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 entire population 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, Capitol Hill Fitness Center access, wellness breaks, lactation rooms, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation & sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance; in addition to telework opportunities depending upon 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 Med Epi COVID-19 located in Atlanta, GA to join the Division of Health Protection, Epidemiology Section. Won’t you join us?

Job Responsibilities:

  • Directs medical and public health professionals in designing and conducting medical and epidemiologic investigations, surveillance, and interventions including planning, design, data collection, data analysis, and development of appropriate interventions.
  • Monitors clinical aspects of disease and effects of control measures.
  • Designs and manages surveillance systems for diseases and health conditions of public health importance, including the design of data collection instruments, design and use of databases for identification of and analysis of health problems, and the operation of surveillance systems.
  • Develops and uses methods involving advanced descriptive and comprehensive analyses of surveillance data for multiple purposes and a variety of audiences.
  • Provides consultation, guidance, technical assistance and training regarding medicine, public health practice, epidemiology, and the control of diseases and adverse health conditions serving as a technical expert in assigned area for the Department and representing the Department in working with external health providers, public agencies, and relevant organizations.
  • Oversees and/or develops and presents scientific findings in a variety of ways including scientific publications, conference presentations, articles for various audiences, information for the legislature, training, and other informational material.
  • Leads and/or participates on internal and external committees and workgroups related to area of program responsibility to identify a range of or complex problems, develop interventions and form recommendations.
  • Participates in emergency operation plan annex and appendix development and the development and conduct of public health emergency exercises pertaining to area of professional training and specialization, takes part in responses based on the Epidemiology Standard Operating Guide and
  • Department needs, and may assume an Incident Command System (ICS) position assignment and/or function as a subject matter expert in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctorate degree in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine or Nursing from an accredited college or university AND Master’s degree in Public Health or a closely related field AND One year of applied epidemiological work experience
Completion of the CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) training.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of Epidemic Intelligence Service post-graduate training program
  • A valid license to practice in the field of health professional degree in the US?

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.