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Join Our Team

At District 4 Public Health, we are always looking for quality, caring individuals who want to make a difference in their community.  Our professional staff is dedicated to our mission of leading the way for our communities to live healthier and safer lives.  Browse current vacancies below and remember to check back periodically for new listings. All postings are listed on this website and the instructions on how to apply are in each link. 

Job Announcements

Epidemiologist 2 – District Office (LaGrange, GA)

Environmental Health Specialist IV – Henry County Environmental Health Office (McDonough, GA)

Non-Licensed Social Worker 1 – Babies Can’t Wait Program – District Office (LaGrange, GA)

Internship Opportunities

Are you interested in an Internship with us? Great!
Please complete and return the application below. We look forward to hearing from you.
Internship Application

More Information

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a generous benefits package that includes a flexible schedule, training opportunities, employee retirement plan, 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care and life insurance.  As state employees, we also enjoy discounts to local attractions, sports games, wireless and mobile phone services, travel and amusement parks!

The Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner and our leaders encourage 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!


Creating a World-Class Workforce

The Georgia Statewide Core and Leadership Competencies are a framework to help employees and managers develop (and maintain) a competent workforce.  The competencies are geared towards achieving established goals and improving staff performance.

All employees are required to perform in the following Statewide Core Competency areas:

Customer Service – Understands that all employees have customers, internal and external, that they provide services and information to; honors all of the State’s commitments to customers by providing helpful, courteous, accessible, responsive, and knowledgeable service.

Teamwork and Cooperation – Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with employees within and across his/her department to achieve shared goals; treats others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others.

Results Orientation – Consistently delivers required business results; sets and achieves achievable, yet aggressive, goals; consistently complies with quality standards and meets deadlines; maintains focus on Agency and State goals.

Accountability – Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to delivering on his/her public duty and presenting oneself as a credible representative of the Agency and State to maintain the public’s trust. Performs responsibilities in a manner consistent with the Good to Great® principles and the DPH Communication Protocol.

Judgment and Decision Making – Analyzes problems by evaluating available information and resources; develops effective, viable solutions to problems which can help drive the effectiveness of the department and/or State of Georgia.


All Managers & Supervisors are required to perform in the following Leadership Competencies in addition to the Statewide Core Competencies:

Talent Management – Clearly establishes and communicates goals and accountabilities; monitors and evaluates performance; provides effective feedback and coaching; identifies development needs and helps employees address them to achieve optimal performance and gain valuable skills that will translate into strong performance in future roles.

Transformers of Government – Develops, recommends, or implements innovative approaches to address problems and drive continuous improvement in State programs and processes; drives effective and smooth change initiatives across the State by communicating, confirming understanding and activity working with stakeholders to overcome resistance.

Public Health Core Competencies

District 4 Public Health conducts assessments of employee knowledge and experience in the Core Competencies of Public Health.  Training is provided to all levels of positions in the organization to insure a level of understanding in these core competencies based on the level of position.

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals are a consensus set of skills for the broad practice of public health, as defined by the 10 Essential Public Health Services. Developed by the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages), the Core Competencies reflect foundational skills desirable for professionals engaging in the practice, education, and research of public health. These competencies are organized into eight domains, reflecting skill areas within public health, and three tiers, representing career stages for public health professionals.
Used by health departments and academic institutions across the country, the Core Competencies provide a framework for workforce development planning and action, and can serve as a starting point for public health professionals and organizations as they work to better understand and meet workforce development needs, improve performance, prepare for accreditation, and enhance the health of the communities they serve. Organizations are encouraged to interpret and adapt the Core Competencies in ways that meet their specific organizational needs.
See the list below:
Core Competencies:
  • Analytical/Assessment Skills
  • Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Cultural Competency Skills
  • Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Public Health Science Skills
  • Financial Planning and Management Skills
  • Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills

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*District 4 Public Health is an equal opportunity employer.