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Date: Dec 4, 2017

Location: KISSIMMEE, FL, US, 34744

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

Requisition No: 25225 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64065868 

Salary:  $46,000 to $52,000 

Posting Closing Date: 12/11/2017 

 All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida, Employment Application.


This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit.

Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.

Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.


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.



LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Licensed as a Dietitian/Nutritionist in FL or Registered Dietitian.



A Bachelor's or Master's degree from an U.S. accredited university or college in nutritional science, community nutrition, clinical nutrition, or dietetics is required. Licensure by DOH, Division of Medical Quality Assurance as a licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist is mandatory. A Registered Dietitian is desirable.



  • This position is to enhance the nutritional services of the Osceola County WIC Program. Work requires independent judgment and decision-making and follows guidelines specified in the DHM 150-24 manual. WIC program grant.


  • This position is responsible for assisting with the management and development of the nutritional and administrative aspects of the WIC program.  Activities include conducting quality assurance audits, enhancing customer service and improving participation rates; building community partner relationships; ensuring all nutrition staff orientation, training, and staff development is maintained. 


  • Ensuring all aspects of quality assurance monitoring for all areas including nutrition, breastfeeding, and clerical are developed and corrective action plans are implemented on a regular basis.  Summary of findings are consolidated monthly and evaluates compliance to develop training programs for continuous improvement. 


  • Assists the NPD with submission of all required reports to include but not limited to Nutrition Program Plan, Local Agency Program Review, Nutrition Education Activity Reports, etc.  Assists the WIC program in the preparation of educational materials such as posters, flyers, pamphlets through the use of computers and other resources for both internal and external sources.


  • Assist NPD and Senior Public Health Nutritionist Supervisor in planning, organizing, and conducting trainings in dietetics, customer service, WIC regulations and requirements.  Assist NPD and SPHNS in training of newly hires.  Ensures that all staff meeting orientation checklist requirements and ongoing training as outlined by DHM 150-24 as well as the CHD guidelines.


  • Responsible of completing monthly SMART Goal and formula audit for all nutrition staff. Review food package/client complaint logs and resolve that require Licensed Dietitian intervention. Point of contact for all nutrition/ licensed dietitian and liaison between providers, community partners and nutrition staff/WIC State Office. Clinic flow contact person for all nutrition related issues. Responsible of developing and coordinating all nutrition trainings.


  • Interview WIC clients (low risk, high risk, and medical high risk) to perform nutrition assessment & screening of nutritional risks; analyze data to determine nutritional risk eligibility; develop nutrition care plans and assign food packages; document in client record; monitor accuracy of growth grids; provide individual and group nutrition counseling and education; refer clients/family, as needed, to health and social services agencies.


  • Enhancing customer satisfaction by developing metrics for internal and external sources and develops actions plans for continuous improvement; monitors clinic operations to ensure conformance with regulatory requirements.  Develops community partner relationships to increase WIC visibility in the community as a resource for nutrition education and breastfeeding support. Completes EAR’s, time sheets, travel, and other work related reports and assignments in a timely manner. Performs other related work as required by the supervisor.


    In the event of an emergency, this health department is required to perform emergency operations functions. You may be required to work before, during and/or beyond your normal work hours or days in a special needs shelter, red cross shelter, emergency operations command center (EOCC), or to perform other emergency functions.

    Participation in the direct deposit program is a condition of employment for all persons employed in state government. If you are not already participating in the direct deposit program, you will be expected to enroll within 31 days of employment. 

    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.


    Florida Department of Health in Osceola County is a tobacco-free organization. The use of tobacco products is not allowed by employees while on duty on any Florida DOH in Osceola County building or campus. This includes walkways, parking lots, and public and private vehicles parked in the lots.



    To obtain revised and updated information on Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements, click here.  


    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.





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. 

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