Why Work in the Field of Public Health?

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Picking a career path can be a big decision.ย  Since you're here you've probably asked yourself, "Why would I want to work in Public Health?". Besides the amazing people, we might be biased, there are a multitude of reasons to work in Public Health.

One of the best things about working here is how employees are valued. This department took a chance on me when I applied for a position in environmental health without a science degree. My first week here I knew I was part of something bigger than just a job. There is a vibe of continual growth in our department, its programs, and our team. Throughout my career, I've been encouraged to be curious and innovative and challenged repeatedly to think bigger and get out of my comfort zone. As my knowledge and passion for public health evolved so did my positions here (I think I've had 9 or 10 titles) and through them all, I've gotten to help improve people's lives.

-Kara V.

20 years of service

There are several reasons why I love working at CG Public Health. The most notable being the people I get to spend my days with. The staff at CG Public Health are inviting, and funny, and truly have become some of my favorite humans. I quickly found comfort in knowing that this is a place people love to work, as a majority of the staff have been here for 10+ years. Some longer than I have been alive! All of the staff were welcoming and there are so many unique personalities to enjoy.

-Cassidy F.

1 year of service

Since the beginning of my career at the Department and as a young professional, I have been provided valuable opportunities for professional growth and development. What I like the most about my job is the people I am surrounded by everyday and the opportunity to help others. This organization understands the concept of "work-life balance" and how important it is to overall wellbeing. I enjoy working for a company that focuses on each other's strengths and isn't afraid to evolve and improve as times change.

-Jenna H.

9 years of service

    10 Essential Public Health Services

    The Importance is Clear.

    Working in the field of governmental public health allows you to make a difference in the lives of your community. Public healthโ€™s goal is to promote the conditions that allow all of us to live our healthiest lives. Everyday we strive to employ the 10 essential public health services in order to protect and promote the health of all people in all communities.
    Learn about the 10 essential public health services

    The Benefits

    As a governmental public health employee the benefit options are second to none, from the Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System (IPERS) to Public Service Loan Forgiveness and so much more!ย  You are doing important work, it is equally important that you and your family are cared for.

    Current Openings

    Available opportunities can be found below. Please note, you must complete the online job application, as well as the mandatory county application (found by clicking the image to the right).

    Along with completing the online job application, all applicants must complete and submit the mandatory County application.ย  Click the image above to download and complete your County application, then click the button below and attach your completed County application to be sent to human resources.
    Click here to email human resources

    CG Public Health Application (Must be completed and submitted for every job opportunity)



    Contact Us

    2570 4th St SW, Suite 1
    Mason City, IA 50401
    (641) 421-9300
    Toll-Free: 1 (888) 264-2581
    Available 24/7 to report health emergencies
    (641) 450-0895