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Public Health Assistant

Jones County Employment Application
  • Full-Time
  • Posted: June 1, 2023
  • Closes: July 23, 2023

Job Summary

Jones County Public Health and the Jones County Board of Health are seeking a full-time Public Health Assistant (Dept. deputy/2nd POC). Under the supervision of the Public Health Director, the Public Health Assistant will perform tasks to achieve the Department’s mission in the areas of the core public health functions and essential services. This includes responsibility for the delivery of population-health based services to ensure the health of the community by gathering and analyzing information, investigating, and educating the community about public health issues. In accordance with federal/state/local laws, ordinances, and guidelines, this role will enhance the delivery of education and services to the community to control and address community/public health issues and hazards.

Job Duties

  • Plan, develop and implement, community and health education, awareness and promotion to businesses, community groups, and individuals, using a variety of methods and strategies, such as to include actions which demonstrate or role-model healthy behaviors and lifestyle.
  • Develops and delivers presentations, marketing materials, etc., as requested.
  • Participate in meetings and committees (internal/external) as appropriate or requested. May act as liaison to external agencies/organizations to represent the health department’s responsibilities and provide assistance.
  • Assists in community health promotion, education, and outreach programs and activities according to needs and best practice. Including the completion of relevant reports and documentation.
  • Assists in researching local, state, and national data sources related to identified health status indicators, writes related descriptive narrative and/or summaries of data for community health needs assessment.
  • Conduct reportable disease follow-up and assist with annual immunization record audits.
  • Participate in Public Health preparedness exercise simulations and coalition activities.
  • Gather information from varied sources to assess the health of the community in order to diagnose community and public health problems.
  • Assist in the design of data collection methods to maintain and report community-wide health status.
  • Assist in developing community-wide assessments, including developing goals and assisting with implementation of plans.
  • Represents Jones County Public Health by performing duties in a professional manner.
  • Learn, articulate, and apply department policies and procedures.
  • Work with outside agencies and community groups to focus diverse resources to achieve community- wide health maintenance and education goals.
  • Perform general administrative duties to support daily function of the Public Health department.
  • Any other duties as assigned or required by the Public Health Director or the Board of Health.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in public health, health education/promotion, nursing, kinesiology, epidemiology or other applicable field required.
  • Minimum of three (3) months experience in conducting health education or activities, OR, ability to demonstrate equivalent education and experience combination which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.

Additional Information

Pay range: $23 - 28 per hour. 
(Dependent on qualifications/experience.) 

Complete job description and application available at, or pick up a copy in the Public Health Office or the Auditor’s Office. 
Jones County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Return Application To

A completed application, along with resume and cover letter must be returned to: Jones County Board of Health Public Health Office 105 Broadway Place, Suite 11 Anamosa, IA 52205 Or emailed to By 11 P.M. on Sunday, July 23rd, 2023

Jones County Employment Application

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