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Date: Nov 28, 2017

Location: FERNANDINA BEACH, FL, US, 32035

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website.

Requisition No: 24931 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64005868 

Salary:  $38,685.92-$43,165.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/12/2017 




This position is responsible for advanced and complex professional public health nutrition and dietetic work as a Senior Public Health Nutritionist in the Florida Department of Health Nassau County.  This employee assists in the planning, conduction and administration of a generalized nutrition program in a designated health clinic/site.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Public Health Nutrition Program Director.  This position works 100% Women, Infants, & Children’s Program (WIC).  This position is based in Baker County. Home Base – Baker WIC Clinic.


Certifies clients for participation in the WIC Program in accordance with the policies of the state WIC Program and regulations as stated in DHM 150-24.


Performs nutrition risk assessments according to WIC policy and procedures.  Provides nutrition counseling and education to clients including infants, children up to 5 years of age, pregnant women, postpartum women, and breastfeeding women.  Assists clients with goal development to improve nutrition and health status.  Documents assessment, education, and referrals in FL-WiSE.  Ensures proper documentation as required by policy, local procedures and quality improvement chart audits.  Coordinates and performs reassessment and education to high risk clients and other clients according to state and local protocol.  Assigns appropriate tailored food packages. Provides group education as needed.


Reviews medical documentation and foods forms and WIC referral forms.  Accepts according to state and local protocol and procedures.


Contributes to the development and revision of the annual nutrition education plans.  Serves as the team lead for the clinics for which they are assigned as the Nutritionist.  Provides nutritional in-services at monthly staff meetings. Attends community meetings and provides WIC outreach for local agencies and organizations in Baker & Nassau counties.


Obtains anthropometric and hematological data for WIC certifications, recertification's, and rechecks as needed.   Performs other duties as assigned by Nutrition Program Director.


Participates in FL Health Cleans up and other Healthiest Weight promotional activities, including Booster, quarterly wellness newsletters, and other employee wellness activities.  Performs travel in relation to above duties and for professional development.  A valid unrestricted Florida Driver’s license and reliable transportation are required.  This position requires a current License in the State of Florida as a Dietitian/Nutritionist.  Ensure accurate and timely daily submission of EAR, leave and attendance (People First), and travel logs to the WIC Administrative Office.


Must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Nutrition or Dietetics.  This position requires a licensed dietitian or nutritionist with the State of Florida. Must have at least six months experience working in WIC.  Must be able to work extended hours to provide clinic services or outreach. RD License preferred.

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.


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


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






Ability to work flexible hours and work at different locations as needed


Ability to interact professionally and collaborate with clients, community partners and other DOH staff


Skill in use of computers, including Microsoft applications such as Outlook, Word, and Excel.


Ability to learn the FL-WISE computer system and DOH software


Ability to effectively perform nutrition assessments, provide education write high risk care plans.



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: Jacksonville

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