OPS Health Educator / OPS Biological Scientist III- 64911234 1


Requisition No: 229741 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS Health Educator / OPS Biological Scientist III- 64911234 1

Position Number: 64911234 

Salary:  $15.00 per hour 

Posting Closing Date: 12/31/2020 


Multiple positions will be filled with this posting

$15.00 an hour – Up to 40 hours weekly.  Weekends, weekdays and evenings.

Announcement Type: Open Competitive



Thank you for your interest in an opportunity with the Florida Department of Health in Collier County. We have a long-standing history of excellence in service delivery and strong involvement with the community.  Our dedicated staff strives to be on the cutting edge of public health practice, regardless of the programmatic focus area.  Working as a team, we integrate performance excellence throughout the organization, guided by the Baldrige/Florida Sterling Framework. We work collectively to ensure public health accreditation readiness, improve customer satisfaction, participate in activities that foster workforce engagement, contribute to quality improvement efforts, and participate in activities that contribute to improved health outcomes.  Join us and become a valued member of our committed, hardworking team of public health professionals. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.


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.



This is an OPS (temporary) position in support of the COVID-19 State emergency response. This position will work an estimated 40 hours per week for approximately 4 months or longer depending on funding.


Duties will primarily be accomplished in the Immokalee vicinity and/or surrounding area.



  • A valid driver license and reliable transportation.
  • Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours to include after normal working hours and on weekends.
  • Must be bi-lingual in either English/Spanish or English/Creole or English/Mam. 


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. 



Primary duties will include providing COVID-19 community health education and prevention information and may be delivered utilizing a variety of methods to include door to door, telephone, email, flyers and any other method as directed.  Health Educators will team up to conduct health education outreach to businesses, workplaces, community and faith based organizations, and other community organizations. Responsible to prepare, print, laminate and distribute health educational materials. Tracks and logs visited business information, number of handouts and number of mask delivered into an excel spread sheet.


Assists in other COVID-19 activities as needed such as assisting in mass testing.  Assisting at mass testing is limited to non-medical duties such as registration, logistics, crowd and traffic control and other non-medical duties.  As needed assists in providing front door coverage or manning the COVID-19 phone bank.  Performs related work as required.



  • Ability to plan, organize and complete work assignments. 
  • Good interviewing skills
  • Ability to speak in a non-threatening (non-regulatory) tone to strangers via telephone
  • Awareness of various cultures and sensitivities
  • Ability to ask probing questions
  • Ability to explain COVID-19, principles of exposure, infection, infectious period, high-risk interactions, symptoms of the disease, and prevention and control interventions
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality (protected health information)
  • Good computer skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Windows-based business software applications including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Ability to learn new computer programs


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.


** 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. Fingerprinting is required of the successful applicant for a sensitive position. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions. 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 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.  Only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Certain veterans and spouses of veterans deemed eligible will receive preference in employment by the state (applies only to Career Service (CS) positions).


This is an OPS (Other Personal Services) positions and as such no paid time off is offered. Health benefits will be offered for full-time employment.  OPS employees are eligible to participate in a deferred compensation plan.


If there are any problems applying online please call People First Staffing Administration: (877) 562-7287 Service Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. TTY users call (866) 221-0268.

OPS – Other Personal Services / Temporary Employment



State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan* – mandatory

Workers’ Compensation – mandatory

Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) – mandatory

Participation in state group insurance (must meet eligibility requirements, please consult with your servicing HR office for details)

Deferred Compensation – voluntary

Employee Assistance Program – voluntary



Any form of paid leave

Paid holidays

Participation in the Florida Retirement System

Reinstatement rights or retention rights



Sections 110.131, 110.1315 and 216.011(1)(dd), Florida Statutes

Rules 60L-33.005 and 60L-34.001, Florida Administrative Code

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.