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Date: Dec 2, 2017

Location: GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32641

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website.

Requisition No: 23565 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS HEALTH EDUCATOR - 64901303

Position Number: 64901303 

Salary:  $27,926.08 - $39,503.91 

Posting Closing Date: 12/14/2017 


This posting is for one of five OPS Community Health Worker (CHW) positions at the Department of Health in Alachua County (DOH-Alachua) working under the general supervision of the Health Policy Program Manager. Applications for all five CHW positions should be submitted through this posting. The CHW will work in and around one of five Gainesville and Alachua County neighborhoods, and will connect residents to community health programs and services. These neighborhoods are: Duval, Highland Court Mannor, Lincoln Estates, Majestic Oaks, and Kanapaha. This is a part time (20 hours per week), time limited position ending on June 30th, 2018. The position requires some evening and weekend activities.


All applications must be completed online through People First.  No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted by the agency.


**NOTE:  Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process. **


This position requires a security background check and participation in direct deposit.


Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.


Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:


If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.


The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility. 


Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.



  • Ability to function both independently and work cooperatively within a team
  • Ability to effectively educate youth, adults, and families
  • Abilty to use interpersonal skills when establishing rapport with community residents
  • Ability to use time management skills to complete tasks in a timely manner and ahead of deadlines
  • Has knowledge of and is skilled in adhering to patient confidentiality guidlenes and protocols
  • Has knowledge of and is skilled in working with diverse groups in a culturally competent manner
  • Has knowledge of and is skilled in developing and delivering presentations to diverse groups
  • Has knowledge of and is skilled in using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Has established relationships and networks in at least one of the following Gainesville and Alachua County neighborhoods:  East Gainesville (e.g. Duval, Highland Court, Lincoln Estates), SWAG Communities (e.g. Majestic Oaks, Linton Oaks, Kanapaha, Wiles)



A.  Community Engagement and Relationship Building

  • Builds relationships with community partners/organizations and serves as a liaison between health services and the community


B.  Facilitate Access to Services

  • Works with DOH-Alachua staff to schedule meetings and appointments for clients
  • Meets with residents to discuss eligibility for various health services


C.  Health Education

  • Educates neighborhood residents about DOH-Alachua and community health services
  • Interacts with youth, adults, and families to provide basic health education
  • Conducts presentations on basic health education topics and local health services to community groups and organizations


D.  Documentation Collection and Organization

  • Documents all outreach efforts pertaining to community engagement and service referrals
  • Routinely provides documentation of work done in the community to supervisor


E.  Other

  • Completes ongoing trainings related to employee development and the needs of communities served


Other job-related requirements for this postion:

  • Must have reliable transportation


Working hours: total hours in work week 20; work hours will vary depending on community needs, including nights and weekends as needed.



Other Personal Services (OPS) employment is a temporary employer/employee relationship used solely for accomplishing short term or intermittent tasks.  OPS are at-will employees and are subject to actions such as pay changes, changes to work assignment and terminations at the recommendation of the employer.



  • State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan- Mandatory
  • Workers’ Compensation- Mandatory
  • Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation)- Mandatory
  • Participation in state group insurance (upon meeting eligibility requirements.  Consult with People First and/or the serving HR office)
  • Deferred Compensation- Voluntary
  • Employee Assistance Program- Voluntary



  • Any form of paid leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Participation in the Florida Retirement System
  • Reinstatement rights or retention rights

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Gainesville