Public Health Job Opportunities

Climate Change Youth Leadership Opportunities in the National Park Service

The implications of climate change are challenging and far-reaching, particularly for land managers tasked with protecting the resources of national parks and other protected areas. To meet this challenge, managers need to encourage and make use of the creative and innovative thinking of the next generation of youth scientists and leaders.

The George Melendez Wright Initiative for Young Leaders in Climate Change (YLCC) builds a pathway for exemplary students in higher education to apply cutting-edge climate change knowledge to park management. Through a summer-long internship, undergraduate and graduate students will gain valuable work experience, explore career options, and develop leadership skills under the mentorship and guidance of the National Park Service (NPS). Parks and programs will increase their capacity to understand and respond to climate change and its impacts.

National parks and NPS programs develop and oversee structured projects in one or more of the following interdisciplinary areas: climate change science and monitoring; resource conservation and adaptation; policy development; sustainable park operations; facilities adaptation; and communication/interpretation/education. During the internship, students apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to climate change challenges and communicate with diverse stakeholders. Interns who successfully complete the YLCC, an approved Direct Hire Authority Internship program, will be eligible to be hired non-competitively into subsequent federal jobs once they complete their degree program. These jobs would be in the Department of Interior (DOI), NPS, or one of the other bureaus within the DOI. An intern must qualify for the job in order to be hired non-competitively.

Quick Facts and Deadlines:

The YLCC is managed cooperatively with the University of Washington

• Internship opportunities and application forms are posted on

parksclimateinterns.org

• Internships are 12 weeks (40 hours/week) during the summer

• Interns are paid $14/hour plus benefits

• Applications are accepted from early December 2014 until late

January 2015

Who was George Melendez Wright?

George Melendez Wright was deeply influential in bringing science to the management of America’s national parks. Working as a naturalist in Yosemite National Park in the 1920s, Wright argued that good science was needed for effective conservation. In 1930, he was appointed Chief of the Wildlife Division for the NPS where he encouraged the agency to embrace science-based approaches to conserving species, habitats, and other natural conditions in the parks. Although he died while he was still a young man, Wright’s legacy lives on in the NPS’s commitment to use the best available science for preserving the resources of our National Parks.

For More Information: See the program website, parksclimateinterns.org

DHHS Program Performance Measurement Consultant–Position # 25209005 / Lincoln

To apply, visit http://statejobs.nebraska.gov and submit completed application on or before closing date of Tuesday 12/09/14.

This position will serve as the Performance Improvement Manager and will focus on improving organizational and program performance at the DHHS – Division of Public Health. The position will also serve as the Accreditation Coordinator to help the Division meet national public health standards and measures.

Key job duties include: Assist in the development and implementation of a performance management system for the DHHS – Division of Public Health. Serve as the Accreditation Coordinator to help the Division of Public Health meet national public health standards and measures and achieve and maintain accreditation status. Work with Division staff and local health departments to conduct quality improvement projects and provide technical assistance to local health departments in conducting community health assessments, setting priorities, conducting evaluations, and implementing evidence-based programs and policies. Additional duties will include: Assist in the implementation of the State Public Health Improvement Plan and the Division of Public Health Strategic Plan by facilitating meetings and coordinating activities with outside partners. Prepare grant applications, monitor grant activity and program budgets, and compile and interpret statistical data to determine program needs and to assess the effectiveness of programs. Prepare related reports and communicate findings to staff and stakeholders.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus applicable experience. Master’s degree or above preferred.  PREFER: Candidate hold a Master’s degree in public health, health sciences, public administration, social sciences, or related field with at least 2 years’ experience in facilitation, grant writing, and working with coalitions and local health departments. A minimum of 2 years’ experience with data applications preferred.  OTHER: Valid driver’s license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities  Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to write and manage grants. Knowledge of, and skill in community health assessment, evaluation, quality improvement, performance management, and planning methods. Detail-oriented; ability to manage multiple projects; critical thinking, coaching, consultation, facilitation and coalition-building skills. Problem solving skills including data interpretation. Basic computer applications.

