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Date: Sep 25, 2019

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

Requisition No: 66045 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64069586

Position Number: 64069586 

Salary:  $29,463.72 - $38,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 10/14/2019 


This is a professional nursing position performed in a school setting serving the school age children. Confidentiality of all activities is required. This position consists of varied work responsibilities and skills requiring independent decision making, planning, and organizing. Certification in CPR and First Aid is required to be maintained. This position provides supervision, training and direction of LPNs, the Health Support Technician and Health Clinic Assistant in health room activities / management. Provides public health information and counseling to students, their families and the school community. Work is performed under the supervision of a Senior Community Health Nurse Coordinator for professional and administrative direction. The school Principal is the ultimate overseer of records and the children on the campus.


• Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

• Possess ability to work and communicate with children and adolescents, parents, and school staff.

• Possess good knowledge of a normal Childhood Maturation process.

• Ability and skill to perform basic nursing functions, including but not limited to, assessment and treatment of injuries and/or illness.

• Possess ability to handle large volumes of people, emergency situations, and/or difficult people.

• Ability to direct/monitor an HST in the clinical setting.

• Skilled in accurate and detailed record keeping; including use of computer.


This position requires that the candidate have a Florida Nursing License.  Have a valid driver's license and access to reliable transportation.  Have CPR and First aid.  Have at least 1 year experience with children/adolescent.  Have at least 1 year experience developing individual care plans.



All applications must be completed online through People First.  No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted by the agency.


**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.



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: Ocala