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 Public Health Infrastructure, Workforce Program Manager within the Office of Public Health Informatics in Atlanta, Georgia.

Won’t you join us?

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Working collaboratively with the Principal Investigator and the Deputy Director on the ongoing operation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting for the Workforce Infrastructure Program/grant.
  • Support the assessment and addressing of skills and gaps of the DPH workforce considering DPH needs and short/long-term strategy in light of health equity and the communities served.
  • Oversees the completion of all documents, forms, or reports required by the Program.
  • Coordinates the monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects that are funded by the Program.
  • Develops and maintains electronic repositories on the program and documents connected to activities funded by the program.
  • Monitors and coordinates the administration of funding to ensure that budgeting and administrative policies, procedures, and agency requirements are being followed.
  • Manages administrative problems and/or budget changes occurring during the awarded funding period.
  • Maintains knowledge of federal funding policies, regulations, and procedures.
  • Disseminates and/or advises on internal changes or new announcements that may impact funded operations.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Four years experience managing professional level staff
Eight years of related professional experience AND Four years managing at the level equivalent to area of assignment
Four years of experience at the lower level (GSM011) or position equivalent.

Note: A combination of education and experience at agency discretion.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or higher in Public Health, Business, or a closely allied field.
  • Prior experience working with federal funding programs and implementing programs that meet funding requirements.
  • Four (4) or more years of direct program management to include operations, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting activities.
  • Excellent project management skills, ability to prioritize work and resources, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to support the interpretation of financial data and help prepare budgets and financial grant reports.
  • Demonstrated analytical and persuasive written and oral communication skills experience as well as superior editing skills, including ability to convey complex information in a clear manner to a diverse audience.
  • Strong administrative skills and self-motivated with the ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks under minimal supervision in effective and efficient manner.
  • Intermediate to expert skills in Microsoft Office (specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

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.