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Tel: (352) 540-6800 x82127
Fax: (352) 688-5030
Anita Sanchez, Human Resources

The Florida Department of Health is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, person with disabilities, persons over 40 years of age, and disabled and Vietnam Era Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Information For Applicants

For those seeking a career in Public Service in Florida State Government, please go to People First to search for jobs.

For other job opportunities available through Career Central to search for jobs.

Conditions Of Employment for the Health Department / Health Center

  • Mandatory enrollment in the Direct Deposit program. Employees' paycheck will be electronically transferred to their bank account.

  • Successful completion of the department's background screening program.

  • Those positions designated as a Safety Sensitive are required to have a Drug Screening Test prior to appointment as a condition of employment.

  • Applications must be received in the People First Service Center by no later than 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of the advertisement.

  • Employees may be required to work during or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency operation functions include but are not limited to staffing special needs evacuation centers, or other emergency functions.

  • Positions are community based and countywide. Duty stations may vary to meet the changing demands of day-to-day operations.

Important Information For Applicants

  • All applications need to be submitted to People First . No paper applications are accepted. Telephone number: (866) 663-4735.
  • Applications received will be screened based on the minimum qualifications and knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position. Only applicants considered highly qualified for the position will be interviewed.

  • The hiring authority, not the Human Resources office, will schedule interviews.

  • Preference in Employment will be given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295, Florida Statutes.

  • In accordance with Chapter 22VP-1, Florida Administrative Code, applicants claiming veteran's preference are responsible for providing required documentation at the time of application for a position.

There Are Three types Of Advertisements

  • Internal Agency Opportunity: Applications accepted only from Florida Department of Health Employees (includes OPS, Temporary Career Service, Career Service, SES or SMS employee).
  • State Personnel System Opportunity: Applications accepted from only those persons currently employed in the state personnel system.
  • Open Competitive Opportunity: Applications accepted from any applicant.

Special Note

Positions are community based and countywide. Duty stations may vary to meet the changing demands of day to day operations; additionally, staff is required to be available for hurricanes and disasters.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge, skills and abilities (K.S.A.'s) are specific characteristics that applicants should possess in order to perform the major duties of the position. K.S.A.'s identified under each position advertised are considered essential for successful performance in the position and will be used to identify the best-qualified applicant. These K.S.A.'s may have been obtained through work experience, volunteer service, education, hobbies, etc. Applicants should address the specific K.S.A.'s on the application or on a separate sheet of paper as an attachment to their application.

  • Selected applicants must not have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving "Moral Turpitude" as the law defines the term. Any person who pleads guilty or nolo contendere or is found guilty of a felony or of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude shall not be eligible for employment involving the care of children even though the sentence was suspended or adjudication was withheld.

  • Selected applicants must show good moral character as outlined in the Florida statutes and determined by background investigation procedures.

  • This information does not replace, add to, or change any personnel rules collective bargaining agreements, or other written instructions or regulations. The Florida Department of Health reserves the right to make any corrections or changes due to omissions, misprints or typographical errors.


For those seeking a career in Public Service in Florida State Government, please go to People First to search for jobs.


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