Special Program & Population Manager


 Please visit the DCH jobsite link to review the job posting and apply:


Applicants who do not apply using the dchjobs link provided above will NOT be considered.


Pay Grade N
The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) is one of Georgia’s four health agencies serving the state’s growing population of almost 10 million people. DCH serves as the lead agency for Medicaid, oversees the State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP), Office of Health Planning, and includes Healthcare Facility Regulation (HFRD) impacting one in four Georgians.  Through effective planning, purchasing and oversight, DCH provides access to affordable, quality health care to millions of Georgians, including some of the state’s most vulnerable and under-served populations. Six enterprise offices support the work of the agency’s four program divisions. DCH employees are based in Atlanta, Cordele and across the state.  The position is based in Downtown Atlanta, GA (Fulton County).

DCH is seeking a qualified Special Programs & Population Manager within the Performance & Care Management Office of the Medical Assistance Plans (MAP) Division.  The MAP Division, which accounts for approximately three billion dollars annually of the State’s budget, is dedicated to advancing the health, wellness, and independence of those they serve by providing access to quality care and resources statewide to approximately 1.7 million Georgians. 

Job Responsibilities:

The Special Programs & Populations Manager is responsible for assisting in improving health outcomes for special populations.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Reports to Clinical Programs & Quality Planning Director on activities and initiatives, including escalating any risks, issues, or concerns
  • Assist offices, practices, and CMO’s to facilitate initiatives related to improving health outcomes for special populations 
  • Finds new opportunities to offer new services to Medicaid members based upon researching other agencies or state plans that are succeeding 
  • Provides specialty program direction and leadership
  • Develops clinical strategies for SD&A programs that serve specific populations (e.g. EPSDT, pregnant women, ABD, SMI)

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Four years of experience managing professional level staff


Eight years of related professional experience AND Four years managing at the level equivalent to area of assignment
Four years of experience required at the lower level Mgr 2, Business Ops (GSM011) or position equivalent.


An equivalent combination of education and job specific experience that provided the knowledge, experience and competencies required to successfully perform the job at the level listed may be substituted on a year-over-year basis.


Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong background in Healthcare, Public Administration, or other health-related field
  • Significant experience working with special population in a clinical/hospital
  • Strong knowledge of leading clinical program practices
  • Social Work background or related experience
  • Significant experience working with special populations
  • Significant knowledge and understanding of federal, state, and CMS policies and regulations
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with providers, CMO’s, sister agencies, and other DCH divisions

    Key Competencies:  


  1. Core


  1. Purpose Driven
  2. Customer Focused
  3. Results Oriented
  4. Clear and Timely Communicator
  5. Encourages Teamwork and Collaboration
  6. Holds Employees and Self Accountable
  7. Willing to Learn
  8. Organized and Meets Expected Deadlines
  1. Managerial


  1. Measure employee performance and provides learning opportunities to improve performance
  2. Delegates and utilizes resources efficiently
  3. Builds a strategy and vision to drive positive change for the Division
  4. Inspires others to achieve goals and collaborate with others
  5. Prioritizes and manages multiple tasks without sacrificing quality
  6. Identifies, manages, and mitigates risk
  1. Functional


  1. Exhibits attention to detail
  2. Builds strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  3. Thinks analytically and makes informed, meaningful decisions
  4. Develops innovative solutions to solve problems

Additional Information:

EARN MORE THAN A SALARY! In addition to a competitive salary, the Georgia Department of Community Health offers a generous benefits package, which includes employee retirement plan; paid holidays annually; vacation and sick leave; health, dental, vision, legal, disability, accidental death and dismemberment, health and child care spending account.

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.  Current Georgia state government employees will be subject to State personnel board (SPB)  rule provisions.  The position may be filled at a lower or higher position level.

This position is unclassified and employment is at-will.
Candidates for this position are subject to a background history and reference check.



 Please visit the DCH jobsite link to review the job posting and apply:


Applicants who do not apply using the dchjobs link provided above will NOT be considered.