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Date: Oct 15, 2021

Location: WAUCHULA, FL, US, 33873

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

Requisition No: 361001 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64925029 

Salary:  Hourly Rate - $13.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/31/2021 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Hardee County.  If you are looking to establish a successful career in Public Health, you have come to the right place.  Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida.  We hope you decide to join our team!  Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.



Other Personal Services (OPS) employment is a temporary employer/employee relationship used solely for accomplishing short term or intermittent tasks.  OPS are at-will employees and are subject to actions such as pay changes, changes to work assignment and terminations at the recommendation of the employer.



  • State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan- Mandatory
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) 
  • Participation in state group insurance - Voluntary
  • Deferred Compensation- Voluntary
  • Employee Assistance Program- Voluntary


  • Any form of paid leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Participation in the Florida Retirement System
  • Reinstatement rights or retention rights


Duties and Responsibilities:

The incumbent if part of a global public health organization and is expected to support the Florida Department of Health in Polk County in its mission to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts and its vision to be the Healthiest State in the Nation. Furthermore, the incumbent is expected to incorporate the agency values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Responsiveness and Excellence in all aspects of their work.  


This is a 10-month OPS position and the work schedule will coincide with the months of the year that Hardee County Schools are in session. This is a Health Support Technician in the School Health program that provides direct and indirect services primarily in a school setting according to the Florida School Health Administrative Guidelines.  This position is under the supervision of the Senior Community Health Nursing Supervisor. 

  • The incumbent will provide direct and indirect nursing support services to the students being served by the comprehensive School health program through the Hardee County Health Department.  Provides support to the RN/CHN assigned to school keeping him/her apprised of daily activities and concerns.  The incumbent determines the purpose of student health room visits including taking vital signs, providing first aid, and refers to appropriate professional staff as needed. Serves as a liaison between school nurse, faculty and family members.  Provides proper documentation of health room visits including completion of individual student treatment plans.  Notifies parent/guardian/principal of any student injury.  Provides teacher with written action plan when student is returned to the classroom.
  • Conducts monthly inventory of supplies and notifies school administration of supply needs.  Evaluates student medication supply and notifies parent of refill needs.  Provides good hygiene instructions to students while in the health room.  Notifies supervisor of suspected communicable disease outbreaks.  Ensures health room is clean and free from safety hazards.
  • The incumbent will assist school personnel and or RN / CHN with any health screenings as needed.  May be asked to assist with required screenings at schools other than his/her regular assigned school.
  • Participates in all public health program activities such as Quality Improvement, performance reviews, and client satisfaction surveys as required.  Participates in implementation of procedures and activities.  Serves as back-up Information Custodian in the absence of a professional nurse at school site.
  • Treats all consumers of services, the general public and co-workers in a courteous and professional manner at all times while ensuring the personal dignity of those who are served and whose who serve.
  • In the event of a disaster, the incumbent in this position will be expected to report for duty, during, and or after a disaster as needed.
  • Maintains license, CPR, and First Aid certifications, continuing education requirements, protocols, and performs other duties as directed. 
  • The 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 Shelters, or to perform other emergency duties including but not limited to responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, manmade or natural.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

  • Proper use and care of medical equipment.
  • Ability to prioritize workloads. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to communicate with others in writing and verbally. 
  • Ability to practice good work ethics including reporting to work on time, wearing appropriate FDOH  identification at all times, treat others with dignity and respect. 
  • Ability to ensure proper completion of work assignments. 
  • Ability to establish a good working relationship with co-workers. 
  • Knowledge to seek consultation from supervisor when needed. 

Licensure/registration/certification requirement (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite):

  • Current certification in CPR and First Aid

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant Certification. 

***Note: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process. 

***Note: Confidentiality: Incumbent may have access to records containing Social Security numbers in the performance of their job duties.


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

Current State Employees - Salary for current employees is based on employee’s current payband/ paygrade. 

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, visit

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 on 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.


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.

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