64006499-51404904-20161012103007 Agency Name: Health


Working Title: SENIOR HEALTH EDUCATORBroadband/Class Code: 21-1091-03Position Number: 64006499-51404904Annual Salary Range: $32,278.74Announcement Type: Open CompetitiveCity: FORT WALTON BEACHFacility: FORT WALTON BEACHPay Grade/ Pay Band: BB007Closing Date: 10/26/2016

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For those applicants unable to apply online, you may fax a State of Florida Application to People First at: 1-888-403-2110

State of Florida Application must be completed - Resumes not considered in lieu of incomplete application.



This is position is in the Community Health Improvement Section focusing on public health issues facing the community. These issues include, but are not limited to, healthiest weigh initiative, primary prevention education of tobacco usage, preventable dental health education as well as infectious disease education and injury prevention. This position serves as a health education resource for public and private schools, voluntary pre-kindergarten programs, licensed child care facilities, the military as well as community organizations in Okaloosa County. Incumbent may perform complex tasks are under limited supervision where general policies may not have been previously established and standard methods may not be available. The job requires an extensive knowledge of youth, community dynamics, and an ability to be an effective agent for change. This position is supervised by the Public Health Services Manager –B in the Tobacco and School Health programs at the Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County (DOH-Okaloosa).


Assists with the youth prevention component, Students Works Against Tobacco (SWAT), by planning youth meetings, recruiting and retaining youth in the SWAT organization, and recruiting SWAT sponsors. Work with school clubs to plan and implement anti-tobacco trainings and activities. Tracks SWAT promotional/incentive items. Assists with annual work plan and quarterly reports in Automated Tobacco Activity Collection System (ATACS). Prepares Commitment Change Requests (CCR) as needed.

Interviews multi-unit housing owners/managers regarding their tobacco policies. Assists in the education of human resources and wellness coordinators on the benefits of tobacco free workplaces. Interviews human resources managers regarding current polices on cessation, benefits and insurance.

Represents the organization to the public, government, and other external sources. Communicates with persons outside the organization. Promotes the Healthiest Weight initiative among community partners, businesses, and individuals. Provides direct support to community partners to ensure successful implementation of health promotion strategies. Communicates extensively with persons outside the organization. Tailors communication to the needs of the audience. Represents the organization to the public, government, and other external sources. Provides information to supervisors and fellow workers. Information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer. Participates in Regional and/or Statewide SWAT phone calls and meetings as needed. Participates in School Health conference calls as needed.

Collaborates with health specialists, school administrators, child development facility administrators, community-based youth groups, and civic organizations to ascertain community health needs, determine availability of services, and to develop goals using a written work plan. Identifies and recruits adult partnership members, parents, teachers, and volunteers in the county to support the Okaloosa County Tobacco Free Partnership. Promotes health discussions in schools, industry, and community agencies to encourage policy or environmental system changes related to tobacco prevention and cessation, SWAT and chronic disease prevention through the Healthiest Weight initiative. Mobilizes the community to define and address chronic disease prevention and develops partnerships to address Healthiest Weight goals. Attends community events as assigned.

Assists in development of health education presentations that are age-appropriate for use by school staff or child development program staff to enhance the health knowledge and improved health habits of children. Participates in developing or selection of curriculum as well as preparation of pamphlets, visual aids, course outlines and other materials used in teaching and promoting health education to targeted school age children and upon request, will instruct and assist in developing presentations to be utilized in schools, child development facilities, and community based youth groups. Assists in data collection and preparation of the Annual School Health report, School Health Services Plan, etc.

Conducts activities to increase awareness of impact of lifestyle on healthy weight and chronic disease as well as address the safety issues in this county. Develops and maintains cooperation between public, civic, professional, and voluntary agencies. Prepares and disseminates educational and informational materials. Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others. Communicates with others outside the organization. Tailors communication and presentations to the needs of the audience.

Attends training and maintains competencies. Transports adult volunteers, and transports and chaperones youth volunteers/advocates, to local, regional, state, and/or national tobacco prevention and control trainings, events, meetings, functions, or activities. Prioritizes work and uses time wisely. Maintains confidentiality of all information within the health department. 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. Performs other duties as required.


  • Position requires at the minimum a bachelor's degree in Health Education, Health Promotion, Public Health, or Health Sciences.

  • This position is in compliance with and monitors compliance (when applicable) of the mandatory requirements in Section 215.422 F.S. andCh.3A-24, FAC.

  • Tobacco Use – This position is required to be 100% tobacco free and 100% electronic nicotine delivery system free.

  • Must currently hold and maintain a valid U.S. Driver's License.

All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida employment application.

This position requires a security background check and participation in direct deposit.Please note:You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct the background check.

Emergency Duty: 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 or Red Cross shelters, or to perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.

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:

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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 (1-877-562-7287). 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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