Nursing Services Surveyor Consultant—Position # 60001089 / Omaha

To apply, visit http://statejobs.nebraska.gov and submit completed application on or before closing date of Monday 12/01/14.

The Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, is looking for a Nursing Services Surveyor Consultant to join our team. We are looking for someone who has the ability to make complex decisions, communicates effectively and demonstrates professional composure. The successful candidate will have a high personal standard of integrity, display a constant commitment to excellence and share in our mission of “Helping People Live Better Lives.”

REQUIREMENTS: Current Registered Nurse (RN) license in the State of Nebraska or eligibility for the same. Post high school coursework/training in professional nursing AND experience in hospital, public health or nursing administration, teaching or surveying health care facilities.

Health Director for Two Rivers Public Health Department

Resumes must be post-marked by January 10, 2015 to be considered.

The Two Rivers Public Health Department is seeking an experienced, dynamic and innovative public health leader for the position of Health Director. The Health Director provides leadership and vision for the department and community to meet public health needs, implement policies of the Board, communicate and coordinate with various community organizations, and oversee all aspects of TRPHD operations.

The ideal candidate will have a Masters in Public Health and extensive experience leading a comprehensive public health agency with complex program and funding considerations.  Knowledge of budgeting and grant management a must for consideration.  Education in a closely related field and/or a combination of education and prior management and public health experience will also be considered.

The office is located in Holdrege, Nebraska, and serves Buffalo, Dawson, Franklin, Gosper, Harlan, Kearney and Phelps in south central Nebraska.  The full job description is listed at www.trphd.org . Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and education.  AA/EOE Send resume and cover letter to TRPHD, Attn:  Sue Hunter, 701 4th Ave, Suite 1, Holdrege, NE  68949.

DHHS Program Performance Measurement Consultant

To apply, visit http://statejobs.nebraska.gov and submit completed application on or before closing date of Tuesday 12/09/14.

State of Nebraska / DHHS

DHHS Program Performance Measurement Consultant  Position # 25209005 / Lincoln

Description:   This position will serve as the Performance Improvement Manager and will focus on improving organizational and program performance at the DHHS – Division of Public Health. The position will also serve as the Accreditation Coordinator to help the Division meet national public health standards and measures.

Job Duties:   Key job duties include: Assist in the development and implementation of a performance management system for the DHHS – Division of Public Health. Serve as the Accreditation Coordinator to help the Division of Public Health meet national public health standards and measures and achieve and maintain accreditation status. Work with Division staff and local health departments to conduct quality improvement projects and provide technical assistance to local health departments in conducting community health assessments, setting priorities, conducting evaluations, and implementing evidence-based programs and policies. Additional duties will include: Assist in the implementation of the State Public Health Improvement Plan and the Division of Public Health Strategic Plan by facilitating meetings and coordinating activities with outside partners. Prepare grant applications, monitor grant activity and program budgets, and compile and interpret statistical data to determine program needs and to assess the effectiveness of programs. Prepare related reports and communicate findings to staff and stakeholders.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus applicable experience. Master’s degree or above preferred.  PREFER: Candidate hold a Master’s degree in public health, health sciences, public administration, social sciences, or related field with at least 2 years’ experience in facilitation, grant writing, and working with coalitions and local health departments. A minimum of 2 years’ experience with data applications preferred.  OTHER: Valid driver’s license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities  Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to write and manage grants. Knowledge of, and skill in community health assessment, evaluation, quality improvement, performance management, and planning methods. Detail-oriented; ability to manage multiple projects; critical thinking, coaching, consultation, facilitation and coalition-building skills. Problem solving skills including data interpretation. Basic computer applications.

Wage & any other specifics:  EXEMPT, $24.637 / hour, Approximately 8-5 / M-F