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Health Department of Northwest Michigan's team is made up of nurses, community health coordinators, sanitarians, accountants, IT professionals, mental health professionals, nurse practitioners, public health techs, administrative professionals, and more. Our team is dedicated to promoting well-being, preventing disease and protecting the environment in the communities in which we live, work and play.

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The CFO / Administrative Officer serves a complex, multi-county district health department including Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego counties, with the administrative office in Charlevoix.

This position provides direction for financial management of the Health Department by demonstrating extensive knowledge of accounting practices, develops and monitors budgets and financial reporting through knowledge of federal, state, and local funding mechanisms and sources in conjunction with the Health Officer and Division Directors. Also provides administrative oversight of information technology, human resources/payroll, and agency support.

Requirements: Excellent communication skills, a minimum of six years of progressively more responsible experience involving accounting, administration, and management activities, preferably in a health care setting, and four years in a lead or supervisory capacity are required.

Education: Possession of a Master's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or Public Administration, with Certified Public Accountant preferred.

We offer a competitive wage, generous time off, and an excellent benefit package. If you're a financial professional with the skill set listed above, who seeks a challenging position within a progressive health department, we want to talk with you.

Application instructions: To receive full consideration, submit your (1) cover letter, (2) resume, [3) completed HDNW job application to careers@nwhealth.org.

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has a school based position split between districts of Ellsworth and Central Lake providing group and individual services to K-12 youth.

This position includes cross-divisional work for the maternal infant health program. The Maternal Infant Health Program provides individual services, in home, office, or telehealth, for pregnant mothers and caregivers of infants. This is a full time position during the school year and working (day a week or part time) during the summer to provide home-visiting services.

Current license to practice as LMSW is required, LLMSW will be considered. Preferred knowledge of infant and child development and parent-child attachment; knowledge of maternal-infant health and dynamics of child abuse and neglect; and experience in home visiting. Experience with electronic medical records and mental health billing is preferred.

We offer a day schedule (occasional evenings) during the school year, with no weekends or holidays, and minimal days worked during the summer, a year around competitive wage, generous time off, and excellent benefit and retirement plans. If you are interested in school based services, we want to talk to you!

Application instructions - *** Please follow these instructions to apply ***
Interested and qualified applicants should submit a (1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3) completed job applicationand (4) copy of their professional license to careers@nwhealth.org.

ALL FOUR ITEMS must be submitted. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. This position will remain open until filled, with application materials received by Friday, March 11, 2022 receiving first consideration.

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has two school based positions (one in Gaylord and one in Boyne City) available providing group and individual services to K-12 youth. These are full time positions during the school year, September through June, with minimal time worked during the summer.

Current license to practice as LMSW or LPC is required, LLMSW or LLPC will be considered. Experience with electronic medical records and mental health billing is preferred.

We offer a day schedule (occasional evenings) during the school year, with no weekends or holidays, and minimal days worked during the summer, a year around competitive wage, generous time off, and excellent benefit and retirement plans. If you are interested in school based services, we want to talk to you!

Application instructions: Interested and qualified applicants should submit a (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) completed HDNW job application to careers@nwhealth.org. .

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has a school based position split between districts in Emmet County providing group and individual services to K-12 youth. This is a full time position during the school year with summers mostly off.

Current license to practice as a LPC or LMSW is required. LLMSW and LLPC will be considered. Preferred knowledge of infant and child development and parent-child attachment; knowledge of maternal-infant health and dynamics of child abuse and neglect; and experience in home visiting. Experience with electronic medical records and mental health billing is preferred.

We offer a day schedule (occasional evenings) during the school year, with no weekends or holidays, and minimal days worked during the summer, a year around competitive wage, generous time off, and excellent benefit and retirement plans. If you are interested in school based services, we want to talk to you!

Application instructions - *** Please follow these instructions to apply ***
Interested and qualified applicants should submit a (1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3) completed job applicationand (4) copy of their professional license to careers@nwhealth.org.

ALL FOUR ITEMS must be submitted. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. This position will remain open until filled, with application materials received by Friday, March 11, 2022 receiving first consideration.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in public health as the Director of Information Technology for our four county (Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, Otsego) service area. The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has a mission to promote wellness, prevent disease, provide quality health care, address health problems of vulnerable populations, and protect the environment.

