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HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM CONSULTANT I - 64069470

Date:  Sep 13, 2022
Location: 

LARGO, FL, US, 33774


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Requisition No: 734412 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM CONSULTANT I - 64069470

Position Number: 64069470 

Salary:  $1398.37 - $1468.92 bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 10/07/2022 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County.  If you are looking to establish a successful career in Public Health, you have come to the right place.  Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida.  We hope you decide to join our team!  Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

 

The incumbent is part of a global public health organization and is expected to support the Florida Department of Health in Pasco County in its mission to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts and its efforts and its vision To be the Healthiest State in the Nation. Furthermore, the incumbent is expected to incorporate the agency values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Responsiveness and Excellence in all aspects of their work.

 

Human Services Program Consultant I

 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • Recruit and maintain middle and high school youth and advisors for participation in Pinellas County Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) initiative. 
  • Train and monitor SWAT school advisors in duties/responsibilities each year;
  • Train youth and adults in tobacco prevention issues, presentation skills, public speaking, educating decision-makers;
  • Assist youth in organizing, implementing and evaluating school-based and countywide youth meetings/projects/activities;
  • Provide or arrange transportation for SWAT members to meetings and events as needed;
  • Chaperone SWAT activities/events and recruit and organize additional adult chaperones for SWAT events as needed;
  • Maintain and submit monthly reports documenting SWAT activities and participation;
  • Participate in monthly Statewide and Region 3 Youth Advisory Board (YAB) conference calls; and
  • Participate in Tobacco-Free Coalition of Pinellas County meetings at least once per quarter;
  • Develop and implement work plan activities to meet requirements for Point of Sale policy area;
  • Engage local decision makers and educate on the benefits of tobacco free policies in the community;
  • Educate local retailers on best practices and regulations for selling tobacco products;
  • Train and mobilize community partners to garner support for local policy change around tobacco.
  • Maintain SWAT regional lead position by participating in regular conference calls to include bi-monthly Youth Advocacy Board (YAB) conference calls, monthly statewide SWAT conference calls and webinars, and monthly Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida conference calls;
  • Conduct a minimum of one regional SWAT conference call per month;
  • Assist in the preparation of regional Youth Advocacy Board members to facilitate monthly regional calls;
  • Assist in preparing regional Youth Advocacy Board Members to facilitate and/or lead regional meetings and/or events.
  • Coordination of BTFF sponsored SWAT meetings, meeting site locations;
  • Assist in training regional Youth Advocacy Board members to facilitate and/or lead tobacco education sessions.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

This position requires thorough knowledge of tobacco prevention and use reduction in the area of cessation, secondhand smoke, and youth prevention; ability to plan, implement, and evaluate public health programs in tobacco prevention and control; knowledge of the organization and administration of tobacco-related programs and services; ability to identify tobacco-related prevention and control services and needs; knowledge of methods of compiling and organizing and analyzing data for the purpose of monitoring and evaluating; ability to work with youth and adults; ability to develop local partnerships or to work with already existing partnerships; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; ability to adjust actions in relation to others' actions; skilled in written and oral communications; ability to prioritize and organize work assignments and work independently with minimal supervision; ability able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; knowledge of how to find information and identify essential information; ability to apply rules, regulations policies and procedures; skill in operating  a personal computer utilizing word processing, data processing and graphic programs.  Previous experience working with youth, previous experience getting policies implemented and previous experience working with community organizations and the public. 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

THIS IS A TOBACCO FREE POSITION.  Smoking and use of other tobacco products causes serious health conditions. The Pinellas County Health Department promotes non-smoking and abstinence from all tobacco products.  We routinely counsel our clients not to start smoking or to quit smoking. This position specifically requires that you abstain from the use of tobacco and tobacco products in any form and that you agree to support and promote the Pinellas County Health Department’s position against tobacco use. 

 

Incumbent must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the field of health education, health promotion, human services, other related field, or have at least 4 years’ experience working with adolescents.  The use of personal transportation is needed to conduct activities of the position; therefore, reliable transportation with appropriate auto insurance and a valid Florida Driver’s License is required.  CONFIDENTIALITY: Incumbent may have access to records containing personal health information in the performance of their job duties.

 

The use of personal transportation is needed to conduct activities of the position; therefore, reliable transportation with appropriate auto insurance and a valid Florida Driver’s License is required.    

 

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:

 

Largo Health Department, 12420 130th Avenue North, Largo, FL 33774

 

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

 

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions

(For more information, please click www.myfrs.com);

  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

For a more complete list of benefits, 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. 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: 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.

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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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. 


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