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This is work conducting organizational studies and evaluations, designing office systems and procedures, conducting work simplifications and measurement studies, providing technical assistance and developing operations and procedures to assist organizations in operating more efficiently and effectively. May include program analysis, management consulting, and examination development.

Some positions in this occupation may be responsible for coordinating work and supervising employees.


Community Environmental Public Health Planner

Minimal Educational Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Planning from a program accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board. Master's degree in Planning or other related environmental public health field preferred.

Certification Requirements: American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification or possess necessary educational credentials and experience for AICP exam eligibility within 3 years of employment with agency.


This program management position provides leadership and coordination for planning and public health policy development and implementation of strategies relating to land use, the built environment, climate change and community environmental health assessments. This position also seeks to ensure that decision/policy making and implementation in the areas of land use and the built environment consider equity and social justice concerns. This position works collaboratively with other Public Health officials to leverage limited resources to meet common goals on a variety of projects. The individual will work within the Environmental Health Division and work closely with Health Department leadership and other key public health programs, including Health Promotion, Chronic Disease Prevention, and the Community Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP).

I. Identifies and pursues opportunities where public health can be involved in policy and plan development on issues relating to land use, the built environment, and transportation. Provides support and leadership for various public health improvement initiatives. Coordinates environmental public health communication and education outreach.

  • Serves as coordinator and provides leadership for Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health (PACE-EH) program.
  • Coordinates and provides leadership for Environmental Public Health Performance Standards Assessment and provides support for Community Health Assessment activities.
  • Assists with Healthy Sarasota Initiative program and works closely with Health Promotions in CHIP activities. Works with Health Promotions to support and maintain Community Health Action Teams.
  • Serves as a public information resource and communication liaison with department PIO and Health Promotion. Assists with development of environmental public health communication outreach and education, website updates, and environmental public health advisories and news releases.
  • Provides leadership in management and cross-divisional coordination for health impact assessments.
  • Participates as a public health advisor to elected officials and decision makers regarding county and municipal issues on water resources, air, soil, noise, and transportation.
  • II. Develops and maintains relationships and creates partnerships with other public, private and non-profit agencies including planning and zoning directors, public works directors, land and project developers and the medical community. Leads environmental public health planning activities.

  • Attends municipal and county planning, zoning, development review, and pre-application meetings and advocate, educate, and inform regarding environmental public health, sustainability, and built environment topics.
  • Reviews site and engineering plans for proposed projects and developments and provide input and comments on behalf of the health department. Coordinates environmental public health review and assessments of proposals.
  • Actively incorporates a community involvement process that ensures community input regarding policy development that assures equitable considerations are made in both the development and implementation of land use and built environment policies.
  • Develops and implements strategies and training programs to build capacity within Public Health to actively participate in planning processes. Recommends short- and long-range health and environmental planning processes for the department and for local community groups.
  • III. Actively participates or prepares others to participate as an environmental public health advisor to elected officials, department leadership, decisions makers and the public on issues such as the built environment, climate change, water resource quality and sustainability, and development and transportation planning.

  • Speaks publicly on the connection between land use decisions and public health.
  • Develops written reports and visual presentations for department data reporting needs, such as planning and reporting documents, grant applications, and presentations.
  • Advises the Division and Department leadership on opportunities to educate and inform elected policy makers and decision makers on the connection between land use, the built environment and environmental public health topics.
  • Researches, prepares, and provides leadership for grant opportunities, applications and submissions that will further the issues of the land use, environmental public health, and built environment issues.
  • IV. Coordinates data management activities including demographic, programmatic, socioeconomic, environmental, and health statistics data and scientific information.

  • Produces relevant GIS maps and presentations.
  • Monitors and documents community and environmental health status and trends.
  • Serves as a resource to department managers and staff on all aspects of health and environmental data management and conducts data analyses for the purposes of program planning and evaluation and policy development or change including cost benefit analysis and performance measurement. Interprets results and makes recommendations to decision makers.
  • V. Miscellaneous Activities.

  • Attends team meetings, Health Department staff meetings and participates in staff development activities when appropriate.
  • Maintains client confidentiality in a manner consistent with Florida Statutes and DOH policy.
  • Performs related duties as necessary with adjustable scheduling.
  • Performs other duties as assigned including providing assistance as needed in response to and recovery following natural or manmade disasters.


    Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.

    NOTE: All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida, Employment Application.
    • This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening 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.

    Supervises employees by assigning work, reviewing progress and assessing performance.

    Reviews programs, services, forms and reports, and confers with management and users to identify problems and improvements.

    Develops and implements records management program and assures compliance with program.

    Interviews personnel and conducts on-site observation to ascertain unit functions, work performed, and methods, equipment, and personnel used.

    Prepares manuals and trains workers in use of new forms, reports, procedures or equipment, according to organizational policy.

    Develops and administers practical and written licensure examinations, and interprets examination statistics.

    Designs, evaluates, recommends, and approves changes based on need and analysis.

    Researches and recommends purchases to management.

    Provides technical assistance, consultative services and direction for development, implementation, evaluation and expansion of programs of service in public agencies and local governments.

    Plans, coordinates and/or presents statewide and regional conferences, meetings and workshops.

    Reviews, analyzes, and researches legislative issues and prepares analysis of the projected effect of any proposed legislation or action.

    Develops and monitors compliance policies and procedures for the administration of federal grant funds or other trust fund monies.

    Prepares and compiles data for legislative budget requests and long range program plans.

    Reviews documents and/or contacts appropriate parties to ensure compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements and court orders.

    Monitors dispute settlement programs, approves claims, and confirms the disposition of awards, settlements and other agreements.

    Plans and conducts studies of problems and procedures.

    Gathers and organizes information on problems or procedures.

    Analyzes data gathered and develops solutions or alternative methods of proceeding.

    Documents findings of study and prepares recommendations for implementation of new systems, procedures, or organizational changes.

    Confers with personnel concerned to ensure successful functioning of newly implemented systems or procedures.

    Consults with federal, state and local officials on matters applicable to the assigned area of specialization.

    Analyzes financial information.

    Interprets laws, rules, policies and/or regulations.


    Provide Consultation and Advice to Others

    Providing consultation and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-related, or process related topics.

    Communicating With Other Workers

    Providing information to supervisors, fellow workers, and subordinates. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone or electronic transfer.

    Getting Information Needed to Do the Job

    Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

    Implementing Ideas, Programs, etc.

    Conducting or carrying out work procedures and activities in accord with one's own ideas or information provided through directions/instructions for purposes of installing, modifying, preparing, delivering, constructing, integrating, finishing, or completing programs, systems, structures, or products.

    Analyzing Data or Information

    Identifying underlying principles, reasons, or facts by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

    Making Decisions and Solving Problems

    Combining, evaluating, and reasoning with information and data to make decisions and solve problems. These processes involve making Decisions about the relative importance of information and choosing the best solution.

    Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing

    Developing plans to accomplish work, and prioritizing and organizing one's own work.

    Monitor Processes, Materials, Surroundings

    Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, often to detect problems or to find out when things are finished.

    Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

    Identifying information received by making estimates or categorizations, recognizing differences or similarities, or sensing changes in circumstances or events.

    Developing Objectives and Strategies

    Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve these objectives.


    Communicating effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience

    Reading Comprehension
    Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents

    Identification of Key Causes
    Identifying the things that must be changed to achieve a goal

    Talking to others to effectively convey information

    Problem Identification
    Identifying the nature of problems

    Information Gathering
    Knowing how to find information and identifying essential information

    Active Listening
    Listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate

    Information Organization
    Finding ways to structure or classify multiple pieces of information

    Critical Thinking
    Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches

    Implementation Planning
    Developing approaches for implementing an idea

    Administration and Management
    Knowledge of principles and processes involved in business and organizational planning, coordination, and execution. This may include strategic planning, resource allocation, manpower modeling, leadership techniques, and production methods

    English Language
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar

    Teaching others how to do something

    Systems Evaluation
    Looking at many indicators of system performance, taking into account their accuracy

    Economics and Accounting
    Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data

    Knowledge of numbers, their operations, and interrelationships including one or more of the following: arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications

    Personnel and Human Resources
    Knowledge of policies and practices involved in personnel/human resource functions

    Law, Government and Jurisprudence
    Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process

    Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions

    Management of Personnel Resources
    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job


    EFFECTIVE 7/01/02

    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 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.

    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 also fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403-2110. All documentation is due by the closing date of the job announcement.

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