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Core SIPP Implementation Specialist

Job Title: Core SIPP Implementation Specialist
Closing Date/Time: Sun. 09/26/21 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Salary: $36,268.09 - $45,000.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time Salaried
Location: 2 Peachtree St, Atlanta, Georgia

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, Capitol Hill Fitness Center access, 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 Core SIPP Implementation Specialist in Atlanta, GA to join the Division of Health Protection, Injury Prevention Section. Won't you join us? 

Job Responsibilities:
This position requires you to work 34 hours a week and will, under supervision, supports all program objectives and strategies along four key focus areas of injury prevention (Adverse Childhood Experiences, Traumatic Brain Injury, Motor Vehicle Crashes, and Falls Prevention) and works on sustainability related to activities and builds the capacity of the injury prevention program at the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Specifically, this position will oversee the Core SIIPP Motor Vehicle Crash (MVC) Injury and Death program objectives and strategies around child passenger safety and TBI-Falls to:
  • Increase the utilization of restraint use for all ages, with a focused effort on booster seat usage and education on appropriate transitions from booster seats to seat belts.
  • Implement, study, and evaluate an evidence-informed child passenger safety (CPS) seat observational surveillance tool that can be shared with Georgia communities and other states to promote child passenger safety.
  • Support and implement TBI-Falls projects including the state Falls Prevention Task Force.
  • Assist with sustainability projects and project reporting.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Creates, produces, updates, and disseminates basic information packages, fact sheets, program newsletters, resource guides, policy manuals, and educational programs pertaining to Core programming and the following focus areas: Adverse Childhood Experiences, Traumatic Brain Injury, Motor
  • Vehicle Crash Injury and Death, and Falls Prevention.
  • Facilitate the implementation and evaluation of a screening/surveillance tool to assess safety belt compliance and child safety seat compliance.
  • Work with local community individuals, networks and/or coalitions and grow and support those networks and groups
  • Conducts surveys to evaluate programmatic efforts and input from stakeholders, demonstrating incorporation of needs to programmatic activities.
  • Works with local Injury Prevention community individuals, networks and/or coalitions and grows and supports those networks and groups.
  • Plans and provides Injury Prevention educational/training opportunities for public health professions.
  • Supports the sustainability of programmatic activities.
  • Supervises Core Program Interns and Fellows
  • Enters data for evaluation and reporting.
  • Completes reports for CDC quarterly and annual reporting
  • Monitors and tracks the distribution of safety equipment and educational resources.
  • Frequent travel within Georgia will be required.
  • This position will require 30-40% traveling, with COVID-19 related virtual adaptations, and will perform duties across internal and external partner organizations. 

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND One year of related experience or completion of an apprenticeship/internship that sufficiently supplied experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university, in education, social, behavioral, or biological sciences or a directly related field from an accredited college or university AND one year of experience in a related area.
  • Experience in conducting trainings or presentations to community audiences is preferred but not required.
  • Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor Certification
  • Experience with survey methodology and observational surveillance tools
  • Experience in injury prevention is preferred but not required.
  • Proficiency in MSWord, Excel & PowerPoint.
  • Experience working with diverse partners.