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 Communicable Disease Specialist Supervisor to join the Clayton Health District in Jonesboro, GA.

Won’t you join us?

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

Job Responsibilities:

Gather, analyzes and monitors data regarding communicable diseases within a health district. Ensures implementation of timely disease intervention strategies to decrease the prevalence of such diseases. Supervises and plans work of assigned staff.

  • Direct, monitor and track STD program activities utilizing the SendSS STD Case Management module.
  • Provide supervision to Communicable Disease Specialists and STD personnel to direct STD intervention activities.
  • Conduct staff performance audits to ensure quality performance, in accordance with the STD Office guidelines.
  • Document, review and report STD investigations and morbidity utilizing SendSS STD Case Management module and other case management tools according to timeframes established by the STD Office.
  • Compile and submit programmatic data reports, according to established guidelines.
  • Participate in conference calls, in-person meetings, and state sponsored meetings and trainings, and disseminate the information obtained to county health department STD staff; or assign a representative to participate in these activities if the supervisor cannot participate.
  • Maintain listing and report the number of patients attending community health fairs, school health education classes, or community service presentations, the number of educational materials distributed and the number of condoms distributed.

Minimum Qualifications:

Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university AND two years of related experience


Associate degree AND four years of experience in a related area


Six years experience in a medical related field


Licensure as a registered nurse (RN) and three years of nursing experience


One year of experience at the lower level or position equivalent (HCP082.)

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.