Overview

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 Public Swimming Pool Program Consultant within the Environmental Health section.

Won’t you join us?

Under limited supervision, the Public Swimming Pool Program Consultant provides technical assistance on plan reviews, training, and interpretation of rules and regulations to public health districts, industry partners, and citizens/visitors of Georgia.  Contributes to the planning and/or development of policies, rules and implementation of the program initiatives.  Evaluates district/county programs for compliance with State and /or federal guidelines and departmental goals. This position is critical for the creation and delivery of plan review training to EH working in the Public Swimming Pool Program locally.

The position will be under the supervision of the EH Public Swimming Pool Director.  The consultant will work on coordinating a curriculum that is developed and delivered through a contract with selected university staff. The need for the consultant position is to serve as a trainer for district liaisons/standards.

This is a grant funded position and is subject to available grant funds.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develops, coordinates and monitors project for implementing a public swimming pool plan review training course for EHS statewide.
  • Provides technical assistance and training within the public swimming pool program environmental health specialty.
  • Monitors’ database for trends and metrics to develop training.
  • Develops and updates policies, procedures, protocols, and guidelines for the program on plan review.
  • Monitor, assess and evaluate the pool program performance on inspections, permitting and plan review.
  • Plans, coordinates, conducts, and implements educational and training for district/county EHS using in-person, virtual, pre-recorded or hybrid formats.
  • Provides technical assistance and advice to district/county EHS to develop, implement and improve program training.
  • Maintains professional knowledge of current laws, policies, model codes, trends, and developments in the assigned environmental health specialty and applies pertinent new knowledge to training.
  • Compiles needs assessments, reports and evaluations on training and submits in appropriate format as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Three years of experience performing work related to area of assignment, One year of which in a supervisory role

OR

Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Five years of experience performing work related to area of assignment, Two of which were in a supervisory role

OR

One year at the lower level (HCP092) or position equivalent.

Note: Some positions may require licensure.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An applicant currently performing environmental health inspections with experience training others.
  • Experience reviewing plans, interpreting regulations and conducting training.
  • Ability to develop and conduct training sessions for Industry and Regulatory personnel.
  • Knowledge of public health’s role in regulation development, enforcement and inspection.

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