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SENIOR HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM SPECIALIST - 64060925

Date: Dec 7, 2017

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 25592 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM SPECIALIST - 64060925

Position Number: 64060925 

Salary:  $36,467.60 - $40,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/14/2017 

Florida Department of Health

Open Competitive

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

This is a highly responsible, professional position in the Bureau of Communicable Disease, HIV/AIDS Section, Prevention Program.  The primary responsibilities of this position are to work in collaboration with and advise local Department of Health staff and community-based organizations (CBOs) on evidence-based, high-impact prevention interventions. Specifically, this position provides technical assistance, training, and oversight related to biomedical interventions and strategies for high-risk populations, including but not limited to PrEP and nPEP.

 

This position will be required to work with local contract managers to facilitate technical assistance and training to funded agencies that implement interventions.  This position will also be responsible for development and implementation of biomedical interventions, wherever possible. This position will take the lead on education and messaging surrounding biomedical interventions. This position is required to work closely with local health department field staffs and other teams within the Prevention Program. . This position is responsible for ensuring the incorporation of these interventions and strategies into county health department (CHD) and CBO programming. This position is assigned to and stationed at the Department of Health in Tallahassee and reports to the Interventions Team Lead.

 

Technical Assistance:

  • Provides technical assistance related to the incorporation, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based biomedical HIV prevention interventions and strategies in health departments and community-based organizations.
  • Responsible for guidance and oversight of CHD and CBO interventions, which includes conducting site visits to observe and provide TA on the implementation of biomedical interventions for high-risk negatives.
  • Look for opportunities to incorporate PrEP and nPEP as prevention strategies for high-risk negatives.
  • Look for opportunities to incorporate HIV prevention into care and treatment services for HIV-infected persons within medical settings by coordinating with the Patient Care, Medical, and STD programs, as well as other relevant sections and programs.
  • Respond to requests from individuals, health departments, health centers and CBOs for PrEP and nPEP referrals, patient assistance, services, and educational materials.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Facilitates process monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the implementation of evidence-based interventions.
  • Reviews monthly deliverable reports to identify areas or programs in need of assistance.
  • Develops M&E objectives for PrEP and nPEP activities.
  • Follow up on, monitor and evaluate PrEP and nPEP referral and patient assistance outcomes.
  • Research new and emerging evidence-based interventions and strategies for high-risk negatives and HIV-infected populations that align with high-impact prevention.

Training

  • Develops and conducts trainings for evidence-based biomedical interventions, wherever possible.
  • Attends relevant intervention trainings.
  • Participates in available Training-of-Trainers (TOT) and/or Training-of-Facilitators (TOF) sessions in order to facilitate and co-facilitate intervention trainings statewide.
  • Conducts regular conference calls or webinars related to specific interventions and strategies to develop inventories of best practices.

Other Responsibilities

  • Represents the prevention program on various prevention workgroups.
  • Works with contract managers on deliverables and provides group or individual technical assistance to contract managers on federal and state funded contracts.
  • Assists in the development of and reporting for the cooperative agreement application to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Completes other assignments as requested.                   

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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