Public Health Job Opportunities

Public Health Educator Positions w/Cherokee Nation

Job Summary

Assesses, plans, implements, evaluates, and organizes health promotion programs for group and community needs.

Job Duties

Routine duties shall include providing health care services to individuals eligible for services in accordance with the self-governance compact and funding agreement between the Cherokee Nation and United States executed under the authority of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.

Assesses community needs for health education and health promotion.

Obtains health-related data about social and cultural environments, growth and development factors, needs and interests. Employs or develops appropriate data-gathering information. Applies survey techniques to acquire health data. Investigates physical, social, emotional and intellectual factors influencing health behaviors. Infers needs for health education on the basis of obtained data. Determines priority areas of needs for health promotion program development. Submits required program reports and maintains records.

Plans and conducts effective health education and health promotion programs for community.

Recruits community organizations, resource people and potential participants for support and assistance in program planning. Communicates need for the program to those whose cooperation will be essential. Seeks ideas and opinions of those that will affect or be affected by the program. Develops a logical scope and sequence plan for a health education program. Formulates appropriate and measurable program objectives. Designs educational programs consistent with specified program objectives. Selects strategies best suited to implementation of health promotion programs in a given setting. Formulates a wide range of educational techniques and methods. Determines the availability of information, personnel, time and equipment needed to implement the program for a given audience. Assesses the relevance of existing program objectives to current needs.

CSTE Applied Epi Fellowship–applications reopened (close Friday, April 2nd)

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, April 2, 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 https://app.wizehive.com/appform/login/epifellowapp [cste.us6.list-manage.com] by Friday, April 2, 2021.

For more information, including eligibility requirements, visit www.cstefellows.org [cste.us6.list-manage.com]. If you have questions about the fellowship application, please contact CSTE via email at aef@cste.org or call the National Office at 770-458-3811. 

Iowa Dept of Public Health positions

The state health department has several positions open which may be of interest to COPH Alumni.

BRFSS Coordinator (open to recent grads w/coursework and internship experience)

Data Management Epidemiologist (open to recent grads w/coursework and internship experience)

Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) positions w/Bureau of HIV, STD, and Hepatitis (do not need to live in Ottumwa or Fort Dodge, but may have to travel to those areas. If open to either location, must apply to both.)

View all of the openings and apply online here.

CDC PHAP Program: Application open

The 2021 application period for PHAP candidates is now open through 11:59 pm (ET), January 29. 

The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a competitive, two-year, paid training program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PHAP associates are assigned to public health agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the United States and US territories, and work alongside other professionals across a variety of public health settings.

Throughout the two-year training program, associates gain hands-on experience that will serve as a foundation for their public health careers. After completing the program, PHAP graduates are qualified to apply for jobs with public health agencies and organizations.

View more information and apply here.

Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist for Community Health (Wisconsin)

The Wisconsin Division of Public Health has a current opening for the Chief Medical Officer for the Bureau of Community Health Promotion. This position also serves as the State Epidemiologist for MCH and Chronic Disease. The deadline to apply is February 8, 2021.

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