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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. 

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.

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Senior Infrastructure Lead  | Iowa Department of Public Health

At the direction of the Chief Information Officer, coordinates and provides leadership for information technology functions of the department. The team leader provides daily direction, prioritization, coaching, training and support to assigned staff for supplying the technology needs of the Department. The team lead demonstrates leadership, teamwork and continuous quality improvement by actively monitoring work activities of team members, contractors and vendors. Provides proactive approaches to problem solving and work process improvements. Reinforces a shared vision to reach common goals by providing input, sharing responsibility, planning and making decisions, or establishing new processes to achieve the Department of Public Health's strategic mission and goals. Cooperates and communicates with supervisor on projects, work assignments, issues, deadlines, etc. related to the team. Provides key input into the development of Performance Plans and in the Evaluations of team members.

For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 12.23.19

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.

Accounting Technician 2 | Iowa Department of Public Health

Under the general direction of the Bureau Chief in the Bureau of Finance, this position provides account receivable functions in accordance with state rules and regulations and department policies and practices. Prepares and processes financial transactions for cash funds received by IDPH (Iowa Department of Public Health) programs. Ensures accuracy of funds through review of supporting documentation, ensures appropriateness of accounting coding and validates supporting documentation with accurate cash amount and date received information. Contacts appropriate department staff for timely resolution of concerns/issues with cash funds. Prepares appropriate financial documents, enters financial transactions into state accounting system (I3), attaches appropriate supporting documentation and applies first level of approval for the department. Deposits are delivered to the State Treasurer's Office daily. Maintains physical security of cash at all times. Copies of financial documents are distributed to the appropriate IDPH program. Maintains accurate department financial records. Assists IDPH program staff, bureau of finance staff and auditors with reconciliation activities.

For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 12.15.19

Iowa Health Alert Network Communication Officer  | Iowa Department of Public Health

This position will continue to develop, implement, and maintain the statewide Iowa Health Alert Network (HAN), a multi-layered communication system allowing for the exchange of health information, both in urgent and non-urgent situations. Manage HAN Internet Portal, send HAN alerts, maintain Document Center, manage user database, perform Helpdesk duties provide training to HAN users as requested and test the system. Manage inter operable radio system, perform monthly radio checks and coordinate maintenance, and service as needed. Coordinate VoIP installs and training, provide training as requested, and test system as needed. Participate on Regional Emergency Communications Working Group and the Governor's Iowa Statewide Interoperable Communications Systems Board.

For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 12.18.19

Mail Clerk | Iowa Department of Public Health

The position will review and accept or reject applications for certified copies of vital records that are mailed to the bureau. The position will:

  1. Pick up all mail daily during posted mail room times.
  2. Date stamp all mail with date received.
  3. Sort and distribute position-specific mail to staff.
  4. Open and catalog all general mail not assigned to specific staff.
  5. Review all applications for certified copies of vital records and verify entitlement, ID and fees.
  6. Accept applications deemed to be accurate and complete, enter data into the Iowa Vital Events System (IVES), scan applications into IVES and escalate for processing.
  7. Reject applications deemed to be insufficient, accurately enter data into IVES, and return applications to customers.
  8. Will balance all funds received for mailed applications to the daily report and service reports in IVES in accordance with the fund policy.
  9. Will balance funds received at the front customer service window to the daily report and service report in IVES in accordance with the funds policy.
  10. Track and sort all certified mail and mail returned as undeliverable.

For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 12.15.19

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