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Date: Sep 29, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 452993 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPERATIONS MANAGER C - SES - 64057374

Position Number: 64057374 

Salary:  $49,426.78 - $111,430.18 (Salary offered will be based on current state employment as well as skill 

Posting Closing Date: 10/29/2021 


Division of Disease Control and Health Protection






This position is a highly responsible position as the HIV/AIDS Section Administrator for the HIV/AIDS Section reporting directly to the Chief of the Bureau of Communicable Diseases. This position is responsible for all aspects of the HIV program including providing direction and functional supervision of staff responsible for HIV Prevention, Patient Care, Surveillance and Quality Improvement initiatives for the state of Florida. The position also has the responsibility of coordinating statewide efforts for program planning and culturally competent community engagement efforts.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Staff Supervision and Team Development: Provides technical assistance, plans, directs, supervises and coordinates activities of professional staff.  Evaluates staff assignments and work performance to determine the most effective utilization of professional personnel.  Change assignments as necessary and appropriate. Responsible for all HR actions related to staffing in the HIV/AIDS Section, including but not limited to; timesheet approval, hiring, disciplinary, salary action requests, staff performance and training.


A major portion of time is spent planning staff workloads, workflows and work objectives. Also provides functional supervision of HIV medical team.


Responsible for fostering a strong collaborative working environment for program area supervisors and developing a cooperative team.


Technical Expertise and Consultation: Provides expertise and consultation on various aspects of HIV/AIDS to the Department of Health, other governmental agencies and stakeholders. Responsible for understanding and documenting changes to any federal, state or other program requirements including but not limited to 340b, HOPWA, Ryan White Program and AIDS Drug Assistance Program. Keeps up to date with advancements in biomedical and behavioral interventions and state of the epidemic and epidemiological methods. Provides and attends internal and external presentations and drafts executive briefs and reports as required.


Communication and Relationship Building: Position is responsible for developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with a variety of stakeholders. Responsible for engaging community members in a culturally appropriate manner and works to foster and build relationships. Position will be responsible for employing communication methods that encourage mutual trust building, respect, and cooperation among affected communities and internal and external stakeholders. Provides information on Section activities as needed. Works closely with other Bureau of Communicable Diseases programs. 


Developing Objectives and Strategies: Responsible for developing statewide policies, objectives and strategic planning for all aspects of the HIV Program and incorporates social and structural determinants of health into program planning activities. Analyzes information and outcomes related to strategies and objectives and makes recommendations for improvements.


Legislation: Responsible for understanding and knowing all statutes and rules associated with the administration of the HIV/AIDS program including keeping up to date with any changes. Coordinates the development and preparation of legislative bill analyses, legislative budget requests and legal issues for the HIV/AIDS Section.  Directs the work effort of staff responsible for the drafting of administrative rules and legislative updates. Formulates and recommends necessary changes and additions to state laws, policies, rules and regulations as needed.


Grant, Contracts and Budget Management: The position is also responsible for preparing and planning grant projects, assisting with grant applications, preparing budget amendments necessary for the release of grant funds and monitoring grant expenditures for compliance with grant conditions. Directs the work effort of staff responsible for providing technical assistance on contract negotiation, development and procedures. Responsible for managing and allocating the budget for the HIV/AIDS Section including federal and state funding. Ensures county health departments receive funding via Department processes and tracks internal and external spending, reports deficits or underspending timely to Bureau Chief and ensures grant, agency and other planned activities are being met.


Quality Improvement and Performance Management: Responsibilities include the supervision of staff responsible for quality improvement (QI) activities and provides technical assistance to county health departments and other stakeholders. Engages in QI efforts that may include travel to counties to conduct QI visits. Responsible for the oversight and development of HIV specific performance management efforts including but not limited to federal grant objectives, agency and Division of Disease Control and Health Protection strategic planning objectives and state health improvement objectives.


Other duties: Serves as a member of appropriate inter-departmental groups and committees as needed.


Ensures the HIV Surveillance program provides technical data and epidemiological assistance for county health departments, academic institutions and other entities.


Takes part in Bureau of Communicable Disease programs, activities, protocol and process development and works closely with Bureau counterparts to leverage resources, personnel functions and streamline workflows as required.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of cultural competency, social and structural determinants of health

Knowledge of budgeting and mathematical operations including arithmetic

Knowledge of the methods of data collection and analysis

Knowledge of basic management principles and practices

Ability to supervise people

Ability to determine work priorities, assign work, and ensure proper completion of work assignments

Ability to communicate effectively and effectively convey information

Ability to motivate staff and others

Ability to write work related documents for multiple audiences

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to management analysis activities

Ability to collect, evaluate, and analyze data to develop alternative recommendations, solve problems, document work flow and other activities relating to improvement of management practices

Ability to organize data into logical format for presentation in reports, documents, and other written materials

Ability to conduct fact-finding research

Ability to work independently

Ability to think critically and develop approaches for implementing activities


Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:


To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.


To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.


nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.


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The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions

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  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

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Please be advised:


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. 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 Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.


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.   


Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. 


Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). 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. 


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 Department's 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.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee