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Date: May 15, 2020

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Requisition No: 70340 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64026311 

Salary:  $90,000 - $120,000 (Based on Experience and Training) 

Posting Closing Date: 06/01/2020 

Florida Department of Health

Division of Disease Control and Health Protection, Bureau of Epidemiology


Open Competitive

Salary:  $90,000 - $120,000 (Based on experience and training)


Re-advertisement - Previous applicants will not need to reapply


Position Overview:

The Florida Department of Health is seeking a mid-or senior level epidemiologist for a leadership role in the Bureau of Epidemiology in the Division of Disease Control and Health Protection.  It oversees infectious disease surveillance and epidemiology for a broad range of diseases and conditions that contribute to morbidity and mortality. This position is an exciting opportunity to influence public health in the nation’s 3rd most populous state.



The Bureau Chief is responsible for the overall operations of the State of Florida’s Epidemiology and Surveillance, Immunizations, and Refugee Health programs. The position involves coordinating the planning and delivery of these key public health services in collaboration with local health departments, community-based organizations, educational institutions, and various public/private partnerships.  In addition, the position:


  • Manages the planning, direction, evaluation, and administration of mentioned public health programs to ensure the provision of quality public health services to meet the needs of the impacted communities and individuals.
  • Plans and manages budgets and funding streams that support these program’s operations statewide, which includes both federal and state funds.
  • Provides technical assistance and consultation for both programmatic and administrative issues, complex public health epidemiological studies and surveillance systems, and support to Executive Leadership through technical expertise.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of strategic plans, legislative proposals, public health rule and policy, and program guidelines that monitors disease conditions and directs appropriate responses affecting Florida’s diverse population.
  • Ensure a robust system of surveillance that identifies and addresses disease trends and risk factors, while using this data to develop effective interventions appropriate to affected populations, communities and individuals, with the goal of reducing Florida’ disease burden. 



NOTES: 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 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.


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 Departments 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. 


Special Note:  Incumbent may be required to work during or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or to perform other emergency. Duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.

Please do not submit documents directly to the agency.


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: Tallahassee