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Date: Apr 7, 2021

Location: FORT WALTON BEACH, FL, US, 32548

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website.

Requisition No: 341681 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64051127 

Salary:  $47,935.52 

Posting Closing Date: 04/19/2021 



 Applicants accepted only from current Department of Health employees (includes OPS, Career Service, SES, and SMS employees). Applicants will not be accepted from outside of the department.


This is a highly responsible position requiring ability to independently assess information and implement action.  Individual is responsible for Ryan White/HIVAIDS program grant/funding compliance including monitoring, tracking and reporting Ryan White/HIVAIDS health service activities provided at the Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County.  This includes supervision of Ryan White/HIVAIDS, AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), Eligibility and Budget Specialist staff, HIV outreach, engagement in care, re-engagement in care and duties such as hiring staff, setting performance expectations, completing timely performance evaluations, initiating disciplinary action when needed, approving timesheets, employee activity records and general supervision of all Ryan White/HIVAIDS activities.   


This individual will be responsible for all supervisory duties including, but not limited to, hiring and selection, developing performance plans, conducting performance appraisals, planning and directing work, approving leave, and taking disciplinary action as appropriate.


Provides coordination of HIVAIDS services and is responsible for monitoring HIV/AIDS program activities and expenditures under various funding streams including Ryan White Part C and other allocations.  Ensures program compliance with grant/funding guidelines.  Writes competing grant applications, non-competing grant continuations, progress reports, budget revisions and other grant documentation, as required.  Serves as liaison with the grant source and maintains funding compliance.  Monitors and coordinates daily grant project activities.  Assures information security of confidential program material. 


Ensures the annual HRSA Ryan White Services report (RSR) captures grant funded services and exceeds minimum reporting standards.  Maintains a computerized record of client status, outcomes for client evaluation, tracking for quality assurance purposes.  Participates actively with program staff in seeking ways to optimize client outcomes as described in Part C grant narrative such as retaining clients in medical care.  Works cooperatively with Part B case managers to ensure client access to comprehensive services in accordance with individualized plans of care. Works with nursing supervisor to facilitate community partnerships. 


Creates, implements and monitors program policies.  Develops, implements and manages re-engagement efforts in the HIV/AIDS population for clients lost to care or lost to follow-up.  Supports and facilitates test and treat efforts for early linkage to care.  Engages and educates local medical providers on DOH-Okaloosa/Ryan White initiatives.  Trains staff on policies and procedures including grant requirements, established policies and on-going initiatives.   Updates and improves HIV/AIDS information on department website.


Supervises and monitors ADAP to ensure compliance with State guidelines.  Provides back-up support for ADAP Program as needed.  Implements and monitors strategic actions initiatives to increase compliance with ADAP medication adherence for County Health Department Performance Snapshot indicator.  Monitors and tracks monthly percentage of ADAP medication pick-ups.  Ensures performance meets state expectations.   Ensures ADAP program staff follow established process and maintain medication supply for eligible clients. 


Supervises and monitors budget staff to ensure fiscal and administrative documentation is accurately maintained and consistent with health department policies and grant/funding protocols.  Ensures 340B revenue and expense projections are kept current and spending plans are developed quarterly or as needed for any unallocated funds.  Ensures clients who participate in 340B contracted pharmacy services are eligible and processed according to local and federal 340B policies.  Ensures local 340B policies and procedures are up to date including training requirements for 340B compliance.


Supervises eligibility staff to ensure proper program eligibility has been completed, including Part B and C eligibility, Ryan White CAP, DOH eligibility.  Ensures information is added into eligibility tracking system including the use of CAREware


Works cooperatively with community agencies and groups to provide comprehensive primary and specialty healthcare services to HIV+ consumers.  Works with contract management staff to negotiate agreements with contract providers under the guidance of the Medical Director and health department fiscal staff.  Provides guidance for the outreach component of the Part C program, including collaboration with community agencies and outreach services in the local area.  Coordinates with local HIV testing programs, ensuring referral systems to bring HIV+ patients into care.  Works to increase enrollment in care of HIV+ clients historically underrepresented in care.  Participates in expansion of consumer involvement in HIV/AIDS program activities.  Coordinates care with local healthcare resources for both dental and HIV related services.  Provides community education regarding HIV/AIDS. Participates in regional and national HIV/AIDS activities to enhance local programs.


Attends training and maintains competencies.  Investigates best practices to inform, educate, and improve the program.  Prioritizes work and uses time wisely.  Complies with all DOH personnel regulations, including accurate submission of personal EARS on a weekly basis, timely completion of mandatory DOH annual trainings, timesheets and travel vouchers.  Maintains confidentiality of all information. May be called upon to work in other areas of the organization.  Performs emergency duties which may include work in shelters and control centers.. 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.



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. 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 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.

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 Walton Beach