Date:  Feb 21, 2024


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Requisition No: 817453 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPERATIONS & MGMT CONSULTANT MGR - SES - 64002772 1 1

Position Number: 64002772 

Salary:  $75,000 - $90,000 

Posting Closing Date: 03/18/2024 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Manatee County. If you are looking to establish a successful career in Public Health, you have come to the right place.  We have competitive salary, great benefits, along with a new expedited recruitment approach, and opportunities for career advancementMany of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida.  We hope you decide to join our team!  Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.


The incumbent is part of a global public health organization and is expected to support the Florida Department of Health in Manatee County in its mission to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts and its efforts and its vision To be the Healthiest State in the Nation. Furthermore, the incumbent is expected to incorporate the agency values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Responsiveness and Excellence in all aspects of their work.



Your Specific Responsibilities:

This position spends a majority of the time engaged in supervisory responsibilities. This includes communicating with, motivating, training, and evaluating employees in addition to planning and directing employees' work. The incumbent has the authority to hire, transfer, suspend, lay off, recall, promote, discharge, assign, reward, or discipline subordinate employees or effectively recommend such action. The incumbent will also be required to develop performance expectations, meet with staff regularly to discuss performance, complete performance reviews, maintain vacation and work schedules, ensuring proper coverage, and complete timesheets.


This position is highly responsible leadership position, requiring the ability to manage those who possess extensive knowledge of epidemiology, communicable and infectious disease prevention and control, environmental health and Facilities.  This position must demonstrate effective decision-making and problem-solving skills, reporting directly to the County Health Department (CHD) Administrator.  The incumbent provides general supervision to supervisory- level staff and others assigned; and is responsible for management, fiscal, and administrative oversight of Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Facilities and HIV/AIDS services.  The incumbent represents the agency, its mission and values and is expected to promote the agency’s ICARE values (Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Responsiveness, Excellence) in a diverse environment.


As the Senior Leader for the Division of Disease Control and Prevention you are responsible for assuring that there is written information security and privacy procedures to ensure consistent handling throughout the FDOH or program office. 


Serves as a member of the CHD’s senior leadership team with responsibility for setting strategic direction; creating an environment for customer engagement, innovation, continuous improvement, and high performance; integrating programs and services to meet current and future organizational needs; and ensuring management and fiscal accountability,


Develops criteria and standards for quality services.  Reviews and updates all policies and procedures annually to assure consistency with the law and with communicable disease control and environmental health practice standards.  Plans, supervises and evaluates workloads, work flow, work processes, work objectives, and time utilization with staff.  Coordinates training for employees in Blood borne Pathogens and Biomedical Waste.  Monitors and evaluates processes, efficiency and productivity.  Adjusts programmatic strategies as indicated by community needs and agency resources.


Communicates regularly with staff in order to establish and review goals and objectives, plan activities, evaluate work accomplishments and develop skills and competencies.  Coach’s employees to improve quality and quantity of work performed; communicates on a regular basis with employees, both individually and in staff meetings.  Establishes evaluation criteria and job responsibilities.  Trains, counsels or disciplines as necessary, approves or disapproves leave and recruits for vacant positions.  Conducts quality improvement activities, evaluates programmatic compliance and employee performance in order to meet objectives and maintain program uniformity.  Develops solutions to operational problems.


Ensures monitoring and reviews for community disease control, Facilities, and environmental health activities are conducted; provides consultation and assists in the coordination of activities with other organizational entities within the department and the community, provides statistical information for program analysis, planning and budgeting.  Coordinates the collection of data and compilation of reports.  Maintains current knowledge of changes in the laws and regulations that govern program activities; keeps staff and others apprised.


The incumbent is responsible for the supervision of facilities maintenance department. A major role is establishing and maintaining links between preparedness, emergency response, and facility management.


Manages epidemiological investigations, surveillance and contact follow-up.  Directs, coordinates, and oversees administrative and technical aspects of disease control programs such as Epidemiology, HIV/AIDS, Environmental Health programs and Facilities Maintenance.  Oversees the overall planning, direction and execution of disease control, environmental health Facility Maintenance programs within area of responsibility including, but not limited to hiring and selection, developing performance plans, conducting performance appraisals, participating in general policy formulation and implementing and administering program budgets. 


Performs duties as Public Information Officer in all communicable disease areas.  Communicates professionally and quickly to all media and community inquiries.  


Attends local and state meetings/trainings appropriate to areas of responsibility.  Serves as a resource for hospitals, health care providers and other community entities in the prevention and control of communicable and infectious diseases. 


Performs other emergency and related duties as assigned by the CHD Administrator.


Prepare disaster response plans including Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) annex and COOP.


Acknowledges that all information held in health records is confidential, with access governed by state and federal laws. Confidential information includes the client's name, address, medical, social, and financial data and services received. This employee shall ensure that clients are afforded privacy, confidentiality, and dignity.


 Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of administrative and management principles/practices.
  • Knowledge of epidemiology principles and processes for prevention and control of infectious and communicable diseases, including disease surveillance.
  • Knowledge of environmental health principles.
  • Knowledge of needs assessment techniques and quality service standards.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures. 
  • Ability to analyze community needs; plan, organize and direct program activities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. 
  • Ability to collect data and prepare reports.  
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others. 
  • Skill in the use of Microsoft computer programs



Minimum -

Drivers License

Preferred -

Master’s Degree in Public Health or Epidemiology


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.


nnovation: 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:

Manatee County


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

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  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

For a more complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.


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. 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: http://www.sss.gov 


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.


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


Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). 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. 


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.

Nearest Major Market: Sarasota
Nearest Secondary Market: Bradenton