Making a difference in the health of our communities is our passion. Entrusted with the ultimate responsibility for the health of Georgia’s communities, The Georgia Department of Public Health is committed to providing innovative and transformational health care solutions. As one of Georgia’s premier employers, you will be joining a team of talented people who are committed to serving and are passionate about our communities reaching their healthcare goals.
Enjoy a generous benefits package that includes an employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation & sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance. (Generally, a Monday through Friday schedule)
We seek to employ a dynamic District Health Director as the local public health officer for Fulton County, Atlanta area. This position will report to the Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner. The Commissioner, a licensed medical physician, reports directly to the Governor of Georgia. This position would be the chief executive of the local county board of health, and the respective public health departments. The board serves in a largely advisory and advocacy role. This is broad, highly stimulating, population health improvement work which ranges from policy development, to environmental regulation, to public education, to individual cl infectious disease treatment, response and more.
Provides management and direction to County Health Departments
Provides management and oversight to District programs and responsibilities
Leads strategic planning and community responsiveness agenda
Monitors health status of the District and responds to identified problems or measurable needs.
Oversees the appropriate development and administration of budgets
Provides oversight and direction to staff responsible for managing Human Resources and Employee Relations functions
Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field. Applies pertinent new knowledge to performance of other job responsibilities. Plays key role in Public Health advocacy and health development.
Develops and maintains the capacity and capability of the district health office and county health department to detect, investigate, and manage emergency Public Health events
Performance Management Responsibility: Creates and maintains a high-performance environment characterized by positive leadership and a strong team orientation
| Minimum Qualifications:
|Must possess a medical degree from an accredited school of medicine and a valid license from the Georgia Composite Medical Board or eligible to obtain licensure in Georgia
5 years of management/supervisory experience
Two years of professional experience in public health, preventive medicine or private medicine.
Preference will be given to applicants who in addition to meeting the entry qualifications have:
- Masters in Public Health
- Knowledge of the core functions of public health
- Experience in the development, management and/or the administration of budgets, contracts or grants
- Experience in Strategic Planning (ie. mission identification, goals planning and evaluation) & health planning
- Experience in human resources/personnel management
- Knowledge in emergency preparedness and response planning.