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Date: Jul 6, 2018

Location: KISSIMMEE, FL, US, 34744

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

Requisition No: 25233 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64063935 

Salary:  $39,999 to $44,678 

Posting Closing Date: 07/19/2018 

 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.

Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.


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.


EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Experience preferred, but not required.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Licensed as a Dietitian/Nutritionist in FL or Registered Dietitian.



A Bachelor's or Master's degree from an U.S. accredited university or college in nutritional science, community nutrition, clinical nutrition, or dietetics is required. Licensure by DOH, Division of Medical Quality Assurance as a licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist is mandatory.


Special Notes About This Position:

Bilingual (Spanish) preferred but not required.



  • Work is performed at any of the four WIC sites within the Osceola County Health Department. This is a specialized complex program for growing caseload of Special Supplement nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Work requires independent judgment and decision making and must follow specific federally regulated procedures. Coordinates, plans develops and assists in nutrition service of Osceola County Health Department


  • Interviews WIC clients to perform a nutritional assessment screening for medical high risk and low risk clients. Analyzes medical and anthropometrical data to determine nutritional risk eligibility. Develops client nutritional care plans and prescribes food packages.  Documents in the medical record as well as computer data base. Monitors accuracy of growth grids by lab staff. Provides individual and group nutritional counseling and education.  Refers clients and families as needed to other health and social service agencies.  Distributes special formulas to WIC clients as prescribed by a physician.  Above duties are under the guidelines of the DHM 150-24 WIC Manual


  • Assesses and calculates special formula requests according to properly completed "Formula Request Form" and within WIC Formulary Guidelines.  Communicates appropriate food package to clerical staff and documents information appropriately on the Formula Request Form, in the client record, and into the FL-WiSE System.


  • Coordinates with Supervisors and other WIC nutritionists in the planning, developing, and evaluating of the  nutrition education component (such as materials, exhibits, literature, etc.) of the Osceola County WIC Program


  • Assists in making sure that each WIC participant receives at least two nutrition education contacts per certification period with each contact occurring on separate days 


  • Assesses, educates, and promotes positive breastfeeding practices to WIC participants according to WIC State standards.


  • Accurately completes all forms such as EARS, leave requests, timesheets, mileage, etc by the required deadline


  • Follows policies and procedures for the collection, entry and management of as well as the operation of computer terminals and printers according to FL-WiSE System Manual and DHM 150-24 manual


  • Attends and participates in staff meetings, in-service training, and other professional and staff development activities


  • Performs other related work tasks as required by supervisor


In the event of an emergency, this health department is required to perform emergency operations functions. You may be required to work before, during and/or beyond your normal work hours or days in a special needs shelter, red cross shelter, emergency operations command center (EOCC), or to perform other emergency functions.

Participation in the direct deposit program is a condition of employment for all persons employed in state government. If you are not already participating in the direct deposit program, you will be expected to enroll within 31 days of employment. 

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.


Florida Department of Health in Osceola County is a tobacco-free organization. The use of tobacco products is not allowed by employees while on duty on any Florida DOH in Osceola County building or campus. This includes walkways, parking lots, and public and private vehicles parked in the lots.


This position is in the Career Service System. 


If you have difficulty applying for this position, please contact People First at 877-562-7287 for assistance. 





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. 

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