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Date: Aug 6, 2019

Location: ARCADIA, FL, US, 34266

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Requisition No: 66935 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS NUTRITION EDUCATOR - 64914084

Position Number: 64914084 

Salary:  $20.00 per hour 

Posting Closing Date: 08/29/2019 


This is an OPS Nutrition Educator position that will work within Florida Department of Health in DeSoto County, WIC program. This position will work between 16 - 24 hours per week. This position will serve clients in the Arcadia office by providing nutrition education to WIC clients. This position provides excellent customer service, phone etiquette and complaint management to WIC clients.



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.

This position must have a Bachelor or Master’s Degree from a U.S. accredited University or College in Nutritional Science, Community Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Dietetics and/or Public Health Nutrition.

Incumbent will have access to records containing social security numbers in the performance of job duties.

 Must be able to reach, pull, lift and move a minimum of 25 lb.

 Incumbent must have at least one year experience in data entry and customer service.



Provides nutrition assessment and counseling to WIC participants.  Determines nutrition risk/eligibility criteria for applicants. Gives correct food packages per client’s needs.  Prepares high risk plans in the SOAP format. Does not conduct nutrition education for medical high-risk clients. Complies with WIC Policies and Procedures that all documents must be typed in the FL-WiSE computer system.     

Performs Height, Weight, Finger Sticks and/or Non-Invasive bloodwork procedures as needed when there is not a Health Support Technician on site. Clean the lab and Hemacue machine at the end of the day if there is not a Health Support Technician on site.

Follows policies and procedures for collection, entry and management of data as well as the operation of computer terminals and printers per the WIP manual and HRSM 150-24 as well as the FL-WiSE Clinic Manual.

Coordinates nutrition education services for assigned clients and makes referrals for appropriate services. Completes High risk report monthly by the end of each month. Completes No Show report monthly by the end of each month. Completes Clients Eligible for benefits but no appointments Report Quarterly before or by the end of each quarter.

Participates in at least two community outreach events and/or community presentations per one year rating period to include active participation such as planning and/or presenting. Each event and/or presentation must include programmatic information and document outreach in outreach activity log that is given to Outreach Coordinator and supervisor by the 5th of the month the outreach was performed. Documentation of outreach is also done in EARs.

Accurately completes all forms such as EARs, encounter documentation, leave and attendance records, mileage, etc, by the required deadlines. All timesheets, EARs, mandatory trainings, travel documents and performance evaluations are completed and submitted accurately and by the established deadline without supervision.

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

Promote a culture of organizational continuous quality improvement (CQM) Expectation: Develop, implement, and sustain a quality improvement processes throughout organization and programs to continuity of quality operations. Evidence: Participate in at least two departmental CQM projects which have linkage to the FDOH Strategic Plan and Public Health Accreditation sustainability. Documented in WIC staff meeting minutes and/or minutes from attended community meetings such as Healthy Start Coalition.

Other related duties as required by supervisor.




Basic child care practices. Principles and techniques of effective communication. Community resources. Program objectives as stated in the 150-24 WIC procedure manual. Basic arithmetic.


Basic counseling techniques. Skills and knowledge of operating computers and demonstrate good typing skills. Has skills and ability to record information accurately, file, and maintain records. Has one year data entry experience and customer service.


To assist clients in accessing community resource services. To Understand and apply the methods and practices used in medical, nursing, nutrition, child development or child care settings. To interview clients to identify needs. To Communicate effectively. To Plan, organize and coordinate work activities. To establish and maintain working relationships with others. Has ability to maintain confidentially in the workplace. Incumbent will have access to records containing social security numbers in the performance of job duties. Must be able to reach, pull,  lift and move a minimum of 25 pounds.

  • ** 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/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Fingerprinting is required of the successful applicant for a sensitive position. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions. 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.  Only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.
  • 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 DOH in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
  • Certain veterans and spouses of veterans deemed eligible will receive preference in employment by the state (applies only to Career Service (CS) positions).

If there are any problems applying online please call People First Staffing Administration: (877) 562-7287 Service Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. TTY users call (866) 221-0268.

OPS – Other Personal Services / Temporary Employment



State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan* - mandatory

Workers’ Compensation - mandatory

Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) - mandatory

Participation in state group insurance (must meet eligibility requirements, please consult with your servicing HR office for details)

Deferred Compensation - voluntary

Employee Assistance Program - voluntary



Any form of paid leave

Paid holidays

Participation in the Florida Retirement System

Reinstatement rights or retention rights



Sections 110.131, 110.1315 and 216.011(1)(dd), Florida Statutes

Rules 60L-33.005 and 60L-34.001, Florida Administrative Code

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.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Myers

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