LocationFLEMING ISLAND, Florida 32003
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2022-11-22
Direct Apply
Valid Through2023-09-13

Job Description:


Date: Nov 21, 2022



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Requisition No: 788181

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: HEALTH EDUCATOR CONSULTANT - 64030741

Position Number: 64030741

Salary: $42,000.00 to $44,500.00

Posting Closing Date: 12/04/2022


Job posting category (Open Competitive)

Your Specific Responsibilities:

The incumbent is expected to support the mission of the Florida Department of Health at Clay County 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.

Minority Health and Health Equity Liaison

  • Conduct a health equity assessment, assessing technical assistance and training needs of the

    County health department and community partners to improve their capacity for addressing social

    Determinants of health (SDOH).

  • Maintain and facilitate a local Health Equity Team, including representatives from a variety of programs at the local

    county health department level. Provide training to address CHD health equity capacity gaps.

  • Facilitate the selection of a health disparity/health disparities to be worked on in the health equity


  • Research the impacts of SDOH on prioritized health disparities.

  • Develop resource guide of local agencies and organizations.

  • Maintain and facilitate a Health Equity Taskforce with membership from organizations that address SDOH that

    most impact prioritized health disparities.

  • Present to the Health Equity Taskforce the research conducted by the Health Equity Team.

  • Research best practices to address SDOH.

  • Facilitate the identification of barriers and health equity projects to overcome barriers.

  • Promote the evaluations of health equity projects.

  • Serve as contact to assist the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, as appropriate.

  • Identify and disseminate information about funding opportunities.

  • Share OMHHE messaging.

  • Ensure up-to-date information, data, and resources available on the Department health equity


  • Participate in monthly meetings conducted by the Health Equity Regional Coordinators

    Health Promotion

    •Lead and manage health education strategies with direct program staff and community partners.

    •Seek out and identify opportunities within the community for education events and partnership.

    • Coordinate outreach projects that promote health, and wellness education program activities, ensuring staffing and supplies are adequate.

    •Assess and evaluate programs, perform research on relevant topics, and revise presentation materials as appropriate.

    •Provide health education resources by utilizing effective problem-solving skills and understanding various ways and means for identifying and disseminating appropriate information and resources to a target audience considering culture and literacy.

    • Based on need assessments, develop, implement and evaluate community health programming using evidence-based practices to ensure the achievement of program objectives.

    •Collect, analyze, and interpret findings and reports them to staff, decision-makers, and community partners.

    •Ensure accuracy, completeness, and quality of data for health promotion and disease prevention, evaluation and quality improvement efforts.

    •Provide education to individuals, families, community groups, and stakeholders that is adapted to their unique needs, lifestyle, cultural and socio-economic situation.

    •Present lectures and training to deliver targeted, culturally appropriate information to help individuals and groups understand health promotion and disease prevention information, policies, regulations and local code.

    •Advocate on behalf of vulnerable individuals and populations; participating in assessing and evaluating health care services to ensure that people are informed of available programs and services and are assisted in the utilization of those services.

    •Assist with implementation and tracking of strategies, goals, and objectives outlined in the Strategic Plan.

    •With staff, develop and implement department’s annual outreach/marketing plan to promote agency programs delivered through publications (newsletters/brochures), stories, reports, websites and media using techniques that best suit the target audience.

    Community Health Improvement Planning and Management

    •Acts as a resource to assist community partners in providing education regarding Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) initiatives.

    •Provides the public, policy makers, and stakeholders with information on community health status and health needs in the community, as well as information on policies and programs that can improve community health.

    •Provides health education to community partners through lectures, and training sessions that addresses targeted initiatives.

    Performs all the other duties as required which may include any of the below:

    •Prepares and maintains accurate reports and records describing activities in the assigned area of responsibility.

    •Maintain, update and use computerized data management systems.

    •Develop and monitor customer satisfaction survey team. Coordinates agency customer satisfaction process. Maintains database by producing quarterly and annual summary of customer satisfaction results.

    •Assists in maintaining department websites.

    •Serve on task forces and committees as assigned.

    •Conducts special projects and supports administrative and management activities.

    •Participate in trainings, seminars, and conferences that directly benefit the Department of Health in Clay County.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of community-based health promotion planning.

  • Knowledge of the needs assessment techniques.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of health education.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft office applications, Power Point, Excel and Publisher.

  • Skill in communication including appropriate methods for interacting effectively and professionally with persons of all ages and from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, and ethnic, sexual orientations, lifestyles and physical abilities.

    Able to assess budgetary needs; forecast monitor expenditures; interpret and apply regulatory materials; formulate policies and procedures; plan, develop and evaluate health education programs and services; understand regional specifics such as member population types and disease-conditions to assist in creating initiatives for targeted populations to build awareness; communicate effectively; understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.


    Minimum –

  • An intermediate level of knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • At least one year of verifiable experience working in public health.

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health, Community Health, Health Education, Community Organizing, or Health Science or equivalent work experience.

  • Able to work evenings and/or weekends, to participate in community meetings and/or accommodate outreach activities.


Master's degree

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.


I 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.

Where You Will Work:

Florida Department of Health in Clay County, 1845 Town Center Blvd, Fleming Island, FL 32003

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

    (For more information, please click www.myfrs.com );

  • Flexible Spending Accounts;

  • Tuition waivers;

  • And more!

    For a more complete list of benefits, including monthly costs, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com .

    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: http://www.sss.gov

    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 (*****). 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 *****, 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 (*****). 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 *****, 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. Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements. 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 clickinghere (http://www.dms.myflorida.com/content/download/*****) . All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Nearest Major Market:Jacksonville

Job ID: 7184031386026177320


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