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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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Health Department Director  | Iowa County

Iowa County, Wisconsin has an opening for a Public Health Director.  Position is responsible for the overall operation of the Iowa County Health Department and serves as the County Public Health Officer.  Under the direction of the County Administrator, with policy guidance from the Board of Health, this exempt position has responsibility for a wide variety of public health service programs. Salary will be based upon candidates’ qualifications, with a current range of $38.13/hr. - $39.19/hr.  A generous benefit package will be provided.

Qualifications for this position include a Bachelor’s Degree from an Accredited Nursing Program, or a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Environmental Health, or related field.  Candidates need to meet requirements under Section 251.06 Wisconsin Statues for a Level II Health Department.  This statue specifies “at least three years of experience in a full-time position with a public health agency, including responsibility for a communicable disease and prevention and control program.”  Candidate must have three years of successful experience in a public health supervisory position with preferences given to those with a current Wisconsin license to practice as a registered professional nurse.

Required application, benefit package information, and detailed job description that include job responsibilities and qualifications are at  First review of application is schedule for Tuesday, November 26, 2019.

Position open until filled.

Performance Management Coordinator  | Iowa Department of Public Health

The successful candidate selected for this position will support other bureau activities such as performance management, strategic planning, health improvement assessment and planning, accreditation, health equity, workforce development, and local public health services as needed. The Iowa Department of Public Health is looking to fill the Performance Management Coordinator (Management Analyst 3) position.
The successful candidate selected for this position will:

  • Implement and maintain the performance management system for the department
  • Research, recommend, and facilitate processes and methods for assisting programs/organizational units in management performance, and choosing performance standards, indicators, and targets.
  • Recommend criteria for selecting measures.
  • Refine the template master profile for describing programs and services to meet the needs of the department.
  • Provide consultation to programs/organizational unites in using performance management tools such as logic models and quality improvement tools.
  • Develop and maintain dashboards, graphs, scorecards, and other schematics of performance measures using the department's performance management reporting tool.
  • Collaborate with department management on developing and maintaining dashboards/scorecards on population health indicators.
  • Provide technical assistance and guidance as needed.
  • Develop and maintain performance management information and reporting on IDPH website
  • Refine and implement the department's performance management system in accordance with Public Health Accreditation (PHAB) standards
  • Collaborate with the department's QI coordinator and QI council to align performance management activities with quality improvement activities.
  • Develop and conduct performance management trainings.

For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 11.21.19

Secretary 2| Iowa Department of Public Health

The successful candidate will manage requests for information/assistance regarding bureau operations. Develop procedures and organizational processes for new programs/grants within assigned bureau. Compile information to provide data for Bureau programs and the Bureau Chief. Assist Bureau Chief with day to day work activities. This person will initiate contract work for all of the Bureau programs. This person will work with the project director/coordinator of each grant to gather the required elements for the contract/amendments and ensure all appropriate approvals are obtained throughout the contracting process. This person will assist to monitor subcontracts. This person will participate in all of the contract management classes offered in the department. This person will take lead role with alignment of Bureau activities with PHAB accreditation efforts in addition to implementation and direct oversight of Bureau quality improvement activities.

For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 11.18.19

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