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 Grants Specialist within the Finance Division in Atlanta, Georgia.

Won’t you join us?

Job Responsibilities:

Reviews, analyzes, and submits federal grant applications and cooperative agreements. Tracks and maintains listing of all grant applications and programmatic submissions. Ensures applications are reviewed and are complete prior to submission to grant awarding agencies. Serves as the Coordinator and Principal Investigator for the Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant. The PHHS Block Grant Coordinator is responsible for managing the grant and ensuring compliance with federal grant requirements.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical assistance, advice, and guidance concerning the grant application process.
  • Develops and disseminates federal memorandums, guidance, procedures, and federal updates.
  • Provides innovative approach and improvements to the agency pre-award process.
  • As the PHHS Block Grant Coordinator, hosts required advisory committee meetings and public hearings, as well as prepare and provide required materials.
  • Attends all federally required conferences and meetings.
  • Participates in department, agency, and other trainings to maintain professional development.
  • Establish virtual training classes/sessions with staff, as needed.
  • Participate in agency-wide teams, assists with special assignments, and performs other duties related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, finance or related areas from an accredited college or university AND Three years of experience in grants management, public funds administration, accounting or a closely related area,


One year of experience required at the lower level Grants Spec 3 (FIP052) or position equivalent.

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.

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.