Requisition No: 362503
Agency: Department of Health
Working Title: HEALTH SUPPORT TECHNICIAN - 64006357
Position Number: 64006357
Salary: $ 22,808.21 - $ 23,991.50
Posting Closing Date: 05/07/2021
Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the
Florida Department of Health in Lee County
If you're looking to build a great career in public health -
you've come to the right place.
Many of our innovative and successful health programs are
recognized throughout Florida.
We hope you decide to join our team
The Department of Health's mission is to protect, promote and
improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated
state, county & community efforts
The incumbent of this position provides administrative support
to DOH-Lee Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program. This employee
is at risk for exposure to blood-borne pathogens. This position may
serve clients that speak only Spanish, Creole, or other languages.
It may require performance of interpreter duties, if bi-lingual, or
implementation of the Department's Limited English Proficiency
Plan. Travel to all WIC sites may be involved in the performance of
Collects and records medical data (height/length, weight and
hemoglobin levels) of WIC clients in accordance with DHM 150-24.
Transcribes all medical data to the FL-WiSE system. Completes the
Lab/Anthro screen with proper measurement conversions for women,
infants, and children. Reviews client's immunization records and
documents information in the Immunization/Blood work screen of the
FL-WiSE system in accordance with DHM 150-24 and manuals.
Calibrates anthropometric equipment per DHM 150-24 manual, when
needed. Properly maintains bio-hazardous materials according to
FDOH and CHD requirements. Follows FDOH and Lee CHD policies
regarding prevention of blood borne pathogen transmission. Cleans
electric breast pumps returned to the site per department
Operates the FL-WiSE computer terminals/scanners/signature
pads/card readers/pin pads: interviews participants for
demographics, WIC income eligibility, and immunizations; issues
benefits, special formula and EBT cards. Instructs participants on
redemption procedures, rights and obligations, program procedures,
vendor/participant concerns. Provides interactive newsletter
contact and voter registration compliance. Responsible for
security, inventory, storage and accurate completion of special
formula, EBT card issuance log, and supply orders. Participates in
end of the month inventory. Completes precertification screen for
anyone walking in and requesting a WIC appointment. Adheres to all
WIC regulations, policies, and procedures set forth in DOH 150-24,
and other guides and manuals designated for the position.
Answers telephone to schedule appointments in the FL-Wise
System, provide information, or forward calls. Provides information
to the public regarding the WIC Program, classes and/or other
program events. Provides information on community assistance
agencies. Completes weekly call backs as directed.
Protects, promotes, and supports breastfeeding. Refers client to
appropriate site for breastfeeding information, concerns and/or
breast pump loan. Works Breastfeeding Report as directed by
Participates in ongoing nutrition education and outreach
activities with local agency. Performs related duties as required
Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the
nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women. The
Florida Department of Health (DOH) is committed to serving members
of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by
encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of
knowledge and/or expertise. Through the Departments VALOR program,
which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department
also waives initial licensing and application fees for military
veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60
months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure
that the transition from military service into the workforce is as
smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication
devoted to protecting our country. Certain veterans and spouses of
veterans deemed eligible will receive preference in employment by
the state (applies only to Career Service (CS) positions).
Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, eligible veterans and
spouses of veterans will receive preference in employment and are
encouraged to apply. For applicants claiming Veterans' Preference,
please attach supporting documentation that includes character of
service (for example, DD form 214 Member Copy #4) when you apply
for a vacancy. Applicants may upload their supporting documentation
to People First when applying. All documentation is due by the
closing date of the job announcement.
Note: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position
must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic
- 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
- 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.
The application includes background information questions. A
"yes" answer to these questions will not automatically bar you from
employment. The nature, job-relatedness, severity, and date of the
offence in relation to the position you are applying are
considered. Please make sure all questions are answered
- 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
- Incomplete applications will not be considered.
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.
Department of Health Career Service employees enjoy the
- State of Florida Retirement package - 3% employee contribution
- Nine 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,
- Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts
- 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
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
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: Fort Myers
Nearest Secondary Market: Cape Coral