Date:  Jun 7, 2024

LARGO, FL, US, 33778

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Requisition No: 827052 

Agency: Veterans Affairs


 Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 50458002 

Salary:  $58,204.32 - $61,267.70 

Posting Closing Date: 06/28/2024 

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Requisition # 827052 




Agency Headquarters – Mary Grizzle Building

11351 Ulmerton Road

Largo, Pinellas County, FL.

Starting Annual Salary: ‎$58,204.32 - $61,267.70

Paid Bi-Weekly


Excellent retirement package and optional deferred compensation plan.  Health, vision, dental, disability, and other supplemental insurance are available at reasonable premium rates.  Paid vacation and sick leave.  Nine (9) paid holidays and one (1) personal day.  Tuition waiver available for State Universities and Community Colleges (up to six credits per semester). Education and employment history must be verifiable.  Please attach any credentials you claim (degrees, certifications, etc.) to your application.  



The following are required and must be verifiable: 

  • Current licensure as a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist. 
  • Successful completion of the employment screening process to include, but not limited to, drug test and national background investigation.



Preference will be given to those candidates with the following qualifications and must be verifiable:

  • Employment experience in a commercial kitchen.
  • Dietary experience in a long-term care facility.
  • Experience in menu development for geriatric populations.
  • Above-average computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience developing policies and procedures.
  • Experience providing in-service instruction.
  • Experience with Quality Assurance / Quality Validation protocol.
  • Knowledge of regulatory guidelines related to food service in nursing homes.
  • Experience with the regulatory survey process (e.g. AHCA survey of a skilled nursing facility).



The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Nutrition Program Manager and will coordinate with the Food Service Directors to plan and direct the facility food service and staff to ensure sanitary, safe, nutritious and cost-effective meals and snacks for residents. They will oversee all phases of food purchasing, storage, preparation, production control; merchandising, service, and inventory control to provide optimum nutrition, minimize cost and ensure compliance with all Federal and State regulatory agencies.

 Operational Duties:

  • Develop standard menus (to include seasonal changes) for all State Veterans’ Homes and coordinate as needed with the Homes to personalize the menus as needed for the needs of their specific population.
  • Coordinate with Homes to streamline the purchasing of foods and supplies to maximize our buying power (e.g. seasonal foods, volume discounts, specials).
  • Responsible for developing and implementing standards and procedures for dietary services.
  • Conduct independent quarterly facility visits to assigned State Veterans’ Homes.
  • Provide onsite evaluations and audits of dietary services and develop/implement training as needed.
  • Present routine ongoing in-service instruction to maintain/improve dietary practices.
  • Provide coverage for the Homes Dietary Management staff as needed.

 Team Functions:

  • Active participant on the Quality Validation Survey team.
  • Confer and Coordinate with the Regional Clinical team as needed in planning positive resident outcomes.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

This position is in the Career Service system.


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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