The State of Florida - Ocala, FL3.7

Requisition No: 46361

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: HUMAN SERVICES COUNSELOR I - 64061757

Position Number: 64061757

Salary: $24,579.62-$25,979.72

Posting Closing Date: 10/22/2018


This position requires you must have an Associate's of Science, Associate's of Arts degree or higher from an accredited college or university. You must write, speak, and interpret Spanish fluently and have a valid driver’s license. Must be willing to represent Healthy Start during community health fairs and/or community which may take place on occasional weekends.

Being a current DOH employee and Public Health experience is preferred. Case management and Healthy Start experience is preferred.

This position is a grant funded position in the Healthy Start Program, if funding is discontinued, the position may be eliminated.

Candidate must be able to interpret, write and translate Spanish and have an Associate's of Science, Associate's of Arts degree or higher from an accredited college or university.

This is an independent professional Human Services Counselor II for the Healthy Start Program with the responsibility of decreasing structural, financial and personal barriers to achieve needed health services for eligible high-risk prenatal and infant clients. This position will make home visits to facilitate risk assessment, follow-up on missed appointments, link clients with services and provide opportunity for client self-sufficiency. This position works closely with department heads of other agencies in the community and with supervisors within the Marion County Health Department to coordinate the activities of this program. Works under the direct supervision of the Senior Human Services Counselor Administrator – SES. An automobile is required for this position.

Incumbent may be required to work during 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 to perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.

All applications must be completed online through People First. No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted by the agency.

**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 participation in direct deposit.

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:

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.

Department of Health Career Service employees enjoy the following benefits:

State of Florida Retirement package - 3% employee contribution required
9 Annual paid holidays
Ability to earn 104 hours of paid Annual Leave (annually)
Ability to earn 104 Hours of paid Sick Leave (annually)
Health insurance for individual or family coverage
Life insurance
Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, disability, etc.
Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available
Tuition waiver available

Your take home pay can be significantly influenced by your insurance premiums. Compare your current premium with the State of Florida employee premiums!

Monthly employee premium for the standard PPO/HMO:
Single coverage is $50

Family coverage is $180

Monthly employee premium for the High Deductible Health Plan PPO/HMO:

Single coverage is $15

Family coverage is $64.30

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.

Nearest Major Market: Ocala