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Date:  Feb 2, 2023


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Requisition No: 724342 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64049955 

Salary:  $65,000 - $75,000 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 02/10/2023 

Open Competitive

Your Specific Responsibilities

This is a leadership position serving as the Director of the Public Health Nutrition Program for the Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties (FDOH - Hendry and Glades) and is responsible as the WIC Coordinator for all functions related to Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program services consistent with state and federal regulations (OHM 150-24). The incumbent is expected to comply with and ensure staff compliance with all WIC and DOH operating procedures and directives, including information, materials, and equipment security. The incumbent is responsible for administrative activities relating to the WIC program, including budget preparation, mentoring and supervision of staff and collaborating with community partners. Supervisory duties include, but are not limited to, hiring and selection, developing performance plans, conducting performance appraisals, planning, and directing work assignments, approving leave, and taking disciplinary action as appropriate. The incumbent must be relied upon to maintain patient confidentiality and adhere to HIPAA guidelines while providing excellent customer service. This position reports to the DOH-Hendry and Glades Health Department Administrator and Headquartered in LaBelle or Clewiston.

Plans, organizes, directs, promotes, coordinates, implements, and evaluates WIC and nutrition programs. Monitors these programs according to objectives, developed through analysis of Public Health statistics and community needs assessments. Determines program goals, priorities, and target population groups. Coordinates the WlC Program for this local agency


WIC eligibility determination
Provision of nutrition counseling
Documentation of WIC services provided
Reporting requirements for WIC
Outreach events for WIC
Represents DOH-Hendry and Glades in areas concerning the WIC Program through participation with agencies from the state, the county, community agencies, businesses, and the media
Overall responsibility for the peer breastfeeding counselling program
Oversees and directs the scheduling and provision of WIC and Nutrition services, including assignment of professionals to support these activities.
Lectures/educates groups as requested
Attends and participates in departmental professional and managerial conferences and meetings
Develops a WIC nutrition program plan in collaboration with WlC staff which includes assessing nutritional resources and designing nutrition services to complement existing community programs
Evaluates WIC indicators and adjusts program plan accordingly
Provides technical assistance and in-services to FDOH-Hendry and Glades staff and other agencies as requested.
Acts as a consultant to senior leadership, program managers, and frontline staff
Functions as property custodian at DOH -Hendry and Glades for all state and/or county property assigned to the WIC and Nutrition Services Program.
Leads quality and process improvement initiatives
Supervisory  Responsibilities

Provides leadership and supervision in accordance with professional/industry standards and FDOH/Federal policies
In collaboration with staff, leads quality improvement and process improvement initiatives
Manages recruitment and employment of WlC professional, supervisory, and support personnel
Evaluates staff by observing performance and reviewing documentation of care/services
Provides counseling and coaching for staff using a problem-solving approach
Provides employees with regular communication, both individual and in staff meetings
Makes recommendations regarding transfers, promotions, and terminations
Encourages staff professional development using individual development plans, performance improvement plans, performance appraisals
Plans and directs staff work including approving leave and assigning tasks
Takes disciplinary action as appropriate

Prepares, justifies, and manages the WIC program budget.
The incumbent will serve as a Level 4 Budget Manager to include the preparation and monitoring of annual budget for assigned program area. This will require reviewing and monitoring of OCA budgets and EARs completion in an accurate and timely manner by the incumbent and all employees under their direct supervision.
The incumbent must possess the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to be able to meet the core competencies regarding budget responsibilities and the computer skills to navigate the budget.
The incumbent is required to review assigned program budgets and OCA balances monthly and at a minimum meet with the CHD Business Office quarterly to make any necessary budget adjustments
Other Duties

Assists in policy and procedures formation affecting Public Health Department operations
Encourages staff participation on DOH-Hendry and Glades committees
Supports the success of the agency and state Strategic Plans
Submits EARS (Employee Activity Records) in a timely manner
Handles highly sensitive complaints, inquiries, and emergencies
Performs other related duties in accordance with the needs of the organization as directed by the supervisor
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of principles, practices & office procedures
Knowledge of correct spelling, punctuation & grammar usage
Knowledge of standard business formats & styles for letters & business forms
Knowledge of theories & concepts of preventive health care, current science & practice of nutrition
Knowledge of prenatal breastfeeding, postpartum, infant and children nutrition
Knowledge of breastfeeding benefits and ability to promote and educate on it
Knowledge of the methods of data collection
Knowledge of the principles & techniques of records management
Knowledge of planning principles & techniques
Skill in operating a personal computer
Ability to provide nutrition education for individuals and groups
Ability to assess nutritional status and develop basic nutrition plans
Ability to teach and develop or select education materials
Ability to operate general office equipment
Ability to train others and deal effectively with a variety of people
Ability to follow office procedures and practices
Ability to organize and maintain filing systems
Ability to handle telephone calls in a courteous and effective manner
Ability to plan, organize & coordinate work assignments & communicate effectively verbally & in writing
Ability to establish & maintain effective working relationship with others
Ability to understand, interpret & apply applicable rules, regulations, polices & procedures
Ability to prioritize individual workload, prepare reports & maintain records
Ability to frequently bend, kneel, reach, and sit or stand for long periods of time
Ability to frequently use telephone, computer, copier and small hand tools, i.e. Stapler, scissors, etc
Ability to work with occasional loud noises
Ability to follow instructions
Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds as needed
Ability to review data for accuracy & completeness
Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision
Ability to work indoors with occasional temperature changes


Emergency duty required of the incumbent of this position 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.
Licensed as a Dietician/Nutrionist in the State of Florida
Willing and able to perform hemoglobin testing on clients
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in nutritional science, community nutrition, clinical nutrition, dietetics, or public health nutrition

Professionally competent in dietetics, federal grant program management, human resource management
Knowledge of budget management
Ability to coordinate a variety of programmatic, regional, and interdepartmental factors into strategic plans and project goals
Skilled in leadership, vertical and horizontal communication
3-5 years of professional experience
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.


I 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

Hendry and Glades County Health Departments

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including

Annual and Sick Leave benefits
Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year
State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options
Retirement plan options, including employer contributions
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Flexible Spending Accounts
Tuition waivers
And more
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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: 

 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.

 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 agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). 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. 

 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.

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. 

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