Requisition No: 231822 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST III – 64946220

Position Number: 64946220 

Salary:  $21.00 per hour 

Posting Closing Date: 09/30/2020 

This is a multi-hire requisition, and will be used to fill multiple vacancies.




This is a temporary, professional position in the Florida Department of Health in [COUNTY] that will provide epidemiological support to local COVID-19 response.


Incumbent must professionally interact with health care providers as well as community members of diverse social, economic and cultural characteristics. Incumbent will request and have regular access to a wide range of protected health information and must follow all laws and policies on accessing and sharing such data. Incumbent must understand and effectively communicate the current guidelines on infectious periods, exposure risks, isolation protocols, and emergency warning signs. Excellent written and verbal communication are required.


Scheduled work may include weekends, evenings, and holidays.


Specific duties may include:

  • Gathering and reporting comprehensive information on patients diagnosed with COVID-19 and their close contacts
  • Using available systems to trace contacts, discovering missing information where possible in order to identify and communicate with those individuals
  • Assisting with data analysis and reports
  • Assisting with community testing event logistics as directed




Preference will be given to those with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health or a related field.


NOTE:  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.

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.

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.

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.