Requisition No: 234141
Agency: Department of Health
Working Title: GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS CONSULTANT I – 64003282
Position Number: 64003282
Posting Closing Date: 09/22/2020
OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY
64003282 GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS CONSULTANT I
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POSITION DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
This is a professional position that will design, develop and implement a HIV/AIDS outreach/education/service linkage program for the Transgender Community in Broward County. Provide technical assistance in the design and development of programs serving Transgender communities and special populations. This position is under the direct supervision of the HIV Prevention Manager.
Provide technical field support within the Communicable Disease Division on Transgender issues and topics. Perform service – access linkage and problem resolution for Transgender clients in support of program operations. Under the direction of the HIV Prevention Manager, the Transgender Program Coordinator will work closely with HIV Program Managers and HIV Prevention Program staff to support capacity building initiatives and facilitate the collection of qualitative and quantitative data for the Transgender community. Support one or more Transgender projects yearly within the HIV/AIDS Program, as assigned by the Communicable Disease Director or any HIV Program Manager. Incumbent is responsible for coordinating day-to-day management and administration of Transgender projects, including team communications, and training of support personnel, milestone tracking, and coordination with internal/external partners. Engages businesses and stakeholders to inform and provide resources and tools that support the transgender community. Promotes HIV and STD prevention and testing efforts per the Broward County’s local Integrated Prevention, Care and Treatment Plan and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s funding requirements for Prevention and Surveillance Programs. Responsible for identifying and disseminating trans-inclusive HIV prevention materials that reduce the acquisition of HIV and STDs. Works with HIV Program Managers and the HIV/AIDS Program staff to assist in identifying transgender inclusive HIV prevention services within Broward County and coordinates these activities with other available providers within the community to avoid duplication of services. Identifies and maintain a list of priority population programs and resources for High Risk Negatives which address issues specific to transgender persons.
Assist Communicable Disease staff in clarifying Transgender information needs. Keep abreast of changes in HIV implementation science. Advise and recommend tools and strategies to increase Transgender Program performance and results. Supports the HIV Program in all data collection, analysis, and learning activities to help ensure accountability and effectiveness for all Transgender projects, both new and established. Collaborate with the HIV Program Managers in reviewing and preparing monthly, quarterly and final narrative reports to CDC and the State Health Office. Monitor Transgender focused project indicators, implementation of processes, standard operating procedures and any other tasks. Conduct literature reviews regarding published social science and public health research on Transgender community and present updates as requested. Support all Transgender initiatives assigned, including data collection, data entry and data quality monitoring. Track and monitor the progress of activities and provide updates to the HIV/AIDS Program staff, as required. The Transgender Program Coordinator may present project findings at meetings and conferences, as well as to internal/external partners.
Provides quarterly cultural competency trainings related to serving the community and attend community events/meetings as required. Present quarterly program performance updates to DOH-Broward and on a per – request bases to HIV/AIDS community, stakeholders and HIV planning/advisory groups. Assist in the monitoring of Transgender Program performance indicators and proposing strategies to increase data collection. Suggest ways to facilitate data collection and the flow of data within program components. Identify strengths and weaknesses in existing data collection, management systems and processes and propose solutions. Perform regular field visits to ensure the quality of data collected and of special projects and to verify the accuracy of reported data. Review and editing of all relevant documents routed for leadership and communications approval. Responsible for attending events/meetings as directed in representation of DOH-Broward. Participate in the Transgender Advisory Work Group of the Broward County HIV Prevention Planning Council.
Maintains 501 HIV Counseling and Testing certification by attending annual HIV/AIDS 501 Updates Documents all information required by CDC, State and local HDs for reporting purposes.
Collaborates and participates in National Transgender HIV Testing Day, Transgender awareness/remembrance days/week, and National HIV/AIDS Awareness Days.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Good level of proficiency in Windows Excel, Microsoft Word and quantitative analysis.
- Ability to design program management tools.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Strong English writing skills.
- Valid Florida driver's license or the ability to obtain one in thirty days and a willingness to drive county vehicles.
- Available to work nights and weekends as required by program needs.
- Experience working or volunteering with diverse populations of the Transgender experience.
- Experience providing trainings and/or presentations.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Human Services, Public Health or a related field.
- Valid HIV/AIDS 501 Certification, or the willingness to obtain it within six months of being employed.
- A minimum of one year of experience working in the HIV/AIDS field.
- A minimum of one years of experience working or volunteering with diverse populations of the Transgender experience.
- A minimum of one year of experience providing trainings and/or presentations.
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.
You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) to conduct this background check.
You will be required to provide proof of education in the form of a degree or transcript.
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Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs shelter, or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.
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
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