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25 Nov 2015

Full-Time Immunization Deputy Director

Georgia Department of Public Health – Posted by DPHRecruiting Anywhere

Job Description


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The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of the state of Georgia with the ultimate responsibility for the health of communities and the entire population.
The agency is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Deputy Director, Immunizations within the Division of Health Protection, Immunization Section.

Reporting to the Immunization Program Director, the Deputy Director provides leadership and management for several sections within the Immunization Program; while monitoring and maintaining vaccine budgets for public funded programs. In the absence of the Program Director, the Deputy Director is responsible for the broad supervision and on-going management of the Georgia Immunization Program.

Job Responsibilities:
Serve as the Vaccine Manager for Georgia by managing, monitoring, and updating federal and state vaccine budgets;
Provide leadership for the Vaccines for Children Program, Georgia Immunization Registry (GRITS), Special Projects and Program Evaluation sections within the Immunization Program;
Supervise and manage staff to include coaching, mentoring, development of performance goals, corrective action planning, recognizing performance and reviewing leave and travel requests;
Lead team in setting program goals and priorities;
Assist with the management of programmatic, fiscal and personnel activities of the program;
Coordinate programs with other health care providers/organizations to promote optimal implementation of program services;
Develop policies, procedures, protocols, and guidelines for the program;
Provide technical assistance and advice to develop, implement, and improve the program objectives;
Research, prepare, and submit grant applications and grant reports;
Prepare documents, materials, and presentations for meetings;
Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to promote, enhance and integrate program goals in populations and services;

Perform other assignments as required.

Minimum Qualifications:
Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field AND three years experience supervising staff;
Seven years of experience, three of which supervising at the level equivalent to area of assignment;
Three years of experience at the lower level or position equivalent;
A combination of education and immunization related experience at agency discretion.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants who in addition to meeting the entry-level qualifications, possess the following:
·        Master’s degree in public health, nursing or related field
·        Three to five years of financial and budgetary experience
·        Strong project or team management skills
·        Highly proficient with Microsoft Office products (e.g., Word, Excel, Power Point)
·        Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, changing environment

­ Strong verbal and written communication skills in a professional setting are essential to effective job performance.
Additional Information:
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 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.

Job Categories: Administrative Medicine Jobs. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.


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