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HEALTH EDUCATOR CONSULTANT - 64909212 at State of Florida in LECANTO, FL

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Requisition No: 22660 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: HEALTH EDUCATOR CONSULTANT - 64909212

Position Number: 64909212 

Salary:  $24,269.61 - $37,486.78 

Posting Closing Date: 11/28/2017 

This is a grant funded position. This is a highly responsible, fulltime professional position responsible for initiating and coordinating tobacco prevention and control activities at the county level that focus on: (1) preventing initiation among youth and college age persons; (2)  creating and increasing access to cessation programs for youth and adults; and (3) reducing exposure to secondhand smoke.  This position serves as a liaison between the county health department, headquarters, the Regional Tobacco Prevention Coordinator (RTPC), youth and adult organizations, tobacco-free partnerships, businesses and other local agencies.  This position requries the ability to work independently and to work with both youth and adults.  Public speaking, coalition building and program development skills, management expertise, and a strong knowledge of state procurement and budget management are required.  Marketing/Public Relations/Tobacco experience is preferred. ATACS experience a plus. The person in this postion must also have a working knowledge of computers and word processing skills,  This position requries travel and some weekend and evening hours.  This is a tobacco-free position, and a background check will be required.


•  Provides administrative and fiscal support for tobacco prevention and control for youth and adult programs.

•  Serves as the point of contact for all tobacco prevention and control for the county health department.

•  Develops and submits a tobacco prevention workplan focusing on promoting cessation, reducing exposure to secondhand smoke, and on preventing youth and college age initiation.

•  Performs community needs assessments to identify strategies for tobacco prevention, adult use reduction, and to develop policy to effectively reduce tobacco use and access to tobacco products and to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke.

•  Coordinates program activities with the Chronic Disease staff, Healthy Start, WIC, and other health department staff as needed.


Assists in the creation of a local tobacco-free community partnership by helping to organize meetings and conducting business and activities of the partnership.  Assists in recruiting partnership members.  Coordinates partnership activities within the county.

•  Acts as fiscal liaison between the county tobacco prevention and control program and Headquarters subject to coordination with the CHD Business Manager.

•  Submits regular reports as required to ensure appropriate progress on workplans

•  Prepares documents for vendors and ensures compliance with state guidelines.

•  Works with local schools and with SWAT Coordinators to plan and implement anti-tobacco activities.

•  Coordinates the youth prevention component, Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT), of the statewide comprehensive Tobacco Prevention and Control Program by planning youth meetings, recruiting and retaining youth in the SWAT organization, and working with youth to develop youth trainings and events throughout the county.

•  Collects and analyzes data to ensure program outcomes.


 •  Promotes the Florida Quitline and refers community members to tobacco cessation services offered at the local level.

•  Promotes youth empowerment by increasing skills, knowledge of tobacco issues and prevention; and advocacy training.

•  Prepares and disseminate news releases and other information to communities.

•  Promotes a tobacco-free lifestyle in the community.


•  Represents the CHD and the tobacco prevention and control program on local committees, boards, and coalitions.

•  Attends scheduled trainings as required.

•  Assures that tobacco prevention advocates receive training on effective tobacco prevention and control strategies and the program’s mission, goals, and objectives.

•  Performs other duties as assigned, including providing assistance as needed in response to and recovery following natural or man-made disasters.


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

Knowledge of tobacco prevention and use reduction in the areas of cessation, secondhand smoke, and youth prevention.

Knowledge of tobacco prevention resources

Ability to develop, plan, implement programs

Ability to work with youth and adults

Knowledge of coalition development

Ability to prioritize and organize work assignments and work independently

Ability to build and maintain partnerships

Knowledge of evaluation methods and practices

Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision

Knowledge of communicable disease prevention, surveillance and treatment

Skilled in written and oral communication

Ability to record and analyze data

Knowledge of computers and computer programs

Knowledge of medical office procedures

Ability to do face-to-face and over the phone interviews

Ability to deal with clients in a confidential manner

Ability to deal with challenging clients


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

Must have a valid Florida driver’s license.


Other job-related requirements for this position:

Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency.  Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.  Confidentiality:  Incumbent may have access to records containing social security numbers in the performance of their job duties.


Working hours: (A) Daily from 8AM to 5PM (B) Total hours in workweek 40


*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. 


Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.


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 http://www.sss.gov.


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.


Fingerprinting is required of the successful applicant for a sensitive position. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) to conduct this background check.


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.




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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