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Date: Jun 29, 2020

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Requisition No: 190223 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: HEALTH EDUCATOR CONSULTANT - 64006498

Position Number: 64006498 

Salary:  $40,114.36 

Posting Closing Date: 07/12/2020 

This is advanced-level work in a grant-funded tobacco prevention program, promoting, maintaining, and improving individual and/or community health by assisting individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. Complex tasks are performed under limited supervision where general policies may not have been previously established and standard methods may not be available.  The job requires an extensive knowledge of youth, community dynamics, and an ability to be an effective agent for change. This position is supervised by the Public Health Services Manager – B in the Tobacco and School Health programs at the Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County.


Coordinates the youth prevention component, Students Works Against Tobacco (SWAT), by planning and conducting youth meetings, recruiting and retaining youth in the SWAT organization, and recruiting SWAT sponsors.  Work with school clubs to plan and implement anti-tobacco trainings and activities. Serves as tobacco product retail point of sale policy lead.


Acts as a fiscal liaison between the County Tobacco program and the DOH-Okaloosa business office. Responsible for tobacco program ordering and budgets in coordination with Public Health Services Manager B (PHSM-B).


Participates in Regional and/or Statewide SWAT phone calls and meetings. Tracks SWAT promotional/incentive items. Prepares and submits annual work plan and quarterly reports in Automated Tobacco Activity Collection System (ATACS).  Prepares and submits Commitment Change Requests (CCR) as needed.


Participates in community events to promote SWAT and tobacco policy change and/or adoption. Identifies and recruits adult partnership members, parents, teachers, and volunteers in the county to support the Okaloosa County Tobacco Free Partnership.


Attends training and maintains competencies. Transports adult volunteers, and transports and chaperones youth volunteers/advocates, to local, regional, state, and/or national tobacco prevention and control trainings, events, meetings, functions, or activities. Prioritizes work and uses time wisely. Maintains confidentiality of all information within the health department. 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. Performs other duties as required.


  • Knowledge of correct spelling, punctuation and grammar usage
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of health education
  • Skill in effective communication in written, oral, and electronic formats 
  • Ability to identify and analyze problems and develop plans or procedures to correct these problems 
  • Ability to use logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches 
  • Ability to determine the long-term outcomes of a change in operations
  • Skill in compiling, organizing and analyzing data for the purpose of monitoring and evaluating
  • Ability to understand, interpret and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Ability to frequently bend, kneel, reach, sit and/or stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds as needed
  • Ability to review data for accuracy and completeness
  • Skill in operating a personal computer
  • Ability to operate audiovisual equipment
  • Skill in effective communication in written, oral, and electronic formats
  • Ability to follow office procedures and practices
  • Ability to handle telephone calls and e-mails in a courteous and effective manner
  • Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision
  • Ability to motivate, recruit, and engage youth in civic and leadership activities
  • Ability to communicate with youth in a culturally competent manner
  • Ability to develop trusting relationships with youth
  • Ability to respect all youth, including the ability to be open minded and nonjudgmental
  • Ability to develop youth leadership and teamwork skills


  • Must have and maintain a valid Driver’s License and motor vehicle to carry out duties.    
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an Okaloosa County School District Vendor ID.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Health Promotion, Health Education, Community Health, or Public Health required.

  • CHES, CPH, or MCHES preferred.


  • A minimum of 6 months of experience in the past 5 years working and/or volunteering in health promotion/health education.

  • A minimum of 6 months of experience in the past 5 years working and/or volunteering with middle and/or high school youth.
  • Must be 100% tobacco and electronic nicotine delivery system free.


Working hours: Daily from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Total hours in workweek, 40. Work days and times will vary with program needs, pandemic or emergency response and will require nights and weekends.



Note: 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.

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 on the date of your retirement.

Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.


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 Departments 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.

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 Walton Beach