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Date:  May 24, 2023


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Requisition No: 793162 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64005735 

Salary:  $46,000-$51,000 

Posting Closing Date: 06/12/2023 

Open Competitive


Your Specific Responsibilities:

This is work planning, developing, implementing, conducting and/or evaluating food service or nutrition programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. Ensure the provision of services in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program are in accordance with the State WIC Program and regulations as stated in the DHM 150-24. Direction is received from the Director of Nutrition and Chronic Disease Prevention (NCDP) policies and objectives.


This position will serve as the lead trainer for the WIC Department and the Regional Coordinator for the Pasco County Dietetic Internship Program (PCDIP).  This position assists with setting standards, implementing activities, monitoring, and evaluating the WIC divisional goals. Also, the incumbent collaborates with Pasco County Health Department leadership in implementing the PCDDIP. In addition, collaborate with various community and Florida counties to secure preceptors for the Pasco County Dietetic Internship Program and develops work plans, evaluations, processes, and guidelines that will lead to the success of the Duval Region of the Pasco Dietetic Internship Program and develop internal schedules for internal staff preceptors and WIC affiliate dietetic internship program partners.


The following Public Health Domains are applicable to this position:

Public Health Competency Domain 1: Analytical/Assessment skills

Public Health Competency Domain 2: Policy development/Program planning skills

Public Health Competency Domain 3: Communication skills

Public Health Competency Domain 4: Cultural Competency skills

Public Health Competency Domain 5: Community Dimensions of Practice skills

Public Health Competency Domain 6: Public Health Sciences skills

Public Health Competency Domain 8: Leadership and Systems Thinking skills


Function as the Duval County Regional Coordinator for the Pasco County Dietetic Internship Program (DIP) in Jacksonville, Florida. Responsibilities and communications are broad and require numerous internal and external supports to implement a successful year. Assist the Pasco DIP in securing a pool of Nutrition Educators qualified to place application with Pasco DIP. Develop a rubric to aid in screening best Nutrition Educators to apply to Pasco DIP. Grading Pasco applications from south Florida applicants. Participate in monthly conference calls and faculty conference calls and complete assignments to ensure we are meeting The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ accreditations standards. Develop a matrix on each rotation to ensure that the accreditation experiences are met. Train, review or follow up with each preceptor annually on internship work plan and any non-applicable scores.  Develop an annual Duval Region orientation to meet new class of interns and review forms guidelines and processes. Ensure each Duval intern has a completed and signed Attendance and Leave Contract Log on file. Discuss and implement the various processes, standards, and requirements. Attend the annual Pasco Conference in New Port Richey, Florida to learn the status of the program and new requirements for the upcoming year. Secure preceptors and contracts for the internship annually by securing clinical nutrition, community nutrition and food service rotations. Secure memorandum of agreements for each new rotations and negotiate for the renewal of expiring agreements to secure the region. Read, design, prepare and teach assigned nutrition topics on didactic Fridays via video conferencing. Define a county location for Pasco monthly video conferencing and learn the process. Learn Pasco Share Point System. Document examinations, projects and E Didactics assignments and read updates in Share Point System often and meet deadlines. Collaborate ongoing with Pasco headquarters and other regions to build a strong flow of communications for all interns. Provide written coaching sheets monthly for each intern. Ensure assigned interns have the equipment, textbooks and materials needed annually. Grade intern’s examinations and review with interns. Review preceptors’ evaluations with interns. Ensure that each intern meets the security, health, and medical requirements for each rotation (supervised practical experience). Communicate with interns often to ensure their status. Counsel and refer each new intern to meet with their Human Resource department about use of annual leave, maternity leave and leave without pay during internship. Provide Pasco monthly report to supervisor. Ensures accurate and timely submission of Employee Activity Records (EARs) People First, travel mileage logs and monthly reports are submitted to the WIC Administrative Office. Submit timesheets and EARs for Pasco interns. Set up HMS for non-Duval interns and approve WIC weeks.


Responsible for the supervision, the coordination and evaluation of WIC staff training for new and existing employees. Design and coordinate effective staff development training activities and corrective action plans related to indicator data, program reviews, record reviews, and Nutrition Education Plan programmatic goals.


Lead responsibility for voter registration activities. Coordinates and oversees WIC staff voter registration training and activities. Maintains a good working relationship with the Supervisor of Elections.

Complete/update the Nutrition Program Plan, Local Agency Program review, etc. as assigned. Complete and submit assignments in a timely manner. Develop and/or update program related manuals and other documents. Assure that all program activities are relevant to the objectives of the division, agency and community.


Attend mandatory and scheduled trainings. Accurate and timely submission of Employee Activity Record (EARs), time records, travel logs, monthly report of activities, referrals, and other reports are submitted to the NCDP Administrative Office. Answer telephones, filing, purge records, and perform travel in relation to above duties and for professional development. Maintain a courteous and cooperative working relationship with the staff, clients and other Health Department staff at all times.  Participate in the FDOH in Duval County - Nutrition and Chronic Disease Prevention Disaster Plan as required. Performs all other duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to weigh the relative costs and benefits of a potential action. Ability to effectively communicate with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience. Ability to teach others. Ability to talk to others to effectively convey information. Ability to understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Ability to develop approaches for implementing an idea. Ability to actively look for ways to help people. Ability to persuade others to approach things differently. Ability to identify the things that must be changed to achieve a goal. Ability to use logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches. Ability to adjust actions in relation to others' actions. Ability to motivate, develop, and direct people as they work, identifying the best people for the job. Ability to listen to what other people are saying and ask questions as appropriate. Ability to be aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react the way they do. Ability to provide counseling and/or referral services to promote health and normal nutrition. Ability to enter, transcribe, record, store, or maintain information. Ability to observe and evaluate the outcomes of a problem solution to identify lessons learned or redirects efforts. Ability to determine how money will be spent to get the work done, and account for the expenditures. Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. Knowledge of instructional methods and training techniques including curriculum design principles, learning theory, group and individual teaching techniques, design of individual development plans, and test design principles. Knowledge of plant and animal living tissue, cells, organisms, and entities, including their functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment. Knowledge of the science and current practice of nutrition or dietetics as it relates to growth, development, health or disease. 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. Knowledge of the procedures for maintaining sanitary working conditions. Knowledge of numbers, their operations, and interrelationships including one or more of the following:  arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. Knowledge of human behavior and performance, mental processes, psychological research methods, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders. Knowledge of methods of compiling, organizing and analyzing data for the purpose of monitoring and evaluating. Knowledge of computer software including applications. Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods including alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media. Knowledge of policies and practices involved in personnel/human resource functions.



At least 1 year of experience interacting with clients and customer service.

Florida License as a licensed dietitian/nutritionist is required. Must be a Registered Dietitian.


Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:


To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.


To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.


nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.


Where You Will Work:

921 North Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209


The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions

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  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

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Please be advised:


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/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 check Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.


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.


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. 


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 (department) 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 Department's 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.    



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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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