Date:  May 5, 2024

BRANDON, FL, US, 33511

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Requisition No: 820094 

Agency: Department of Health


 Pay Plan: Temp

Position Number: 64929122 

Salary:  $35.00 per hour 

Posting Closing Date: 06/04/2024 

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Nutrition Division – OPS Senior Public Health Nutritionist

1158 Bell Shoals Road, Unit #101, Brandon, FL 33511


Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County.  If you are looking to establish a successful career in Public Health, you have come to the right place.  Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida.  We hope you decide to join our team!  Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.


The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is responsible for the health and safety of all citizens and visitors to the state. As a public health agency, the Florida Department of Health must monitor the health status of Floridians, diagnose, and investigate health problems, and mobilize local communities to address health-related issues. The Florida Department of Health develops policies and plans that support health goals, enforce laws and regulations that protect the health of all residents and visitors, and link people to needed health care services. The Florida Department of Health also provides specialized assistance to pregnant women, infants, and children with special health care needs, regulates health care practitioners, and provides medical disability determinations.


Your Specific Responsibilities:

This is a 12-month position with opportunity of extension if funding is available. Variable work shift Monday through Friday.

  • Develops, documents, and implements nutrition care plans based on assessments of nutrition needs and other current health plans, and provides follow up and referral as needed.
  • Provides WIC nutrition assessments and counseling to clients on normal and therapeutic diets. 
  • Provides 2nd nutrition education contacts for all clients in the family record and high risk/medical.
  • Auditing records.
  • Completes WIC certifications.
  • Provides individual and group education sessions for clients and others as needed (e.g. Subjective Objective Assessment Plan (SOAP) notes, nutrition questionnaire assessments, goal setting).
  • Utilizes the high-risk report to monitor 2nd contact compliance.
  • Responsible for monthly high-risk report for the clinic.
  • Collects anthropometric data of clients through conducting height/stature and weight measurements. 
  • When needed, will perform fingers sticks to assess hemoglobin levels of WIC participants.  PHN will receive training on proper anthropometric and hematological collection methods by an approved trainer prior to job duties. 
  • Submits reports such as travel, People First and Health Management System (HMS) within the timeframe assigned. 
  • Assists supervisor to assure proper clinic operations, including adherence to policies and procedures by support staff. 
  • Conducts and/or attends health related meetings, staff meetings, committees, and work groups.
  • Assists with outreach activities, health fairs and other community activities as needed. 
  • Seeks to improve professional development within the scope of public health by way of approved workshops and training activities.
  • Completes related assignments as necessary. 
  • At times employee may be scheduled or assigned to work in other locations within Hillsborough County; travels to clinics and performs other duties as assigned for Public Health Nutritionist Supervisor or Program Manager.
  • If fluent in another language, you may be required to assist with translating to ensure quality.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal Women, Infants and Children Program policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of current science and practice of food, nutrition, and dietetics; normal nutrition principles and dietary needs throughout the life cycle.
  • Ability to assess appropriate and effective feeding for women, infants, and children.
  • Effectively counsel using the VENA techniques.
  • Medical terminology.
  • Nutrition charting techniques using the SOAP format.
  • Ability to use computer, digital scale, balance scale, stature board, Hemocue machine, copier, telephone.
  • Computer skills: thorough knowledge, skills, and ability to use Excel, Word, Outlook, FL WiSE



Minimum –

  • Bachelor of Science degree from a Nutrition/Dietetics Program that is recognized by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • Diploma or transcript must be uploaded with the application
  • Valid Florida Drivers’ License is required to obtain reimbursement for travel according to policy
  • Valid State of Florida License as a Dietitian/Nutritionist issued by the Division of Medical Quality Assurance


Fluent reading, writing, and speaking both English and Spanish


 Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements:

This occupation requires that the incumbents meet the requirements outlined in Chapter 468, Part X, Florida Statutes, or be eligible to practice dietetics in accordance with Chapter 64B8-40 to 45, Florida Administrative Code.


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:

1158 Bell Shoals Rd, Unit 101, Brandon FL, 33511


The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. As an OPS employee, the benefits below are available:


  • State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan (mandatory)
  • Participation in state group insurance (upon meeting eligibility requirements.  Consult with People First and/or the serving HR office)
  • Workers’ Compensation (mandatory, if needed)
  • Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) (mandatory, if needed)
  • Deferred Compensation (voluntary)
  • Employee Assistance Program (voluntary)
  • And more!


For a more complete list of benefits, including monthly costs, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.


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: http://www.sss.gov 


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.


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. 


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.

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.

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