Working across agency divisions and with regional partners to promote that mission, the IT Director:

  • Manages all aspects of the Health Departments information systems network, including the security, physical and technical management.
  • Utilizes the strategic plan to guide objectives
  • Provides supervision, leadership, and vision to the IT team to ensure support for staff utilizing a variety of software, hardware, and electronic systems for multiple programs.
  • Directs the planning, implementation and evaluation of the Agency's IT services to ensure they contribute to the Agency's mission to promote wellness, prevent disease, provide quality health care, address health problems of vulnerable populations, and protect the environment.
  • Oversees ongoing user experience orientation and in-service training for agency staff.
  • Creates a dynamic environment that values employees and encourages collaboration, open communication, and teamwork.
  • Demonstrates a high level of expertise and vision in a field that is rapidly changing.

Education / Training This position requires a bachelor's degree, with preferred majors in Information Technology, Business Administration, or related field. Master's degree preferred.

Preferred knowledge and experience Experience in supervision and personnel management, program management or administration in public health or community programs, health education, policy development and analysis, budget preparation and management, function and role of government and political systems.

Application instructions: To receive full consideration, submit your (1) cover letter, (2) resume, [3) completed HDNW job application to careers@nwhealth.org. All three items must be submitted. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. This job will remain open until filled. Application materials received by Friday, April 29, 2022 will receive first consideration.

Health Department of Northwest Michigan seeks a full time IT Supervisor for our four county service area of Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego counties.

Working in collaboration with team members from all divisions and at times with community partners, the IT Supervisor is responsible for the administration, security, physical, and technical management of the Health Department's information systems network, including data processing and data management. Provides supervision and leadership to the IT team to ensure support for staff utilizing a variety of software, hardware, and electronic systems for multiple programs. Demonstrates a high level of expertise and vision in a field that is rapidly changing.

The IT Supervisor:

  • Guides IT staff through problem solving and critical thinking process to solve IT related agency issues.
  • Plans and administers all computer related technologies, including network security, data backups, internet and WAN operations, application and hardware deployment, maintenance and upgrades.
  • Ensures adherence to generally accepted standards for network security, data protection, disaster recovery and HIPAA regulations.
  • Serves as a central point of contact for all divisions, alliance partners, other health department, vendors and contractors for all IT issues.
  • Determines IT staff task prioritization.
  • Supervises the maintenance of software and hardware to provide optimum use of the systems to prevent or minimize downtime.
  • Directs staff in the development and implementation of in service training programs for all new and existing HDNW personnel.
  • Administer and support LANs, WANs, Wireless, network segments, Internet, and intranet systems.
  • Leads support for agency's Cloud-based and on-premises enterprise software.
  • Troubleshoots, repairs, and provides root cause analysis for any network issues.
  • Administers M365 tenant, focusing on Office Products, OneDrive, Teams, and SharePoint.
  • Administers Exchange 365 and spam filtering email systems.
  • Monitors networks to ensure security and availability.
  • Collaborates with division leadership and staff to refine technical needs and workflow.
  • Evaluates and implements system backup procedures.
  • Maintains integrity of the network, server deployment, and security.

Education / Training This position requires a bachelor's degree, with preferred majors in Information Technology, Business Administration, or related field.

Preferred knowledge and experience Experience in supervision and personnel management, program management or administration in public health or community programs, health education, policy development and analysis, budget preparation and management, function and role of government and political systems.

Application instructions: To receive full consideration, submit your (1) cover letter, (2) resume, [3) completed HDNW job application to careers@nwhealth.org. All three items must be submitted. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. This job will remain open until filled. Application materials received by Friday, April 29, 2022 will receive first consideration.

Employee Benefits

Our full-time staff have:
  • Insurance
  • Health Care Savings Account
  • PTO (Paid Time Off) Days
  • Paid Bereavement
  • Retirement (Employer match %)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program

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Student Internship Opportunities

Please Note: Due to our ongoing response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are considering applications on a case-by-case basis. Response time may be longer than usual.

Students seeking an Observation Experience that equates to 1 week or less of observation with a HDNW employee in a clinic or in the field should send an email to PHExperience@nwhealth.org outlining their request.

Students seeking an Internship for 1 or 2 semesters must complete the Student Observation/Internship Request Form and provide the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Course syllabus, if applicable
  • Specified course requirements, if applicable

Please send required documents and any questions to PHExperience@nwhealth.org. This email is monitored regularly and an HDNW staff member will follow-up with you as soon as possible.