This position is funded by a federal grant 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 population of Georgia 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 and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance; in addition to telework opportunities depending on 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 Director of the Women's Health unit under the Division of Women, Children, and Nursing Services in Atlanta, Georgia.
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JOB SUMMARY (PARAGRAPH OR SUMMARIZED STATEMENT ABOUT THE POSITION):
The Director of Women’s Health will be responsible for statewide leadership and coordination of DPH’s Women’s Health Programs including Georgia Perinatal Quality Collaborative, Maternal Mental Health, Family Planning, Reginal Perinatal Centers, Perinatal Level of Care Designation, Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, Maternal Home Visiting, and Maternal Mortality Review.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (OVERALL TASKS AND EXPECTATIONS OF THE POSITION):
• Leads the Women’s Health Programs including Georgia Perinatal Quality Collaborative, Maternal Mental Health, Family Planning, Reginal Perinatal Centers, Perinatal Level of Care Designation, Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, Maternal Home Visiting, and Maternal Mortality Review. • Provides expert guidance, technical assistance, training, and mentorship to Women’s Health staff. • Responsible for efficient management of state and federal funding allocations, grants, and contracts. • Responsible for assuring compliance with state and federal requirements and guidelines through ongoing evaluation, oversight, and reporting. • Provides ongoing coordination and monitoring to assure program timelines, reports, contract requirements are completed as required. • Establishes standards and protocols for women’s health clinical services. • Develops, implements, and leads Women’s Health’s health equity initiative to increase awareness and reduce racial and ethnic disparities. • Provides leadership for grant applications and needs assessments as required. • Responsible for effective collaboration between Women’s Health programs and other DPH Programs, public health districts, agencies, and partners. • Responsible for supervision of staff.
Bachelors degree in related field from an accredited college or university AND seven years of experience managing professional level staff
Ten years of related professional experience AND Seven years managing at the level equivalent to area of assignment
Seven years of experience required at the lower level Dir., Business Ops (GSM014) or position equivalent.
Note: An equivalent combination of education and job specific experience that that provided the knowledge, experience and competencies required to successfully perform the job at the level listed may be substituted on a year-over-year basis.
Preferred Qualifications (Based on the needs of the position): • Active Georgia Nursing license. • Master’s degree in public health or other related field • Experience in women’s health • Experience in public health
The Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner and leaders encourage 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.
Current State employees are subject to State Personnel Board rules regarding salary.
DPH accepts educational credentials recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the US Department of Education (DOE). 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 ac...commodations 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