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Date: May 2, 2021

Location: GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32641

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

Requisition No: 257223 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64006284 

Salary:  $1,942.31 

Posting Closing Date: 06/02/2021 



This position requires a licensed dietitian or nutritionist with the State of Florida.  Must have 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 prreferred.




Responsible for all aspects of operation for the WIC clinics at assigned clinic locations. Actively supports the clinics in increasing monthly WIC participation 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 twelve employees.

- Directly supervises nutrition staff members, Records Specialist, and Clerical staff.

- Completes Performance Appraisals on all staff

- 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 FL-WiSE.

- 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. Completes Nutrition Assessment for all low, high, and medically high-risk WIC clients to provide client-centered nutrition service. Documents Nutrition Care Plan and identified nutrition risks using a standardized process. Ensures certified clients have the correct nutritional risk reason(s) assigned; appropriate food packages assigned; accurate and complete health data information; nutrition questionnaire appropriately assessed and completed and when required a high-risk care plan is developed within 45 days of certification. Provides Value Enhanced Nutrition Assessment (VENA) based nutrition assessment and counseling utilizing appropriate educational materials. Assess clients’ readiness to change and help client choose appropriate goal (S). Makes referrals for appropriate health and social services. Established appropriate number of subsequent individual nutrition education contacts. Evaluates and revises nutrition care plan as needed. Promotes breastfeeding by providing breastfeeding education and support.


Obtains accurate data on height and weight measurements on participants. Performs hematocrit/hemoglobin testing and records results electronically. Cleans equipment and area where blood is done daily. Maintains "universal precautions". Follows established guidelines and standards for safety in handling equipment, biological specimens and waste products to prevent exposure to blood borne pathogens. Accurately completes the lab/anthro screens in FL-WiSE. Maintains and inventories all medical supplies.


Annually 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.


**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 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.  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