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Asthma Program Team Lead

Georgia Department of Public Health

This is a Full-time position in Atlanta, GA posted June 18, 2021.

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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 entire population 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, 12 paid holidays, vacation & sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance; in addition to telework opportunities depending upon 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  Asthma Program Team Lead in Atlanta, Georgia.

Won’t you join us?
Job Responsibilities
Summary of Responsibilit i es

Leads and supports various  chronic disease prevention groups  to work collaboratively in an organized way to achieve  reductions in the burden of chronic disease and cancer in Georgia . 

R esponsible  for providing ongoing adminis trative and technical support  to Public Health Districts, Public Health  partners ,  specifically around asthma control and management . 

Provides state-level leadership  for  the development and implementation of both  long and short term  policies  on  asthma control  informed by   eviden ce-based prevention programming and best and promising practices. 

Provides educational opportunities, promotes  community awareness , supports capacity building and sustainability  efforts  and ensures stakeholder  engagement.

Reports directly to the  Deputy  Director  for Child and Adolescent Risk Reduction Strategies. 


As directed,  serves as  project  lead in  organizing work  performed by other  Georgia Asthma Control Program staff.  Provides day-to-day administrative oversight of  Georgia Asthma Control  programs, including grant funded programs such as the  Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s  National Asthma Control Program.

 Provides supervision of Georgia Asthma Control Program staff.


Serves as the Asthma Subject Matter Expert to e stablish  and carry  out  goals,  plans, and objectives  for the effective administration of child and adolescent  programming.  Ensures  a  strategic  approach  to  asthma control and management within Georgia. 

Responsible for all aspects of grants requirements that  help support the  program.

Assists in the creation of program budgets and monitors expenditures.  Evaluates district programs and private contractors for compliance with state and/or federal guidelines. 

Engages in  partnerships with other state departments, including  Department of Community Health, Department of Human Services, Department of Early Care and Learning,  Care Management Organizations,  etc. 

Leads the  Asthma Advisory Board or its equivalent  and promotes good relations with a variety of public/private stakeholders including other hospitals, legislative bodies, professional societies, and community organizations.

Serves as the department’s primary point of contact with the CDC’s National Asthma Control Program. 

Coordinates the process for written reports with the GACP  team , as needed.

Coordinates the collection, retrieval, and analysis of a variety of data.

In collaboration with the Asthma Evaluator, evaluates GACP programs to determine their effectiveness,  level  and quality of customer services, and need for improvements and initiates appropriate actions. 
Support s  education and training efforts by district and county health departments and other  asthma control  partners.  At times , may  provide  training opportunities on  asthma and other risk factors  related to chronic disease outcomes .

Collaborates with epidemiology and evaluation staff to assess progress toward  Georgia Asthma Control Program  goals and program implementation.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Four years experience managing professional level staff OR Eight years of related professional experience AND Four years managing at the level equivalent to area of assignment OR Four years of experience at the lower level (GSM011) or position equivalent.

Note: A combination of education and experience at agency discretion.
Preferred Qualifications
Masters of Public Health degree or other applicable field of study.

Certified asthma educator.

Additional Information
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: [email protected]
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.

Agency Georgia Department of Public Health (GA)

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