Public Health Job Opportunities

Presidential Management Fellows Program

Since 1977 the PMF Program has matched outstanding graduate students with exciting Federal opportunities.

This rigorous, two-year paid fellowship includes challenging assignments, developmental assignments, and networking opportunities. Finalists appointed as PMFs are hired by Federal Agencies to engage in solving domestic and/or international issues in a variety of fields, such as public policy, foreign policy, business administration, engineering, science, technology, public health, cybersecurity, and more.

The PMF Program seeks eligible graduate students every year who want to make a difference through public service. 

The selection process for the Presidential Management Fellows Program consists of the following:

  1. Application
  2. On-Line Assessment
  3. Finalist Selection
  4. Agency Placement as a Fellow

More information about application and selection is available on the PMF website, at www.pmf.gov

If you are interested in federal employment, you should consider this program (many fellows go on to secure a permanent position). Recent years have seen a number of public health related positions, and we expect to see even more this year.

The website has a lot of helpful information for applicants on the Become a PMF tab. This year the application will be open from September 30th – October 14th.

Health Sciences National Research Study Coordinator

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Cooperative Studies Program (CSP) currently has a job opening at  the VA CSP Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC). The job opening is for a full-time Health Sciences National Research Study Coordinator for the Epidemiology, Immunology, and Clinical Characteristics of COVID-19 (EPIC3) study. 

CODES Epidemiologist

The Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health division, is seeking a skilled, experienced Epidemiologist. This is a great opportunity to play a vital role in “Helping people live better lives!”

Location of position: 3rd Floor – NSOB in Lincoln

Work schedule: 8 am – 5pm

Examples of Work:

The position is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing of traffic injury and mortality surveillance, linking several complex data sets using specific case definitions and statistical analysis software to conduct studies involving all motor vehicle/traffic related morbidity and mortality. These data and studies are used by several internal and external partners to inform prevention efforts statewide as well as relied upon by federal entities such as National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and CDC to provide state level surveillance and inform traffic injury prevention activities.

Tobacco Data Analyst

Description

Utilize data in order to help lower the risk of tobacco-related illness and death for your fellow Nebraskans.

Location of position: Nebraska State Office Building Lincoln

Work schedule: 8am-5pm Monday-Friday

Examples of Work

Tobacco Free Nebraska is looking for a talented person to join our team. This person should be enthusiastic about all things data, surveillance, and evaluation in addition to wanting to help Nebraskans live better lives by reducing tobacco-related death and disease. A day in this position could include: Overseeing the design, implementation, and analysis of all tobacco-related surveys which may include contract management, generating sample sizes and designs, developing survey tools, and disseminating results. Conducting statistical analysis of tobacco related data including, but not limited to, hospital discharge data, vital statistics, smoking-attributable mortality, morbidity and economic costs; statistical analysis of health survey data such as Adult Tobacco Survey (ATS) data, Nebraska Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS), Nebraska Risk and Protective Factor Student Survey (NRPFSS), Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) data. Providing technical assistance to local grantees and communities regarding tobacco-related data and evaluation as well as preparing tobacco-related data fact sheets, reports and publications. Working collaboratively with both internal and external partners such as Student Health And Risk Prevention (SHARP) surveillance system team, BRFSS user workgroup, Statewide Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW), and the Evaluators’ Network. Creating and delivering presentations to partners both internal and external. Obtaining usable data; reviewing data; using data tools and surveys to ensure quality data is available to drive programmatic decisions. Developing and maintaining professional working relationships; overcoming business relationship hurdles as needed. Developing infographics, data reports, maps, and grant reports in a variety of formats to facilitate program outcomes for internal and external audiences. Presenting data effectively for a variety of audiences, including the use of data visualizations, common terms and summary findings. Writing reports on activities, surveillance and evaluation for grant reporting requirements. Occasional day travel and very infrequent overnight travel. Working closely with and providing data and evaluation support to an amazing team. Other duties as assigned. Overseeing the design, implementation, and analysis of all tobacco-related surveys which may include contract management, generating sample sizes and designs, developing survey tools, and disseminating results. Conducting statistical analysis of tobacco related data including, but not limited to, hospital discharge data, vital statistics, smoking-attributable mortality, morbidity and economic costs; statistical analysis of health survey data such as Adult Tobacco Survey (ATS) data, Nebraska Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS), Nebraska Risk and Protective Factor Student Survey (NRPFSS), Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) data. Providing technical assistance to local grantees and communities regarding tobacco-related data and evaluation as well as preparing tobacco-related data fact sheets, reports and publications. Working collaboratively with both internal and external partners such as Student Health And Risk Prevention (SHARP) surveillance system team, BRFSS user workgroup, Statewide Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW), and the Evaluators’ Network. Creating and delivering presentations to partners both internal and external. Obtaining usable data; reviewing data; using data tools and surveys to ensure quality data is available to drive programmatic decisions. Developing and maintaining professional working relationships; overcoming business relationship hurdles as needed. Developing infographics, data reports, maps, and grant reports in a variety of formats to facilitate program outcomes for internal and external audiences. Presenting data effectively for a variety of audiences, including the use of data visualizations, common terms and summary findings. Writing reports on activities, surveillance and evaluation for grant reporting requirements. Occasional day travel and very infrequent overnight travel. Working closely with and providing data and evaluation support to an amazing team. Other duties as assigned.