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Date: Aug 21, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 69288 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR HEALTH - 64062245

Position Number: 64062245 

Salary:  $120,000 

Posting Closing Date: 08/23/2019 

Florida Department of Health

Deputy Secretary for Health

Open Competitive

Tallahassee, FL

Salary: $120,000


Applicants must submit their application for this position using the People First system,, no later than the closing date.


This position is included in the Senior Management Service, governed by Chapter 110, Part III, Florida Statutes, “Senior Management Service System”. 


This is a senior management position as the Deputy Secretary for Health at the Florida Department of Health. The position reports directly to the State Surgeon General.



Organizational Description


The Florida Department of Health’s mission is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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 policies 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 also provides specialized assistance to pregnant women, infants, and children with special health care needs, regulates health care practitioners, and provides medical disability determinations.




The Deputy Secretary for Health is responsible for the overall planning of the Division of Emergency Preparedness and Community Support, Division of Disease Control and Health Protection, Division of Community Health Promotion, Division of Public Health Statistics and Performance Management, Office of Medical Marijuana Use, and Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, setting standards for practice, formulating operational goals, policies, and staffing patterns, conducting quality assurance and utilization review of staff competencies and delivery of services, analyzing and interpreting needs, developing and analyzing legislative proposals, writing and promulgating rules, and maintaining liaison with state and national professional agencies and communities.

Assists the State Surgeon General with the planning, direction, evaluation, supervision, and administration of the public health programs supported by the Department of Health to ensure the provisions of quality public health services meet the interest and needs of the citizens and visitors of Florida.

Represents the Department on various committees, councils, boards, workgroups, and meetings involving programmatic, administrative, or operational issues.

Participates in inter and intra-agency and services delivery activities designed to provide integrated services to persons in need of health care. This involves identifying need, developing outcome objectives, negotiating service priorities, and assessing the impact of funding levels on achieving outcomes.

Directs the development of statewide standards for all public health programs and directs the effort to move toward compliance with established national and professional program standards. The objective of this responsibility is to assure uniform, quality service programs throughout the state.

Represents the State Surgeon General at meetings and conferences designed to strengthen the provision of public health services in Florida. Serves as liaison to public and private organizations, agencies or individuals in matters related to public health.




Demonstrated leadership and management skills, including the ability to manage a multi-million-dollar budget. Ability to serve as the department’s representative and surrogate for the Surgeon General. Extensive experience in supervision, management, and administration of public health programs; knowledge and experience in essential public health services; demonstrated knowledge of health policy issues; experience in public speaking and working with elected officials, governmental bodies, community partners, and the media.

Ability to represent the department on key topics for presentations to the legislature or their staff, other state agencies, county and city officials, and representatives of the federal government.

Candidate will have a capacity for leading an organization through a continuous quality improvement and strategic planning process including directing, budgeting, assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating, and monitoring, as well as a demonstrated knowledge of information systems and human resource management with the ability to provide leadership with cultural and interpersonal skills. Should have extensive knowledge of and experience with core public health principles and practices and have a capacity for public health advocacy.

Preference will be given to an M.D. or D.O. who currently holds, or is eligible for, a Florida Medical license (Chapters 458 or 459, Florida Statutes).


Please be advised:


**NOTE:  All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida, Employment Application. **


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 fingerprinting and a security background check. You will be required to provide your Social Security Number in order to conduct this background check.  Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety- sensitive positions.  


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.


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.

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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