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Job Title: Deputy Director, Early Intervention
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Organization: Georgia Department of Public Health
Posted: 9/8/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Maternal and Child Health
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Compensation: $66,821.60 - $82,000.00 Annually
Position Description: 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, Early Intervention within the Division of Health Promotion - Maternal and Child Health Section.

This position will be responsible for overseeing the Georgia Babies Can't Wait (BCW) Early Intervention Program to ensure that DPH Maternal Child Health section meets its objectives and adheres to all regulations and autism requirements.


- Serves as a member of the MCH Leadership team to define the section's objectives and operational plan to ensure consistent, high quality service is provided to all stakeholders in a manner that maximizes resources, minimizes costs and adheres to the Federal, state and local program requirements and the Department of Public Health (DPH) strategy. - Ensures compliance with all state and federal regulations, and program requirements. - Advises the MCH and DPH leadership on issues and changes to policy, threats and potential opportunities related to program implementation. - Responsible for the Early Intervention unit strategic direction, development and implementation of long-range goals and objectives, workplan development and implementation. - Oversees setting program goals, monitoring program activities and providing input for the MCH block grant and MCH needs assessment.

Management and Program Operations

- Directs program activities and supervises the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Program Manager, BCW Part C Coordinator, BCW Regional Coordinator Team Lead/Supervisor, Provider Relations Team Lead, Family Engagement Program Coordinator, SICC Coordinator and other staff as assigned by MCH Director. - Responsible for all supervisory activity of assigned staff (e.g., hiring, on-boarding, setting performance and development objectives, evaluating performance, corrective action planning, recognizing, performance, reviewing leave requests). - Oversees the BCW federal grant application ensuring that required research, preparation, and timely submission of grant application and grant reports as required. - Serves as the primary contact for program budget development, implementation, and expenditure review and approval. - Ensures the clarity of program priorities, goals and linkages to defined outcomes by monitoring and reporting program performance on key performance indicators. - Directs staff in the utilization of quality tools and methods to promote continuous quality improvement (CQI) in program initiatives. - Serves as the primary liaison with the Division evaluation unit to develop and implement an ongoing evaluation plan for program. - Plans, organizes and develops the operations of the unit. - Oversees the development and revision of policies and procedures, standards and guidelines for BCW. - Participates in the annual Georgia Legislative session as subject matter expert providing analysis of operational impact of legislation on Early Intervention program. - Responsible for integrating autism activities with BCW services.

District/Partner/Community Engagement

- Participates, or assigns appropriate staff, to represent Early Intervention programmatic needs with both internal DPH teams and external groups from public agencies, private sector and local, state and Federal partners. - Develops opportunities for strategic collaboration with other MCH child health programs, DPH programs, state agencies, external partners, and other stakeholders to coordinate efforts and share best practices to improve health outcomes. - Serves as the program liaison to the districts, partners, stakeholders and executive leadership. Attends meetings with senior leadership with internal and external partners as subject matter expert. - Attends and presents on behalf of agency at district and community meetings, partner conferences. - Serves on appointed leadership councils and committees i.e. State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC).

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field AND Five years experience managing professional level staff OR Nine years of experience AND Five years of management experience at the level equivalent to area of assignment OR Five years of experience at the lower level (GSM012). Note: A combination of education and experience at agency discretion.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants who in addition to meeting the minimum qualification possess the following:

- Master's degree in public health or equivalent field - 5 years of experience in program development and management, fiscal management and strategic planning - 1-3 years' team management experience, demonstrating ability to positively impact program improvements and outcome measures - 1-3 years' experience working in child health or early intervention programs - Experience with program management in the public sector - Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills with the ability to effectively interface with senior leadership and state legislators - Strong strategic decision making and highly proficient in - analyzing, monitoring and reporting on a variety of information - Excellent planning, project management and implementation skills - Ability to build strong partnerships and relationships across multiple functions, locations and governmental agencies (i.e., state, local and federal) - Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (e.g.., Outlook, Word, Excel)

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Closing Date: 12/8/2017
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Contact Name: Mauri Smith,  Deputy Director, Early Intervention
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TO APPLY: In order to successfully apply for a position; the hiring agency requires interested applicants to complete the GA Department of Public Health’s Online Employment Application. This job application can be found at: Click on "About DPH" and then “Careers” and locate this position, click “Apply” and begin your application.


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.

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