This is a GRANT FUNDED position, and is subject to available grant funds


Connect passion with purpose. The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of Georgia to proudly protect lives and promote healthy lifestyles in diverse communities statewide. We are committed to the health of the population of Georgia as our work impacts past, present and future generations.

What we offer. Enjoy a generous benefits package that includes a flexible work schedule, unique training opportunities, engaging worksite wellness events, wellness breaks, lactation rooms, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance; in addition to telework opportunities depending on the position.

Make your mark in public service. As an accredited public health department, we’re seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Community Health Worker Initiative COVID Response Program Manager under the Chronic Disease Prevention Section of the Medical and Clinical Services Division.

Won’t you join us?

Under general supervision, the CHWI Program Manager I is responsible for management and implementation of the CHW COVID Response and Resilient Communities Program.  The program manager provides day-to-day administrative and programmatic oversight over a portion of the activities of the CDC Cooperative Agreement.  The program manager also provides technical assistance and training to public health districts, health systems, community serving organizations. Evaluates programs for compliance with state and/or federal guidelines. This position reports directly to the Team Lead for the Community Health Worker Initiative (CHWI).

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides day-to-day management and administrative oversight of contracts and portions of the budget established to support community health worker activities.
  • Promote sand manages strategic relationships to support the community health worker workforce and outreach to disadvantaged communities, specifically in rural Georgia.
  • Provides subject matter expertise related to community partnerships and engagement as well as interventions that can be utilized by health systems, public health agencies and community groups to integrate community health workers into their organizational design.
  • Collaborates with other programs and sections within DPH, as well as other relevant government agencies as it relates to the state’s COVID response efforts and addressing underlying risk factors that may cause serious complications from COVID (i.e. diabetes, obesity, hypertension, smoking prevalence); ensure coordination of joint efforts to train Community Health Workers and positions that have similar job functions.
  • Active participant in the development and implementation of workplans related to the utilization of community health workers in public health endeavors.
  • Establishes and carries out goals, plans, and objectives for the effective administration of the CHW Initiative.  Ensures a strategic and evidence-based approach to supporting a training and certification program.
  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with community stakeholders and organizations dedicated to working with disadvantaged populations at higher risk for impact of serious complications from COVID; facilitates coordination of community efforts with health systems and public health districts.
  • Work collaboratively with other areas within public health to ensure community health workers have an opportunity to learn new skills.
  • Contribute to written reports and assessments.
  • Prepares, analyzes and distributes program reports, graphs, charts, and other data. Coordinates the collection, retrieval, and analysis of a variety of quality assurance data.

Minimum Qualifications:

Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and two years experience managing professional level staff


Six years related professional experience, two years of which was managing professional level staff, OR A combination of education and experience at agency discretion.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 years of experience working with or as a CHW
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the general role and function of a CHW
  • Demonstrated knowledge of evidenced based strategies in developing a CHW Program

About Georgia Department of Public Health

Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner and leaders encourages all employees to engage in regular wellness activities and to make lifestyle choices that promote health and well-being.

The use of wellness breaks during the workday is authorized to support this philosophy and assist employees in meeting their wellness goals. A maximum of 30 minutes in a given workday may be used to engage in wellness activities, generally in the form of two 15-minute breaks or one 30-minute break.

Employment Information

Current State employees are subject to State Personnel Board rules regarding salary.

DPH accepts educational credential recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the US Department of Education (DOE) will be considered. DPH will contact educational institutions to verify degree, diploma, licensure, etc.

The candidate selected for this position may be subject to pre-employment drug screening and a criminal background check.

As an employee of DPH, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.

If you require accommodations under the American Disability Act (ADA), email request by the closing date of this announcement to: DPH-HR@dph.ga.gov.

DPH is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

TO APPLY: In order to successfully apply for a position; the hiring agency requires interested applicants to complete the GA Department of Public Health’s Online Employment Application.

This job application can be found at www.dph.georgia.gov. Click on "About DPH" and then “Careers” and locate this position, click “Apply” and begin your application.