Suicide Prevention Health Scientist/Program Manager
Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Type: Full Time
Salary: $70,000.00 - $76,000.00 Annual
This position is funded by a federal grant and is subject to available grant funds.
Connect passion with purpose. The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of Georgia to proudly protect lives and promote healthy lifestyles in diverse communities statewide. We are committed to the health of the population of Georgia as our work impacts past, present and future generations.
What we offer. Enjoy a generous benefits package that includes a flexible work schedule, unique training opportunities, engaging worksite wellness events, wellness breaks, lactation rooms, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 13 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance; in addition to telework opportunities depending on the position.
Make your mark in public service. As an accredited public health department, we're seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Suicide Prevention Behavioral Scientist/Program Manager with the Injury Prevention Program under the Division of Health Protection.
Won't you join us?
Supervises, guides, and/or instructs the work assignments of subordinate staff. Plans, coordinates, organizes, and assesses the development and implementation of a functional program including program evaluation, and program management. Oversees, develops, and implements policy, procedures, and processes. May be responsible for program budgeting. Strategically plans for function based on complex and comprehensive research.
This role will be responsible for coordinating the day-to-day activities of the project, communicating with stakeholders, and organizing meetings between the project team and stakeholders, and co-leading meetings with the communities being served. They will assist in the development and tracking of project evaluation procedures and assessments, and they will prepare reports of the results of behavioral health assessments and services, manage project-related paperwork by ensuring all necessary materials are current, properly filed, and stored, and monitor and present weekly progress on project goals.
Specific Job Responsibilities
Develops strategic partnerships among philanthropy, nonprofit and private sector in order to create better outcomes for those at risk for suicide.
Identifies and brokers innovative partnerships and strategic collaborations to encourage programs or policy reforms that align with the priorities of Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD).
Works collaboratively with public and private entities to plan, develop, and advance those initiatives that the can community agree upon and have the most potential to support the health and well-being of youth, first responder, and other at risk for suicide in Georgia and align with the Georgia’s suicide prevention strategic plan.
Cultivates and maintains strategic organizational and individual partnerships with the leadership and program staff of governmental agencies, philanthropy, nonprofit group, etc.
Monitors and tracks the effectiveness of key partnerships.
Analyzes research, emerging issues, policy interventions and innovations to cultivate collaboration opportunities.
Responsible for budget tracking, staff supervision, and reporting to funder.
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 re...quire 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.