This position is funded through a federal grant and is subject to available funding.

This position is temporarily remote

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 IT Developer 2 with the Emergency Preparedness Program under the Division of Health Protection in Atlanta, Georgia.

Won’t you join us?

Designs, codes, tests, modifies and debugs computer software at an entry level. Researches and analyzes program or systems problems and develops program documentation. Translates business requirements into development activities in secure and maintainable code.

Job Responsibilities

Position Overview:
The primary duty of this position will be to assist with continued programmatic development and technical assistance for existing emergency preparedness software platforms using lessons learned during the ongoing COVID-19.  These platforms will include primarily Juvare/WebEOC application and supporting other software applications emergency preparedness utilizes such as ReadyOP, and Geographic Information Services (GIS).The specialist will assist in the continued development of the platforms using lessons learned during the ongoing COVID-19 Outbreak Response.

Position Duties: 

  • Must be able to perform the following activities: Use web/front-end developer skills (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, etc.) to iteratively configure and customize the WebEOC user interface to specifications.
  • Participate in onsite or virtual requirements discovery sessions.
  • Assist in the development and documentation of software user requirements.
  • Hands on experience and demonstrated competence with Microsoft SQL Server and common web programming skills. Experience with APIs and system integrations a plus.
  • Experience using Application/UI frameworks (Bootstrap, Material, etc.)  Desire to understand the emergency and crisis management mission of DPH.
  • Prior experience working directly with users.
  • Provide on-site software technical services, training and performing process evaluations to assist users in the support of WebEOC and other emergency notification/incident management specific software programs such as ReadyOP, Knack, etc.

Additional tasks and skills:

  • Prepare documents and reports
  • Organize computer folders/sub-folders
  • Create forms and spreadsheets
  • Strong reading and writing skills
  • Ability to do research
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with coursework in Computer Science or Management Information Systems and at least two years job related experience.

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.