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Date: Dec 7, 2017

Location: BRADENTON, FL, US, 34208

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Requisition No: 24932 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64031517 

Salary:  $55,000.00 - $65,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/12/2017 

Health Education Program Manager - SES

Florida Department of Health in Manatee County

Bradenton, Florida


Thank you for your interest in a career opportunity with the Florida Department of Health in Manatee County. If you’re looking to build a great career in public health – you’ve come to the right place. We hope you decide to join this team and make the Florida Department of Health your employer of choice. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

The Department of Health’s mission is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

This is a professional working manager position directing all of the health promotion and community outreach programs at the Florida Department of Health in Manatee County. This position coordinates collaboration with community partners to develop, implement and monitor the Community Health Improvement Plan, with a focus on education and outreach.  The significant duty of the employee in this position allocated to this class is to spend a major portion of the time communicating with, motivating, training and evaluating staff, planning and directing their work, and recommending any personnel actions regarding the employees to the Administrator.  The manager will also be responsible for other administrative duties, including the budget. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assists and supports program managers in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating the various entities within the Community Health Division, including Healthiest Weight, Worksite Wellness (non-clinical components), Tobacco Community Interventions and Policy Change, Florida Healthy Babies, Chronic Disease Prevention, as well as, all aspects of the Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan.
  • Directs community health programs and performs supervisory duties, including, but not limited to hiring and selections, developing performance objectives, conducting performance evaluations, planning and directing staff working, approving leave and taking disciplinary action, as appropriate.
  • Plans, develops and implements Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) under the direction of the Manatee Healthcare Alliance and other community partners, focusing on education and outreach.
  • Ensures integration of all community health activities with the Public Health Practice and Policy program and activities. 
  • Represents FDOH-Manatee on boards, task forces, and other community planning groups, including Manatee Chamber Healthcare Committee.  Reviews needs and assists in establishing advocacy and/or advisory groups for the implementation of the Community Health Improvement Plan.
  • Works closely with community partners in the collection and analysis of data and provides consultation to develop programs to meet the identified gaps.
  • Seeks and pursues grant opportunities to address the needs of the CHIP and the FDOH-Manatee strategic plan.
  • Prepares, monitors and plans department budget to assure adequate funding and eliminate budget deficits. Reviews and monitors the preparation and approval of purchase orders.


       Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of community based health promotion planning.
  • Knowledge of needs assessment techniques.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of health education.
  • Knowledge of the budgetary process.
  • Skill in communication.
  • Ability to assess budgetary needs.
  • Ability to forecast monitor expenditures.
  • Ability to interpret and apply regulatory materials.
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of subordinate staff.
  • Ability to formulate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to plan, develop and evaluate health education programs and services.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.


    Minimum Qualifications

    Master's Degree from an accredited college or university.

    3 or more years of community engagement experience.

    3 or more years of supervisory experience.

    Valid Florida Driver's License or the ability to obtain one in 30 days. Reliable transportation.


    Desirable Qualifications

    Master's Degree in Public Health


    Important Notices- Please be advised:

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


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


    Current State Employees - Salary for current employees is based on employee’s current payband/ paygrade. 


    Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.


    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, visit


    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.


    Fingerprinting is required of the successful applicant for a sensitive position. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) to conduct this background check.

    Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.


    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 on the date of your retirement.



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: Sarasota
Nearest Secondary Market: Bradenton