Job Opportunities – March 29, 2013

Oregon Health Authority’s HIA Program is accepting applications for an experienced epidemiologist for our HIA Program.
An excellent candidate will have extensive knowledge of the principles of epidemiology and biostatistics as well as an understanding of the connection between community health and the built environment. This individual should also possess the following:

  • Skill in writing and analyzing general, statistical and technical reports. Must write clear, concise and direct narrative and data reports for diverse audiences.
  • Skill in analyzing complex statewide systems, identifying problems, generating alternatives, building consensus and implementing solutions.
  • Skill in public speaking and presentation. This person must be able to present, defend or verify the accuracy of data, research or administrative studies.
  • Possess communication skills for establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Experience as technical lead for at least one Health Impact Assessment.
  • Knowledge and experience with mapping software (e.g., ArcGIS) or the ability to design a mapping project and work with GIS analysts to implement the project.
  • General knowledge of federal grants process.
  • Knowledge of database management and statistical analysis.

For more information and to apply:

Public Health Division Director – Lincoln County
This is a senior leadership position that directs the operations of the Public Health (PH) Division under the general supervision of the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department Director. Directs the planning, management and evaluation of public health services including environmental health, bio-terrorism and emergency preparedness, health promotion, maternal child health, WIC, communicable disease screening, investigation and follow-up, HIV, and immunizations including influenza. Supervises PH managers. Assesses overall program needs. Responsible for oversight of all division budget activities. Responsible for promoting coordination and collaboration of PH Division programs and staff with other Divisions and community partners. The complete position description and application information can be found here.

Health & Human Performance Instructor – Chemeketa Community College
The instructor teaches in the Health and Human Performance (HHP) program and works with three other full- time faculty and approximately twenty-five part-time faculty. The Chemeketa HHP curriculum includes a variety of credit health and physical education courses. The instructor will teach between five and eight classes per term depending on the balance of lecture and activity classes. For example, the instructor may teach five 3- credit classes or seven or eight 1-credit activity classes or a combination, depending on the need. The complete position description and application information can be found here.

Visiting Assistant Professor – Pacific University
Pacific University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Public Health beginning in the Fall 2013. Applicants must have an MPH, a Ph.D. in Public Health is preferred. Teaching load is 24 credits (6 courses), which may include the following: epidemiology, environmental health, research methods, an interdisciplinary first-year seminar, and/or other courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise. The Department would consider dividing the load into two part-time positions. The Public Health program at Pacific is an undergraduate-only program, located within the School of Social Sciences. The successful candidate will have experience teaching at the undergraduate level and be prepared to work as an active partner in building our new and rapidly growing Public Health major.

School of Social Sciences Internship Coordinator – Pacific University
The School of Social Sciences at Pacific University seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to fill the newly created position of Internship and Employer Development Coordinator. The Coordinator will develop and enhance the School’s internship programs, with an initial focus on developing our new Practicum Program in Public Health. This is a continuing, full-time, 10-month position (Aug. 15 to June 15).
The Internship Coordinator is expected to conduct a proactive, assertive community relations campaign and serve as primary point of contact for employers and internship sites. The Coordinator will work collaboratively with faculty, students and the University’s Career Development Center to create and implement a plan for increasing internships and after-graduation employment opportunities for Social Science students.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references in PDF format to Ms. Pam Kofstad via email: For full consideration, application materials should be received by April 5, 2013.

Principal Executive/Manager PEMD in Immunization has been posted and will be closing on April 7, 2013. Click below to view the announcement:
or you can go to, select “For Everyone” and enter OHA13-00207 in the “Enter Keywords” search box at the bottom of the screen. Once the recruitment closes, I will refer all qualified candidates to you in the Online Hiring Center.

OPHI Executive Director position opening
OPHI seeks an experienced leader with a passion for improving the quality of life for all Oregonians. In a public health environment that is both exciting and challenging, OPHI is a place where a dynamic leader can build on our 12-year track record to have a substantial impact. We employ a staff of 11 and operate with an annual budget of approximately $900,000.
The position announcement and description for OPHI’s new executive director are now on the OPHI website at .
Our next executive director will be:

  • A visionary and a champion with a deep understanding of how community health is impacted by multiple social, environmental and political conditions
  • An advocate for health equity and inclusive participation in policy and systems change
  • A change agent committed to partnering with a dynamic professional staff and a committed board of directors
  • A creative systems thinker and a collaborator—willing and able to join forces with public, private and nonprofit sector organizations that must work together for a healthy Oregon
  • A strong manager of people and resources
  • A proven fund-raiser

How to Apply
Please submit (1) a letter that reflects how your previous experience and passion for OPHI’s mission qualify you to become our next Executive Director and (2) a complete chronological resume. Send as a PDF or Word document to: with “Executive Director” in the subject line. Screening of applicant materials will begin April 30, 2013 with hiring anticipated July 1, 2013.


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