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Director of Nursing

The Galion City Board of Health is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Nursing.  This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position.  Salary is commensurate with experience.


Position Summary:

The Director of Nursing is responsible for planning, administering, and supervising the public health nursing operations of the Galion City Health Department.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A valid nursing license issued by the Ohio Board of Nursing
  • Valid RN License
  • Valid State of Ohio motor vehicle operator’s license and insurance
  • Valid CPR card
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Basic computer literacy (email, internet, Microsoft Office Suite)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Basic knowledge of Public Health
  • 2 years of experience in Public Health Nursing and/or combination of years of nursing experience and supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of Communicable Diseases
  • Experience in community health and/or health education
  • Experience and knowledge of childhood and adult immunizations recommendations/requirements
  • Completion of a Master’s degree in nursing, public health, or a related field and experience in public health nursing management at a supervisor level or above.



  • PERS Retirement
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Personal Leave
  • Insurance (life, medical, dental, and vision coverage)
  • Clothing Stipend
  • Paid CNE opportunities/trainings


Interested parties may send a resume and cover letter by:


Galion City Health Department
113 Harding Way East
Galion, Ohio 44833

Email: Jason.McBride@galionhealth.org

Application deadline is until filled.

Public Health Accreditation Specialist (contract)

The state of Ohio requires all local health departments within the state to be nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) by 2025. The Galion City Health Department has completed the initial stages of this process. We are now seeking a Public Health Accreditation Specialist with experience to meet the remaining standards that are not ‘fully demonstrated’, as indicated after the PHAB site review.


Position Summary:

 The contractor will work with GCHD staff to meet the requirements in the Accreditation Committee Action Requirement (formerly known as an ‘action plan’) with a deadline of March 2023.

    • Facilitate necessary actions to complete the remaining requirements of the ACAR.
    • Works and communicates effectively with all pertinent staff.

Minimal Qualifications:

    • Relevant experience with working towards public health department accreditation.
    • Must be dependable, organized, possess excellent communication skills, and able to work independently.
    • Must be proficient Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)


    • This is a grant funded contract for, with potential for extension.


    • This is a contract position and is ineligible for benefits.

Interested parties should email resume to:   jason.mcbride@galionhealth.org

Application deadline is July 1st, 2022 or until filled.

Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS)

GCHD is seeking qualified applicants for a contracted Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) (formerly ‘Registered Sanitarian’).  An average of ten hours a week (with flexibility) is expected through June 30, 2023, to assist in completing the inspections of licensed food service operations and retail food establishments within the City of Galion.  This is a workforce development grant-funded position with a possibility of future funding as well.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Director of Environmental Health, the REHS will provide professional environmental food safety inspections (as required by the Ohio Food Code), provide timely reports in the web-based program HealthSpace, provide a respectful, professional dialogue with the operators to convey violations, food safety education, and options for corrective action.

Minimum Qualifications

    • A valid REHS license issued by the Ohio Department of Health
    • A valid State of Ohio motor vehicle operator’s license/insurance
    • Basic computer literacy (email, internet, MS Office Suite)

Preferred Qualifications

    • Basic knowledge of public health
    • Basic knowledge of environmental health
    • Knowledge of communicable diseases
    • Experience in food safety inspections
    • Knowledge of the Ohio Food Code


    • The contract will be $32/hour (averaging 20 hours per every two weeks, or as the inspections fit into his/her schedule ie…evenings, weekends) with no benefits, and contractor will be responsible for his/her own taxes

Interested parties should email their resume to: andrea.barnes@galionhealth.org

Application deadline is June 30, 2022, or until filled

Mosquito Surveillance

The Galion City Health Department has received funding from the Ohio EPA Mosquito Control Grant Program to implement mosquito control measures and mitigate the potential for an outbreak of mosquito-borne viruses such as West Nile Virus. The Galion City Health Department is seeking a Mosquito Surveillance Intern/ Independent Contractor to work June 1, 2022 through September 30, 2022


Position Summary:

The candidate will set and check traps, collect adult mosquitos for shipment or analysis, check for mosquito larvae and apply larvicide if needed, track areas of surveillance and known breeding areas, map needs and document activities, investigate nuisance/ mosquito complaints, educate residents of steps for mosquito abatement, maintain and store equipment responsibly, as well as continuing a Mosquito Program Plan for the city.

Other job responsibilities may include: performs inspections, investigations, routine testing and sampling duties in Environmental Health programs which may benefit the Mosquito Program, such as assisting with solid waste scrap tire complaints.

Minimal Qualifications:

    • Individual at least 16 years of age.
    • Those with an associate degree or pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health or related field are preferred.
    • Must be dependable, organized, and possess excellent communication skills.
    • Must be willing to work outside and with homeowners.
    • Must be able to utilize Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
    • Must have a valid Driver’s License, transportation, and auto insurance.


    • This is a grant funded contract
    • Preference will be given to persons with experience in mosquito control


    • This is a contract position and is ineligible for benefits.

Interested parties should send:


Mail:   Galion City Health Department
113 Harding Way East
Galion, Ohio 44833

Email: andrea.barnes@galionhealth.org

Application deadline is May 11, 2022 or until filled.

The Galion City Board of Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F.

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