Health Educator in Crawfordville, Florida

Florida Department of Health

Requisition No:829027

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: HEALTH EDUCATOR – 64068262

Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number:64068262

Salary: $1,260 – $1,386 Biweekly

Posting Closing Date: 05/22/2024

Open Competitive

This is a full time Career Service position working 40 hours per week.

Your Specific Responsibilities:

The incumbent of this position is responsible for the coordination of the Tobacco Prevention Program. This position requires the ability to work independently and to work with both youth and adults to promote tobacco prevention throughout the community by attending meetings, events, and trainings. This position requires travel for community outreach, events planning and participation. This is a tobacco-free position.

Incumbent uses knowledge of quality improvement (QI) methods and processes to work with other staff to help identify opportunities for improvement and develop a culture of quality within DOH (Department of Health) Wakulla; assists in improvement projects, as assigned.

  • Provides daily oversite to the Tobacco Prevention Program’s workplan working with the Tobacco Prevention Program Manager. Supports statewide tobacco prevention and health promotion initiatives as directed.
  • Develops and submits a tobacco prevention work plan in Automated Tobacco Activity Collection System (ATACS), focusing on prevention and intervention activities that will advocate for policy change.
  • Completes quarterly progress updates in ATACS.
  • Responsible for the development of local Students Working Against Tobacco chapter within the community, including transporting and chaperoning youth at meetings,trainings, and community events.
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of the Tobacco Free Partnership. Coordinates and organizes local tobacco prevention community wide events and meetings.
  • Attends required conference calls, meetings, and trainings.
  • Serves as a resource to the community regarding tobacco prevention issues.
  • Promotes the Three Ways to Quit and refers community members to tobacco cessation services offered at the local level.
  • Promotes a tobacco-free lifestyle in the community.
  • Provides Daily Administrative Functions.
  • Attends monthly Employee Empowerment Committee (EEC) meetings and functions that support employee events and activities.
  • Purchases promotional items in Ariba on Demand (AOD) for events and planning. Follows the Tobacco Purchasing Agreement and prepares purchasing quotes and justifications as outlined within purchasing guidelines.
  • Provides support and planning to ensure the goals of DOH-Wakullas Community Health programs are achieved.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of tobacco prevention, chronic disease, risk factors, health education and health promotion practices.
  • Knowledge of the principle and practices of community-based health promotion planning and coalition-building skills.
  • Knowledge of Automated Tobacco Activity Collection System (ATACS), Ariba on Demand (AOD) and Tobacco Purchasing Guidelines
  • Skilled in public speaking and teaching techniques; use of Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to plan, develop and deliver health promotion and public health education services; to collect and analyze data; to prepare reports; to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments; to communicate effectively, both orally and written; to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to work independently on assigned tasks.


Minimum – Valid Florida Driver’s License.Ability to promote a tobacco-free lifestyle as required by Coalition. Ability to work some nights and weekends.

Preferred – Comfortable and skilled in public speaking. Experience networking with community pa tners to obtain common goals.

Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:


To protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.


To be theHealthiestState in the Nation.


Innovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

Collaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals and solve problems.

Accountability: We perform with integrity and respect.

Responsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers and engaging our partners.

Excellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning and continuous performance improvement.

Where You Will Work:

Wakulla County Health Department – 48 Oak Street, Crawfordville, FL 32327

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The States total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

Please be advised:

Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.

This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit.Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.

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.

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.

Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.

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 reasona

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