This is a HYBRID position

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 Family Planning Manager under the Division of Women’s Health and Nursing in Georgia.

Won’t you join us?

Manages subordinate supervisors and staff. Establishes operating procedures, practices and guidelines and communicates them with program or department personnel. Establishes, monitors and controls schedules and project budgets. Plans, organizes and manages work of project managers and support staff. Directs business development and project management activities for a program or department. Directs implementation of tools, systems, and processes of program or department. Responsible for cross-business program needs that may span agency.

This position is funded by a federal grant and is subject to available grant funds

The Family Planning Manager will be responsible for providing ongoing leadership and management for the Family Planning Program provided in Public Health Districts and county health departments in Georgia. The Family Planning Manager will ensure the standard of quality of care is maintained throughout the program to ensure goals are met and compliance with funding requirements is maintained. The Family Planning Manager will be responsible for the successful expansion of the Program including increasing the family planning workforce, coordination and implementation of training for public health nurses, and developing and implementing plans to increase the availability of long-term reversible contraceptives (LARCs) and other contraceptive methods. Such a scale-up will require representation and coordination with key stakeholders in both the public and private sectors. The Family Planning Manager will be responsible for federal grant compliance, state funding requirements, and contract management.

•    Serves in a lead role for the Family Planning Program provided in public health locations.
•    Provides expert advice, technical assistance, and training to staff, as needed.
•    Coordinates the successful implementation of expanded-role RN model for providing contraceptive implants.
•    Establishes standards and protocols for the Family Planning Program.
•    Provides coordination and implementation of training for public health nurses.
•    Provides technical assistance and advice to districts and community partners for program initiatives and goals.
•    Develops and maintains process for coordination and collaboration with the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, STD Program, and the DPH Office of Pharmacy for comprehensive service provision and ongoing quality assurance.
•    Manages state and federal allocations, grants, and contracts.
•    Provides ongoing coordination and monitoring to assure program timelines, reports, contract requirements are completed as required.
•    Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to promote and expand women’s health programs.
•    Completes grant applications and needs assessments as needed.
•    Provides leadership and management of program staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a related area from an accredited college or university AND Eight years of related experience
Ten years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Licensed as a registered nurse
Master of Public Health (MPH)

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.