This is a GRANT FUNDED position and is subject to available grant funds.

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 Special Project Coordinator to join the Division of Health Promotion.

Won’t you join us?

Reporting directly to the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Manager, position responsibilities include but are not limited to administrative support for FMNP and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) operations, program farmer and local agency monitoring and assisting with the continuous improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of WIC program operations to meet federal and state policy requirements and performance standards.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides training and technical support to farmers and local agencies utilizing multiple platforms (in-person, virtual and telephone).
  • Assists manager with securing and developing community partnerships and agreements.
  • Supports manager as a secondary point of contact for the local agencies and farmers.
  • Schedules and conducts on-site farm inspections and farmers’ market monitoring visits to monitor for compliance with FMNP requirements using a monitoring instrument provided by FMNP.
  • Responsible for all on-site farm visit monitoring forms including but not limited to visit forms and violation forms.
  • Responsible for processing, reviewing, and maintaining farmer information in Farmers Market System (FMS) including but not limited to farmer applications, authorizations, monitoring, violation, and sanction information; informs manager when further actions are required.
  • Serves as the FMNP and SFMNP liaison for all program materials submitted to the Division Planning and Promotion and DPH Office of Communications.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert in FMNP and SFMNP nutrition education and produce food safety.
  • Develops, distributes, and evaluates program surveys; manages data collection process for farmer and participant survey data and prepares summary reports for program evaluation.
  • Responsible for reviews and updates of Standard Operating Procedures for Farmers Market internal and external processes and FMS administrative processes.
  • Maintains the WIC and Senior Farmers’ Market schedule as changes arise during the Farmers’ Market season; maintains and updates the FMS and notifies manager of issues, state-wide.
  • Assists with the delivery of farmer and local agency training as it relates to administrative and programmatic processes, best practices, specialized educational topics and support to district, local agencies, and farmers for the Farmers’ Market Program.
  • Provide monthly activity reports to manager highlighting programmatic activity, utilizing a standard reporting format.
  • Supports updating Farmer’s Market policies, guidelines, and procedures to improve program operations.
  • Serves as administrative support for all FMNP training initiatives and meetings.
  • Assists manager with the development of the USDA Consolidated Farmers’ Market State Plan, annual revisions to FMNP Local Agency and Farmer Handbooks.
  • Conducts virtual local agency management evaluations according to USDA approved procedures and maintain records electronically.
  • Conducts research national, state, and local resources to enhance program impact and sustainability.
  • Assists with the development of federal, state, local and private grants applications.
  • Responds to FMNP program complaints, which includes quarterly tracking and reporting of program complaints.
  • Represents FMNP and SFMNP at DPH, state, local, and private organizational meetings as requested.
  • Performs other administrative assignments as required.
  • Travel is required, especially during summer months for the Farmers Market Program.

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:

  • Masters’ degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Health, Health Education or a related field, and 3 years of related experience.
  • Two (2) years of the required experience working with a State and/or local WIC or Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program.
  • Must be demonstratively proficient with Microsoft Office Applications (e.g., Word, Publisher, Excel, Outlook, and Teams).
  • Experience developing and editing policies and/or procedure manuals, as well as fillable forms.
  • Familiarity and/or direct experience with social service programs, WIC, and WIC FMNP program policies and procedures.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to effectively prioritize activities to ensure deadlines and desired outcomes are achieved.
  • Excellent written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • An ability to effectively interface with diverse levels of leadership.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Definitive event planning and facilitation skills.
  • Analytical skills with an ability to create relevant reports for a variety of stakeholders.
  • Able to work effectively in a highly stressful, 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.