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

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 WIC Program Policy and Compliance Specialist to join the Division of Health Promotion.

Won’t you join us?

Reporting to WIC program Manager of Policy, Training and Compliance, responsible for ensuring the proper documentation and availability of all WIC policies and procedures and performs reviews of the state agency operational performance to ensure overall WIC program integrity WIC’s program for operational integrity.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Performs regular reviews of state agency WIC operations, processes, and procedures to ensure overall program effectiveness and adherence to federal and state regulations and guidelines; identifies and reports to manager areas where policies and procedures are unclear, not followed and/or need improvement.
  • Develops and reviews policies and procedures.
  • Creates and managed effective action plans in response to audit discoveries and compliance violations.
  • Conducts periodic audits of WIC program procedures, practices, and documents to identify possible weaknesses or risks.
  • Assists as requested with the annual process to identify where updates and changes are need to the WIC policies and procedure section of the WIC
  • State Plan to address federal regulation changes and accomplish WIC’s strategic plan and objectives.
  • Works with manager and training designer to coordinate effective execution of new/updated policies and procedures.
  • Provides subject matter expertise on the needs and design of WIC training materials.
  • Maintains ongoing awareness of DPH’s overall strategy, government, and social conditions and trends to ensure appropriate responses to changes in policies and finances.
  • Works with manager and legal counsel to addresses civil rights complaints and issues.
  • Represents, as requested, the WIC program with internal DPH teams and external public agencies, private sector, and the
  • Regional USDA team to coordinate efforts and share best practices to enhance Georgia WIC’s program.
  • Performs other assignments as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in business or related field from an accredited college or university AND Two years of experience related to area of assignment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Health, Public Administration or related field OR 5 years of public health policy administration.
  • 3 years of experience of policy interpretation and auditing for compliance.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office products (e.g., Word, Excel).
  • Experience with public health programs, policy interpretation and development.
  • Experience with WIC program.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to effectively prioritize activity to ensure deadline and desired outcomes are achieved.
  • Strong written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Strong team orientation, with the ability to work effectively across multiple stakeholder groups.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and decisions making skills.
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills, specifically related to policy interpretation and new procedure design.
  • Ability to build strong partnerships and relationships across multiple functions, locations and governmental agencies (i.e., state, local and federal).
  • Able to work effectively in a high stress, changing environment.

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.