This is a TEMORARILY remote position.

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, Capitol Hill Fitness Center access, 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 CPST Regional Coordinator to join the Division of Health Protection and Safety, Injury Prevention Section. Won’t you join us?

Job Responsibilities:

1.    Provide subject matter expert in child occupant safety and related topics.  Expertise will include support within a designated geographic region to build capacity and collaboration surrounding child passenger safety training and outreach.

  • Provide technical assistance to Mini-Grantees; provide assistance in development, implementation, and improvement of local programs by working with community individuals, networks, and/or coalitions; recruit new grantees to ensure program coverage; conduct onsite visits.
  • Provide child passenger safety (CPS) education to multi-jurisdictional law enforcement officers and traffic enforcement networks; assist officers with road check and affiliated state and national highway safety campaigns
  • Share responsibility for planning, coordinating and implementing the Keeping Kids Safe Hospital Training Program.  Provide education and/or technical assistance to Georgia’s hospitals. Recruit new hospitals to the program.
  • Provide CPS education to local public safety professionals to increase the number of community advocates.
  • Coordinate the Teddy Bear Sticker (TBS) program within the region, including recruiting collaborators and participants.
  • Meet with caregivers of children with special healthcare needs and assist with transportation equipment needs.
  • Facilitate and co-teach Child Passenger Safety Technician certification classes to increase local capacity of trained Technicians.
  • Facilitate and co-teach Child Passenger Safety Technician workshops, trainings, and other classes to support local Technicians in retaining their certification status.
  • Responsible for building and maintaining cadre of Instructors to assist with the training classes.

2.    Ability to work with local community individuals, networks, and/or coalitions and to grow and support those networks and groups.

  • Assess specific geographic areas within communities for risks for injuries such as non-use or unsafe use of safety equipment, lack of knowledge of risks, attitudes relevant to increasing risk, and attitudes creating difficulties in developing program to produce change
  • Increase awareness of CPS issues throughout the region by assisting with conferences, exhibits, presentations, and training.

3.    With limited supervision, implementing or supporting evidence based programs by working with local communities to.

  • Develop awareness of the need for correct usage through work with agencies such as law enforcement and media
  • Develop the belief that it is common and well thought of to correctly use occupant safety devices through individual and group education as well as medial, social media, and other information distribution sources
  • Ability to develop local resources for child occupant safety by working with the local community
  • Ability to provide training on correct usage of child restraint seats by offering distribution programs and child safety seat checks within the community
  • Maintain knowledge of current trends and developments in child passenger safety by reading technical reports, updates, books, journals, and other literature and attending related seminars and conferences.  Applies pertinent new knowledge to recommend best practices.

4.    Under limited supervision, evaluate these efforts by both documenting activity and by measuring changes in knowledge, skills, and behavior related to correct safety seat usage reporting timely, accurate, and complete information.

5.    Each regional coordinator will also have a specific concentration area.  The focus areas include emergency preparedness and response, Occupant Protection Task Team, policy collaboration, extended booster seat use, manufacturer liaison, school buses, daycares, and fitting stations.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma OR GED AND Two years of experience providing educational or training services in functional area

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who in addition to meeting the entry qualifications possess the following:

  • Candidate resides within the geographic region for which they are applying or be willing to relocate into region (see regional map)
  • Work in injury prevention and or primary prevention interventions with child passenger safety
  • Able to provide technical assistance to community stakeholders in developing and implementing evidence based injury prevention programs and policies to promote the health of child occupants
  • Demonstrated presentation and communication ability
  • Experience working with diverse partners throughout Georgia
  • Demonstrated collaboration skills, including group facilitation and convening skills
  • A Child Passenger Safety Technician Certification

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.