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 Director of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma in the Division of Health Protection.

Won’t you join us?

Job Responsibilities:

Under broad supervision, directs, plans, develops, implements, and manages the Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma. Has ultimate oversight of Systems of Care programs (Trauma, Cardiac, Stroke, EMS for Children) and EMS Data programs, and assures coordination with the ten Regional EMS Offices. Develops program goals, objectives, policies, and procedures to accomplish the mission of the Department of Public Health. Directs the work of assigned managerial, supervisory, professional, technical, and clerical staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctorate degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Three years of management/supervisory experience in health care services
Master’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Four years of management/supervisory experience in health care services
Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Eight years of management/supervisory experience in health care services.

Note: Some positions may require certification and/or licensure.

Preferred Qualifications:

Note: A combination of education and experience at agency discretion.
Ten years of related professional experience AND Six years managing at the level equivalent to area of assignment

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, preference will be given to applicants who possess one or more of the following:

  • Active licensed medic with field experience
  • Knowledge of National EMS Standards:

*NEMSIS data standard
*EMS Education Standards
*EMS Scope of Practice

  • Experience with data analysis and reporting
  • Management experience in a high volume, fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of the Georgia EMS System including:

*EMS Laws, Rules and Regulations
*EMS Educational System
*EMS Licensing process
*EMS Compliance
*EMS Scope of Practice

  • Knowledge of the Georgia legislative process
  • Experience in writing and enforcing EMS Rules and Regulations as well as EMS Policies

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.