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Date:  Sep 13, 2022

SEBRING, FL, US, 33875

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

Requisition No: 523924 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS HEALTH EDUCATOR - 64928118

Position Number: 64928118 

Salary:  $16.00 per hour 

Posting Closing Date: 01/08/2023 


Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Highlands County.  If you are looking for a successful career in Public Health, you have come to the right place.  Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida.  We hope you decide to join our team!  Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.


Your Specific Responsibilities:


The Health Educator is a highly responsible position working as part of a team. This position is directly linked to the following DOH-Highlands strategic priorities: stakeholder satisfaction and community health improvement. The Wellness and Diabetes program seeks to improve health outcomes and help eliminate health disparities around diabetes, obesity and nutrition, and targets low income, uninsured, underserved groups and minorities in Highlands County. This position works with the Healthy Babies, Healthiest Weight and Minority Health/Health Equity programs, and provides health education programs for DOH-Highlands staff.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Ability to communicate fluently in Spanish, both verbally and in writing;
  • Knowledge of community-based health promotion planning and basic health marketing principles;
  • Ability to use various audio-visual equipment, computer applications, and software programs, such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Word;
  • Basic knowledge of food and nutrition needs throughout the life cycle, meal planning, food budgeting and purchasing;
  • Ability to provide nutrition education in group or individual settings, determine nutritional needs and develop nutrition education plans for individuals who are not at a medical high nutrition risk;
  • Ability to educate individuals and families about food and nutritional needs;
  • Basic knowledge of diabetes disease, diabetic diet;
  • Ability to participate in educational or in-service training programs as an attendee or by teaching classes, demonstrating food practices, giving talks, and developing or selecting educational materials;
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; and,
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.




  • High school diploma
  • Fluent in Spanish, both verbally and in writing
  • 1-year working with nutrition, diabetes, and/or wellness programs
  • Reliable transportation with current insurance and valid Florida Driver’s license.




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.


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:

7205 S. George Blvd,. Sebring FL 33875


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. 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.





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: Central Florida
Nearest Secondary Market: Sebring