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Date: Feb 12, 2020

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Requisition No: 138761 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64067354 

Salary:  $45,000 to $50,000 Per Year 

Posting Closing Date: 02/26/2020 

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. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration. You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check

If you have difficulty applying for this position, please contact People First at 877-562-7287 for assistance. 

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.



Registered Dietitian with Commission on Dietetic Registration or Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist with the State of Florida.



  • This is a position in the Special Supplement Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Work requires independent judgment and decision making and following specific federally regulated procedures (in accordance with the Florida DHM 150-24 WIC Manual) in a fast-paced, high-volume setting. The incumbent is expected to maintain a courteous and cooperative working relationship with all staff and the public in a diverse environment.  Work is performed at Florida Department of Health-Osceola primarily at the Kissimmee site; however, may be required to report to other sites for administrative reasons and/or lack of staff at the satellite sites. Licensure by the Division of Medical Quality Assurance is mandatory and registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration is recommended.
  • This individual will be responsible for supervisory duties for nutrition staff including, but not limited to: hiring and selection, position specific training and orientation; developing and facilitating in-service training, developing performance plans/expectations, conducting performance appraisals, conducting regular communication of job performance with direct reports; creating and maintaining position descriptions, planning and directing work, approving & verifying timesheets and EARs, approving leave time, and taking disciplinary action as appropriate.
  • Monitors clinic operations and flow (utilizing Q-flow) of nutrition staff on consistent basis to ensure conformance with all regulatory requirements; to ensure optimum customer satisfaction as well as minimize client wait times and works collaboratively with other WIC supervisors and Public Health Nutrition Consultant to improve clinic flow. Assists staff during high volume times or staffing shortages by performing duties as a Senior Public Health Nutritionist. Completes manager of the day responsibilities which includes but is not limited to: responsible for assisting with receipt, securely storing, and entering direct distribution formula (into FL-Wise) per DHM 150-24, Section 4-10: Ordering, Distribution, and Inventory of Formulas and WIC Eligible Nutritionals.  Also, is responsible for returning and pulling direct distribution for clients when requested by staff; ensure accuracy of transfer of formula by verifying with issuance staff that the correct type and amount of formula is being distributed and transferred in the system accurately.   
  • Conducts quality assurance monitoring of client records in FL-Wise utilizing electronic Chart Audit tool. Chart audit results are used to create a summary with corrective action plan for areas of deficiency.  Individualized results are provided to each nutrition staff member. A summary of staff scores is maintained to show current results to date.  Results include a summary of the results (areas of improvement and opportunities for improvement) and training is provided to ensure continuous improvement. 
  • Interviews WIC clients to perform a nutritional assessment screening for medical high risk, high risk, and low risk clients; Analyzes medical and anthropometric data to determine nutritional risk eligibility : develops client nutritional care plans and prescribes food packages; documents in client record; monitors accuracy of growth grids by lab clinic staff: provides individual nutritional counseling and education;  refers clients and families, as needed, to health and social service agencies; Above duties are under the guidelines of the DHM 150-24 WIC Manual.
  • Assists with submission and generation of reports including, but not limited to: Nutrition Program Plan, Local Agency Program Review,
  • Assigned FL-Wise Reports, Productivity Report, etc.  Provides guidance to Call Center staff related to client benefits, special formula, food packages, certification and appointments, etc. and proactively resolves client issues/concerns from Call Center.
  • Assists in making sure that each WIC participant receives two nutrition education contacts per certification period. Reviews/develops nutrition education materials to be used by WIC.  Works cooperatively with Breastfeeding Coordinator to promote positive breastfeeding practices to WIC participants per our State WIC standards. 
  • Responsible for timely submission of timesheets, EAR's, travel records, cell phone bills, and other reports as required. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required. When other WIC administrative staff are absent, assists with back-up duties as assigned. Assists NPD with disaster planning and preparation. Performs other related duties as required by supervisor.
    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.
    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.
    This posting could be used to fill future vacancies.
    This posting may fill multiple positions.

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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