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Date: Jan 26, 2022

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: 479782 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: PLANNING CONSULTANT - 64001639

Position Number: 64001639 

Salary:  $46,000. 

Posting Closing Date: 12/17/2021 

Job posting category (Open Competitive

Your Specific Responsibilities:

This is a highly responsible professional position under the direct supervision of the Operations Manager C - SES (Cancer Program Administrator) within the Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida, Cancer Prevention and Control Program (CPCP). This position provides planning, evaluation, monitoring and reporting of the Florida Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (FCCCP) projects and works closely with the Cancer Program Administrator to monitor progress toward agency goals. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

Provides overall leadership and guidance of the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program. Leads all aspects of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's cooperative agreement. Manages and coordinates the efforts of the Regional Cancer Control Collaboratives. Responsible for assisting the Operations Manager C - SES with development of policy decisions and strategic planning activities related to the FCCCP. Collaborates with the Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council (C-CRAB) and other stakeholders to integrate cancer activities in workplans, strategic plans to reduce the burden of cancer. Manages contracts and CCCP budget.


Provides consultation and technical assistance to health education professionals, County Health Departments, and other cancer stakeholders for cancer plan development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. Coordinates with chronic disease prevention partners and local cancer control efforts with the state's regional cancer control collaborative infrastructure. Assists in coordinating efforts, at both the state and local level, to implement the prioritized strategies of the Florida Cancer Plan. Represents the Department, at local, state, and national meetings as appropriate, including grant and Department related meetings and conferences.


Networks with national, state, and local organizations to prevent duplication of services and enhances coordinated efforts in cancer prevention and control programming. Provides guidance on evidence-based practices to regional and state efforts by identifying and securing support of new partners and researching alternate funding sources to enhance cancer programs. Integrates cancer programming with internal and external programs to reduce the burden of cancer. Coordinates independent evaluation studies to gain data on program implementation and performance.


Reports on and assess cancer-related efforts which impact or can impact the agency. Serves as the liaison for cancer prevention and control programming aspects of the Department including the agency strategic plan, legislative bill analysis, and other assignments as needed. Serves on local and state task forces, coalitions, or networks on appropriate health education related projects to further the goals of the CCCP and incorporates these issues into other project areas. Maintains current knowledge and skills in areas of responsibility through attendance at professional meetings, teleconferences, and updates when available, and by reading current literature pertinent to cancer.


Collaborates  with other staff in the CPCP and other bureau programs to integrate programming  as much as possible to further the goals and programming of each. Make presentations to public venues such as the C-CRAB as needed.


Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or required by program activities.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to plan and develop programs or components; understand and apply rules, regulations, policies and procedures; supervise staff; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; knowledge of public health system and management philosophies and trends; ability to collect, evaluate & analyze data to develop recommendations, solve problems, document workflow & improve program; and conduct fact-finding research, work independently, plan, organize and coordinate assignments.


Minimum - Bachelor's degree and three years of equivalent work experience or Master's degree may substitute for one experience.

Emergency Duty - Incumbent may be required to work during or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or to perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural. The incumbent may have access to records containing social security numbers in the performance of job duties. Purchasing Card - Assigned Purchasing Card responsibilities. Complies with and monitors compliance (when applicable) of the mandatory requirements in S. 215.422, F.S., and Ch. 3A-24, F.A.C.Contract Manager- Serves as contract manager as required by S. 287.057(15), F.S.


Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:



To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.



To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.



Innovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.


A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.


Where You Will Work:

2585 Merchants Row Tallahassee, Florida

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please click;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

For a more complete list of benefits, including monthly costs, visit


Please be advised:

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. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration.

Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety­ sensitive positions.


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



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 1-9 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.



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.

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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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