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Job Title

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Director

Job Category

Public Health


Georgia Department of Public Health
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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Job Description and Requirements

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 Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Director within the Division of Health Promotion.

The Director of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program will provide leadership and direction for this federally-funded program for infants and children age 1-5 years (including foster children), pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers (up to 1 year) and postpartum women (up to 6 months). Currently the WIC section comprises the following units: Program Operations and Nutrition Services, Vendor Management, Program Administration and Program Integrity and Strategy. The Administration and Strategy units are responsible for the financial operations and human resources, communications, compliance and outreach aspects of the WIC section. The Program Operations and Nutrition Services unit administers the nutrition program and related operations including breastfeeding and the dietetic internship. The Vendor Management unit manages vendor relations, vendor compliance and costs containment strategy. All four units work in a collaborative manner to integrate activities as needed to achieve the mission of the WIC section and the Department of Public Health (DPH).

Minimum Qualifications:
Doctorate degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Four years of management/supervisory experience in health care services
Two years at the lower level (HCM013) or position equivalent
Master's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Five years of management/supervisory experience in health care services
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:

Experience implementing and maintaining large systems changes particularly management information systems
Previous experience in the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children or the Farmer's Market Nutrition Program
Experience administering large federal programs
Significant experience in one or more of the following â business administration, accounting, public administration, retail grocery operation, investigations and monitoring, and/or nutrition
Registered Dietician

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-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.


Mauri Smith

In order to successfully apply for a position; the hiring agency requires interested applicants to complete the GA Department of Public Healthâs Online Employment Application.
This job application can be found at www.dph.georgia.gov. Click on "About DPH" and then âCareersâ and locate this position, click âApplyâ and begin your application.

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[posted Jul 25, 2017]

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