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Local Health Department Jobs

Below is a list of some of the public health related jobs available in Oregon local health departments.

TIP: For more jobs, check this list of Public Health jobs or browse the State Jobs Page for job openings in the Oregon Health Authority.

BENTON COUNTY – Nursing Manager – Benton County Health Department – Corvallis, OR
This management team position is responsible for supervising, planning, and developing nursing programs in an environment of rapid system transformation; Creating innovative ways to integrate Medical Home and Healthy Community models of care across Public Health and Primary Care. Apply at
For a full description of this job go to: 
Application deadline:  Open until filled.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­     
Contact information:


CLATSOP COUNTY – Family Planning Clinical Provider (Part-time) – Clatsop County Public Health – Astoria, OR

This position specializes in the health needs of family planning patients.  The family planning practitioner provides primary health care in the area of family planning, assuming the responsibility for the initiation and maintenance of patients in the family planning regime. The family planning clinician participates in an interdisciplinary approach to health care, being cognizant of and responsive to the experience of other disciplines and personnel involved with patient services.  The family planning clinician may also provide leadership in all aspects of the family planning program.  The family planning nurse practitioner collaborates with the health officer and follows protocols signed by a physician and ensures the provision of quality program services to clients served by the agency.

For a full description of this job go to:

Application deadline:  Open until filled.
Contact Information:  Oregon Employment Department, 450 Marine Drive, Suite 110, Astoria, OR  97103, (503) 325-4821
CLATSOP COUNTY – Environmental Health Specialist – Onsite Wastewater Program – Clatsop County Health Department– Astoria, OR
Applications are invited for the position of Environmental Health Specialist I – Onsite Wastewater Program to work approximately 30 hours per week.  Under the direction of the Environmental Health Supervisor this position will orient and train to perform a variety of investigative and survey duties of an introductory nature in the field of environmental health.  Skills are applied to different community/environmental settings determining the existence of conditions that could impact the public’s health.  The position enforces compliance to environmental health regulations, implements changes to eliminate hazards, issues licenses and permits, collects environmental samples, provides public education and other functions as assigned. 

For a full description of this job go to:

Application deadline: Open Until Filled

Contact information:  Susan Farmer at 503-325-1000, Ext. 1300  or 

COOS COUNTY - Nurse Practitioner - Coos County Health Dept. - Coos Bay, OR

    Provide professional, advanced practice nursing care to family planning clients and underserved women past child bearing years. Diagnose and treat women and men with STDs. Assist with coordination of family planning program. Work under the supervision of the Clinic Supervisor and Nursing Services Manager.

    For a full description of this job go to:

    Application Deadline: Open until Filled

    Contact information: Coos County Human Resources Department, Courthouse, 250 N. Baxter, Coquille, OR 97423

    COOS COUTNY – Administrator – Health & Human Services Public Health Program – North Bend, OR
    Public Health Administrator is responsible for the development program planning, implementation, and evaluation of the work performed in the public health division under Health and Human Services for assigned personnel: assists with budget development and monitoring; hiring and supervising professional and medical staff; developing and maintaining community partnerships; and assuring compliance with laws and public health strategies to protect and improve the health of the community. The work involves program direction, assisting with budget preparation and expenditure control of local, state, federal and private funds; does related work as delegated by the Health and Human Services Director of Coos County.

    Application deadline: Open until filled

    Contact information: Carrie McKim,

    JACKSON COUNTY – Nursing Supervisor – Jackson County Public Health Division – Medford, OR
    This position… In conjunction with the Public Health Division Manager, the Public Health Nursing Supervisor orients, trains and supervises professional nurses and clinic staff and manages nursing programs in Public Health, which includes Maternal-Child Health, Communicable Disease, Immunizations, Family Planning, and School Based Health Centers
    For a full description of this job go to:
    Application deadline: Open until filled.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­     
    Contact information:  Jackson County Human Resources, 10 South Oakdale Ave., Medford, OR  97501

    JACKSON COUNTY – Community Health Nurse III (Home Visiting Nurse) – Jackson County Health and Human Services – Medford, OR
    Join our team of home visiting nurses and make a difference in the lives of pregnant women and children. Our home visiting nurse programs have proven positive outcomes for families. If you are interested in this position please apply.
    For a full description of this job go to: – click on Job Opportunities

    Application deadline:
    Until filled    

    Contact information: Contact Jackson County Human Resources at 541-774-6036.

    LINN COUNTY– Nurse Practitioner #738 - Department of Health Services– Lebanon, OR
    This position… Full-time position (37.5 hrs/wk) available.  Performs and provides preventive services, medical care, client evaluation and assessments, and treatment interventions to clients enrolled in Public Health Services’ Reproductive Health program.  Will be primarily based in our Lebanon clinic but occasionally may be assigned to our Albany clinic.
    For a full description of this job, go to: 
    Application Deadline:  Until a qualified candidate is identified.     
    Contact Information:  Linn County Department of Health Services, Public Health Programs, PO Box 100, Albany, OR 97321; Phone (541) 967-3888 and submit your application to Norma O’Mara, R.N. at the address above. You may also download an application at and submit to the above address.

    MALHEUR COUNTY – Health Department Director – Malheur County Health Department – Ontario, OR
    This position requires a Bachelor’s degree with a licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Oregon. Responsible for assuring that ORS 431.416, regarding the public health authority and public health laws and rules, is appropriately administered and enforced.  Ensures performance of quality assurance activities, that federal and state regulations are met, and serves as a liaison with state and national health organizations.
    For a full description of this job go to:

    Application deadline: Open until filled.
    Contact information: Rebecca Stricker, RN (541) 889-7279

    MULTNOMAH COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT – Nursing Supervisor – Mid-County Health Center – Portland, OR
    Multnomah County Health Department is seeking a Nursing Supervisor to serve in the Integrated Clinical Services Division, Mid County Health Center. ICS provides services to people who experience barriers to assessing care. The vision of ICS is to provide services that are integrated and connected to support optimal health, reduce wait times and optimize access.
    Under the direction of the clinic manager, this position manages, directs, organizes, and evaluates the nursing and clinical interventions, and community health activities within the clinic. This nursing supervisor provides guidance and supervision to nursing and related staff regarding nursing and clinical practice issues. This position also assures the appropriate review and observation of nursing, medical and community health activities.

    For a full description of this job go to:  WWW.MULTCOJOBS.ORG

    Application deadline: May 1, 2014

    Contact information:

    POLK COUNTY - Community Health Nurse – Polk County Public Health - Dallas, OR
    This position is responsible for Family Planning and Ryan White programs. Completes required reports and collects required specimens. 

    For a full description of this job go to:

    Application deadline: March 19, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.  

    Contact information:  Lynn Hall (503) 623-1888 or

    UMATILLA COUNTY – Environmental Health Specialist I or II – Umatilla County Public Health – Pendleton, OR
    This position inspects restaurants, mobile food units and temporary restaurants to assure compliance with the laws and rules; instructs food handlers on proper food handling procedures and equipment maintenance; participates in food handler classes required for certifications; investigates complaints and disease outbreaks concerning food, water, animals, sewage disposal and communicable disease as required by law.  Inspects public swimming pools, spa pools, travelers’ accommodations, and recreation parks and campgrounds for compliance with state laws and regulations; prepares compliance schedules and assists in arranging for necessary improvements. Reviews plans for proposed food service establishments, swimming pools, spa pools, tourist and travelers accommodation and care facilities to assure compliance to rules. Inspects care facilities and schools for food service, water supplies, sewage disposal, solid waste practices, and general cleanliness and safety; arranges for necessary improvements. Maintains records of inspections and other activities; prepares reports and recommendations; completes reports for state as requested/required.

    For a full description of this job go to:

    Application deadline: This position will close upon selection of a qualified applicant.    

    Contact information: Umatilla County Human Resources (541) 278-6282