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Date: Nov 29, 2017

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 25051 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64080973 

Salary:  38,659 - 40,000 

Posting Closing Date: 12/14/2017 

Requisition No: 25051

Agency:  Department of Health


Position Number:  64080973

Salary:  $38,659 - $40,000

Posting Closing Date:  12/14/2017


Anticipated Vacancy


This highly responsible position provides statewide implementation and oversight of HIV programs in prisons and jails.  Provides technical assistance and support for the Department of Health, HIV/AIDS Section in the areas of HIV screening and testing, peer education, prevention education, pre-release planning, and community linkage/follow-up for inmates and releases of jails and prisons statewide.  Provides consultation to community-based organizations, the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC), county jails, county health departments, and universities for the implementation and/or evaluation of programs for HIV-infected inmates.  Provides technical assistance and support for the development of procedures, guidelines, and reports for corrections programs.  Works with various program systems and provides data analysis; prepares reports and makes presentations at local, state and national conferences, meetings, and workshops. Manages the Jail Linkage Programs, including providing reporting forms, training staff on standardized procedures and monitoring their progress on a monthly basis.  Provides technical assistance as it relates to implementing HIV testing technology, adherence to acceptable medical standards in jails, and connecting inmates to medical care upon release. Initiates, negotiates, and oversees the Pre-Release Planning Program and Prison Peer Education Program with the FDC.  Writes and manages the contract/memorandums of agreement and ensures timely execution.  Provides technical assistance and receives outcome data quarterly to assess the success of the program.  Completes formal monitoring and accompanies pre-release planners on site visits to prisons as necessary.  Coordinates activities for the Prevention Program related to protocols for mental health issues and substance use screening and treatment, as well as procedures for HIV/STD/hepatitis prevention, linkage to care and retention in care. Coordinates the Corrections Infections Workgroup, a group made up of representatives of staff from HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, TB, Correctional Medical Authority, Department of Juvenile Justice, DCF, and the DC, to coordinate efforts made on behalf of the health and well-being of incarcerated individuals. Acts as the HIV/AIDS Section corrections liaison with public and private entities.  Assists in the preparation of grant applications, legislative budget requests, legislative bill analyses, issue papers, quarterly reports, and other written assignments as assigned.



  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to listen and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to write and/or review intra-agency memorandums of agreement
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to HIV prevention and incarcerated populations.


    Preference will be given to candidates with at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.  Professional experience is preferred in one or more of the following program areas: corrections, substance abuse, or mental health.  This professional experience may be in program delivery, program evaluation, program planning, program management, or program administration.


    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.


    Applicant information provided as a result of this advertisement may be open to a public records request as allowed by Florida Statutes.  All information submitted, including your application and responses to qualifying questions, is a public record unless otherwise exempted by law.


    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.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, 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. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee