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Date: Feb 8, 2018

Location: PORT SAINT JOE, FL, US, 32456

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Requisition No: 29461 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS HEALTH EDUCATOR - 64923193

Position Number: 64923193 

Salary:  20.00 per hour 

Posting Closing Date: 02/21/2018 

The incumbent is part of a global public health organization and is expected to support the Florida Department of Health in Franklin and Gulf County in the mission to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community 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.


The incumbent is required to implement the Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health, PACE-EH in Gulf and Franklin Counties.  The PACE-EH process is a protocol for conducting a community based environmental health assessment and creating an accurate and verifiable profile of the selected community. The incumbent will utilize the community-based approach to generate an action plan that is based on a set of priorities that reflect both an accurate assessment of local environmental health status and an understanding of public values and priorities. Incumbent will also coordinate with the County on matters pertaining to PACE-EH progress and community priorities.



40%      Facilitate the PACE-EH process in selected communities in Gulf and Franklin Counties. This highly responsible position will lead and guide selected communities through a series of tasks to engage the public, collect necessary and relevant information related to community environmental health concerns, rank issues, and set local priorities for action. Lead and guide the community through the 13 tasks as outlined in the PACE-EH process guide book.  These include; Determining Community Capacity to undertake the Assessment, Define and Characterize the Community, Assemble Community  Environmental Health Assessment Team, Define the Goals of the Assessment,  Generate the Environmental Health Issue List, Analyze the issues with a systems Framework, Develop Appropriate Community Environmental Health Indicators, Select Standards, Create Environmental Health Issue Profiles, Rank Environmental Health Issues, Set Priorities for Action, Develop an Action Plan, Evaluate Progress and Plan for the Future.  Maintain a progression through the PACE-EH process following an established time frame, and prepare monthly status reports.


10%      Organize and Facilitate monthly or bi-weekly community meetings during daytime, evening, and week end hours.  Facilitate and develop communication tools and information and health education programs for residents.


10%      Work with staff of the Florida Department of Health in Gulf and Franklin Counties and other relevant divisions and programs to assist in the Department’s county-wide health assessment and to provide technical public health data and information to local government and community groups.


10%      Facilitate community contact with public, non-profit, and business organizations to promote community health.  Make presentations to local governments and community action agencies quarterly or as needed.


10%      Maintain reports and databases associated with both PACE-EH and Planning and Zoning processes.


10%      Assists with the implementation of the Health Department’s Community Health Improvement Planning Programs.


5%       Performs other related duties necessary to meet the goals and objectives of the Palm Beach County Health Department.


Position requires possession of a Valid Florida Drivers License.  Access to a private automobile is required for providing a means for traveling to and between sites where work is performed.  Incumbent will be reimbursed for this travel to the extent provided for in applicable rules and regulations.


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


Efficient with bookkeeping responsibilities, ability to compose and prepare routine correspondence, reports, and forms, ability to maintain office files, office supplies, and office equipment, knowledgeable of Microsoft Office programs, People First system, and all DOH policies and procedures, ability to provide management with pertinent information in a timely manner and assist as needed, ability to work a flexible schedule and fill in for management as needed, ability to attend trainings and ability to work independently with little or no supervision. Ability to exercise judgement weighing the costs and benefits of a potential action. Ability to develop teams. Ability to establish long range objectives. Ability to speak effectively to convey information. Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language.

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. You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct the 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 on the date of your retirement.


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.

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: Panama City

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