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To submit a position for considered posting, please e-mail a brief position description to the Iowa Public Health Association at kim@iowapha.org This service is offered free-of-charge to current IPHA members (individuals and organizations).  Non-members may request positions to be posted for a fee of $150.  As a non-profit professional association, IPHA seeks to share career opportunities within Iowa’s public health community, and this funding mechanism helps to support this service and the mission-driven work of IPHA.

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Web Application Developer

Location: Des Moines   Company name: Iowa Department of Public Health   Job type: full-time

Web Application Developer – To serve as the lead for the public website design, back-end application development, and support of the department’s licensing application. This includes utilizing various technologies such as JavaScript, Angular.js and Swagger to maintain the public facing websites. Proficiency with T-SQL, creating, updating, and maintaining SQL views, writing complex queries, creating and altering stored procedures and functions for application development.

Familiarity with Internet presence including:

  • needs analysis
  • layout design
  • preparing design documentation
  • code development, testing, evaluation, and implementation.

Set standards to be used on the development of these sites and instruct less senior staff on these standards and processes. To mentor web team members on the development and maintenance of the agencies’ application portal websites.

Mandatory skills: Angular.js, Swagger, HTML, Javascript, T-SQL.
Linux environment proficiency preferred – Red Hat Enterprise Linux – Apache Tomcat proficiency.
Telework arrangements may be available.

This position serves as a liaison between several internal programs supporting their Business Application Processes by assisting them with developing and making changes to business applications and web hosted applications and web sites. The position creates ongoing relationships with Business Programs and agency business experts to ensure that business operations are running smoothly and technology is being leveraged to implement quality improvement initiatives. The position works closely with internal technical resources and technical vendors and partners to communicate and coordinate software development needs and requests. The position works with multiple large complex systems that have a significant impact to the operations of the agencies.

In addition to completing this application process, please email your cover letter, resume, and references to: jeff.vanengelenhoven@idph.iowa.gov
subject: web application developer.

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Forensic Autopsy Technician

Location: Des Moines   Company name: Iowa Department of Public Health   Job type: full-time

Assists the Forensic Pathologist with moving bodies in the autopsy suite and eviscerating organs from bodies. Weighs all organs; opens and exposes organs for gross examination.

Documents decedent’s possessions, valuables, and specimens. Restores body following postmortem examination by replacing organs; packing cavities; suturing the body closed; washing, disinfecting and shrouding the remains; and returning the body to refrigerated storage.

Notifies funeral home and readies the body/remains for transfer; maintains records for the reception, transfer, and release of bodies and personal effects. Cleans morgue, attendant areas, instruments, equipment, floors, autopsy tables/attachments, dissecting area, refrigerated storage, state vehicles, etc., and ensures surfaces are free of blood, other body fluids, airborne pathogens, and other undesirable materials.

Assists with maintaining toxicology, evidence, and tissue specimens for easy retrieval/destruction.

Keeps logbooks and chain of custody when collecting, receiving, storing, or transferring/releasing bodies, evidence, toxicology, and specimens. Coordinates and prepares toxicology and other specimens for shipment to consulting laboratories and assists with tissue, toxicology, and organ
destruction.

Schedules and assists in training of Temp/Emergency workers, medical students, and county medicolegal death investigators in autopsy procedures and dissection techniques while observing proper surgical techniques when removing organs from a decedent. Assist with quality control by providing feedback to temp/emergency workers on how to improve their autopsy skills. Assists with interview process of new employees.

Labels folders, autopsy forms, diagrams, and prepares/labels specimen containers for toxicology, evidence, and tissue. Enters case information in the case management system to include but not limited to: intake calls, receipt of human remains and evidence, decedent personal effects and case information, and release of human remains and evidence. Assists with standard record keeping, archives photos , case documentation in case management system, and filing of paraffin tissue blocks and microscopic slides.

Assists the medicolegal death investigator with “report of death” phone calls recording information accurately while maintaining confidentiality and receives/stores bodies for autopsy; ensures bodies are correctly toe tagged (labeled). Records the spelling of names and case numbers accurately.
Ensures bodies received and released are properly recorded. Assists medicolegal death investigators with crime/death scene visits; collects/labels specimens and specimen containers; helps with the collection, preservation, and transfer of trace evidence to the state crime laboratory.

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Project Coordinator

Location: Des Moines   Company name: Iowa Department of Public Health   Job type: full-time

Responsible for the oversight of the Recovery Support Services (RSS) provided by contractors through the State Opioid Response 2 (SOR2) grant. Responsible for working with the Project Directors and Coordinators in the Bureau of Substance Abuse on contract management for new and existing contracted agencies, especially related to the SOR2 provider RSS manual. Assist in development of the performance standards; assess/evaluate performance of agencies. Assist with developing and monitoring, including expenditures/vouchers, data collection, and fiscal tracking; assist in preparation of all required reports for funders such as the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, or other stakeholders such as the IDPH leadership, project partners, and others.

Monitor RSS usage rates and assist contractors needing to increase or decrease usage. Learn to use ISMART and VMS service tracking and billing systems and assist contracted agency staff in correct usage of these systems for the SOR2 grant. Work collaboratively with all programs represented in the SOR2 grants as well as others within the state. Coordinate project activities to support training and information dissemination.

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Associate Director of Licensing

Location: Des Moines   Company name: Iowa Department of Public Health   Job type: full-time

The Associate Director of Licensing position serves as a member of the administrative team to ensure that licensure processing and Board operations are implemented in accordance with Iowa Code and regulatory guidelines. Strong supervisory, data entry, organizational and communication skills are required.

Responsibilities:
• Supervises and assists the licensing team in the processing of all licensure applications.
• Performs administrator duties for licensure databases.
• Assists Executive Director in carrying out Board operations.
• Connects and communicates with licensees, applicants, nursing schools, employers and other stakeholders.

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Management Analyst 3

Location: Des Moines   Company name: Iowa Department of Public Health   Job type: full-time

Performs non-supervisory management of all components of the Bureau of Substance Abuse’s performance management, quality improvement and strategic planning activities, including developing the performance management implementation and evaluation coordination, reviewing relevant performance data and making recommendations to Bureau Chief on quality improvement initiatives; and strategic goals and objectives that align with the Bureau’s/Department’s strategic plan. This position will analyze and connect “stress and success” points for a wide variety of projects in the Bureau, such as Behavioral Health Data System, Federal Block Grant, federal discretionary grants, event planning, grant writing and other prevention and treatment activities. This position will assist in analyzing and connecting the new COVID relief funding of approximately $22 million to all Bureau activities including performance measures, Qualtrics, strategic plan and Bureau goals.

Utilizing this framework, this position works extensively with the Bureau Chief of Substance Abuse and Lead Workers and program staff to develop streamline efficient programming across the Bureau. This position will also work with external partners, federal officers and service providers to develop a framework for improving the Bureau’s extensive programmatic outcomes. This position will link Bureau staff to the Performance Management Bureau to facilitate the quality improvement projects as needed. This includes development and implementation of, reporting on, and evaluation of the Bureau strategic plan; development and maintenance of bureau and program specific goals and activities across the grants and other activities using performance management data; and linking the Bureau’s strategic process improvement and public health initiative plan with department wide plans such as: workforce development; performance improvement; and annual performance, as well as state health improvement plan, IDPH strategic plan, and governor’s priorities.

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