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OPS GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS CONSULTANT I- 64906010

Date: Sep 12, 2019

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Requisition No: 73288 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS CONSULTANT I- 64906010

Position Number: 64906010 

Salary:  $26.50 PER HOUR 

Posting Closing Date: 09/24/2019 

OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY

64906010

OPS ACCOUNTANT I PENDING RECLASSIFICATION TO GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS CONSULTANT I

This is an OPS (Other Personal Services) positions and as such no paid time off is offered. Health benefits will be offered for full-time employment.  OPS employees are eligible to participate in a deferred compensation plan.

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 will work to address the opioid epidemic and empower communities to promote behavioral health; build/coordinate community structures and systems to support healthy lifestyles/choices.  The individual will assist the Community Response Team in turning their Opioid Action Plan into a comprehensive strategic plan to prevent opioid overdose and work towards coordinating a rapid response to spikes in overdoses or overdose related deaths through this Team.  The Community Response Team (CRT) was first formed in 2016 to assess the state of the opiate epidemic in Broward and to unify outreach efforts with all community stakeholders.  The CRT is comprised of over 100 community partners including law enforcement, criminal justice agencies, health care providers, first responders, treatment providers, behavioral health providers, and education providers. The CRT developed an Opioid Action Plan which comprised of a methodical process of assessment and strategy development.  This grant will allow the CRT Staff person to refine the Action Plan by working with partners to develop a comprehensive strategic plan.  The plan will provide direction for Opioid Surveillance, Prevention and Treatment efforts in Broward County to prevent opioid overdose and establish a coordinated rapid response to spikes in overdoses or overdose-related deaths.  The CRT Staff will assure that strategies within the Strategic Plan are: (1) correlated with specific Broward County and localized data (2) determine if additional data need to be collected, (3) assess if the current capacity needs to be expanded to address  additional strategies, (4) identify what additional resources, in-kind, etc., need to be sought to ensure effective and high quality implementation of the new strategies is accomplished, (5) assess if the overall Strategic Plan needs to be refined after the initial steps in are revisited, (6) refine specific steps for the implementation of these additional activities, and (7) refine the evaluation process as outlined in this application for these specific activities. In addition, the CRT will provide members for the Overdose Fatality Review Action Committee and serve as the Overdose Fatality Action Group.  The Project Manager and CRT coordinator, and the Directors of Community Health, Communicable Disease and Public Health Prevention will work through the CRT committee structure with oversight by the United Way of Broward County Commission on Behavioral Health and Drug Prevention and the Peer to Peer Learning Coordinators to assure the implementation of the OFRC and strategic plan.

 Primary Job Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide or arrange trainings, technical assistance, and workforce development for providers, community coalitions and Broward County residents on Substance Abuse and Mental Health related topics.
  • Conduct behavioral health needs/resource assessments and provide trainings on substance abuse trends on Opioid Epidemic using the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) process.
  • Work within the Commission on Behavioral Health and Drug Prevention Community Action Plan implementing Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health promotion evidence-based programs or other promising practices.
  • Establish both formal and informal alliances with organizations which have similar or allied goals, such as the School Board, local law enforcement, health care providers, community centers, and service providers.

Other Job Duties:

  • Manage and implement CRT Community Response Team initiatives inclusive of surveillance, prevention training, environmental strategies, outreach, Broward Youth Coalition, Emergency Room Programs and others.
  • Administer all pre- and post-program evaluation tools.
  • Meet with and enlist key local stakeholders, coalitions, and service providers to promote the goals of the United Way Commission on Behavioral Health and Drug Prevention.
  • Participate in the development of the Commission strategic plans selecting goals, objectives, and targets.
  • Organize, coordinate or assist in the activities, such as: Town Hall meetings, Broward Youth Coalition’s Leadership Institute, Commission task forces and other events to support prevention awareness consistent with the 2018-2021 Community Action Plan.
  • Responsible for completing all mandatory paperwork which complies with contract requirements.
  • Responsible for prompt compliance with all Commission on Behavioral Health and Drug Prevention and/or United Way of Broward regulations and requirements.
  • Maintain productivity requirement to meet DOH/CDC goals/deliverables.
  • Assist in developing grant applications to support Commission activities or to assure sustainability of effort.
  • Responsible and accountable for attendance at Commission Meetings supervision meetings, coordination meetings with the Department of Health (DOH) and audit preparation meetings.
  • Serve as a customer service role model to insure a positive relationship in interactions with all clients, the community, and peers.
  • Perform duties as needed and/or requested to support and maintain accreditation standards and continuous quality improvement of the United Way of Broward’s Commission on Behavioral Health and Drug Prevention and must be able to work evenings/weekends and maintain reliable transportation.
  • Must be able to be at work on a consistent basis with regular attendance and punctuality and be willing and able to handle all the duties and responsibilities of this position on a daily basis.
  • Responds appropriately and effectively to the diversity of co-workers, consumers and stakeholders.
  • Takes responsibility for other assignments as they arise in the development of UWBCCBH & DP activities.
  • Coordinates planning and requests from other Divisions that relate to UWBCCBH & DP.
  • Due to the leadership role United Way is called upon to play in the community, particularly during times of crisis, it is the expectation that all United Way staff will be fully engaged in the organization's crisis plan and response efforts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of public health principles, practices, and/or techniques. 
  • Knowledge of methods of compiling, organizing and analyzing data.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to organize data into logical format for presentation in reports, documents and other written materials.
  • Ability to formulate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work with diverse communities and/or populations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to coordinate and promote Opioid Prevention activities.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision and work as a part of a team.
  • Possess intermediate level, practiced knowledge of software applications including Microsoft Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience in technical writing.
  • Experience providing presentations in the community.
  • Experience writing community based health plans or strategic planning.
  • Valid driver's license and a willingness to drive to various sites in the community.
  • Able to work evenings and weekends as required by program needs.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Training in substance abuse treatment and prevention.

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: 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 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.

    

 

 

 

 

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: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami