Date:Mar 12, 2018

Location:NEW PORT RICHEY, FL, US, 34654

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Requisition No: 31931

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64005048

Salary: $42,525.91 - $48,904.66

Posting Closing Date: 03/23/2018




Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Pasco 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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Environmental Administrator, this position is responsible for the coordination and activities of the West Central Florida Medical Reserve Corps (WCFMRC). This position will also assist the public health planner (PHP) preforming duties relating to emergency response. This work requires travel throughout the charter counties, occasional travel in the region and state maybe required along with evening and weekend work hours. This is an independent and complex administrative and consultative position advising and assisting County Health Departments and private sector medical facilities within the county in developing plans for public health, and medical response. Incumbent in this class serves as the Strategic National Stockpile and Emerging Infectious Disease Planner and performs duties related to planning and developing emergency preparedness program initiatives, goals, and objectives for the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI).

Recruit new and retain current MRC volunteers and ensures all administrative requirements are met. Works with state and local public health staff to coordinate program implementation and promotion. Conduct presentations on MRC, CRI, and PHP to local and regional organizations, conduct education and training meetings for MRC volunteers. Oversee scheduling and training of volunteers and staff maintain documentation of same. Coordinate MRC activities during an actual or simulated emergency response, link volunteers to local emergency response drills and exercises. Verify volunteer credentials and perform background screening as necessary, communicate with volunteers through Everbridge and other electronic and print media; maintain regular communication through messages, newsletters, and emails. Schedule and participate in advisory board (steering group) meetings, prepare meeting agendas, take, and distribute minutes, work with Supervisor to develop and manage budget, validates work plan, purchase supplies, equipment, contractual services and seeks grant funding.

Assists the PHP planner in daily operations of public health preparedness program. Serves as one of the L4 budget consultant for preparedness fiscal assets, prepares and reports on program budgets; monitors expenditures and revenues. Helps to maintain our DOH respiratory protection program. During the absence of the PHP planner, this position Serves as community liaison among the private medical community, public health entities, governmental and non-governmental agencies, and Regional Domestic Security Task Force-Region 4. Supports Pasco’s Health and Medical Consortium including, but not limited to, providing meeting assistance, identifying speakers, conducting consortium member recruitment and is a representative of DOH-Pasco. This position will assist in coordinating planning efforts of county community partners including hospitals, emergency management, EMS, private health care and other governmental and non-governmental organizations. Ensures the maintenance of all planning documents related to emergency operations (all hazards) for the county health department. Identifies shortfalls and gaps in equipment, personnel, and response capabilities. Ensures that county-level Health Everbridge activities are developed, implemented, and exercised as related to planning, preparedness, and response.

Develops, prepares and coordinates SNS-CRI dispensing plans and procedures for the Florida Department of Health in Pasco County. Develops, organizes, and manages SNS-CRI program using all available resources and assets to support maintaining and upgrading related plans. The Strategic National Stockpile and Emerging Infectious Disease Planner provides guidance on SNS-CRI exercises. Seeks agencies and community partners to accept and sign an MOA to operate closed points of dispensing (PODs) in the event of a disaster. The planner will work to develop and implement strategies that will lead to long-term involvement of community institutions, organizations and individuals in health protection and promotion, assessment, and evaluation activities. Strategic National Stockpile and Emerging Infectious Disease Planner is responsible for completing reporting requirements in accordance with federal and state program guidelines. The incumbent will collaborate and coordinate with the DOH-Pasco Emergency Planner on plans and activities related to public health emergency preparedness and shall provide regular updates to the Environmental Administrator on efforts to accomplish CRI objectives.

Other job related duties as needed or required. Participates in training programs, educational conferences and keeps informed and up-to-date on preparedness issues. Participates in and provides information for quality improvement, evaluation and agency accreditation as needed. Consults with federal, state, county, city and other officials relative to new regulations, policies, laws and enforcement of existing laws related to preparedness.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities, Including Utilization of Equipment required for the position:

Knowledge of basic management principles and practices.

Knowledge of Florida Public Health and Healthcare Preparedness Strategic Plan and its contents, NIMS/ICS, and principles of preparedness and emergency planning

Ability to collect, evaluate and analyze data to develop alternative recommendations, solve problems, document work flow and other activities relating to the improvement of operational and 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 utilize problem-solving techniques.

Ability to work independently.

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

Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and work in teams

Communication skills (written and verbal)

Computer skills including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, WebEOC and other related programs

Public speaking skills

When completing the online application process, all gaps of employment or education greater than 90 days starting from high school must be explained (approximate date, month and year) identifying company name or if unemployed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Important Notices- Please be advised:

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

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

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

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.


Veteran Information: Certain veterans and spouses of veterans receive preference in employment by the state (applies only to positions within the Career Service).

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

Department of Health Career Service employees enjoy the followingbenefits:

  • State of Florida Retirement package - 3% employee contribution required

  • 9 Annual paid holidays

  • Ability to earn 104 hours of paid Annual Leave (annually)

  • Ability to earn 104 Hours of paid Sick Leave (annually)

  • Health insurance for individual or family coverage

  • Life insurance

  • Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, disability, etc.

  • Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available

  • Tuition waiver available

Your take home pay can be significantly influenced by your insurance premiums. Compare your current premium with the State of Florida employee premiums!

Monthly employee premium for the standard PPO/HMO:

Single coverage is $50

Family coverage is $180

Monthly employee premium for the High Deductible Health Plan PPO/HMO:

Single coverage is $15

Family coverage is $64.30

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 clickinghere. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

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