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Health Educator - 64004669

Company: State of Florida
Location: Ocala
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition No: 286381

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: HEALTH EDUCATOR - 64004669

Position Number: 64004669

Salary: $27,926.08 - $31,809.18

Posting Closing Date: 06/11/2021


This is a professional position that provides Health Education to Marion County Health Department clients and residents of Marion County. The position requires the ability to take initiative, work independently, and think creatively. Strong communication skills-written and verbal, ability to multitask and prioritize, and attention to detail required. The individual will be expected to work with community and corporate partners in a professional, diplomatic, sensitive and confidential manner. This position requires the ability to work with teens, parents, and other adults while discussing potentially sensitive subjects such as sexual health, teen pregnancy, STD prevention, and healthy decision making. The individual in this position will be supervised by the Health Education Program Manager-SES. This is a grant funded position, if funding is discontinued, this position may be eliminated.

This positionre quires that you are comfortable with providing Sexual Risk Avoidance education to youth, which includes teen pregnancy, STD's, healthy/unhealthy relationships, alcohol and boundaries.

Preference will be given to individuals who have experience in health education and/or youth development and public speaking.

Note: Please include a detailed resume with your application.

The Health Educator will be responsible for the following Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Programming:

The Health Educator will deliver the grant approved, evidence based, curriculum to middle and high school students within the Marion County Public School System. The Health Educator will deliver presentations to adults/parents in church groups, correctional facilities and other community based organizations related to Sexual Risk Avoidance education. This position will be required to work with parents and concerned adults and will seek out opportunities to educate adults on information related to Sexual Risk Avoidance education and other current issues related to positive youth development to their children and county youth. With guidance from the Health Education Consultant and program supervisor, this educator will plan, coordinate, and implement special events that promote Sexual Risk Avoidance education to county youth. These events will be coordinated with community and corporate partners.

This Health Educator may be asked to promote youth health an address related youth risk factors by participating in community coalitions/councils/meetings/events, disseminating information to health education staff/program coordinators, supervisor and Marion County public. The individual will assist in program monitoring and evaluation activities. Other duties as assigned: participation in special departmental events.

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

  • Public speaking experience is required.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective communication- both written and verbal.
  • Ability to discuss sensitive subjects such as sexual health, teen pregnancy, STD prevention, and healthy decision making in an appropriate and positive manner.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of health education.
  • Ability to develop and deliver health education services to others.
  • Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches.
  • Ability and skills to prioritize and manage your time effectively to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to collect and analyze data.
  • Ability to maintain electronic and hard copy records.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to problem solve and think quickly under pressure.
  • Ability to lift and carry equipment weighing 50lbs or more unassisted.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer, utilizing computer systems and operating audiovisual equipment.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook.
  • Ability to lift and carry equipment weighing 50lbs or more unassisted.

This position requires a security background check and participation in direct deposit.

Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.

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.


Department of Health Career Service employees enjoy the following benefits:

  • 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 clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Nearest Major Market: Ocala

Keywords: State of Florida, Ocala , Health Educator - 64004669, Other , Ocala, Florida

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