GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS CONSULTANT III – 64005413

Overview

Requisition No: 224501 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS CONSULTANT III – 64005413

Position Number: 64005413 

Salary:  $50,000 – $52,000 

Posting Closing Date: 09/18/2020 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH – OPEN COMPETITIVE

 

Job Title: GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS CONSULTANT III    186362)

Requisition ID: 224501

Position Number: 64005413

Closing Date: 09/18/2020

 

DESCRIPTION
This is a highly responsible professional position located in the Early Steps Program, which is in the Division of Children’s Medical Services, Bureau of Early Steps and Newborn Screening, Early Steps Section. The Early Steps Program performs the functions and oversight required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C and Part III of Chapter 391, Florida Statutes. The individual in this position coordinates data collection, reporting and analysis as required by IDEA, Part C and Florida Statutes. The position requires travel and the incumbent is responsible for the following:

Prepare and compile data for program planning and responding to legislative and other requests.

Develop and implement fact sheets, guidance documents, one-pagers, snapshots, and other publications as required to disseminate data instructions and findings.

Maintain, update and review the Early Steps Fee schedule on at least an annual basis, using federal CMS information and guidance, Correct Coding and Procedural Terminology, including guidance from other Agencies, such as the Agency for Health Care Administration.  Serve as the policy lead for data and be responsible for updating data policy elements on at least an annual basis.

Provides data, reports (annual or as requested) and analyses to the Early Steps Program as well and other programs within or outside Bureau’s programs.

Works with the Early Steps program vendor(s) and staff to coordinate data needs while providing support to staff. Identifies program needs for future system improvements by reviewing current policy, state statutes or IDEA Part C requirements. Work with state staff and local implementation teams to ensure that policies and practices are developed and implemented with a focus on data and continuous program improvement. Provides ongoing consultation with users, management, vendors, staff and technicians to determine information management needs and system requirements or enhancements. Provides technical assistance and training to data custodians/local information systems staff, Bureau and others to ensure continuing operations and data quality on a continuous basis. Ensures that the technical requirements of HIPAA and FERPA, as related to the Bureau’s programs, are met.

Performs other work-related duties as requested.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES
Knowledge of Early Intervention programs and service delivery system for infants and toddlers and the continuum of care for children with special health/developmental needs. Knowledge of computer software (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and database systems. Knowledge of the principles of all automated office equipment. Knowledge of confidentiality rules. Ability to search the internet for business related information. Ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data and/or information. Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral formats. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to work effectively across agency lines. Ability to organize work and make independent decisions. Ability to work independently on difficult or complex tasks. Ability to understand and carry out complicated oral and written instructions. Ability to prioritize workload and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to follow through on issues in a timely manner. Ability to be flexible, work effectively with interruptions and at a fast pace and produce quality work in highly stressful situations. Ability to work under stress and maintain a pleasant, courteous interaction with others. Possess reliable work habits, being punctual and showing effective time management skills. Ability to work in a Team environment and possess skills necessary to work within the unit.  Ability to work independently, to develop scenarios, and data examples for implementation and management approval.  Ability to present data findings to others in various settings. Excellent conflict resolution skills. Ability to travel.

PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE WHO MEET THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
•    Bachelor’s degree in the field of human services, education, public health, social work, public administration, computer science, information technology or a related field; (relevant experience on a year to year basis can substitute for specific degree requirement).
•    Three years of professional experience with developing statistical reports and analyzing data.
•    Three years of professional experience with related to database management, SQL server, macros, and queries.

 

**NOTE: When completing the online application/resume, all gaps of employment or education greater than 90 days starting from high school must be explained (approximate date, month and year) identifying company name or if unemployed. All responses to qualifying questions should be verifiable by skills and/or experience stated on the resume or electronic application. Applicants who do not respond to the qualifying questions will not be considered for this position. Responses such as “see resume” or “see application” and incomplete applications are subject to disqualification.

Applicants selected for an interview may be required to complete a written skills assessment following the verbal interview.

**All resumes/applications for employment must be received via the People First System.

 

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

 

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 or Red Cross shelters, 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.

 

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.

 

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 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 reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

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.