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Community Planner/Grant Writer - 64027839

Date: Nov 20, 2020

Location: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, US, 33315

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Requisition No: 268483 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: Community Planner/Grant Writer - 64027839

Position Number: 64027839 

Salary:  $65,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/01/2020 





We request that all applications be completed with People First - no faxed or mailed applications to the agency. Experience, education, and/or training used to meet the minimum qualifications and in response to the qualifying questions must be verifiable through information contained in your application.

When completing the online application, all gaps of employment or education greater than 90 days starting from high school must be explained (approximate date, month, and year) identifying company name or if unemployed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


This position is assigned to the Broward County Health Department under the direct supervision of the Community Health Director with primary responsibility for leading community health improvement planning and grant writing. 


Position duties include:

Leads the community health assessment and community health improvement planning process utilizing the Mobilizing for Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) process. Conducts both qualitative and quantitative data analysis including, but not limited to, surveys, focus groups, and key informant interviews. Develops, updates and provides presentation and progress reports on the Community Health Assessment (CHA) and the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).  

Develops, updates and provides progress reports on the Healthiest Weight Florida Plan, Florida Healthy Babies Plan, SNAP(Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Education and any other targeted health improvement plans or activities.

Leads or serves on Department committees including, but not limited to, the Nutrition and Fitness Task Force, and Employee Health. Represents the Department on community coalitions, taskforces and committees.

Works with Community Health Programs on monitoring and evaluation of programs activities.

Develops data visualizations and reusable graphic/data designs and templates, which include interactive charting, using Microsoft Excel.

Identifies grant opportunities and writes grant applications.

Assists in assuring Healthy Equity and Social Determinants of Health are incorporated into programs and plans.

Performs related work as required.


  • Knowledge of health planning and systems theory; public and mental health programs and trends; developing and evaluating health services; statistical research techniques and applications; fundamentals of data processing; methods of preparing reports; populations, social, economic and policy trends affecting the delivery of health services; structure and operation of public administrations.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of quality management or quality improvement.
  • Knowledge and experience with health care and social service systems.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co- workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities and projects.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to write narrative, technical and other reports.
  • Ability to conduct research and assess current literature concerning topics related to work.
  • Ability to apply problem solving skills and make data driven recommendations for action.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment.
  • Ability to work independently and use self-evaluation to inform actions.
  • Ability to learn and apply knowledge of local community resources and build and nurture collaborative relationships with a variety of partners.
  • Excellent typing and computer skills needed including knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Word.
  • Experience in presentations and speaking in front of a group of people.


  • Experience in conducting community health assessment and developing community health improvement plans.
  • Experience developing and conducting surveys, key informant interviews and focus groups.
  • Experience as a lead grant writer with at least one successful application resulting in an award of at least $250,000.
  • Experience serving on or leading community coalitions, taskforces or committees.
  • Valid FL driver's license and access to a reliable automobile to be utilized for work purposes.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as determined by program needs.


  • Master's degree in Public Health or Public Administration.
  • At least 3 years of experience in conducting community health assessments and developing community health improvement plans.
  • At least 1 year of experience chairing a community coalition, taskforce or committee.
  • Experience utilizing the Mobilizing for Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) process for community health assessment and community health improvement planning.
  • Experience working on health equity initiatives.
  • Experience developing data visualizations and reusable graphic/data design and templates, which include interactive charting, using Microsoft Excel.


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.


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


You will be required to provide proof of education in the form of a degree or transcript.


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.  



Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs shelter, or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.


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 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: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami