Agency: The mission of the Georgia Department of Public Health is: To prevent disease, injury and disability; promote health and wellbeing; and prepare for and respond to disasters.
Program Mission: To protect State of Georgia employees by preventing disease, injury and disability through the promotion of health and wellbeing.
The Georgia Department of Public Health is seeking Contact Tracers to support the Department of Public Health and Local Boards of Health to perform COVID-19 contact tracing.
The Department of Public Health (DPH) will hire, train and supervise a team of community contact tracing staff across Georgia. The aim of this will be to call every person diagnosed with COVID-19, gather their contacts, and proceed to call every contact in Georgia. This will fortify efforts to control the pandemic in Georgia.
The Contact Tracer will call all every case and either call or virtually monitor every contact of anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 to document a symptom check, refer them for testing according to established protocols, and provide them with instructions for quarantine. Contact Tracers are required to follow all scripts, policies and procedures provided by DPH, and comply with DPH training regarding confidential information related to personal information.
High School Diploma
Current College Student (Undergraduate or Graduate) majoring in Public Health or a closely related field or Recent Graduate.
Completion of coursework in Epidemiology