Public Health Job Opportunities

Public Health Institute (PHI) Positions

PHI offers a broad array of career opportunities, in our administrative offices and through our many programs working in Oakland, across California and around the world. From administrative support to research scientist to IT professional, every position at the Public Health Institute helps contribute to building healthier, more equitable communities around the world. 

On August 13th, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that Kaiser Permanente has committed $63 million in grant funding to the Public Health Institute (PHI) to strengthen and support California’s contact tracing efforts in clinical settings. PHI’s Tracing Health program, which has successfully deployed contact tracing teams in Oregon and Washington, will pivot to California, where they will embed teams into clinics based in high-need and targeted communities. PHI’s Tracing Health program will hire, train and deploy approximately 500 full-time, culturally and linguistically competent clinically based team members. Collectively, they will be able to contact up to 5,500 people per day….”..”

PHI is continuing to hire for contact tracers, supervisors, resource coordinators and scientific staff (data analysts, epidemiologists, and research supervisors) for the program.

View the PHI Employment page for positions related to these efforts in California, as well as positions around the nation and world.

Anti-Hunger Community Organizer

Nebraska Appleseed is hiring a full-time Anti-Hunger Community Organizer to work with their Economic Justice Program.

Organization Description

Nebraska Appleseed is a nonprofit organization that fights for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. We take a systems-based approach to complex issues – such as child welfare, immigration policy, affordable health care, and poverty – and we take our work wherever we believe we can do the most good, whether that’s in the courthouse, at the Capitol, or in the community.

CDC Foundation COVID-19 Corps

Make a difference to the health of your state!  Come join the team working hard to control the spread of coronavirus and re-open America!  The CDC Foundation is recruiting for critical positions related to the COVID-19. Open positions in all 50 states and U.S. territories can be found or will be posted on our COVID-19 Corps careers page []. Jobs vary by state and locality, but include roles for epidemiologists, infection preventionists, informaticians, data analysts, laboratorians, community support specialists, community health program managers, project managers, and more. Candidates should continue to check the website for new openings and roles as we continue to add jobs daily. 

Nebraska positions:

Apply for COVID-19 Corps- Epidemiologist using the link below: []

Apply for COVID 19 Corps Laboratory Scientist using the link below: []

Apply for COVID 19 Corps Community Support Specialist  using the link below: []

Apply for COVID19 Corps -Infection Prevention and Control Expert using the link below: []


Molecular analysts in Iowa (5 will be hired):

To apply, use this link: []


Apply for COVID-19 Corps-Project Manager-Contact Tracing using the link below: []

Apply for COVID-19 Corps- Epidemiologist using the link below: []

Apply for COVID -19 Corps – Infection Prevention Specialist using the link below: []

Apply for COVID-19 Corps-Industrial Hygienist using the link below: []

Apply for COVID-19 Corps Informatician using the link below: []

Missouri epidemiologist (5 will be hired):

To apply, use this link:

COVID-19 Positions w/NE DHHS

The Nebraska state health department has several positions open to support statewide COVID-19 efforts. See links below for descriptions and application instructions.

Link to the Disease Investigator Position 20 Perm 20 Temporary for 3-6 months: []

Contract Tracing Team Leads Position 10 Perm 10 Temporary: []

Epidemiology Contract Tracing Coordinator Position 2 permanent positions: []

COVID-19 Disease Investigator – Contractor

The Sarpy/Cass Health Department is seeking a contractor to support COVID-19 disease investigations. Under the direction of the Health Director, or designee, the incumbent assists in the investigation and follow-up of suspected and confirmed cases of communicable diseases and other physiologic conditions. Provides education to infected individuals regarding prevention and control and assists in the implementation of appropriate disease prevention strategies.

They are very much in need of a bilingual individual.

See the full job description and application instructions in the document below.