • Provides oversight of billing and accounts receivable and is able to perform billing when regularly assigned staff is on leave.
  • Makes budget, staffing, and purchase suggestions related to clerical area to state medical examiner
  • Schedules full time and part time clerical staff
  • Provides administrative assistance for preparations for accreditations, budget planning, and agency standard operating procedures
  • Organizes training and monitors progress of new clerical employees
  • Updates Office Procedures manual
  • Performs other assigned tasks by state medical examiner, including receiving and releasing bodies and scribing assistance to pathologists in morgue

For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 7.2.19

Heart Disease and Stroke Programming Coordinator  |  Iowa Department of Public Health

The successful candidate will manage the cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke-related) programming administered by the Department. Organizes and facilities cardiovascular-related work groups and committees needed to fulfill requirements of cooperative agreement-associated and other initiatives associated with heart disease and stroke at the state-level. Compiles and maintains summaries of meetings and grant-related activity proceedings. Prepares and submits progress reports, work plans and budgets for annual applications for new and continued funding. Assures compliance with CDC cooperative agreement guidance, and that of other funding entities as appropriate. Continually monitors program activities and assures that activities are completed according to program work plan(s). Meets with programmatic partners, contractors and others on a regular basis to provide and obtain updates on progress, challenges and barriers to successful accomplishment of planned outcomes. Determines and leads programmatic changes that may be needed.

Develops contractual agreements, manages competitive selection processes for contractual opportunities, and leads the process for selection of contractors. Approves applications, budgets and reports for contractors. Monitors spending and approves or negotiates claims for resubmission as needed. Prepares responses to legislatively-associated inquiries from within the Department and from legislators and partner organization representatives. Prepares materials in written format and provides oral responses and presentations as requested and approved by supervisor. Maintains status as subject matter expert on cardiovascular health and evidence-based interventions for population health with health system partners and others. Is an active member of special work groups and teams within the department, division, and the bureau as a means to promote and further the development of public health processes and chronic disease prevention and management activities. Performs other duties as assigned including assignments made in an emergency or disaster as mutually agreed upon by employee and employer.

For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 6.27.19

Licensing Specialist  | Iowa Department of Public Health

Position requirements include the ability to use the computer and the phone to communicate with a variety of individuals orally or in writing; the ability to coordinate people and other resources to accomplish objectives without use of supervisory authority; the ability to identify and analyze problems, determine accuracy and relevance of information, use sound judgment to evaluate alternatives and to make recommendations; and the ability to use a personal computer, to type, and to apply knowledge of electronic communication and use of the internet.

For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 7.7.19

2019 AmeriCorps Positions: Improving Community Food Security in Northeast Iowa

AmeriCorps members will be involved in:

  • Improving access to the freshest fruits and vegetables for vulnerable populations
  • Working with Northeast Iowa Food Bank’s many innovative community food projects
  • Working with local farms to bring fresh, local vegetables to underserved populations
  • Building capacity for a mobile produce stand
  • Working with others to develop a large vegetable garden for a local health clinic
  • Learning about long term strategies towards community food security

AmeriCorps members receive living stipend of roughly $12,300, plus $5,900 in education award. Several year-long positions available. Several different start times throughout 2019, beginning now!

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

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