Available Positions

Public Health Office Assistant

Provide continuity in achieving patient throughput. Is the first contact with patients who arrive for public health services at the health department and in many cases is first time contact via the telephone. Provide registration services, prepare the patient for treatment, generate the patient record, ensure necessary documentation is completed, including completion of patient satisfaction survey, maintain accountability of revenues collected and follow up with patients as necessary. Provide valuable accounting, record keeping, data entry and inventory functions.

Program & Policy Specialist

Jackson County Public Health’s Community Initiatives team is hiring a Program & Policy Specialist to lead the Eastern Jackson County Housing & Economic Stability Lab, an interdisciplinary working group utilizing a systems practice and collective impact approaches to moving the needle on one of the most pressing community health concerns of the region.

In this position, the Program & Policy Specialist will work closely with the Community Initiatives team, the cross-divisional Community Health Improvement Process (CHIP) Core Team, as well as community partners from various sectors and communities. This position would be a great opportunity for an individual who has familiarity with the Jackson County region and/or housing policy and practices, a passion for social justice and equity, and is looking to utilize and stretch their skills around relationship-building, facilitation, research and data analysis, community engagement, and strategic planning.

Salary for this role starts at $50,000 and includes a full benefits package. This position is based at the Jackson County Public Health office in Lee’s Summit, MO, and may be eligible for up to 2 remote work days following the 90-day probationary period.


Interested in interning at JCPH? Internship positions are available for undergraduate and graduate students each semester. A public health internship can provide practical experience, and an opportunity to contribute to public health initiatives. Areas of emphasis include Community Initiatives, Data Analytics, Public Health Communications, Health Equity, and more.

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