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
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
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
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
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
- Ability to develop and deliver health education services to
- 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
- Ability to operate a personal computer, utilizing computer
systems and operating audiovisual equipment.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and
- Ability to lift and carry equipment weighing 50lbs or more
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
Department of Health Career Service employees enjoy the
- State of Florida Retirement package - 3% employee contribution
- 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,
- Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts
- 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
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
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.
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