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Date: May 12, 2020

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Requisition No: 177401 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64069707 

Salary:  $95,000.00 - $155,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 06/15/2020 

The Florida Department of Health is seeking an experienced public health professional to serve as the lead public health official of the Florida Department of Health in Holmes and Washington Counties. This position leads two of the 67 County Health Departments in the State of Florida. Responsibilities include the direction, supervision, and evaluation of a wide variety of health programs including, but not limited to, environmental health, chronic disease, preparedness and response, family planning, communicable disease, and vital statistics.

The position requires extensive experience in the management and administration of public health programs, essential public health services, health policy issues, public health advocacy, and working with elected officials, governmental bodies, community partners, and media.  Applicants should demonstrate knowledge of fiscal and budget management, human resource management, information systems, and a demonstrated capacity to lead an organization through a continuous quality management process.

A Master’s Degree is required. A qualified candidate is a senior executive with a passion for public health and prevention with extensive experience in core public health practices and principles. The candidate will have a commitment to effective management, team leadership, decisiveness, and community engagement.  The candidate in this role must demonstrate superior leadership, cultural and interpersonal skills. This position requires extensive knowledge and use of quality management tools and methods.

Preference will be given to those candidates with a senior leadership background and executive management experience. Candidates must be committed to providing the highest quality of service to the people of Holmes and Washington Counties. This must be accomplished largely through personal impact and influence, team work, interpersonal communication, collaboration, and negotiation.

A preferred Administrator candidate is a public health professional with a Master's degree in Public Health or other health sciences, or a Master’s Degree and extensive public health experience. The salary range for an Administrator candidate is $95,000 to $115,000 annually.

A preferred Director candidate is a physician that currently holds, or is eligible for, a Florida Medical license (Chapters 458 or 459, Florida Statutes) and extensive public health experience. The salary range for a Director candidate is $125,000 to $155,000 annually.

The Florida Department of Health is responsible for the health and safety of all citizens and visitors to the state.  As a public health agency, the Florida Department of Health must monitor the health status of Floridians, diagnose and investigate health problems, and mobilize local communities to address health-related issues.  The Florida Department of Health develops polices and plans that support health goals, enforce laws and regulations that protect the health of all residents and visitors, and link people to needed health care services. 

The Florida Department of Health in Holmes and Washington Counties provides services to all residents and visitors and is responsible for assessing, maintaining, and improving the health and safety of the entire community as an essential part of the Florida Department of Health. This position will be responsible for a combined annual budget of approximately $4.3 million and 54 full time staff.

The Florida Department of Health in Holmes County is located in Bonifay, and the Florida Department of Health in Washington County is located in Chipley, Florida. The Florida Department of Health in Holmes and Washington Counties provides services to families, individuals, and visitors of all ages in the counties, including to:

• Prevent epidemics and the spread of disease
• Protect against environmental hazards
• Prevent injuries
• Promote and encourage healthy behaviors
• Respond to disasters and assist communities in recovery efforts
• Assure the quality and accessibility of health services

A wide variety of professional and paraprofessional staff provide services within the above program areas.  These include Board Certified Physicians, Registered Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, Dieticians, Epidemiologists, Social Workers, and various other health care workers, and disease intervention and environmental specialists.

This is executive level work planning, directing, or coordinating activities in medicine and health services in hospitals, clinics, public health agencies, or in administrative health functions.


NOTE:  All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida employment application.
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

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


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.


Special Note: Incumbents will be required to perform emergency duties before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days.


Interviews will be offered to the most qualified applicants and these interviews may be held in a public forum or open meeting format.  Interviewers may consist of Department of Health staff, County Health Department staff, representatives of community partner organizations and representative(s) of the Board of County Commissioners. No telephone interviews will be offered. All interviews are to be conducted face to face in either Holmes County or Washington County, Florida, or in Tallahassee, Florida. Any travel required to attend an interview will be the responsibility of the applicant.

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: Panama City