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Date: Jan 3, 2022

Location: OCALA, FL, US, 34471

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Requisition No: 484452 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: NUTRITION EDUCATOR - 64068876

Position Number: 64068876 

Salary:  $27,040.00-$28,200.00 

Posting Closing Date: 01/26/2021 



Muat have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Nutrition of Dietetics.  Must have a valid current driver's licemse.  Must be willing to travel to clinics using your own vehicle.  Experience completing nutrition counseling, assessments and writing nutrition care plans preferred.




Certifies clients for participation in the WIC Program in accordance with the policies of the State WIC Program and regulations stated in DHM 150-24.  Provides high and low risk nutrition education contacts as defined by agency policies.   Travels to other outlying clinics as needed and maintains the same client service standards as in the main clinic.


Correctly documents nutritional assessment and care plans in medical records using SOAP or other approved formats.  Entries are correctly dated and signed with title included.


Provides nutrition counseling, education and breastfeeding education using approved materials and format.  Assists clients in setting goals for behavioral change and evaluates client progress in meeting goals.


Accurately completes reports and data entry into FL-WiSE by required deadlines, using WIP manual and DHM 150-24.


Participates in preparation and presentation of newsletters, bulletin boards, wellness programs, in-service training and other activities as assigned by supervisor.


Attends staff meetings and professional development activities 90% of the time.


Provides service to clients in an efficient manner to assure smooth clinic flow and even caseload distribution among nutrition staff. Adheres to department policies for sanitation, safety, phone and computer use.


Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.  May be required to use personal vehicle for transportation to assignments.


 Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

 Knowledge of the science and current practice of food and nutrition, dietetics or food service.  Knowledge of normal nutrition principles and food needs throughout the life cycle.  Ability to provide nutrition education to others in groups or individual instruction.  Ability to determine nutritional needs and develop nutrition education plans for individuals who are not at medical high nutritional risk.  Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.  Ability to understand and apply rules, regulations, policies and procedures.  Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.  Ability to use computers, printer, copier and fax machine. A valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle required for this position.


Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite):

Bachelor of science Degree in Nutrition or Dietetics.


Other job-related requirements for this position:

•             Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency.  Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.

•             All employees are expected to complete timesheets and EARs/DARs as required, both accurately and within the required timeframe.

•             All employees are expected to complete mandatory trainings within the required timeframe, as deemed necessary by the Department, the Delegated Authority, grant requirements and/or Florida Statutes.


 Working hours: (A) Daily Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (B) Total hours in workweek 40 (C) Explain any variation in work (split shift, rotation, etc.)


**NOTE:  Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process. **


This position may be eligible for the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program


This position requires a security background check 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


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.


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: Ocala