Date:Aug 10, 2017

Location:SAINT PETERSBURG, FL, US, 33701

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Requisition No: 17776

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64003031

Salary: $2,307.69 bi-weekly

Posting Closing Date: 08/25/2017

Public Health Services Manager

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health. If you're looking to build a great career in public health - you've come to the right place. Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida. We hope you decide to join this team and make the Florida Department of Health your employer of choice.

The 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.

Public Health Services Manager

The Child Care Licensing Program promotes a creative and supportive work environment where staff are encouraged to bring their professional and personal expertise from the healthcare, child care, and public health fields to the workplace, and to be innovative and creative in work products, technical assistance and program monitoring. Professional enhancement is supported and highly encouraged.

This position is established within the Disease Control and Health Protection Division’s Environmental Health Programs of the Health Department directing and promoting the Child Care Licensing Program and supporting the Pinellas County License Board for Children’s Centers and Family Day Care Homes (PCLB). The incumbent should be highly motivated and posse exceptional organizational and managerial skills who will work independently under the supervision of the Environmental Health Director and the Chairperson of the PCLB.

This is a highly responsible, professional position that serves as an advocate for promoting early childhood development and ensuring child safety and it requires a high degree of independence and initiative in directing the child care licensing for the county. This Manager ensures program operations are consistent with federal, state, and county mandates. This position requires local travel and some weekend and evening hours. The successful applicant must own or have access to reliable transportation.

This is work promoting, maintaining, and improving children’s health and development by assisting child care professionals to help children to thrive in safe and nurturing out of home placements. Incumbents may also serve as a resource to assist individuals, family members, other professionals, and/or the community to coordinate efforts on behalf of children.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work within a team and utilize expertise as a leader in manging all aspects of the program and representing the program to child care providers and child protective services providers and to the lay public, community groups and other health professionals.

  • Act as a Liaison between other child care professionals and organizations in the community and the Health Department working with adults promoting safe and healthy care for children..

  • Promote the agency and its programming to the community and health professionals to increase the level of professionalism in the provision of child care servies.

  • Assist in designing, developing and presenting literature, information brochures, program materials, presentations on child care and child development topics, as assigned.

  • Coordinate with health and social services according to need.

  • Develop program budgets and monitor adherence to those budgets. Request amendm,ents to budgets as needed throughout the year, and within perscribed time frames.


  • Knowledge of child development, child care processes, and educational and behavioral management techniques.

  • Ability to formulate budgets over numerous fiscal periods and forecast future needs and trends that may affect the budgets.

  • Ability to monitor budgets through multiple performance reporting systems and maintain balanced budgets in those systems.

  • Ability to work with clients and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

  • Ability to plan and evaluate services provided.

  • Ability to organize and coordinate work assignments.

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to teach and demonstrate effective child care techniques.

  • Knowledge of community resources.

  • Ability to understand applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to child care programs

  • Ability to work independently.

Licensure, Certification, or RegistrationRequirements

  • Willing to complete training to be a Certified Contract Manager in DOH system

  • Florida Drivers’ License or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment

Desirable Qualifications:

  • At least four years of experience working with providers of child care

  • At least two years of experience facilitating group education on children’s issues

  • Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish highly desired.

  • At least two years of experience working in a supervisory/managerial position.

Department of Health Select Exempt Service (SES) employees enjoy the following benefits:

  • State of Florida Retirement package - 3% employee contribution required

  • 9 annual paid holidays and 1 personal day

  • Ability to earn 176 hours of paid Annual Leave (annually)

  • Ability to earn 104 Hours of paid Sick Leave (annually)

  • Health insurance for individual or family coverage - State pays 80% of premium

  • Life insurance – State provides a $25,000 policy to Select Exempt Service Employees

  • Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, disability, etc.

  • Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available

  • Tuition waivers and Nurse’s Forgiveness Program

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

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

Current State Employees - Salary for current employees is based on employee’s current payband/ paygrade.

Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.

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, visit

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.

Fingerprinting is required of the successful applicant for a sensitive position.Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) to conduct this background check.

Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.

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 on the date of your retirement.


Veteran Information: Certain veterans and spouses of veterans receive preference in employment by the state (applies only to positions within the Career Service).

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.

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