Date:  May 19, 2024

BUNNELL, FL, US, 32110

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

Requisition No: 825728 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS NUTRITION EDUCATOR - 64918002

 Pay Plan: Temp

Position Number: 64918002 

Salary:  $21.00 hourly rate of pay. 

Posting Closing Date: 05/30/2024 

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Your Specific Responsibilities:

Certify participants eligible for WIC:  Provides assessment, certification, group education and individual counseling of WIC applicants/participants according to federal, state and local guidelines.  Provides high risk assessments and  follow-up, per the WIC Program procedure manual. Completes client counseling in approved format.

Collects and records health information and services provided.  Obtain heights, weights and hemoglobin measurements, preferred but not required. Completes requires paperwork as designated by the local agency.

Issues EBT card to participants at reloads, certification and recertification of participant according to federal regulations and local policies and procedures.  Notifies client of recertification requirement as applicable, completes/verifies VOC/ID card for current certification data & correct return appointment dates, as well as including risk codes for eligibility; instructs new clients regarding EBT card redemption procedures.

Provides nutritional consultations to facilities and provides information to and consults with various members of Health Department staff on nutrition related subjects.  Provides training to WIC staff and in-service education to Health Department staff, when needed. Provides nutrition and health education to the community.   Provides education and presentations to targeted population groups such as schools, and to organizations and agencies. Other duties assigned.

Follows established rules, regulations and procedures in the following areas: attendance, leave, and travel. Ensures time and Employee Activity Record (EARs) are accurately completed and submitted within the required timeframe.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Utilization of equipment including anthropometric equipment, hematology equipment and computer equipment.

Knowledge of normal nutrition principles and food needs throughout the life cycle.  Ability to determine nutritional risk and needs and nutrition education plans for individuals including low risk, high risk. 

Ability to provide nutrition education and breastfeeding promotion to others in groups or individual instruction.

Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. 453616

Ability to provide client-centered nutrition counseling to WIC clients.



 Minimum - A registered dietitian as defined by the American Dietetic Association or A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in public health nutrition, dietetics, food and nutrition or food service management.

Preferred - FL-WiSE experience, Knowledge, and ability to obtain heights, weights and hemoglobin measurements.

At least three years of WIC program experience as a Nutritionist or Nutrition Educator.




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:

Work Location


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.

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: Palm Coast