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Agency: Department of Health
Working Title: Florida Epidemic Intelligence Service Fellowship
Position Number: 64006635
Salary: $40,367.00
Posting Closing Date: 04/13/2018

Job Title: Florida Epidemic Intelligence Service Fellowship
Organization: Florida Department of Health
Type: Full-Time Positions
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: State Government
Number of Openings: 6 positions anticipated for the Class of 2018-2020
Location Placement: County Health Departments throughout Florida
Compensation: $40,367 per year

Position Description: The Florida Epidemic Intelligence Service (FL-EIS) is a unique two-year, post-graduate program of service and on-the-job training for health professionals interested in the field of epidemiology. Fellows are assigned to a county health department (CHD) for two years and have opportunities to respond to various public health concerns throughout the state. The goals of the program are to provide experience in epidemiology and public health practice during placements with CHDs, to assist local health departments in emergency outbreak and other field epidemiologic investigations, and to produce well-trained public health epidemiologists for positions in the Florida Department of Health.

The fellow will provide professional and technical epidemiologic consultation and assistance to public and private health care providers for CHDs in Florida. Conduct special projects/epidemiological studies and supports administrative and management activities. The fellow will participate in a variety of activities designed to develop their competency in three main areas: epidemiologic process, communication, and professionalism. Perform descriptive and analytic epidemiologic investigations, research, and public health surveillance of disease outbreaks and other field epidemiologic investigations of public health importance, such as disasters. Assist with the development, implementation, reporting, and publication of special epidemiological studies in peer-reviewed journals, presents at professional meetings, and disseminates vital public health information to the media and the public.

Qualifications: Persons with a master’s or doctoral degree in a health-related field (e.g. MPH, PhD, DrPH, MD, DVM) having taken at least one course in epidemiology and one course in statistics (biostatistics preferred, but other statistics courses will be considered) during graduate/professional school. The primary selection criteria are strong academic performance and recommendations, demonstrated interest in and the ability to practice epidemiology in Florida public health agencies, and geographic flexibility to accept placement in any location in Florida.

Organization Description: The Florida Department of Health’s mission is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts. As a public health agency, the Florida Department of Health must monitor the health status of Floridians, diagnose and investigate health problems, and mobilize local communities to address health-related issues. These positions report to the epidemiology section of the assigned CHD and the Program Administrator in the Bureau of Epidemiology, Division of Disease Control and Health Protection, Florida Department of Health in Tallahassee, Florida. The Bureau of Epidemiology leads the Department of Health’s efforts to prevent infectious diseases through surveillance, case and outbreak investigation, training and information dissemination.

To apply, you must send the following documents in a SINGLE envelope to the program postmarked by April 12, 2018: 1) Curriculum vitae, 2) personal statement of how FL-EIS training will benefit your career and why this program interests you, 3) two reference letters addressed to the FL-EIS Program, 4) transcripts from highest degree granting programs and programs from which public health training was received (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), 5) evaluation of foreign educational credentials, and 5) if applicable, copy of U.S. clinical license. An official State of Florida job application for the position must also be submitted. For additional information and further clarification, please visit the Florida EIS webpage (see link below), under application information.

Position finalists will also need to be eligible for employment in the State of Florida. See further information for application requirements at: http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/disease-reporting-and-management/florida-epidemic-intelligence-service/index.html.

Upon review of applications, competitive applicants will be selected for interviews. Further information about the program is available at http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/disease-reporting-and-management/florida-epidemic-intelligence-service/index.html.

Closing date: 4/12/2018; Desired starting date: Summer 2018

Contact Name: Karen Elliott, Florida EIS Program Administrator, Bureau of Epidemiology

Contact Location: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology, Division of Disease Control & Health Protection, 1217 North Pearl Street, Porter 216A, Jacksonville, FL 32202 Attn: Karen Elliott, MPH, CHES, CIC

Contact email: FL_EISFellowship@flhealth.gov

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

Please be advised:

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health. If you are looking to establish a successful career in the Health Care Field, you have come to the right place. Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout the State of Florida. We hope you decide to join our team!  Florida DOH is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.

This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit.

This position requires fingerprinting and a security background check and participation in direct deposit.. You will be required to provide your Social Security Number in order to conduct this background check. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety- sensitive positions.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the DOH in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

Applicant information provided as a result of this advertisement may be open to a public records request as allowed by Florida Statutes. All information submitted, including your application and responses to qualifying questions, is a public record unless otherwise exempted by law.

