Public Health Job Opportunities

Tobacco Cessation Educator

Tobacco Free Nebraska is looking for a talented person to join our team. This person should be passionate about public health and helping Nebraskans quit tobacco and reducing tobacco-related death and disease. A day in this position could include: Providing technical assistance to local communities and sub grantees on tobacco prevention and control best practices. Planning, directing, and overseeing tobacco prevention control initiatives and programs related to increasing tobacco cessation in Nebraska including but not limited to the oversight of the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline, increasing referrals, dissemination of call data, development of materials, and completion of associated reports. Engaging healthcare providers and facilities in tobacco cessation efforts including mental health providers and substance use treatment facilities. Planning, directing, and overseeing tobacco prevention and control initiatives and programs related to reducing tobacco-related health disparities, including oversight of contracts, grant proposals and reports, and providing technical assistance. Developing and maintaining effective relationships/partnerships with internal and external partners and work in collaboration with these partners and others toward the achievement of the grant goals and strategies. Representing the Tobacco Free Nebraska program among national and state partners and provide responses to requests from these organizations as needed. Assisting in preparing grant applications, budgets, and progress reports. Developing contracts and sub grants, and preform sub recipient monitoring for compliance with federal and agency guidelines, and to ensure work is completed according to the scope of work. Planning, organizing, preparing, and distributing information, educational materials, and training sessions on best practices in tobacco control and prevention. Working with an amazing team. This position includes some day travel and occasional overnight travel. We’re looking for someone who is a team player and able to balance needs, requirements, work load, etc. for multiple projects. This person is self-motivated and works independently with minimal supervision.

NE DHHS Chronic Disease positions

The Nebraska Chronic Disease Prevention & Control Program, within the Division of Public Health, is seeking highly motivated, self-directed health professionals to serve as the Diabetes Management and Education Coordinator and Chronic Disease Prevention & Control Program Evaluator. These individuals will provide innovation, leadership, and guidance to organizations and partners in Nebraska to grow and strengthen the chronic disease prevention and management initiatives in the state. These positions work as part of a collaborative team to assure effective implementation and evaluation of program activities.

Diabetes Management & Education Coordinator

This position will serve as the subject matter expert for diabetes management and education programming with a focus on improving access to and participation in Diabetes Self-Management Education & Support (DSMES) programs; enhancing DSMES coverage among insurers or employers; and improving quality of diabetes care among healthcare providers.

To learn more about the position and to apply click on the link below. []

Chronic Disease Prevention & Control Program Evaluator

This position will serve as the Program Evaluator leading the evaluation of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, physical activity, nutrition, and school health initiatives.

To learn more about the position and to apply click on the link below. []

Health Educator

Four Corners Health Department is hiring a full-time Health Educator! This position will be involved in planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating Health Education Programs across the Four Corners Health Department District. The ability to set priorities, to organize and coordinate work efficiently and to establish positive relationships with co-workers, team members, public and community partners is required. Experience in managing and administering programs is a plus.  Bachelors or Masters Degree in Public Health or related field. CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist) preferred.

For questions call Laura (402) 362-2621. To apply email resume to

CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship

The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) has reopened the Class XIX Applied Epidemiology Fellowship (AEF) program application to accept new applications for placements beginning summer 2021. The new application deadline is Friday, July 23, 2021. The goal of AEF is to provide a high quality on-the-job training experience in applied epidemiology for recent graduates and prepare fellows for long-term career placement at the state and local level. Based on their interests and available positions, fellows are matched to a state or local health agency for two years under the guidance of two experienced mentors.

During their assignment, fellows develop a set of core competency skills related to epidemiologic methods, communication skills, public health practice and policy.

How to Apply
To apply for AEF Class XIX consideration, please view and complete the online application at [] by Friday, July 23, 2021.

For more information, including eligibility requirements, visit []. If you have questions about the fellowship application, please contact CSTE via email at or call the National Office at 770-458-3811. 

This Fellowship is well-designed, and a fantastic way to gain in-depth Epi experience as a new grad. 2020 graduates should also consider applying. Reach out to COPH Career Services for assistance with your application materials.