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Posted September 12, 2018

TACCHO Executive Director

Call for Applications


The Texas Association of City & County Health Officials (TACCHO) is the premier membership organization serving the local health officials and public health departments in Texas in order to enhance public health practice with the ultimate goal of improving the health of Texans and the communities in which they live.


TACCHO is seeking a full time Executive Director to serve as the day to day business operations manager, working with the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) to conduct the business of the organization. This individual is both a champion of public health and the single face of the organization in the absence of its members. This role contributes to the prioritized outcomes of TACCHO and its member local health departments (LHDs).


The expectation for this position is for the ED to be a leader in growing the organization in all of its key facets including operational, fiscal, and brand reach. While the organization’s strengths are multi-fold, the ED is expected to take TACCHO to the next level in the Texas public health landscape.


This is a full time, work from home opportunity. Some travel is required.


Salary: Negotiable, DOE                                              Location: Texas (Preferably, Austin area)


  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public health, public administration, business administration, office management, or a related field accompanied with a minimum of 7 years public health experience. Master’s degree with two (2) years of public health management experience is preferred. Non Profit/Association management experience is preferred.
  • Texas residency is required or must be willing to relocate to Texas, preferably the Austin area;
  • A valid Texas driver’s license is required.

Submit Resume and Cover Letter to:


Jennifer Smith, Executive Director


A full job description is available upon request.

Position is open until filled.

Posted July 3, 2018

Coastal Health & Wellness is seeking a new Clinical Director.  Click HERE for more information.

Salary Rate: $110,000-$120,000 in addition to an excellent and comprehensive benefits package. To apply please visit our website and fill out our online application.

Posted April 19, 2018

Clinical Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Austin: School of Human Ecology - Public Health, Austin, Texas

Open Date - Mar 27, 2018

Deadline- Jul 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description-The University of Texas at Austin is seeking outstanding applicants for a non-tenure track faculty position in the Bachelor of Science in Public Health Degree Program in the College of Natural Sciences.  Click here for more information

Posted April 6, 2018

Fort Bend County



Posted March 12, 2018


The Epi II will work with the Rhapsody and Nedss team at DSHS with the Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch.  Additional information may be found at:



We are looking for individuals who can demonstrate the ability to perform the following duties:


• Perform deep HL7 analysis on ELRs from hospitals/critical access care facilities in Texas and use informatics concepts needed to translate user requirements into acceptable HL7 standards for public health information systems    consumption

• Collaborate with facilities and laboratories for Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) flow

• Participate in the daily data mapping for healthcare interoperability standard codes

• Provide user support for NEDSS and workflows - including troubleshooting and issue management (logging, sequence / escalation, and resolution)

• Act as a business analyst for implementation of new HL7-ORU-ELR interfaces and requirements for hospitals/registered facilities’ onboarding into the state’s feed

• Assist with various infectious disease program leads to develop various data value sets as required by the CDC

• Participate in the planning, development, training, implementation, evaluation, and maintenance of the public health Information system (National Electronic Disease Surveillance System - NEDSS)

• Serve as a coordinator between epidemiologists, Informatics team and IT professionals to facilitate the adoption of new systems and adherence to all federal, state, local, and company guidelines


Applicants must complete a State of Texas application to apply to a position. Once you have applied, you may also submit a resume to your profile; however, submitting a resume does not submit you to a job.


Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship. Applicants will be required to complete an in­-basket exercise. The full salary range may not be offered due to budget limitations HHS agencies use E-Verify. Applicants must bring I-9 documentation on first day of work.

Posted March 12, 2018

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health

Department of Management, Policy and Community Health

Open Rank Faculty Position in Healthcare Management

The Department of Management, Policy and Community Health Practice at the UT Health Houston School of Public Health, invites applications for a 12-month tenure-track faculty position starting in the 2018-19 academic year. In evaluating applications, the search committee seeks evidence of outstanding research and teaching. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent). We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, and service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity. Expertise in finance and accounting, operations management and healthcare law are of interest.

The candidate is expected to lead a thematic program of externally funded research. The candidate is also expected to teach masters and doctoral level courses, engage in student recruitment, advising and retention activities, as well as service. The selected candidate will join a team of researchers addressing a broad range of public health problems. The position is located on the Houston campus.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Competitive salary and startup funds are available.  Academic rank, salary, and tenure will be determined based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.  Interested candidates should access the following link to complete the Web application:  Please attach a letter describing qualifications and interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references.  Please email all questions to:  Gretchen Gemeinhardt, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair,

Posted February 21, 2018

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners is seeking to fill a Research Manager (Non-Clinical) position in Austin, Texas. A brief overview of the job:

You will be helping to develop research programs, manage grants and educate professionals. This role oversees 2 areas and reports to the VP of Research. SAS and/or SPSS experience is desired. ArcGIS experience is a plus. A Master's degree with ~3-5 years of work experience is desired. The position will help to develop national guidelines, inform policy, and compile best practices. Having some leadership and/or organizational experience is helpful.

