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Date: Aug 10, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 67532 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64030918 

Salary:  $90,000.00 - $150,000.00 ( Based on Experience) 

Posting Closing Date: 08/31/2019 

Florida Department of Health

Division of Disease Control and Health Protection,  Bureau of Communicable Diseases


Open Competitive

Salary $90,000.00 - $150,000.00 ( Based on Experience)

Posting Closing Date: 8/15/2019


Position Overview:

The Florida Department of Health is seeking a mid-or senior level epidemiologist or diseases control expert for a leadership role in the Bureau of Communicable Diseases in the Florida Department of Health’s Division of Disease Control and Health Protection.   This program oversees Tuberculosis (TB), Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) and HIV/AIDS programs.  Thee position includes working with public and private stakeholders, including community-based organizations, and will manage a staff of programmatic disease control experts and professional support staff.  This position is an exciting opportunity to influence health care in the nation’s 3rd most populous state.


DUTIES: Serves as the focal point for leadership and management of state communicable disease-related categorical sections, to include Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) and Viral Hepatitis, Tuberculosis (TB), and HIV/AIDS. Overall purview and charge includes policy development, standards-setting, monitoring, quality control, staff development, and technical assistance. Directs, plans, implements, and supervises operations fora statewide comprehensive program for the prevention, control and elimination of STDs, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, and TB by establishing and maintaining necessary surveillance; epidemiology; quality improvement; training/education/information activities; information systems/applications; support for local delivery of client services, lab tests, vaccines and medications and support for outbreak investigation and control. This may include oversight of studies and research accomplished within the bureau or in collaboration with other DOH programs, county health departments, CDC, universities, and others.


Directs and supervises approximately 142 central office and field staff responsible for ongoing program activities and compliance with established goals and objectives. Responsible for all supervisory duties, including, but no limited to, hiring and selection, developing performance plans, conducting performance appraisals, planning and directing work, approving leave, and taking disciplinary action as appropriate. Directs and assists a program of personnel development that will: utilize personnel in accordance with their particular skills; train personnel to increase effectiveness and develop latent talents; and evaluate personnel in a fair and constructive manner. Plan, direct, supervise and coordinate activities of professional staff. Evaluate staff assignments and work performance to determine the most effective utilization of professional personnel. Change assignments as necessary/appropriate.

Provides analysis and technical direction, consultation, and assistance to establish and maintain coordinated and/or integrated systems of information-gathering that will provide data on communicable disease risk factors, and disease burden and distribution among the various cultural, social, and economic groups and sub-groupings of population.

Directs, plans, and develops federal grant applications and annual budget requests for federal grant assistance and state general revenue funds totaling approximately $306 million. Allocates, monitors, and evaluates expenditures of funds for statewide program activities by county health departments, state health office, and pharmacy services, to ensure efficient and best use, and to ensure accountability and transparency for program reporting requirements and for financial audits. Serves as Project Administrator for federal grant assistance and other federal activities in the state, including contract studies and the assignment of federal employees to the state program.

Provides information/data (as allowed), consultation, and technical assistance on programmatic and administrative issues related to the STD, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and TB, programs to county health department professionals; officials of public and private health and educational facilities, institutions and agencies; representatives of school systems; industry representatives; and other public and private groups who are in a position to influence the Bureau’s activities.

Provides expertise and represents the bureau and its programs at local, state and federal meetings, conferences and workshops; and in interdepartmental groups and committees. Complies with and monitors compliance (when applicable) of the mandatory requirements in Section 215.422, Florida Statutes.

Develops proposals for legislative and rule changes necessary to effectively and efficiently prevent, control, and eliminate STDs, TB, HIV/AIDS, and hepatitis. Provides legislative bill analyses during the legislative sessions and represents the agency at pertinent hearings and committee meetings. Implements legislative and rule changes related to bureau programs.

Performs other duties as assigned by higher authority.


Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:
- Grants Management to include application development & processing, implementation, reporting, fiscal management, etc.
- Knowledge of State competitive procurement and contract management.
- Knowledge of State budgeting, finance, and accounting.
- Knowledge of State and DOH administrative policies and procedures.
- Skill as the Property Custodian/Delegate’s Supervisor- Serves as the supervisor for property custodian/delegate and monitors compliance of mandatory requirements in Sections 273 and 274.11, Florida Statutes.
- Knowledge of Florida statutes and administrative rules related to communicable disease and the related responsibilities of the



We request that all applications be completed with People First - no faxed or mailed applications to the agency. Experience, education, and/or training used to meet the minimum qualifications and in response to the qualifying questions must be verifiable through information contained in your application.

When completing the online application, all gaps of employment or education greater than 90 days starting from high school must be explained (approximate date, month, and year) identifying company name or if unemployed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Please be advised:

Florida DOH is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.  Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired. 

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) in order to conduct this background check. 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. 

Direct deposit of salary is a condition of employment.

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.

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.

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.

Candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  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.

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

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