Duties & Responsibilities: The Georgia Department of Public Health, Section of Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR), seeks a Vulnerable Populations Coordinator who will be responsible for coordinating the agency's vulnerable population (nursing home, hospice, home health, and assisted living) planning initiatives pertaining to public health emergency preparedness.
This position will work closely with staff across EPR and all areas of GDPH to ensure that all projects consider the needs of vulnerable populations in Georgia.
This position will be responsible for coordinating programmatic outreach with community-based organizations and stakeholders serving client populations that are likely to be impacted significantly in an emergency.
This position will be responsible for the development and maintenance of strong working relationships with vulnerable population service providers.
The individual selected for this position will also support ongoing, multi-faceted policy development work within EPR to enhance emergency planning within GDPH.
Additional responsibilities include:
Participating in emergency related trainings and exercises as required; reporting to work during emergency activations of the Public Health EOC Incident Command System (ICS), including during non-business hours and in support of emergency drills and trainings.
This individual will also serve in an on-call capacity. Upon an emergency activation, the candidate may also serve as a liaison to help coordinate interagency communications and facilitate coordinated emergency response.
Minimum Training & Experience: Master's degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Healthcare Administration or any science filed AND two years of program planning, evaluation, or professional-level delivery experience in work related to the area of assignment.
Agency Specific Qualifications and/or Preferred Qualifications: A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and five years of full-time professional satisfactory experience acquired within the last fifteen years, in a health services setting such as a laboratory, hospital, or other patient care facility, or in a public health, environmental health, or mental hygiene program, at least 18 months of which must have been in a managerial capacity, consisting of managerial experience clearly demonstrating the ability to perform difficult and responsible managerial work, requiring independent decision-making concerning program management, planning, allocation of resources, and the scheduling and assignment of work;
Education and/or experience equivalent to (1) above. Education may be substituted for experience on the basis that each 30 graduate semester credits from an accredited college in hospital administration, public health, public administration, business administration, management or administration can be substituted for one year of non-managerial experience up to a maximum of 60 semester credits for two years.
The ideal candidate for this position will have exceptional organizational, oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills as well as experience and expertise in project management and group facilitation.
Knowledge of , the local health care system, social service organizations and familiarity with the concepts of functional needs planning, vulnerable populations, and community resilience and recovery is highly desirable.
Strong ability and facility with team-based approaches to projects, emergency management planning principles and incident response experience is sought.
Candidates will ideally possess at least 3 years of programmatic experience in organizations serving client populations with functional needs limitations.
Relevant experience in varied settings, including government agencies, non-profit organizations, and the private sector, is also desirable.
Additional Information: 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.
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