Public Health Employment

There are many opportunities

The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides high quality programs and services that protect and improve the health and resiliency of individuals, families, and communities. A diversified employee workforce that mirrors Iowa's population will best serve and provide the ability to reach out to all Iowans. The Division of Public Health workforce must possess and demonstrate the necessary experience, skills, and knowledge to assure the delivery of essential health services for all Iowans.

Iowa HHS is an equal opportunity employer for all persons. Individuals shall not be denied equal access to state employment opportunities because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or physical or mental disability.  The Iowa Department of  Health and Human Services also applies affirmative action measures to correct deficiencies in the employment system where those remedies are appropriate.

The Division of Public Health partners with local public health, policymakers, health care providers, business and many others to fulfill our mission of promoting and protecting the health of Iowans.

You can have a great career!

Did you know that the Division of Public Health employs people in a great variety of service areas? If you have education or experience in any of these areas, consider using them in the public health field. Some of the areas are:

  • Behavioral health
  • Communication and planning
  • Disease prevention and management
  • Emergency response
  • Environmental health
  • Family health
  • Finance
  • Health care access
  • Health promotion
  • Health statistics (birth, death, marriage certificates)
  • Human resources
  • Immunization
  • Information management (IT)
  • Lead poisoning prevention
  • Multicultural and Minority Health
  • Nutrition
  • Oral health
  • Plumbing and mechanical licensing
  • Policy development and management
  • Professional licensure
  • Radiological health
  • Tobacco use prevention and control