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.

Special Note: 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.

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.


FEDERAL POLICY DIRECTOR

SIECUS seeks a strategic, driven, and creative Federal Policy Director to lead national policymaker and partner education, advocacy, and lobbying; assist in shaping state policy support and engagement; and produce related resources and publications. The ideal candidate will have the ability to think and communicate at both the 30,000 foot-level as well as dive into the weeds of sexuality education policies, funding, and practices, balancing proactive and defensive grasstops mobilization strategies.  Click here for details and to apply.


Part Time Recruiter Position

Prism Health at Emory University is hiring a part time recruiter for the M3 Mobile Messaging for Men Study of smartphone-based tools for sexual health. This mobile messaging intervention is focused on learning more about how to craft effective sexual health messages for men who have sex with men, and is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study requires participants to come in for a focus group discussion or one-on-one interview where they will be asked the perception, opinion, and beliefs about different sexual health messages. Recruiters are responsible for screening potential participants.  This requires some late nights at bars, clubs, and other various venues.  The recruiter should be familiar with the Atlanta LGBTQ community and businesses.

To find out more, please email your resume to marc.a.padlla@emory.edu


GCAPP

POSITION TITLE:                     Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator
SUPERVISOR:                         Training Manager
LOCATION:                              Atlanta, GA (Headquarters)
JOB STATUS:                          Full-Time, Exempt

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

The Trainer and Technical Assistance Coordinator will provide training and technical assistance to school district decision-makers and school-based staff to increase their capacity and confidence to implement evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention curricula. The position requires knowledge and experience in teen pregnancy, HIV and STI prevention, curriculum implementation, monitoring and evaluation, training pedagogy, dynamics of school culture, project management.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Functions Related to Training and TA Assistance:

  • Conduct research on school district policies and administrative practices to identify opportunities for training and exemplary interventions (programs, TA, and guidance)
  • Develop needs assessments and surveys to identify training needs
  • Design, deliver, and evaluate specific training and other performance improvement interventions
  • Select appropriate instructional procedures or method such as individual training, group instruction, self study, lectures, demonstrations, computer-based training
  • Organize and develop training manuals, reference library, testing, evaluation procedures and other educational materials
  • Demonstrate exceptional training skills in leading large group discussion, group facilitation and managing controversial subject matter using a wide range of training strategies
  • Conduct research on the latest training techniques or curricula regarding teen pregnancy, HIV, STI prevention, youth development, adolescent health and other relevant topics such as sexual assault, sexual abuse, dating violence and sex trafficking.
  • Coordinate project with partner schools and school districts; monitors progress of trainees
  • Collaborate with state and local partners (i.e.: GAHPERD, RESA, Family Connection Partnerships, and Public Health) and other local partners to continue to build public and political will to support comprehensive sex education.
  • Support efforts to create an ISP web-based infrastructure in Georgia and increase educator access to research and information on comprehensive sex education.
  • Assess and monitor the implementation of the project activities.
  • Provide technical assistance on a variety of topics including science-based sex education and teen pregnancy prevention programs, effective facilitation methodology, best practice reports, and program evaluation
  • Attend regular meetings with implementation team.
  • Disseminate results and lessons learned to national evaluator, funder, local partners, and the fields of public health, education, sex education, teen pregnancy
  • Support activities and events that serve to advance the goals and objectives of Integrated School Programs (ISP).
  • Performs other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • Minimum of Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s degree with equivalent experience in Training and Development, Education, Public Health or related field.
  • Three to five years experience in the design of training, performance improvement, and technical assistance with a demonstrated ability to plan and implement training and apply new technologies.
  • Three to five years experience managing health-related programs/projects.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and passion in working with adolescents in teen pregnancy prevention, youth development or another related field
  • Strong ability to work effectively and collaboratively with school district leaders and school-based staff to increase the will and competency to implement comprehensive education
  • Demonstrated expertise in providing training and technical assistance to professionals in program selection, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability
  • Strong knowledge of relevant theories including adult learning, social learning, stages of change, and diffusion of innovation
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Project management and budgeting abilities
  • Proficiency with MS Office; spreadsheet software and internet software
  • Exercise discretion and independent judgment; seek guidance when necessary
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Creative, self-starter with the ability to organize, effectively establish priorities, and manage multiple assignments
  • Ability to travel 20-30% of time in and out of state

Please send cover letter and resume to hr@gcapp.org.


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