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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 an accredited public health department, we’re seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Communicable Disease Specialist 3 to join the North Central Health District 5-2 in Macon, GA.

Job Responsibilities
Assists in the implementation of timely disease intervention strategies to decrease the prevalence of communicable diseases.
Performs investigations, data collection and analysis, and interpretation.
Performs reporting and surveillance activities.
Prepares documentation of communicable disease case investigations occurring within the district.
Provides case management services, eg home visits, clinic referrals, patient education/counseling, etc to clients with various communicable diseases such as sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, etc.
Provides direct diagnostic and therapeutic services for public health clients both in the clinic and field setting.
Provides educational programs, seminars and in-service training sessions to enhance public understanding of various communicable diseases.
Ensures implementation of timely disease intervention strategies to decrease the prevalence of such diseases.
Works with the HIV Linkage Coordinator to link HIV-positive individuals to care and re-engages HIV-positive individuals back into care.
Collaborates with Communicable Disease, Linkage Coordinator and other NCHD staff on surveillance and quality management to identify patients who are lost-to-care and are unable to be brought back into care by clinic staff.
Investigates and locates patients who are lost-to-care; determine if and where they are engaged in care.
Plans and coordinates delivery of intervention activities.
Maintains records, collect data, SENDSS data, entry develops and implements care plans.
Maintains consistent communication and coordinates services and activities with Communicable Disease Supervisor, Linkage Coordinator and program staff.
Assists with the preparation and submission of monthly service reports and quarterly narratives.
Meets regularly with a multi-disciplinary team.
Attends conferences, educational webinars and meetings to increase knowledge of best practices.
Utilize the Program Collaboration and Service Integration with all staff of the Office of Epidemiology, Community Assessment, and Research initiatives.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university AND One year of related experience


Associate’s degree from an accredited college AND Three years of experience in a related area


Five years of experience in a medical related field


licensure as a Registered Nurse AND Two years of nursing experience


One year of experience at the lower level (HCP081) or position equivalent.

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.