Please email me directly if interested at


Posted February 21, 2018

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners is seeking to fill a Data Manager position in Austin, Texas. A brief overview of the job:

This role works closely with IT and Project Management departments to ensure improvements to the merging and importing process.  You will be overseeing a small data team, contractors and vendor relationships.  This role reports to the VP of Research.

Responsibilities include:
  • Managing the database, as well as monitoring specific tasks to ensure the quality and integrity of data
  • Oversee sampling of the annual national sample survey
  • Managing vendors for geocoding
  • Establish protocols with research team for data entry on individual projects
  • Manage transcription of qualitative data from focus groups
  • Process public use data file requests
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Bonus if you have SQL experience
  • Good understanding of medical and nursing terminology

Please email me directly if interested at

Posted February 2, 2018

Community Health Worker (CHW) Coordinator. This position works in the Health Education department at the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District in Waco, TX. Below is a link to the CHW Coordinator job posting where you can see qualifications/requirements for the position. It is open until February 20th. . One of the top roles of the Coordinator is to supervise the 12 CHWs who are the staff for the program. The CHW program or the McLennan County Community Health Worker Initiative is a program of the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District in which 12 community members are being hired (from the Waco community) who live in 76704, 76705, 76706, or 76707 (as those are the zip codes for the pilot program). Once hired, they go through a DSHS 160 hour training to become certified CHWs. The first cohort of CHWs just graduated from completing their certification, so there are currently 9 hired and trained. CHWs conduct many services and support like a case manager or social worker, but what makes them unique is that they are from the community they serve. They do not have to have any special educational background, other than a high school diploma or GED, but they are considered gatekeepers or trusted people from their community with natural influence/rapport with the clients they serve. Their role is to help people from their community navigate the health care system and get them connected to the health or social services they need.


Those who apply for the coordinator position should be aware of the role of community health workers in communities. This is a very competitive position and thus seeking someone who can lead & supervise other individuals, as well as manage a grant budget and day to day processes for the program. For additional questions/inquiries email


Job Posting Link:


Posted January 22, 2018

Williamson County and Cities Health District

Disease Control and Prevention Division

Epidemiologist III, CDMT Team Lead Position Available

The position can also be found online

Posted December 9, 2017

Healthy Futures of Texas (HFTX)

Policy and Advocacy Manager (Exempt)


Healthy Futures of Texas is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing teen and unplanned pregnancy in San Antonio and Texas. We provide and promote effective solutions that fit the needs of young people, their parents and families. We believe that young people deserve to reach their full potential-and become parents at a time that is right for them and their family.  We are excited to be seeking a dynamic and dedicated individual for this important leadership role for our advocacy programs. This position includes oversight of our statewide project, the Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalition, the goal of which is to ensure that all Texas women have access to preventive care, including effective contraception. This full time position is responsible for the policy and advocacy activities of the organization with direct responsibility for representation of the agency to national, state and local elected officials and advocacy leaders, and for the management and coordination of the Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalition. For more detailed information about the position and how to apply, please visit our website at  The application close date is December 15, 2017 or until the position is filled.

Healthy Futures of Texas is an equal-opportunity employer.

Posted November 14, 2017

Founding Director of the Texas Tech Mental Health Institute

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Texas Tech University are announcing the intention to create the Texas Tech Mental Health Institute (TTMHI).  We expect this enterprise to produce synergies that strengthen and expand the good programs that are already operating on each campus and blend our considerable assets to create TTMHI to become a leader in discovery research, interprofessional education, and integrated community service in mental health.  We are seeking a collegial, energetic, insightful person to serve as a senior team member in the engagement, facilitation and successful integration of our people and programs to form the TTMHI.  We are looking for a person with proven organizational leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.  The successful candidate will have a demonstrated knowledge of mental health issues and of the contemporary policy environment. We think someone who is a promoter of excellence in mental health will take us further than a single star so we are looking for candidates that are constellation builders and comfortable in sharing success widely across our talented people, innovative programs, and diverse locations. The position will require a proven ability to effectively collaborate and interact with all levels of staff, executive leadership, community partners, and the TTU System Board of Regents.  Interested candidates can contact Dr. Billy Philips, Chair, TTMHI search committee for more information. 


Please click the following link to view job details.
View details 12165BR - Director Texas Tech Mental Health Institution


Posted November 14, 2017

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
The Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health is recruiting a tenure track Assistant Professor of Epidemiology to play an active role in the research and educational activities of the department.  Please see the attachment for more details. 

