We are seeking new talent to work as the local public health officer for thirteen counties in the north central Georgia area as well as being the district public health director reporting to the Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner. The Commissioner, a licensed medical physician, reports directly to the Governor of Georgia. You would be the chief executive of thirteen county boards of health, and their respective public health departments. The boards serve 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 contagious disease treatment (and containment) and more. Provides management and direction to thirteen County Health Departments Provides administrative oversight and management for thirteen County Boards of Health including financial, budget, personnel, planning, etc. Critically evaluates local health department programs.
Must possess a medical degree from an accredited school of medicine and a valid license from the Georgia Composite Medical Board AND 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: Master of Public Health and 3 - 5 years of management experience 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
Additional Salary Information: Based on qualification
The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is the lead agency in preventing disease, injury and disability; promoting health and well-being; and preparing for and responding to disasters from a health perspective. In 2011, the General Assembly restored DPH to its own state agency after more than 30 years of consolidation with other departments. At the state level, DPH functions through numerous... divisions, sections, programs and offices. Locally, DPH funds and collaborates with Georgia's 159 county health departments and 18 public health districts. Through the changes, the mission has remained constant – to protect the lives of all Georgians. Today, DPH’s main functions include: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Maternal and Child Health, Infectious Disease and Immunization, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Emergency Medical Services, Pharmacy, Nursing, Volunteer Health Care, the Office of Health Equity, Vital Records, and the State Public Health Laboratory.