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Job Title: Program Director, HIV
Job Number: 2023-05772
Organization: Georgia Department of Public Health
Posted: 11/26/2023
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Care Management
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Compensation: 130000.00
Position Description: As the Program Director, HIV within the Division of Medical and Clinical Services at the Georgia Department of Public Health, you will join a dedicated group of public health professionals that help support the overall mission and vision of protecting lives of Georgian residents in a variety of ways. Job Description: Manages and provides day-to-day leadership, development, and direction for complex, multi-faceted statewide HIV prevention and care program. Provides leadership and directs subordinate managers and staff. Provides direct fiscal and administrative oversight of HIV prevention and care program activities. Job Responsibilities & Performance Standards

Directs a comprehensive statewide HIV Elimination program for the state of Georgia. Plans, organizes, develops, and directs the implementation of day-to-day activities for a multifaceted statewide public health program.

Works in collaboration with the state and local public health staff and DPH leadership in developing and implementing program strategy and activities.

Collaborates across programs within public health to collectively improve the health of Georgians.

Meets with community-based organizations and advocacy groups to provide technical assistance and policy clarification regarding the state’s policies and programs related to HIV/AIDS. Promotes positive community awareness regarding services available and 2-way communication between advocates and the program.

Directs the day-to-day monitoring and evaluation of HIV prevention and HIV/AIDS patient care services in 18 health districts statewide and ensures compliance with CDC and HRSA guidance and federal, state, and local statues.

Assists the Director of Infectious Diseases in collaborating with local and state service providers to better integrate HIV-related systems and services that support program.

Assists the Director of Infectious Diseases in coordinating the goals, objectives, and activities of the HIV/AIDS program on an intra-agency or interagency basis with state and local agencies and with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Resources and Service Administration of the Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies that relate to the achievement of program objectives.

Administers a $100,000,000+ budget that enables the state to provide HIV prevention services, HIV counseling and testing services, purchase ADAP medications, and provide medical care to eligible citizens of Georgia.

Plans, prepares, and administers the program budget including the preparation of federal grant applications and the fiscal accountability process for general revenue funds and federal categorical grant funds.

Seeks out additional opportunities for federal and non-federal funding to enhance and broaden programmatic activities, in coordination with the Director of Infectious Diseases. Manages supplemental grants as needed, ensuring all deliverables are met and that all federal reporting is submitted by the federal due dates.

Trains, monitors, and evaluates the performance of each direct report, based on DPH policies and procedures. Makes recommendations for program and staff changes and improvements.

Directly oversees the establishment and implementation of performance measures for HIV program staff. Interprets and enforces personnel policies and procedures. Oversees hiring and /or termination decisions in consultation with Human Resources. Assesses staff training needs.

Delivers speeches and lectures before professional and community groups. Travels as required in performance of duties.

Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Qualifications: Doctorate degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Four years of management/supervisory experience in health care services OR Two years at the lower level (HCM013) or position equivalent OR Master's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Five years of management/supervisory experience in health care services OR Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Six years of management/supervisory experience in health care services. Note: Some positions may require certification and/or licensure. Preferred Qualifications: Preference may be shown to applicants who possess the following: Progressive administrative and management experience. Experience working with community-based organizations and collaborating with stakeholders. Experience planning, preparing, and administering applications and budgets for Federal and State funding. Governmental (Local, State, Federal, or Tribal) public health experience. Experience in policy development, including legislation and rulemaking. Publication experience (peer-reviewed journals or reports) Public speaking experience

Organization Description: 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.

Relocation assistance is not provided.

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.

Closing Date: 2/26/2024
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Contact Name: Mauri Smith,  Program Director, HIV
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