Opioid Analyst

Date Posted: Friday, February 9,2024
Full Time

Pay Grade: J
Job Code: EDP030

*This is a 5-year Grant Funded Position*

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

The designated Public Health Analyst (PHA) will assist with the development and implementation of local/district opioid, stimulant, and polysubstance overdose prevention, and response strategies, including enrollment facilitation of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Overdose Detention Mapping Application Program (ODMAP). This position will represent the Northeast Health District Opioid Prevention Program through meetings, conference calls, email exchanges, and will work to close the gap between local law enforcement and state public health.

As an Opioid Analyst within the Northeast Health District 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

You will support the Department by utilizing your expertise to fulfill the following responsibilities:

  • Develop multi-sector partnerships (i.e., prescribers, dispensers, first responders, prevention, and treatment professionals, etc.) and collaborations with both district staff (i.e., emergency preparedness and epidemiology, etc.) and existing coalitions or through development of a new coalition to address opioid overdose prevention and response in the District communities.
  • Facilitate collaboration with law enforcement and first responders (i.e., Fire, EMS) to introduce, assess interest in, and enroll in Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) and BioSpatial.
  • Collaborate with first responders and law enforcement towards efforts that include outbreak response planning, data sharing, join initiatives, and policy considerations. Encourage enrollment into ODMAP and BioSpatial.
  • Participate in monthly District PHA Conference Calls and other required calls as necessary to obtain project updates from DPH and share successes/challenges and attend DPH-sponsored trainings and events. Communicate findings with partners and leadership.
  • Complete monthly reports, and other required reports/documents (i.e., temporary reassignment template) and submit to DPH via the Knack application.
  • Develop and maintain an up-to-date prevention and treatment provider resource list specific to the District to disseminate among partners and public.
  • If requested, participate in at least one Statewide Opioid Strategic Plan Workgroup.
  • Support and/or lead local opioid or substance misuse response initiatives identified by the District.
  • Identify high-need areas or high-need populations within the district that are more at-risk for opioid overdose, in collaboration with local coalitions, community partners, and the DPH Drug Surveillance Unit.
  • Develop a final version of a local and/or district-level strategic plan(s) to address opioid overdose prevention and response.
  • Develop and maintain an up-to-date district-level overdose outbreak response plans.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma/GED and two (2) years of program management experience; or Associate degree in education or business or a related field from an accredited college or university.

Annual Salary $40,000-$45,000 plus generous benefits include 13 paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement plans.

No phone calls, applications accepted ONLINE ONLY through the link posted.