Public Health Job Opportunities

COVID-19 Positions w/NE DHHS

The Nebraska state health department has several positions open to support statewide COVID-19 efforts. See links below for descriptions and application instructions.

Link to the Disease Investigator Position 20 Perm 20 Temporary for 3-6 months: []

Contract Tracing Team Leads Position 10 Perm 10 Temporary: []

Epidemiology Contract Tracing Coordinator Position 2 permanent positions: []

COVID-19 Disease Investigator – Contractor

The Sarpy/Cass Health Department is seeking a contractor to support COVID-19 disease investigations. Under the direction of the Health Director, or designee, the incumbent assists in the investigation and follow-up of suspected and confirmed cases of communicable diseases and other physiologic conditions. Provides education to infected individuals regarding prevention and control and assists in the implementation of appropriate disease prevention strategies.

They are very much in need of a bilingual individual.

See the full job description and application instructions in the document below.

Project Associate

The Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) ( is accepting applications for a Project Associate to work with their technical research program – the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC).  

About ECOS

ECOS is the national non-profit, non-partisan association of state and territorial environmental leaders. The purpose of ECOS is to improve the environmental capabilities of state environmental agencies and their leaders to protect and improve human health and the environment of the United States. To facilitate that, ECOS staff work with state environmental directors to champion the role of states, provide for the exchange of ideas, foster cooperation and coordination, and articulate state positions to federal agencies, Congress, and the public.

About ITRC

The Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) is a state-led coalition of public and private sector members working to reduce barriers to the use of innovative air, water, waste, and remediation environmental technologies and processes. ITRC produces documents and training that broaden technical knowledge and expedite quality regulatory decision-making while protecting human health and the environment.

Job Description
Primary responsibilities include:
·     Assist technical teams with environmental research including state surveys and outreach
·     Generate team products such as videos, presentation materials, and informational sheets
·     Create ITRC team guidance materials to support successful team management
·     Maintain ITRCS presence at relevant conferences and meetings
·     Manage communication on ITRC social media and the ITRC website
·     Write news items and newsletters and handle communication with other state associations
·     Identify new funding opportunities and develop grants for new funding resources
·     Solicit partners and assist in proposal development for new ITRC teams
·     Develop Board materials, meeting minutes, and manage ad-hoc subcommittee meetings
·     Manage ITRC meeting tasks such as registration, meeting materials, webinars, app development, and provide on-site meeting support  

Minimum Qualifications
·     Undergraduate communications, journalism, or environmental degree with two to three years post-graduate professional experience.
·     Excellent internal and external oral and written communication and organization skills.
·     Ability to work independently on project work and as a team member with colleagues.
·     High degree of personal accountability, professionalism, accountability, and motivation.
·     Ability to work on many projects simultaneously and to prioritize tasks.
·     Knowledge of marketing techniques and communicating on professional social media.    

The annual salary for this position is dependent upon qualifications and ranges from $45,000 to $55,000. Competitive benefits provided. This is a full time, non-exempt position in Washington D.C. with the hours of 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.   

To Apply To apply for this position, send a resume and cover letter by May 25, 2020 to Patricia Reyes, ITRC Director at ECOS is an equal opportunity employer. Position will remain open until filled.   

Nebraska Statewide Contact Tracer

COVID-19 Contact Tracers Needed

PRC, a local healthcare consulting company, has signed a contract with the State of Nebraska and will be working with the state’s Department of Health and Human Services to make contact tracing calls to patients who test positive AND to the contacts that those patients name as people they have come in recent contact with. As a contact tracer  []you’ll be making an immediate impact on COVID-19 and improving public health. 

The position is available as either part-time or full-time, no previous experience required and offers paid training and ongoing support.  Those individuals hired can choose to work remote, or in our office (social distanced stations) off 108th & Q Street.

To learn more about the position and apply visit [].

Four new CDC Foundation COVID response positions in NE

The CDC Foundation is seeking to fill four new positions in NE to assist with COVID response efforts. Click on any of the titles below to go to the CDC Foundation page, then enter Nebraska to search.


Community Support Specialist

Laboratory Scientist

Epidemiologist Data Analyst

COPH Alumnae Caryn Vincent is the lead at NE DHHS for staffing this positions, and wrote the descriptions, so feel free to reach out to her directly with any questions.

For those in other areas of the nation, I recommend checking the CDC Foundation website regularly as new positions continue to be added.