This is a remote-friendly GRANT FUNDED position and is subject to available grant funds; subject to change.

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, wellness breaks, lactation rooms, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 13 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 Program Evaluator II/Data Manager to join the Division of Health Promotion, Maternal and Child Health section.

Won’t you join us?

Under general supervision, the Program Evaluator II/Data Mgr. will work on the Health Promotion Division  Evaluation and Performance Improvement team and will support the development of program evaluation strategies and implementation of evaluation activities consistent with the Department of Public Health mission. Supporting activities of assigned programs, this position will assist with the development of evaluation plans and assessments; development of indicators/measures to monitor program progress; developing data collection systems and surveys/instruments to collect public health data; conducting appropriate data analysis; providing recommendations for program improvement; and preparing reports, presentations and articles for dissemination.

Job Responsibilities:

Responsible for data collection, management, analysis and reporting of public health data (software: SPSS, SAS, Excel).

Serves as an evaluator on the Evaluation and Performance Improvement Team to support planning and coordination of evaluation and strategic planning activities for the Division of Health Promotion program to include developing policy and programmatic evaluation questions, evaluation plans, logic models and data collection and evaluation tools.

Provides guidance and consultation with internal and external partners around the evaluation and assessment of programs in the Health Promotion Division, including provision of ongoing technical assistance and training on data and evaluation.

Effectively collaborates in interdisciplinary teams (Epidemiology, Administration, Budget/Finance, IT and Legal) to meet programmatic goals/objectives.

Keeps abreast of developments in program changes and progress in order to advise and recommend tools and strategies to increase program performance and results.

Identifies strengths and weaknesses in existing data collection and management systems and proposes solutions in consort with the Director of Evaluation and Performance Improvement.

Follows best practices and recognized methods for evaluation and data collection, management and analysis (including qualitative and quantitative analysis methods).

Assists program team in establishing work plans, performance measures and targets during the development of grant proposals as well as throughout program implementation.

Excellent written and oral/verbal communication skills as evidenced by written summary reports, memos or briefs; as well as meeting facilitation and/or professional oral presentations.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND One year of experience required at the lower level Prgm Consultant 3 (GSP092) or position equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the above requirements, possess the following:

Knowledge of or familiarity with the CDC Framework for Evaluation or similar program evaluation frameworks.

At least two years of experience in a human service delivery program which includes research program evaluation or assessment activities.

Data collection, management and analysis skills (software: SPSS, SAS), using a variety of evaluation methodologies and mixed methods evaluation.

Must be proficient with Microsoft Office products (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

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.