CHIEF OF PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORIES Job Listing at MyFlorida in TALLAHASSEE, FL
64026311-51230204-20130307133001 Agency Name: Health
Working Title: CHIEF OF PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORIES
Broadband/Class Code: 11-9111-03
Position Number: 64026311
Annual Salary Range: $72,000.00-$116,733.76
Announcement Type: Open Competitive
Facility: CAPITAL CIRCLE OFFICE COMPLEX
Pay Grade/ Pay Band: BB021
Closing Date: 5/24/2013
The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website.
Previous applicants will be considered and need not reapply
JOB FAMILY: MANAGER
OCCUPATIONAL GROUP: MANAGER
OCCUPATION: MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES MANAGERS
All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida Employment Application.
Baseline blood specimen required.
This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. 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
MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES MANAGERS
BUREAU CHIEF OF PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORIES 64026311
This is an exciting opportunity in which the successful applicant will work with state, regional and local health care system providers and partners to enhance and ensure an inclusive, sustainable public health laboratory system in Florida. Public health laboratory or clinical laboratory experience, and a Master's degree (or equivalent) in public health, administration, or an appropriate scientific field of study are required.Preference will be given to applicants who have public health laboratory experience, a doctoral degree and national board certification in at least one of the following specialties of clinical laboratory medicine: microbiology, immunology or clinical chemistry.Also required is at least five (5) years of demonstrated leadership and management skills, including the ability to manage a multi-million dollar budget with multi-site facilities.
Organizationally, the Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Public Health Laboratories is located in the Division of Emergency Preparedness and Community Support which also contains the Bureau of Emergency Medical Oversight, the Bureau of Preparedness and Response, the Bureau of Pharmacy, and the Bureau of Radiation Control. These programs create a continuum of service model with multiple linkages, statutory responsibility and quality focus. Internal and external program stakeholders and partners are all part of a cohesive health care and preparedness community.
The Bureau Chief of Public Health Laboratories serves as the State Public Health Laboratory Director for Florida and is responsible for maintaining and coordinating laboratory services provided by a network of four (4) laboratories (located in Jacksonville, Miami, Pensacola and Tampa) in support of public health activities, initiatives and response to public health emergencies in the state. The State Public Health Laboratory System supports the county health department network, community-based organizations, hospitals, DOH program offices, and private citizens. Residing in Tallahassee the immediate area is required.
Responsibilities include: 1) developing, directing, and administering the planning, organizing, funding, staffing, and control of the Bureau of Public Health Laboratories; 2) oversee quality public health laboratory diagnostic, screening, monitoring, reference, emergency and research facilities and services to the people of the State of Florida; 3) coordinating and integrating the Bureau of Public Health Laboratories’ activities with other agencies, groups, or individuals; 4) representing and interpreting Bureau of Public Health Laboratories’ activities and policies to educate and inform professional and lay personnel; directing and administering state statutes and Florida Administrative Codes to assure the delivery of quality laboratory services for Florida’s citizens; 5) interacting with federal agencies, other states, and organizations in establishing national goals, priorities, and programs that impact state public health laboratories; 6) supervising staff within the Bureau of Public Health Laboratories, including performance appraisals, planning and directing their work, approving leave, and having the authority for hiring and taking disciplinary action or effectively recommending such actions; 7) as directed by division or department leadership, serve as the department's representative to members of the legislature or their staff, other state agencies, city and county officials, the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), and representatives of the federal government in order to assist the department in achieving its goals; and 8) being available for atypical hours and deployment to sites within Florida and other states during public health emergencies.
The position is located in Tallahassee, Florida, the home of the State Capitol, the Florida Legislature and two state universities that include medical, nursing, public health, law and/or pharmacy schools. Tallahassee has a deep-rooted history and culture with an array of museums and cultural attractions and activities. The city is nestled in the Red Hills region of the Florida Panhandle that is close to the Gulf of Mexico beaches, and provides one of the most biologically-diverse regions in the United States with unmatched nature and outdoor recreation opportunities – a great location for swimming, boating, and fresh and salt water fishing. Tallahassee and the surrounding communities offer beautiful canopy roads, nature trails and state parks that are great for biking, hiking, horseback riding, and nature enthusiasts.
State of Florida Benefits: Florida has no state income tax. Employment benefits include paid vacation, sick leave and holidays; comprehensive health and life insurance options, supplemental dental, vision, life, disability and hospitalization insurance, and theFlorida Retirement System investment and traditional pension plan options. After one year of employment with the state, employees are eligible for tuition reimbursement and educational leave with pay.
The position requires a background check, a minimum of a Master's degree (or equivalent) in public health, administration or a scientific field, and participation in direct deposit.
Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.
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.
**NOTE: All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida, Employment Application. **
This position may involve emergency operations activity and extended work hours, even away at times for extended periods during disasters or emergencies. Does this present a problem for you?
The successful candidate may travel potentially 10% - 20% of work time. Are you willing to travel?
For more information contact: Donna Gonzalez at 850-245-4059 or by email at Donna_Gonzalez@doh.state.fl.us
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 the 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.
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