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Date: Jan 15, 2021

Location: JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32207

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

Requisition No: 257941 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64030606 

Salary:  $40,891.50 

Posting Closing Date: 01/18/2021 



Must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and 3 years of professional work experience in Epidemiology or a minimum of four years experience working in a communicable disease program (HIV, STD, TB). Preference will be given to individuals with a Master’s degree in Public Health or related field from an accredited college or university with an epidemiology specialty and 2 years of professional experience in Epidemiology.  Must have experience with medical data abstraction, electronic medical records systems, or medical terminology.  Must have experience applying epidemiologic methods: study design, creating surveys, analyzing data, etc.  Must have experience interacting with or providing technical assistance to public health professionals, laboratory staff, or health care providers.  Must have excellent organizational and communication skills, including public speaking and preparation of written materials such as documents and reports.




This position engages in data collection activities for Duval, Baker, Clay, Nassau, and St. Johns Counties for the Area 4 AIDS Program Surveillance Unit and ensures reporting of cases to the State Health Office. This involves conducting active HIV/AIDS Surveillance through reviewing medical records to determine if a patient meets Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) case reporting criteria. Assists with the development of methods to expand the system for HIV/AIDS surveillance to ensure 100% reporting of all cases. Assists in the completion of Surveillance data as it relates to risk exposure and provide feedback to the health officials.


Conduct medical record reviews for assigned patient within the program. Frequent contact with multiple departments within healthcare facilities to necessary to acquire patient information. Perform data collection, entry, management, and analysis for assigned program area to ensure accurate data. Work with partners as needed to address trends and inform through verbal and written reports, presentations, data management, and organizational tasks. Ability to produce a variety of data reports including creation of automated reports being delivered to multiple sites.

Knowledge and Skills:

• Ability to listen and communicate effectively.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

• Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures relating to surveillance practices

• Skilled in effective oral and written communication, to diverse audiences, in a variety of formats

• Ability to work with proficiency, both independently and as a team member, in a high-pressure environment.


**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 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 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.



Department of Health Career Service employees enjoy the following benefits:

•        State of Florida Retirement package - 3% employee contribution required

•        9 Annual paid holidays

•        Ability to earn 104 hours of paid Annual Leave (annually)

•        Ability to earn 104 Hours of paid Sick Leave (annually)

•        Health insurance for individual or family coverage

•        Life insurance

•        Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, disability, etc.

•        Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available

•        Tuition waiver available


Your take home pay can be significantly influenced by your insurance premiums.  Compare your current premium with the State of Florida employee premiums!


Monthly employee premium for the standard PPO/HMO:

Single coverage is $50

Family coverage is $180


Monthly employee premium for the High Deductible Health Plan PPO/HMO:

Single coverage is $15

Family coverage is $64.30.

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: Jacksonville