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest along with their curriculum vitae to the Search Committee (  Applicants may also submit an application and their materials online at


Posted September 12, 2017

Position:                             Nurse V

Title:                                   Director of Nursing for Public Health Operations

Full Time/Part Time:           Full Time

Location/Hdq:                     Austin, Texas – Texas Department of State Health Services - Central Campus

Travel Required:                15%

Job Posting Number:          354067

Closing Date:                      Until Position is filled

Contact:                             Texas HHS Jobs Service Center at 1-888-894-4747

Link to Job Center Home:

Link to Full Job Posting:      DSHS DON for Public Health Operations


General Job Description:

Nurse V - This position is under the general direction of the Director, Office of Public Health and performs highly advanced (senior-level) nursing work. The Regional and Local Health Operations (RLHO) Director of Nursing (DON) contributes to the achievement of the DSHS’ vision, mission, and program objectives by providing senior nursing consultative recommendations and public health expertise. Provides analysis and evaluation of nursing practice for approximately 250 regional and local health department nurses throughout the state as well as leads initiatives as designated by the Division. Serves as a resource to address nursing scope and practice questions, and ensures compliance with a broad range of state health and environmental codes, regulations and policies. Participates in multi-faceted agency projects and coordinates with academic partners, stakeholders, and regional and local health department nurses statewide. This position is not supervisory, however; provides leadership through policy development, programmatic planning, assessment, and quality assurance of nursing and other clinically related activities. Works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


Jobs at DSHS


DSHS is committed to hiring skilled and dedicated employees who will work hard to pursue our vision of a healthy Texas. If you are looking to make a difference and tackle new challenges, we encourage you to start a career with us.

Employment opportunities at DSHS are listed in the Texas Health and Human Services Jobs Center. You can also use this site to search all current openings within other HHS agencies.

If you find a job posting that interests you, you can apply for the position by creating a profile and completing an online State of Texas application. By creating a profile, the application will remain on file for your future use so you can update your profile or application information, or you can apply to other jobs. The Job Center also allows you to view and track the status of your submitted applications online.

For assistance with the application process or to report issues, please call the HHS Jobs Service Center at 1-888-894-4747.



Re-Posted September 5, 2017 (previously posted 2/8/2017)

Assistant Director with San Antonio Metro Health position available. 

You can find a link to the posting here:


Posted September 5, 2017
Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor Positions in Epidemiology and Health Promotion-Behavioral Sciences

The UTHealth School of Public Health (UTSPH) Dallas campus is expanding a multidisciplinary research program in the social determinants of health, and the integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences, in the study of health services and health promotion. We invite applications for multiple tenure-track positions at the Assistant and Associate professor ranks. Competitive salary and start-up resources are available. The positions will report to the dean of the Dallas campus, and the department chairs of Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Sciences or Health Promotion-Behavioral Sciences.

The UTSPH is composed of six campuses located across Texas: Austin, Brownsville, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, and San Antonio with a combined 165 faculty and 1,200 graduate students at the masters’ and doctoral levels. An MD-MPH degree program is offered to students at the Dallas campus, and all the other campuses, making UTSPH the largest provider of this educational opportunity in the country. Sophisticated and updated Interactive Television (ITV) equipment allows extensive real-time audio and video interactions, which enhances collaborations and teaching opportunities between campuses. These openings provide the opportunity to join an innovative research team, and the intellectual space to collaborate with current programs, while developing new ideas and research directions.

Primary responsibilities will include conducting externally funded research, teaching graduate-level epidemiology courses, and developing collaborations across campuses, departments, and communities. Ideal candidates will have a broad understanding and interest in multidisciplinary team science studies of how social factors, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, health technologies, and personal behaviors affect access to health care, the quality and cost of health care, and ultimately our health and well-being.

Specifically, we are interested in: candidates with: (1) an earned doctoral degree in epidemiology, health promotion-behavioral science, or related disciplines in research design, qualitative, or quantitative methods; (2) graduate level teaching experience in epidemiology or health promotion-behavioral science; (3) research emphasis in epidemiology or health promotion with focus on individuals, families, organizations, institutions, communities, and populations; and (5) a track record of research publications commensurate with academic rank and demonstrating potential for securing external funding.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Academic rank, salary, and tenure will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

Interested candidates should access the following link(s) to complete the web application:  

· for Health Promotion-Behavioral Sciences;

·  for Epidemiology.

Please attach a letter describing qualifications and interests, curriculum vita, and contact information for three professional references to the web application.  Address correspondence to Pamela Lockhart, Search Committee Executive Assistant (, 214-648-1364). Address any questions to Steven Kelder, PhD, Search Committee Chair (,) and please be sure to add Dallas Faculty Search to the message subject line.  

UTHealth is an EEO/AA employer. M/F/D/V. UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, 



Posted August 21, 2017

Position: DSHS IRID Epidemiologist I

The IRID Epidemiologist I Position has been posted to the Health and Human Services Jobs Center website. The position can be found at the following web address:  The posting number for this position is 357350. 


Posted August, 5, 2017

Position: Director of Contracts and Compliance (full-time)


This position may be applied for by visiting the Galveston County Health District’s website at 


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