Overview

This is a GRANT FUNDED position and is subject to available funding

Positions available in:

(Region 4 Fulton/Clayton), GA

(Region 5 & 6 Gwinnett/DeKalb/Rockdale/Newton), GA

(Region 7 & 8 LaGrange/Dublin/Macon), GA

(Region 9 &12 Augusta/Waycross/Savannah), GA

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 Immunization Regional Consultant within the Division of Medical and Clinical Services, Immunization Section.

Won’t you join us?

Job Responsibilities:

The Pandemic Immunization Regional Consultant serves as the immunization resource in the assigned immunization regional area.  The primary responsibility of the Consultant is to plan and conduct on-site visits of public and private health care facilities enrolled as COVID-19 Pandemic Provider. Utilizing a CDC required pre-designed assessment methodology, the Consultant conducts compliance visits and randomly samples immunization clinic records to collect quantitative and qualitative data and information which addresses compliance of pandemic policies. The Consultant must analyze data to determine whether current pandemic policies and procedures are effectively carried out by the Provider. The Consultant reviews health care providers’ procedures regarding vaccine ordering, reporting vaccine usage, inventories, and eligibility.

The Immunization Regional Consultant is further responsible for providing overall program support to their assigned region by conducting training and providing technical support as it relates to COVID-19 activities.

The Pandemic Immunization Regional Consultant Position is field assigned, and home based. An individual serving in this position, in addition to meeting the general requirements, must also be self-motivated, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, possess problem solving skills, have basic Microsoft skills and strong organizational skills.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as the COVID-19 pandemic resource in the assigned region.
  • Conducts COVID-19 pandemic provider compliance site visits to assess adherence to COVID-19 Pandemic policies and guidelines.
  • Coordinates and implements COVID-19 pandemic educational training in assigned region.
  • Provides technical assistance and advice to internal/external immunization partners and the general public to educate and improve immunization practices as it relates to COVID-19.
  • Reviews and interprets Immunization state and federal policies and regulations as it relates to COVID-19.
  • Compiles monthly reports and submits in appropriate format within specified timeframe.
  • Maintains continuous travel status that may require overnight stay.
  • Participates in Public Health Emergency response as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field AND three years experience performing work related to area of assignment,
OR
Master’s degree in a related field AND one year experience performing work related to area of assignment,
OR
Seven years experience performing work related to area of assignment.

Note: Some positions may require licensure.

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.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY FOR THIS POSITION AT www.dph.georgia.gov