Job Title: Deputy Director of the Office of Public Health Informatics (OPHI)

Closing Date/Time: Sun. 04/28/24 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Type: Full Time Salaried

Location: West Tower, 200 Piedmont Ave. SE Atlanta, Georgia

Division/Section: Commissioner’s Office

Pay Grade: Q


Who we are. We protect lives. 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 preventing disease, injury, and disability; promoting health and well-being; and preparing the State of Georgia for responding to disasters.


What we offer. As a member of the Georgia Department of Public Health team, you will join a passionate group of individuals who are dedicated to making an impact.  No matter your role, you will individually contribute to protecting the lives of all Georgians while receiving a wide range of benefits, so you can:

Make a Professional Impact – Build your career where it matters and protect lives in the community where you live, work, and play

Enjoy Workplace Flexibility – Experience flexibility in how you work so you can be your best self for you and Georgia Residents

Work with a Dynamic and Diverse Team– Collaborative and inclusive way of working where employees share ideas and leverage collective strengths

Achieve Career Longevity – Countless opportunities for continuous learning/development that support a long-term career

Take Part in a Hands-on Working Culture – Unique culture of active engagement and problem-solving, no matter your role

Feel Pride in Where you Work – Be part of making an impact in public health alongside dedicated people just like you


As a Deputy Director within the Office of Public Health Informatics 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 Responsibilities:

The Deputy Director of the Office of Public Health Informatics (OPHI) supports the OPHI Director and the work, operational and programmatic, of OPHI by taking a leadership role in OPHI led activities and initiatives and provides direct supervision of key personnel within that office.


·         Prepares a monthly DPH project portfolio for the OPHI director that provides a detailed assessment of DPH agency wide projects.  To include, scheduled Monthly Project Portfolio meetings with the OPHI director.

·         Develop, publish, and maintain the HIE and Informatics project artifacts, to include, project readiness assessments, white board sessions, requirements sessions, and protocols for DPH.

·         Assists OPHI director by providing administrative oversight and management of financial, budgetary, personnel, and planning responsibilities.

·         Oversees day to day progress of HIE and Informatics initiatives.

·         Attends various stakeholder meetings and provides information, guidance and consultation to stakeholder groups regarding HIE and Informatics at DPH.   Serve as the liaison between vendor, agencies, DPH, and partners.

·         In collaboration with various stakeholder groups, develop, publish, and maintain designation criteria/documents for HIE and Informatics.

·         Collaborate with other stakeholders of HIE and Informatics in Georgia (Georgia Health Information Network).

·         Collaborate with various national groups on informatics solutions, data quality, and data integration between EHRs, Laboratories, health agencies, and other partners in public health.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Six years experience managing professional level staff


Ten years of related professional experience AND Six years managing at the level equivalent to area of assignment


Six years of experience at the lower level (GSM013) or position equivalent.

Note: A combination of education and experience at agency discretion.

Preferred Qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Information Systems, Health Informatics, or a related degree

·         Proven project management skills, including experience with leading complex software development and analytics projects using standard project management practices (e.g., SDLC, Agile).

·         Previous experience with one (1) or more project methodology certifications

·         Highly adaptable to changing situations.

·         2 years or more of health information technology experience as a project supervisor or development lead.

·         Proven successful HIE and Informatics project implementation experience as a project supervisor or lead in Public Health.

·         Knowledge of data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, PowerBI, etc.) and data and statistical analysis languages (e.g., Python, R).

·         Knowledge of interoperability standards (e.g. HL7, HL7 FHIR).

·         Proven budgeting and financial management skills, including budget planning, preparation, and tracking oversight.

·         2 or more years of experience in education, training, and/or facilitating groups

·         Effective communication and interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and external vendors.

·         Good analytical, organizational, and time management skills

·         Demonstrates outstanding level of professionalism in providing administrative support, including ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, tact, and diplomacy.


About Georgia Department of Public Health

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.

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 www.dph.georgia.gov. Click on "About DPH" and then “Careers” and locate this position, click “Apply” and begin your application.