Pay Grade: L
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 highly qualified candidates for the position of Babies Can’t Wait (BCW) Program Coordinator, Region 3 within the Maternal and Child Health Section of the Division of Health Promotion. As a member of the BCW Regional Support Team, the regional coordinator has primary responsible for providing general supervision, technical assistance, and training for programs located in Region 3 (Public Health Districts: 5-1, 7, 8-1, 8-2, 9-1, 9-2) which require regular road warrior travel. Other districts/regions as assigned. Business travel is reimbursable.
This position also provides an opportunity to telework.
Please view the State of Georgia Health Districts Map below:
- Provides a single point of contact for assigned region, to ensure on-going support and communication focused on continuous improvement that aligns with federal regulations, BCW policies and procedures, and BCW strategic plans and objectives.
- Serves as primary subject matter expert and regional lead for monitoring, assessing and evaluating local BCW programs to determine compliance with state and/or federal guidelines, and progress in meeting established goals.
- Works with districts to create targeted effective action plans and objectives to address operational issues based on audit results; regularly follows up to check on progress against objectives.
- Monitors data for assigned districts in preparation for Annual Performance Review (APR); supports Deputy Director with annual APR reporting requirements as assigned.
- Attends meetings and serves as contributing member to system (BIBS) updates; supports training documentation development, implementation and training on system modifications and changes.
- Coordinates appropriate operational support and education across assigned region; provides on-going, on-site and long distance training and support to BCW personnel.
- Provides local programs technical assistance and guidance in preparation for federal, state and self-audits of program operation and management.
- Assists with developing and implementing policies, procedures, protocols, and guidelines for the BCW program.
- Coordinates and attends regular state and regional meetings with districts (in person and virtually) to disseminate critical program information and learn and share best practices; provides assistance with preparing and hosting state wide meetings.
- Collaborates with other regional coordinators to share and identify best practices, identify state-wide issues and to provide support and coverage when needed.
- Identifies and coordinates solutions with state office to address regional complaints and issues.
- Develops program documents and materials; develops and delivers presentations for meetings and trainings as required.
- Advises Deputy Director, Early Intervention and Child Health leadership on issues that may affect program quality, policies and procedures.
- Serves on special projects teams to implement program improvements and roll out policy and procedure changes.
- Represents BCW program internally and externally with public and private partners to promote program objectives and mission.
- Actively participates in strategic, coordinated efforts of engagement and collaboration with partners including, but not limited to, state and local councils.
- Oversight and travel to assigned districts including frequent monitoring, increased technical assistance, tailored documentation for individual district support and performance improvement.
- Performs other assignments as required.
Master’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Three years of experience performing work related to area of assignment, One year of which in a supervisory role
Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Five years of experience performing work related to area of assignment, Two of which were in a supervisory role
One year at the lower level (HCP092) or position equivalent. Note: Some positions may require licensure.
- 5+ years working with Part C Early Intervention Program.
- 2 + yrs experience identifying training needs and conducting on-site and virtual training
- Must be proficient with Microsoft Office products (e.g., Word, Excel, Power Point)
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.
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.