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Date: Nov 3, 2018

Location: PORT CHARLOTTE, FL, US, 33980

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Requisition No: 35249 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64027197 

Salary:  $100,000-$150,000 annually 

Posting Closing Date: 12/03/2018 

This vacancy has been re-announced. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to re-apply.



The Florida Department of Health is seeking an experienced public health professional to serve as the lead public health official of the Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County. This position serves over one of the 67 County Health Departments in the State of Florida. Responsibilities include the direction, supervision, and evaluation of a wide variety of health programs including, but not limited to, environmental health, chronic disease, preparedness and response, family planning, communicable disease, and vital statistics.


The position requires extensive experience in the management and administration of public health programs, essential public health services, health policy issues, public health advocacy, and working with elected officials, governmental bodies, community partners, and the media.  Applicants should demonstrate knowledge of fiscal and budget management, human resource management, information systems, and a demonstrated capacity to lead an organization through a continuous quality management process.



A Master’s Degree is required. A qualified candidate is a senior executive with a passion for public health and prevention with extensive experience in core public health practices and principles. The candidate will have a commitment to effective management, team leadership, decisiveness, and community engagement.  The candidate in this role must demonstrate superior leadership, cultural and interpersonal skills. This position requires extensive knowledge and use of quality management tools and methods.


Preference will be given to those candidates with a senior leadership background and executive management experience. Candidates must be committed to providing the highest quality of service to the people of Charlotte County. This must be accomplished largely through personal impact and influence, team work, interpersonal communication, collaboration, and negotiation.


A preferred Administrator candidate is a public health professional with a Master's degree in Public Health or other health sciences, or a Master’s Degree and extensive public health experience. The salary range for an Administrator candidate is $100,000 to $115,000 annually.


A preferred Director candidate is a physician that currently holds, or is eligible for, a Florida Medical license (Chapters 458 or 459, Florida Statutes) and extensive public health experience. The salary range for a Director candidate is $135,000 to $150,000 annually.


Organization Description:

The Florida Department of Health is responsible for the health and safety of all citizens and visitors to the state.  As a public health agency, the Florida Department of Health must monitor the health status of Floridians, diagnose and investigate health problems, and mobilize local communities to address health-related issues.  The Florida Department of Health develops polices and plans that support health goals, enforce laws and regulations that protect the health of all residents and visitors, and link people to needed health care services.  


The Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County provides services to all residents and visitors and is responsible for assessing, maintaining, and improving the health and safety of the entire community as an essential part of the Florida Department of Health. This position will be responsible for an annual budget of approximately $5 million and over 50 full time staff.


The Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County is located in Port Charlotte, Florida and provides services to families, individuals, and visitors of all ages in the county, including to:


• Prevent epidemics and the spread of disease
• Protect against environmental hazards
• Prevent injuries
• Promote and encourage healthy behaviors
• Respond to disasters and assist communities in recovery efforts
• Assure the quality and accessibility of health services


A wide variety of professional and paraprofessional staff provide services within the above program areas.  These include Board Certified Physicians, Registered Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, Dieticians, Epidemiologists, Social Workers, and various other health care workers, and disease intervention and environmental specialists.

This is executive level work planning, directing, or coordinating activities in medicine and health services in hospitals, clinics, public health agencies, or in administrative health functions.


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. Fingerprinting is required of the successful applicant for a sensitive position. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions. 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.  Only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.
  • 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 DOH in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
  • Interviews will be offered to the most qualified applicants and these interviews may be held in a public forum or open meeting format.  Interviewers may consist of Department of Health staff, County Health Department staff, representatives of community partner organizations and representative(s) of the Board of County Commissioners. No telephone interviews will be offered. All interviews are to be conducted face to face in either Charlotte County, Florida or in Tallahassee, Florida.  Any travel required to attend an interview will be the responsibility of the applicant.

If there are any problems applying online please call People First Staffing Administration: (877) 562-7287 Service Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. TTY users call (866) 221-0268.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Myers

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