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 EMS Licensing and Compliance Specialist in the Division of Emergency Preparedness, Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma.

Won’t you join us?

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

Job Responsibilities:

Under supervision, assists with the oversight in the specific goals and objectives for the evaluation of a comprehensive emergency medical services system ensuring licensing, regulatory compliance, conducts investigations, prepares reports and assist with the essential functions in the licensing of EMS agencies and personnel.

Functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Process and issue EMS license applications according to Department guidelines.
  • Conduct investigations related to EMS personnel and EMS agencies within the state.
  • Gather and record information related to complaints, investigations, and all other administrative actions of the department
  • Prepare investigative reports as needed to support the department’s compliance activities.
  • Receive and review criminal background reports.
  • Process and prepare open record request
  • Assist with ensuring regulatory compliance in the overall operations, monitoring and evaluation of EMS agencies and medics for adherence to DPH rules and regulations, EMS Procedures, and guidelines.
  • Successfully complete any and all department required training.
  • Successfully complete any and all training required for the handling and security of criminal background information.
  • Assists in the state’s emergency preparedness and response to natural and manmade disasters and public health emergencies.

This position is located at the Office of EMS and Trauma in Atlanta, GA.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in business or related field from an accredited college or university AND One year of experience related to area of assignment.

Note: An equivalent combination of education and job specific experience that provided the knowledge, experience and competencies required to successfully perform the job at the level listed may be substituted on a year-over-year basis.

Associates degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND three years of experience related to area of assignment
Four years of licensing and/or regulatory compliance experience with at least one year of leadership experience in a related field.

The successful applicant will possess competencies in the areas of oral communication, written communication, interpersonal skills, teamwork, leadership, and planning/evaluation.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the above requirements, possess the following:

  • Knowledge of Georgia’s Statues;
  • Documented experience at processing license applications;
  • Documented experience with conducting investigations and preparing investigative reports; and
  • Experience in standard computer programs at a moderate to advanced level of proficiency.

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.