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Date: Nov 29, 2017

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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

Requisition No: 16847 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT - 64057546

Position Number: 64057546 

Salary:  $46,000-$55,000 

Posting Closing Date: 12/12/2017 

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/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit.


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.


Veterans’ Preference

Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women. The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise. Through the department’s VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.



This is a highly responsible professional position located within the Division of Community Health Promotion, Public Health Research Section. The Public Health Research Section includes epidemiologic programs, such as the Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) Program, the Florida Cancer Data System (FCDS), Florida Birth Defects Registry (FBDR), Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), Occupational Health and Safety Program (OHSP), the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), and Florida Youth Surveys. The Public Health Research Section has been tasked with providing guidance and expertise to staff conducting research in the Department.


This position serves as the Senior Biostatistician for the environmental epidemiology program and provides technical assistance to other programs and staff throughout the Department of Health. This position is primarily responsible for:

  • managing and analyzing health and environmental outcome data, statistical modeling, and consultation on associations between health and environmental exposures;
  • planning and implementing investigations pertaining to health outcomes associated with exposure to environmental contaminant or hazards;
  • preparing and disseminating reports, publications, and presentations to communicate the findings of analyses;
  • collaborating with national, state, and local partners through participation on workgroups and committees; and,
  • providing advanced statistical, technical, and consultative services to data users and researchers.


Examples of Work

Provides advanced statistical assistance to stakeholders on analyzing, displaying, and interpreting environmental health indicators and provide consultation on epidemiological methods for the Department of Health.


Develops data files and reports to support indicators on the Environmental Public Health Tracking web portal (  Develops ad hoc reports, maps, or data files to meet customer requests. 


Reviews public health indicators on the Environmental Public Health Tracking portal for correctness. Works with data stewards and other subject matter experts to resolve any data errors and inconsistencies. 


Disseminates environmental health data to stakeholders including presentations at professional conferences and via webinars, development of Department of Health reports, and preparation of manuscripts for publication. 


Participate/lead workgroups with other national Environmental Public Health Tracking grantees and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop and test new standardized indicators and to validate revisions to existing measures. 



The successful candidate will have at least three years of experience managing, analyzing and interpreting data, with preference given to applicants with experience working with data on environmental hazards and exposures and health outcomes. Candidates will also have experience disseminating data to diverse audiences through presentations and the development of publications and reports.


Must have an MPH or related degree in fields of public health, epidemiology, statistics, economics, or environmental health. Preference will be given to applicants with a PhD or related degree. 

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.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee

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