Date:May 9, 2018

Location:FORT WALTON BEACH, FL, US, 32548

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Requisition No: 35213

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64034880

Salary: $27,926.08-$30,718.74

Posting Closing Date: 05/20/2018

Only applications submitted through People First will be accepted for this position.

This part-time 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 the public. 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 knowledge of health education practices, 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).

HEALTH EDUCATOR - Tobacco Prevention Program Position

  • This is professional work planning, implementing, evaluating and delivering tobacco health education programs and performing outreach activities to the community.

  • Develops and implements a strategy plan to address tobacco retailer compliance. Presents to and meets with retailers, community members and/or groups about tobacco point of sale and marketing tactics. Conducts data collection activities.

  • Develops and implements a strategy plan to address steps needed to implement a tobacco free college campus. Assist with the young adult college campus task force.

  • Interviews multi-unit housing owners/managers regarding their tobacco policies. Assists multi-unit housing owners/managers in developing and implementing tobacco/smoke-free policies. Conducts data collection activities.

  • Interviews human resources managers regarding current polices on cessation, benefits and insurance. Assists in the education of human resources and wellness coordinators on the benefits of tobacco free workplaces. Conducts data collection activities. Promotes health discussions to encourage policy or environmental system changes related to tobacco prevention and cessation.

  • Assists with annual tobacco prevention workplan and quarterly reports in Automated Tobacco Activity Collection System (ATACS). Prepares and submits required forms as needed. Identifies and recruits adult partnership members, parents, teachers, and volunteers in the county to support the Okaloosa County Tobacco Free Partnership. Participates in community health fairs and/or events.

  • Assists with the youth prevention component, Students Works Against Tobacco (SWAT) as needed. Transports and chaperones youth volunteers/advocates, to local, regional, state, and/or national tobacco prevention and control trainings, events, meetings, functions, or activities. Performs other duties as required.


  • The position requires the incumbent to have a Bachelor's Degree in Health Promotion, Health Education, or Public Health.

  • The position requires the incumbent to have a minimum of 3 months experience working and/or volunteering in a relevant health promotion/health education setting, within the past 5 years.

  • The position may require the incumbent to work varying hours, including early mornings, evenings, and weekends

  • The position requires the incumbent to currently holdandmaintain 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:

  • 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.

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.

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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