Application Process


At the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), it is our vision to provide easy access to high-quality care that leads to a life of independence and recovery for the people we serve. We welcome any prospective employees who demonstrate the same commitment.

It is the policy of DBHDD to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Start Searching and Apply Online:

We are excited you have chosen to take the next step in your career and apply at DBHDD. Searching for opportunities that most closely match your skills, background and ambitions can be completed by:

  • Entering specific key words (job title, area of intertest, etc)

  • Entering a specific location

  • Using the View All positions option to view all openings that meet your desired criteria

  • Using Advanced Search to add additional criteria (percentage of travel, job field, etc)

Once you have found a job that is the perfect fit for you, select the position to learn more and click to apply.

Application and Interview:

After you apply, your resume will be reviewed by our Talent Acquisition (TA) team to ensure that you meet all the qualifications required for the job position you applied for.  If you meet all of the qualifications, a member of the DBHDD TA team will initiate the next steps – this can be a phone, face-to-face or video interview.

Preparing for Your Interview

Here are some quick tips to help you get ready for your interview.

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.

You may review the status of your application by logging into your individual account at any time.

Selection and Onboarding:

After the Interview process, a hiring decision will be made. If you are offered a position, it will come as a verbal offer of employment, followed by an email with a formal offer of employment when you accept. The formal offer will communicate further details about your position with DBHDD including start date and onboarding instructions. 

All applicants who are offered and accept a position with DBHDD are required to submit fingerprints to check for the existence of criminal history information through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Applicants will also be required to provide references, to include former or current supervisors and co-workers. Depending on the type of position, applicants may be subject to additional requirements such as a drug screen, motor vehicle report and credit check.

DBHDD is a registered participant in the federal work authorization program commonly known as E-Verify, and uses such program to verify employment eligibility of all employees hired on or after July 1, 2007. DBHDD’s E-Verify ID is 226915.