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OPS GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS CONSULTANT III - 64936195

Date:  Aug 3, 2022
Location: 

FORT MYERS, FL, US, 33916


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Requisition No: 703112 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS CONSULTANT III - 64936195

Position Number: 64936195 

Salary:  $45,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 08/17/2022 

Open Competetive

*This is an Other Personal Services (OPS) Position working for the Department of Health in Lee County.*

 

The incumbent of this position serves as the Minority Health and Health Equity Liaison (MHHE) for the Health Promotion and Education Program with the Florida Department of Health in Lee County (DOH-LEE) and reports to the Health Education Program Administrator position-SES.  This is a highly responsible professional position with the purpose of supporting the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity’s (OMHHE) efforts in Lee County to advance health equity and improve health outcomes of racial and ethnic minority populations through partnership engagement, health equity planning, and implementation of health equity projects to improve social determinants of health (SDOH). 

 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • Continually assess technical assistance and training needs of DOH-LEE staff and community partners to improve their capacity for addressing social determinants of health.
  • Coordinate and facilitate quarterly DOH-LEE Health Equity Team meetings that include representation from a variety of programs
  • Provide training to address DOH-LEE health equity capacity gaps.
  • Conduct a county-wide environmental scan of health disparities data.
  • Consistently research the impacts of the social determinants of health (SDOH) on the prioritized health disparity.
  • Develop a resource guide of local agencies and organizations
  • Prepare agenda items and facilitate Health Equity Task Force and/or Coalition meetings including identifying barriers and projects to overcome barriers. 
  • Maintain a professional and effective working relationship with external organizations that address the SDOH that most impact the prioritized health disparity.
  • Research best practices to address SDOH.
  • Conduct presentation(s) to the Health Equity Task Force and/or Coalition on the research conducted by the Health Equity Team.
  • Monitor and evaluate progress made on project goals and objectives of the health equity plan and update plan accordingly as required
  • Coordinate at least one county-wide event for Minority Health Month in April
  • Serve as a contact to assist the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, as appropriate.
  • Identify and disseminate information about funding opportunities.
  • Share OMHHE Messaging.
  • Participate in meetings conducted by the OMHHE and/or Health Equity Regional Coordinators.
  • Participate in community outreach events
  • Create the Health Disparities Grant (HDG) workplan annually and submit by required deadlines
  • Update HDG quarterly reports and submit by required deadlines
  • Work closely with HDG objective leads and monitor progress of program activities
  • Perform other miscellaneous related work as required, including assignment during disaster

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures
  • Knowledge of social, economic, rehabilitative or health care services, administration, or planning techniques
  • Knowledge of methods of compiling, organizing, and analyzing data
  • Knowledge of standard business formats and styles for letters and business forms
  • Ability to operate general office equipment (telephone, computer, copier, and small hand tools i.e. stapler, scissors, etc.)
  • Ability to handle telephone calls in a courteous and effective manner
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to interpret and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Ability to prioritize individual workload
  • Ability to organize and maintain filing systems
  • Ability to frequently bend, kneel, reach, and sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to work indoors with occasional temperature changes
  • Ability to develop program manuals, policies, procedures, standards, and rules
  • Ability to analyze the effectiveness of service programs and identify resources or adjustments needed to meet needs
  • Ability to conduct research studies
  • Ability to review data for accuracy and completeness
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques
  • Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in teams
  • Ability to work effectively within the health department and with outside groups and organizations

 

Qualifications:

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in health education, community or public health, nursing, one of the biological sciences, education, public relations, communications or one of the behavioral sciences & four years of professional experience in providing health education services; or master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the areas of study described above and three years of professional experience as described above.

 

OTHER JOB-RELATED REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POSITION:

  • 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 or Red Cross shelters, 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.
  • Incumbent must possess a valid Florida Driver License and have a reliable motor vehicle to carry out these duties.
  • Selected immunizations or titers and/or periodic screening for tuberculosis may be recommended for this position.
  • This position is authorized to transport confidential information outside of established DOH-Lee facilities and must comply with parameters defined in DOHP 50-10.

 

WORKING HOURS: (A) Daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (B) Total hours in workweek 40. (C) Explain any variation in work (split shift, rotation, etc.)   May be required to work additional hours as needed for emergencies or special projects.

 

Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:

 

Mission:

To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.

 

Vision:

To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.

 

Values:

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:

Fort Myers

 

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. As an OPS employee, the benefits below are available:

 

  • State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan (mandatory)
  • Participation in state group insurance (upon meeting eligibility requirements.  Consult with People First and/or the serving HR office)
  • Workers’ Compensation (mandatory, if needed)
  • Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) (mandatory, if needed)
  • Deferred Compensation (voluntary)
  • Employee Assistance Program (voluntary)
  • And more!

For a more complete list of benefits, including monthly costs, 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. 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 Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.

 

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: Fort Myers
Nearest Secondary Market: Cape Coral