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Date: Dec 8, 2017

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website.

Requisition No: 21256 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: PLANNING CONSULTANT - 64005519

Position Number: 64005519 

Salary:  $40,948.18 

Posting Closing Date: 12/14/2017 





SALARY: $40,948.18



This is a professional, tobacco-free position under the direct supervision of the State and Community Interventions Operations and Policy Leads.  This position serves as the manager for one or more statewide policy areas as assigned and communicates information about the assigned policy area(s) to other Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida (BTFF) staff, BTFF funded grantees, community tobacco free partnerships, youth organizations, contracted providers, and other local agencies.  This position requires considerable travel as well as some weekend and evening hours. 



Develops, directs and manages assigned statewide policy areas(s) from beginning to end based on relevant data and evidenced based practices.  Establishes relationships with statewide organizations as needed to further the objectives of the policy area(s). Coordinates with stakeholders to ensure that quality policy-specific activities are conducted at the state and county levels, as recommended by the CDC Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs. 


Ensures that all policy-specific activities conducted by BTFF county grantees contribute to the programmatic goals of the BTFF and follow a logical progression towards policy change.  Communicates policy specific information that allows county grantees to work cohesively as one statewide comprehensive program in a timely fashion. Assists with statewide policy development and strategic planning.  Serves as contract manager as required by Section 287.057(15), Florida Statutes.


Reviews and approves activities specific to assigned policy area(s) in the annual work plans and quarterly progress updates for each county funded by the BTFF. Coordinates and provides training and technical support specific to assigned policy area(s) to county grantee staff, DOH partner program staff, youth and community partners.


Staffs and facilitates all meetings of the Tobacco Education and Use Prevention Advisory Council Subcommittees.  Attends county partnership meetings as needed to achieve the goals of assigned policy area(s).  Attends county partnership meetings as necessary for non-policy specific issues.  Attends Bureau program planning meetings.  Attends in state and out-of-state professional development trainings, meetings, webinars and conferences as assigned or required.


Coordinate and facilitate periodic regional grantee workshop meetings.  Secure meeting facilities, logistics and technology as needed.  Provide training and programmatic updates to grantees directly and or arrange speakers to provide relevant meeting content.  Serves as chaperone and transport for youth as needed.  A level 2 background screening is required to work with youth.


Other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, skills and abilities, including use of equipment, required for the position: Ability to plan and implement effective tobacco prevention programs in accordance to CDC Best Practices for Tobacco Control Programs. Knowledge of state guidelines and the ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures as needed. Ability to work both independently and as a team member. Ability to work with the public in a tactful and courteous manner.  Ability to organize and coordinate work assignments.  Ability to communicate effectively.  Ability to coordinate with other program offices and government agencies.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Ability to provide technical assistance and program guidance to multiple organizations


Licensure/registration/certification requirements

Contract Management Certification and Recertification


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


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:


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.


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.


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