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Date: Nov 29, 2019

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Requisition No: 83046 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64007126 

Salary:  $65,000.00 - $70,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/31/2019 




Requisition ID: 83046 

Position Number: 64007126

Closing Date: 11/01/2019


This is a responsible position working as a Genetic Counselor in the Newborn Screening (NBS) Program which involves the tracking and surveillance of the statewide screening program for all newborns born in Florida. This position is expected to be knowledgeable about conditions screened by the newborn screening program. Also, provide guidance and technical assistance to providers throughout Florida on newborn screening. This position will provide genetic counseling specific education to Newborn Screening Program staff.


Communicate laboratory results and follow-up processes for newborn screening results received from the state laboratory for newborns with abnormal lab results for condition designated by the department to be included in the NBS Program.


Provide ongoing case management to newborns with abnormal screening results until diagnosis or case closure.
Develop, maintain, and revise programmatic educational materials for families and providers.


Performs quality assurance activities, which includes all cases received from the lab and case reports that have been reviewed and closed.


Collaborate with and provide programmatic oversight of Newborn Screening Referral Centers and the Long-Term Genetics Program to evaluate follow-up processes and long-term outcomes for individuals with abnormal newborn screens.
Other related duties as assigned


Knowledge of public health and DOH; Knowledge of Newborn Screening Program; Knowledge of Genetics, Knowledge of Project Management; Ability to facilitate strategic planning; Understanding of public health indicators; Knowledge of desktop automation software such as Microsoft Office; Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently; Ability to work on project teams in a variety of roles to accomplish objectives; Ability to establish and maintain effective and productive working relationships with public and private organizations, partnerships and programs; Good listening, verbal, and writing skills.


•    Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling from a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC)
•    Board certified or board eligible by the American Board of Genetic Counseling
•    Valid State of Florida Driver’s License


**NOTE: When completing the online application/resume, 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. All responses to qualifying questions should be verifiable by skills and/or experience stated on the resume or electronic application. Applicants who do not respond to the qualifying questions will not be considered for this position. Responses such as “see resume” or “see application” and incomplete applications are subject to disqualification.

Applicants selected for an interview may be required to complete a written skills assessment following the verbal interview.

**All resumes/applications for employment must be received via the People First System.

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.

Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired. 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.

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.


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