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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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