Date:  Apr 4, 2024

ORLANDO, FL, US, 32809

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Requisition No: 819887 

Agency: Department of Health


 Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 64002765 

Salary:  $2,108.00 - $2,214.00 Biweekly 

Posting Closing Date: 06/06/2024 

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Class Title: Government Operations Consultant II

Position Number: 64002765

Base Salary: $2,108.00 - $2,214.00 Biweekly

Location: 6101 Lake Ellenor Drive – Epidemiology

                   Orlando, FL 32809                    


**DOH – Orange is a tobacco free agency.


**This advertisement may be used to fill future vacancies as they become available.


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




  • A Master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in Epidemiology, Public Health, or biological science, or clinical licensure, such as RN or LPN.
  • Completion of at least 3 post-graduate level courses in epidemiology, such as qualitative methods, or public health analysis.
  • At least 1 post-graduate level course in Biostatistics.
  • At least 1 year of professional experience designing, conducting, and evaluating epidemiologic studies and field investigations or infection prevention and control activities; or an equivalent combination of education, training, or experience with clinical licensure such as RN or LPN.
  • Emergency Duty



  • Greater than one year of professional experience conducting infectious disease investigations.




This is highly independent epidemiology position in the area of communicable disease control within the Epidemiology Section of a large county health department in central Florida.  Disease surveillance, investigation and control are integral components of duties which often require field work.


Provides a broad range of services in the Epidemiology Section as a full-time County Epidemiologist.  Provides technical guidance and completes epidemiological investigations for the required reporting of communicable diseases and conditions in Orange County for emerging pathogens and provides assistance as requested for neighboring counties as it relates to emerging infectious diseases.  Coordinates, investigates, analyzes, and controls outbreaks of suspected diseases in the community for emerging or novel infectious disease preparedness response.  Provides assistance to the State Epidemiology Office as necessary. Collaborates with partners for emerging infectious disease response including implementation of non-pharmaceutical interventions such as isolation and quarantine and ensuring and facilitating appropriate laboratory testing.  Partners may include health care practitioners and facilities; child care centers, schools and colleges; correctional facilities; county, state, and federal agencies with public health-related responsibilities; nongovernmental organizations; the general public; and others.


Creates reports using internal, external, state, and private data.   Analyzes data for outbreak, communicable disease surveillance report, HAI control and prevention and emerging infectious disease surveillance using advanced SAS, SPSS, Merlin and/or EpiInfo statistical software packages.  Assists health department management in the development of policy to address health improvements in target groups or other problems identified in the assessment stages.  Conducts extensive studies in the community and for the Academic Health Department.  Assists management in the coordination of planning material to be used in strategic plans and multi-year plans. Participates in the writing and development of public health reports or articles for peer-reviewed journals.


Creates or updates appropriate operational plans and protocols for responding to emerging infectious diseases or conditions.  Assists with building the operational readiness capacity of core public health personnel and the healthcare system partners through development and implementation of training and exercise program to support integrated response teams.  


Attends and/or facilitates meetings and attends conferences representing the department.  Appears at public meetings, lectures to groups as requested. Participates in local, regional, or statewide training and exercises directed to county health department staff and public health partners. Participates in quality improvement trainings and exercises as it relates to the county health department including clinical sites.  Develops reports and performs other duties as necessary.


Participates in rotational on-call activities including utilization of radio/telephone contacting systems with the CHD and medical community and must respond within 15 minutes of initiation of call. 




  • Knowledge of basic epidemiological principles and practices.
  • Skill to conduct epidemiological investigative case follow up.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients, staff, and the community.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to document work products.
  • Basic computer skills, and skill to use office equipment and epidemiology programs, including Windows, Outlook, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, EpiInfo.
  • Skill to complete assessments as part of the epidemiological investigation.
  • Skill to write in a technical format for journal and peer referred journals.
  • Ability to formulate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to prepare and deliver presentations to staff and the community.
  • Skill to collect and analyze disease surveillance data.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Knowledge of public health emergency response needs and capabilities.






Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:


To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.


To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.


I 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.


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

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

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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) 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: 


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.


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. 

Nearest Major Market: Orlando