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Date: Apr 29, 2021

Location: JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32207

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Requisition No: 366542 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64000377 

Salary:  $125,000.00-$160,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 05/31/2021 

DOH - Duval County - Director


The Florida Department of Health is seeking an experienced public health professional to serve as the lead public health official of the Florida Department of Health in Duval County. This position leads one of the 67 County Health Departments in the State of Florida. Responsibilities include the direction, supervision, and evaluation of a wide variety of health programs including, but not limited to, environmental health, chronic disease, preparedness and response, family planning, communicable disease, and vital statistics.


The position requires extensive experience in the management and administration of public health programs and principles.  The public health leader should have experience as the chief health strategist, engaging with community stakeholders to form partnerships, promoting performance management and quality improvement, and managing the financial processes.



A qualified candidate has at least five years senior level executive experience with a passion for public health and prevention.  The candidate should have extensive experience in core public health practices and principles, commitment to effective management, leadership, and community engagement. The candidate in this role must demonstrate exceptional leadership, cultural and interpersonal skills.


Preference will be given to a physician that currently holds, or is eligible for, a Florida Medical license (Chapters 458 or 459, Florida Statutes).


A preferred Director candidate is a physician that currently holds, or is eligible for, a Florida medical license (Chapters 458 or 459, Florida Statutes) and extensive public health experience. The salary range for a Director candidate is $125,000 to $160,000 annually.



The Florida Department of Health is responsible for the health and safety of all citizens and visitors to the state.  As a public health agency, the Florida Department of Health must monitor the health status of Floridians, diagnose and investigate health problems, and mobilize local communities to address health-related issues.  The Florida Department of Health develops polices and plans that support health goals, enforce laws and regulations that protect the health of all residents and visitors, and link people to needed health care services.  


The Florida Department of Health in Duval County provides services to all residents and visitors and is responsible for assessing, maintaining, and improving the health and safety of the entire community as an essential part of the Florida Department of Health. This position will be responsible for an annual budget of approximately $39.6 million and 403 full time staff.


The Florida Department of Health in Duval County is located in Jacksonville, Florida. The Florida Department of Health in Duval County provides services to families, individuals, and visitors of all ages in the county, including to:


• Prevent epidemics and the spread of disease
• Protect against environmental hazards
• Prevent injuries
• Promote and encourage healthy behaviors
• Respond to disasters and assist communities in recovery efforts
• Assure the quality and accessibility of health services


A wide variety of professional and paraprofessional staff provide services within the above program areas.  These include Registered Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, Dieticians, Epidemiologists, disease intervention specialists, environmental specialists, and administrative professionals.




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) to conduct this background check

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.


Applicant information provided as a result of this advertisement may be open to a public records request as allowed by Florida Statutes.  All information submitted, including your application and responses to qualifying questions, is a public record unless otherwise exempted by law.

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.

Special Note: Incumbents will be required to perform emergency duties before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days.

Interviews will be offered to the most qualified applicants and these interviews may be held in a public forum or open meeting format.  Interviewers may consist of Department of Health staff, County Health Department staff, representatives of community partner organizations, and representatives of the Board of County Commissioners. Interviews may be conducted face to face in Jacksonville or Tallahassee, Florida, or via Microsoft Teams.


Any travel required to attend an interview will be the responsibility of the applicant.

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: Jacksonville