Public Health Job Opportunities

WHO Consultant–Laboratory Specialist

WHO Cambodia is looking for an expert consultant to lead WHO’s support to MOH Cambodia on strengthening public health laboratory capacity building for COVID-19 and beyond. The position in based in Phnom Penh for 6 months (please see attached ToRs) and applications should be submitted through the link below.

Multiple positions w/CSTE

The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists currently has a number of positions open, including:

  • Manager, Infectious Disease Program 
  • Program Analyst II – Environmental Health 
  • Program Analyst I 
  • Program Analyst II 
  • Program Associate 
  • Applied Epidemiology Fellowship 
  • Meeting Manager 
  • Workforce & Fellowship Coordinator 
  • Senior Program Analyst 
  • DMI Implementation Lead 
  • Human Resources & Payroll Administrator 

View the openings and apply online here.

Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program

Our nation’s current and future challenges make it imperative that the federal government recruit the next generation of public servants, especially with less than 7% of the full-time federal workforce under the age of 30.

The Partnership for Public Service, supported by Schmidt Futures, has created a new opportunity that will place students into the federal government over a summer to gain valuable work experience and make a difference for our country.

Participants in the program will receive:

  • A 10–12-week summer internship with two federal agencies and a variety of opportunities for students majoring in STEM, liberal arts, business and more.
  • $4,000 stipend to help cover expenses.
  • Professional development sessions and networking events throughout the summer.

View more information and apply online here.

Also, as a reminder, UNMC participates in the NU system’s Washington D.C. Professional Enrichment Academy program, so any COPH student doing a D.C.-based internship can gain additional value from that program. View more info here.

Hepatitis Program Specialist

Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, within the Division of Public Health at the Nebraska state health department, is seeking a highly motivated, self-directed individual to serve as the Hepatitis Program Specialist within the Viral Hepatitis Program. This position will work as a collaborative team to assure effective implementation of activities related to testing, surveillance, and prevention of viral hepatitis. This individual will provide guidance to partners in Nebraska and help to grow and evolve the Nebraska viral hepatitis program.

PERM FULL TIME – $21.76 Hourly

Remote work/work from home options may be available after the first 6 months of employment.

The Hepatitis Program Specialist position is posted on the jobs website. Here’s the link:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/nebraska?keywords=hepatitis [governmentjobs.com]

Public Health Disease Investigator

Three Rivers Public Health Department is looking for a Public Health Disease Investigator to work remotely.  This position provides additional capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic and will be conducting investigations. 

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Conduct investigation of reported suspected and confirmed cases of reportable communicable diseases and other physiologic diseases.
  2.  Interview designated infected individuals by telephone, as an information gathering and follow-up measure to ensure the individual is aware of the condition and symptoms of the condition; and document activities for each interview.
  3. Identify and document “at risk” contacts of infected individuals to ensure they are aware of their potential exposure to the condition and the symptoms of the condition.
  4. Provide appropriate disease control recommendations and medical follow-up/treatment referrals to infected individuals and at-risk contacts. (Document activities).
  5. Educate affected individuals and exposed persons regarding risk factors and prevention measures.
  6. Collect necessary information to complete morbidity reports on reportable cases of communicable disease in a tactful and discreet manner ensuring adherence to federal, state, and local privacy and confidentiality regulations.
  7.  Complete and file required federal, state, and county reports for each suspected and confirmed case; and update data pertaining to reported cases of communicable diseases.
  8. Within program-specified timeframe(s), record all required disease interview and investigation information, notes, and case reports into designated disease-specific     electronic database(s) for later compilation and analysis.
  •  Collect and transport specimens for testing and epidemiological follow-up when necessary. Remain abreast of and correctly follow current specimen handling and collection requirements and procedures
  •  Provide current public health information regarding communicable diseases to health care   providers, infected individuals, and the general public consistent with 3RPHD policies and in accordance with national public health recommendations.
  •  Remain aware of local, state, and national communicable disease statistics, trends, and statutes.
  •  Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, clients, supervisors, healthcare/community agencies, schools’ governmental officials, and the general public.
  • Assist in the implementation of appropriate disease control activities during local disease outbreaks.

Education:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with advanced course work in public health, epidemiology, or biostatistics or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
    • Experience in epidemiology, public health or a related area.
    • Knowledge of methods of investigating disease cases, clusters, and outbreaks.

View job description and contact information for submitting your application in the document below.