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OPS HEALTH EDUCATORS - 64911250

Date:  Jun 24, 2022
Location: 

NAPLES, FL, US, 31112


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Requisition No: 651102 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS HEALTH EDUCATORS - 64911250

Position Number: 64911250 

Salary:  $20 per hour, 40 hours/week 

Posting Closing Date: 07/11/2022 

Requisition #650541

Agency: Department of Health

WORKING TITLE: OPS Health Educator 64911250

Announcement Type: Open Competitive

Posting Dates: 05/26/22 thru 06/10/22

Salary: $20 per hour, 40 hours per week.

Thank you for your interest in a career opportunity with the Florida Department of Health in Collier County. We have a long-standing history of excellence in service delivery and strong involvement with the community.  Our dedicated staff strives to be on the cutting edge of public health practice, regardless of the programmatic focus area.  Working as a team, we integrate performance excellence throughout the organization, guided by the Baldrige/Florida Sterling Framework. We work collectively to ensure public health accreditation readiness, improve customer satisfaction, participate in activities that foster workforce engagement, contribute to quality improvement efforts, and participate in activities that contribute to improved health outcomes.  Join us and become a valued member of our committed, hardworking team of public health professionals. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

The Florida Department of Health’s mission is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

**NOTE: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process. 

Specific Responsibilities:

This is an OPS (temporary) Health Educator position with responsibility for National Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities Among Populations at High-Risk and Underserved, Including Racial and Ethnic Minorities and Rural Communities intervention activities.  Funding for this position expires May 2023.

The primary responsibilities of this position include mobilizing partners to advance health equity and address social determinants of health as they relate to COVID-19 health disparities among populations at higher risk and that are underserved. This position is responsible for building community capacity that includes traditional public health organizations and non-traditional partners to reach disproportionately affected populations with tailored programs and practices for testing, contact tracing, vaccination, and health care strategies. Convene and facilitate a multi-sector health equity coalition that includes members of underserved communities and organizations that serve the community. Engage partners in building/updating COVID-19 plans and health equity plans with the intention of establishing systems that can also support future emergency responses. Build cross-sectional partnerships to align public health, healthcare, and non-health (e.g., housing, social service) interventions that decrease risk for COVID-19. Support county activities and outreach to increase access to COVID-19 prevention, testing and vaccination to populations that are high-risk and underserved. If selected for an interview, be prepared to deliver a short no more than 5-minute PowerPoint presentation on COVID-19 COVID Vaccine Hesitancy. Bring 3 handouts of the presentation.   

Identify and establish collaborations with critical partners affiliated with and who provide services to populations that are underserved and at higher risk for COVID-19 to disseminate accurate, culturally, and linguistically responsive information and facilitate access to health-related services. Work with local faith-based, education, health and social service agencies and other community gatekeepers to increase participation in community outreach, data collection and emergency planning. Oversee administration and reporting of county COVID Health Disparities work plan and budget.  Attend required COVID Health Disparities trainings.

 

REQUIREMENTS:  

This is a temporary position in support of COVID-19 Health Disparities Community intervention activities.  Must be willing to work flexible hours to include occasional after normal working hours and on weekends. Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent.  Bachelor’s degree is preferred.  Must have public speaking, written communication, and presentation skills. Must have a valid driver license and reliable transportation.  Bi-lingual in English/Spanish is required.   

EMERGENCY DUTY:  Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat thereof, man-made or natural.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES DEEMED ESSENTIAL FOR THIS POSITION:

  • Must have public speaking, written communication, and presentation skills.
  • Facilitates workgroup meetings.
  • Ability to prepare and deliver outreach messaging.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to plan, organize and complete work assignments. 
  • Ability to foster strong community support and cooperative relations.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Windows-based business software applications including Microsoft

Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

  • Skill in fostering strong community support and cooperative relations.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

 

 

 

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:

Naples, Florida

 

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. 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 Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.  

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.    

Applicants who do not respond to the qualifying questions will not be considered for this position. Responses such as “see resume” or “see application” and incomplete applications are subject to disqualification.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

OPS – Other Personal Services / Temporary Employment

WHAT BENEFITS ARE APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?

State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan* - mandatory

Workers’ Compensation - mandatory

Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) - mandatory

Participation in state group insurance (must meet eligibility requirements, please consult with your servicing HR office for details)

Deferred Compensation - voluntary

Employee Assistance Program - voluntary

 

WHAT BENEFITS ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?

Any form of paid leave

Paid holidays

Participation in the Florida Retirement System

Reinstatement rights or retention rights

 

APPLICABLE LAWS/RULES:

Sections 110.131, 110.1315 and 216.011(1)(dd), Florida Statutes

Rules 60L-33.005 and 60L-34.001, Florida Administrative Code

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.