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Human Resources

Human Resources

Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm

Welcome to the Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) Human Resources Department.  All employment opportunities with DOH-Orange are posted on People First which is the State of Florida job site where you can look for state government jobs located throughout our beautiful state of Florida. DOH-Orange seeks individuals who are willing to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Orange County through integrated state, county, and community efforts.  Individuals should be willing to serve the public and make a difference in the lives of Orange County residents.

The Human Resources Office (HR) in Orange County administers the HR operation for the two counties in the Central Florida Human Resources Consortium (Orange and Seminole counties). Our services include processing all payroll actions, managing leave and attendance, administering employee benefits, initiating appropriate classification actions, managing recruitment activities, and interpreting policies, rules, and regulations.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, person with disabilities, persons over 40 years of age, and disabled and Vietnam Era Veterans are encouraged to apply. We hire only U.S. citizens and applicants who are authorized to work in the U.S.  Preference shall be given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by chapter 295, Florida Statutes. If you need a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, you are required to notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1- 877-562-7287). Notification must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

Many state agencies use the People First web site to advertise their vacancies. The State is a major employer in Florida offering many challenging and rewarding career opportunities.  Included among the many advantages of working for the State are the diverse and interesting job opportunities, as well as competitive salaries, benefits, and career mobility.

If you are interested in applying for any DOH position, you may apply online at People First. This will bring you to the People First Job Search.

If you have questions about the application process, feel free to call People First at 1-866-663-4735 or e-mail them at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Benefits are administered by the Division of State Group Insurance (DSGI) and offer a broad selection of benefits to State of Florida employees and retirees.

Paid Holidays * for part-time or full-time salaried (excludes OPS) employees are:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (third Monday in January)
  • Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day (first Monday in September)
  • Veterans Day (November 11)
  • Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday in November)
  • Friday after Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

*Note: The State of Florida observes Saturday holidays the Friday before, and Sunday holidays the Monday after. If you must work on one of these holidays, you receive special pay or credit for working. For more information contact your agency HR office.  

Full-time employees are entitled to one personal holiday each year. Personal holidays are credited to eligible employees on July 1, and must be taken by the employee by June 30 of each year.  Section 110.117, F.S.

Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities are available at DOH-Orange under the Department of Health's Volunteer Program covered by state sponsored sovereign immunity protection.

Conditions of Employment

  • Conditions of Employment are available on the Florida Statutes web site
  • Direct Deposit is a mandatory enrollment for all state employees.  Their paycheck will be electronically transferred to their bank account.
  • Background Screening** (DOHP 60-5-08) will be completed on each applicant selected for a position designated as "sensitive" and a drug test will be conducted on each applicant selected for positions designated as "safety sensitive" in accordance with department policies.  **Note:  You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.
  • Duty Stations may vary to meet the changing demands of day-to-day operations.
  • The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free Workplace (DOHP 60- 9-99). All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug - Free Workplace Act.
  • 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. You may contact FRS by call (866) 446-9377.
  • E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility. The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system.
  • Emergency duty may require Employees to work during or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency operations functions required of the incumbent include, but are not limited to, Special Needs Shelters, Red Cross Shelters, or other emergency functions, including but not limited to responses to bioterrorism or threats of bioterrorism. Emergency operation functions include but are not limited to staffing special needs evacuation centers, or other emergency functions.
  • 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.
  • 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 should fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403-2110 (include position number on all faxed documentation) or upload as an attachment along with their application. All documentation is due to People First by the closing date of the job announcement.

Important Information for Applicants

  • All applications need to be submitted to People First . No faxed, mailed, or paper applications will be accepted. Telephone number: (866) 663-4735. We request that all applications be completed online with People First. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview. Experience, education and/or training used to meet the minimum qualifications and in response to the qualifying questions must be verifiable through information contained in your application. Reference checks will be conducted on the top candidates.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • All Florida State employees are required to comply with Public Record policy which is the policy of this state that all state, county, and municipal records are open for personal inspection and copying by any person. Providing access to public records is a duty of each agency.  The Florida Supreme Court has determined that public records are all materials made or received by an agency in connection with official business which are used to perpetuate, communicate or formalize knowledge. They are not limited to traditional written documents. Tapes, photographs, films and sound recordings are also considered public records subject to inspection unless a statutory exemption exists.

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