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Date: Jan 17, 2022

Location: GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32641

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Requisition No: 492487 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64006283 

Salary:  $2,000.00 bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 02/04/2022 



This position requires a licensed dietitian or nutritionist with the State of Florida. Must  experience instructing clients in nutrition principles, dietary plans and food selection and preparation. 

Experience supervising staff preferred.  Experience with FL-WiSE preferred.  Experience providing breastfeeding education and support to clients preferred.




Responsible for all aspects of operation for the WIC clinics at assigned clinic locations. Actively supports the clinics in achieving a monthly WIC participation rate of at least 2800 participants through exceptional customer service, leading, mentoring and motivating assigned staff, implementing strategies to increase service delivery, implementing and supporting WIC and DOH policies and procedures, assisting Division’s vendor manager with related vendor management activities.



- Oversees the activities of up to nine employees.

- Directly supervises a staff of 3 nutrition staff members and a Senior Clerical Supervisor.

- Completes Performance Appraisals on all permanent staff during the month of March and at other times as required.

- Ensures training and CEUs are current for all nutritional education subordinates.

- Certifies and approves EARs and timesheets per DOH policy.

- Participates in the recruiting and hiring process for staff and ensures new hires receive appropriate and required training.


Prepares the monthly clinic schedule for staff for assigned location and collaborates clinic coverage issues with other regional directors when there are staffing issues to ensure continuity of operations.

- Prepares and maintains a master schedule of clinics.

- Responsible for entering the clinics day to day schedules in the WIC data system. In months containing a holiday, consults with the County Health departments at least 3 months in advance to rearrange the clinic schedule to assure that WIC services are delivered in a timely manner and meet Federal processing guidelines.

- Consults with the Division Director to determine whether changes to the master schedule are needed.

- At least biannually reviews the staffing at each clinic to assure that the client: staff ratio is appropriate.

- On a monthly basis, reviews the next available appointment list to determine the need for makeup days.

- Modifies the monthly schedule as needed based on illnesses, scheduled leave, etc.Is available each morning or evening by telephone to receive staff calls about potential scheduling alterations that may require changes in the day’s schedule.


Serves as point of contact for issues involving assigned clinics and is available to receive phone calls from WIC staff or other health care providers.


Functions as a Certified Professional Authority (CPA) in WIC clinics to counsel WIC clients, determine eligibility by assessing nutrition status and provides appropriate nutrition education.


Biannually prepares the nutrition education plan including goals and objectives, community assessment, staff assessment, and clinic assessment for assigned clinics:

- Prepares regular progress reports and updates Division Director concerning staffing, personnel, budgetary, and all aspects related to clinical operations.

- In alternate years, updates report and provides an assessment of the goals and objectives and develops new goals and objectives if necessary.

- Provides clinical experience to UF Master’s dietetic students and pediatric interns when assigned.


Biannually prepares staff for monitoring visit by state WIC office. On alternate years prepares a self-assessment monitoring:

- Prepares a corrective action response and organizes post-audit activities needed for monitoring reply.

- Assures that self-monitoring of WIC records and established quality assurance initiatives are being done at least monthly.

- Responsible for following established policies and procedures regarding the disposition of records.


Annually prepares a disaster plan for assigned location:

- Assures that needed supplies and materials available.

- Trains staff in preparation for natural or other disaster.

- Maintains and updates staff emergency contact list.

- Collaborates with local community partners to ensure WIC is involved in emergency response affecting designated clinics.

Travel to other clinics as necessary, sponsors and facilitates one outreach venue each year and participates in other outreach opportunities. Attends and participates in staff meetings, in-service training and other professional and staff development activities. Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Other duties as assigned by WIC Director.


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

State of Florida - Licensed Dietitian FS 468.


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.


Valid Florida Driver’s License. Certification of Acknowledgement – This position is in compliance with and monitors compliance (when applicable) of the mandatory requirements in Section 215.422, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 3A-24, Florida Administrative Code. Emergency Duty – Incumbent may be required to work during 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 to perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural. Responsible for securing the designated information sets for the purpose of protecting confidentiality, data integrity and appropriate access for all information both confidential and public record, which is stored in hard copy or electronic formats. Completes EARS and timesheets on a weekly basis and completes certification. Completes mandatory trainings as designated by State, Federal, WIC, and local authority by deadline assigned.


Working hours: (A) Daily from 8.00 to 5.00 (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: Gainesville