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, 13 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 Deputy Director with the HIV/AIDS section under the Division of Medical and Clinical Services in Atlanta, Georgia.

Won’t you join us?

Job Responsibilities:

The HIV Deputy Director in the Office of HIV/AIDS is responsible for assisting in strengthening the HIV/AIDS Program in the following areas: program implementation, policy, advocacy, and budgeting. They will focus on the integration of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and data programs and policies. Across programmatic areas, the Deputy Director will build local capacity and further enable sustainable partnerships to adequately address HIV Care and Prevention across the state. Specifically, assisting in directing a comprehensive statewide HIV/AIDS program for the state of Georgia. They will assist the HIV Director in planning, organizing, developing and directing the implementation of a multifaceted statewide public health program.

The Deputy Director is expected to:

  • Oversee the development of grant applications for program funding.
  • Assist to interview, hire, train, and evaluate the performance of assigned subordinates.
  • Conducts or participates in the development, review, revision, interpretation, and or implementation of federal and state policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines.
  • Coordinate with rules, regulations, and polices of DPH and any state or federal entities. Specifically interprets federal and state guidelines covering multiple programs included but not limited to CDC HIV Prevention, HRSA Ryan White Part B patient care, HIV Counseling and Testing, SAMHSA, Linkage to Care, Data and Reporting and Quality Management.
  • Assist in coordinating interactions between department, agency and facility operating units, other programs and/or external customers as appropriate. Specifically this position may serve as a liaison to other programs including but not limited to HIV Surveillance, STD, TB, Hepatitis, Opioid and FIMR (HIV Perinatal Initiative).
  • Support PCSI model and serve as an assistant liaison for 18 health districts regarding HIV/AIDS related issues.
  • Serves as assistant liaison with external partners, community and county HIV/STI Programs, Ryan White Part A, C, D, and F within the state of Georgia.
  • Provide strategic leadership to and technical coordination of HIV-related activities at local county and health district levels; assisting in overseeing the development and on-going management of one or more programs or projects consistent with agency goals and objectives.
  • Support capacity development of HIV health district partners and other local stakeholders to develop and implement policies as well as advocacy that support HIV/AIDS programs.
  • Provide quality oversight and contribute to the development of technical deliverables and to the dissemination of results. Specifically, responsible for overarching federal funded programs which have multiple programs within them. SAMHSA, HIV Integrated Planning and Care and Prevention Data Team and Budget Administration.
  • Participates in the planning, coordination, development and implementation of long-range goals and objectives. Specifically participates in strategic planning meetings, jurisdictional plans, implementation plans, budget meetings etc for the HIV/AIDS program.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field AND Five years experience managing professional level staff
Nine years of experience AND Five years of management experience at the level equivalent to area of assignment OR Five years of experience at the lower level (GSM012).

Note: A combination of education and experience at agency discretion.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Masters in Public Health Degree, Masters in Health Administration or Masters in Business Administration with 3 yrs management experience in a statewide Infectious Disease program.
  • Experience working in the following programs: Ryan White, ADAP, HIV Surveillance, HIV Prevention, SAMHSA programs preferred.
  • Lived or learned experience in HIV also strongly considered.

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.