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

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.

UNMC 2020-2021 FWS Positions

All Federal Work Study (FWS) positions for the 2020-21 Academic Year are now posted.

A few things to know:

  • You must be eligible for FWS, according to your 2020-21 FAFSA. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact UNMC Financial Aid.
  • If you are a current/returning UNMC student, you may begin working in a position any time.
  • If you are an incoming/Fall 2020 UNMC student, your first day of work cannot be before the first day of classes (August 24th).
  • For more information about FWS, click here.
  • Reach out to the contact person for positions you are interested in, and they will provide any special application instructions.

If you have questions or need assistance, contact Brenda Nickol with COPH Career Services.

View available FWS positions at UNMC here.

Program Specialist (NE DHHS)

DHHS Division of Public Health, Lifespan Health Services Unit is looking for a Program Specialist to work with the Nebraska-Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (N-MIECHV) Program!

This program is a Child Abuse Prevention program that supports vulnerable families as they navigate pregnancy and raising their child.  N-MIECHV programs across the state implement evidence-based home visiting, and our team administers state-level program funding and guidance.

Director, Division of Intramural Population Health Research

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), NIH, is recruiting for an outstanding individual to lead and direct the activities of its Division of Intramural Population Health Research (DIPHR).

View the full Announcement, including summary of the duties of the position and the application requirements, online here.

Program CQI Specialist

Nebraska Children’s Home Society is seeking a Program CQI Specialist.

Responsible for monitoring the home visitation programs to fidelity, assisting in program evaluation, and providing continuous quality improvement services to support successful outcomes for children & families.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1.      Ensure systems are in place for data collection and data management for the home visitation programs.

2.      Oversee data collection and management for the purpose of program fidelity, evaluation, reporting outcomes, and maintaining accreditation. 

3.      Compile data and create reports for internal and external use for reporting on program performance and quality metrics from multiple sources.  Assist in the analysis of program evaluation and identifying quality improvement areas.

4.      Develop and ensure implementation of the quality assurance plan for the home visitation program.

5.      Conduct quarterly client file reviews. 

6.      Conduct quality review of fidelity components to ensure compliance with evidence-based models.

7.      Collaborate with the home visitation team and represent the program on NCHS Quality Council.

8.      Attend and support the advisory group to look at quality improvement for the programs.

9.      Manage the accreditation activities for the home visitation programs.

10.  Provide reports monthly and maintain open communication with supervisor; participates in meetings and calls requested by supervisor.

11.  Support systematic change projects to achieve quality improvement goals.

12.  Assist in providing training related to quality improvement as requested by supervisor.

Supplemental Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Participation in management activities as required
  2. Commitment to NCHS mission, vision, values and strategic goals; 
  3. Commitment to NCHS CQI initiatives;
  4. Maintain a positive and cooperative relationship with all internal and external professionals;
  5. Participation in agency committees as assigned;
  6. Complete required training for fidelity monitoring and maintain any credentials required.
  7. As required for fidelity monitoring, completion of ongoing education each year specifically related to the position;
  8. Ongoing compliance with all contract and grant position requirements;
  9. Positive representation of NCHS in all community settings;
  10. Adherence to confidentiality policies;
  11. Demonstration of respect, appreciation, and sensitivity for diversity;
  12. Other duties as assigned by the CQI, Compliance & Grants Director.                     

Qualifications and Requirements:

1.      Minimum education and experience:

a.       Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Public Administration or related field, Master’s degree preferred.

b.      Must have at least three (3) years of relevant experience, working in child welfare or prevention or intervention programming for children & families.

c.       Experience in program evaluation, benchmarking, developing dashboards and other data reports, and quality improvement required

d.      Experience in Healthy Families America®, other home visitation programs, or other evidence-based programming for children and families preferred.

e.       Experience in managing grants or contracts preferred.

2.  Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

a.       Strong passion to serve children and families and make a positive impact in their lives by supporting program staff; 

b.      A solid understanding and experience in quality assurance/continuous quality improvement programming;

c.       Knowledge of family functioning and infant-child development, parent-child attachment family functioning, community resources, prevention strategies, and advocacy.

d.      Ability to synthesize various requirements, fidelity components, best practices and technical instruction and communicate with others for successful program implementation;

e.       Ability to write clearly, concisely, and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

f.        Proficiency in Word, Excel, Power Point and calendaring software and willingness to learn and utilize NCHS software and hardware systems;

g.      Excellent attention to detail and ability to proofread;

h.      Ability to communicate effectively and professionally;

i.        Ability to organize, problem-solve, and work as a part of a team, as well as independently;

j.        Excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlines;

k.      Skill and ability to develop logical and innovative solutions; and

l.        Possess driver’s license and personal vehicle insurance

View the full job description and application instructions online here.