Date:  May 2, 2024

LARGO, FL, US, 33771

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Requisition No: 826630 

Agency: Department of Health


 Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 64084038 

Salary:  $1,903.32 Bi-Weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 06/09/2024 

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Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County.  If you are looking to establish a successful career in Public Health, you have come to the right place.  Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida.  We hope you decide to join our team!  Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.


The incumbent is part of a global public health organization and is expected to support the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County in its mission to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts and its efforts and its vision To be the Healthiest State in the Nation. Furthermore, the incumbent is expected to incorporate the agency values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Responsiveness and Excellence in all aspects of their work.


Senior Public Health Nutritionist


Your Specific Responsibilities:

Certifies clients for participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC Program) according to the WIC Manual DHM 150-24.  Provides nutrition counseling, education and follow-up services to WIC Program clients.  Promotes and supports breastfeeding among WIC clients.  Develops nutrition care plans and documents information in WIC data system.  Follows policies and procedures for collection, entry and management of data as well as operation of the WIC data system (FL WiSE) according to the WIC User Manual for clinic.

Develops high risk nutrition care plans for medical high-risk clients and high-risk clients.  Assures scheduling of follow-up counseling sessions. Performs anthropometric duties to include hemoglobin as needed.

Provides group nutrition education classes to WIC participants as needed.

Designs nutrition educational materials for use in the WIC Program.

Assists with training of new WIC nutrition staff in the certification and counseling process.  Assists with the development and evaluation of the nutrition program plan and other documents as needed for the WIC Program.

Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.  This includes the following in addition to other tasks assigned:  Attends meetings and seminars as needed for the WIC Program.  Completes EARs reports, nutrition education activity reports, etc.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of normal nutrition principles and food needs throughout the life cycle.

Ability to determine nutritional needs and nutrition education plans for individuals who are and are not at medical high nutritional risk.

Ability to provide nutrition education to others in groups or individual instruction.

Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.




Florida State Licensure as a Dietitian/Nutritionist

Preferred -

At least 1 year of WIC experience

Ability to fluently speak, read, and write in English and Spanish

Ability to work a flexible schedule to include evenings and weekends


Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:


To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.


To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.


I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.


Where You Will Work:

Department of Health in Pinellas County – Mid-County Health Center

8751 Ulmerton Road

Largo, FL  33771


Travel to other locations may be required.


The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

Annual and Sick Leave benefits;

Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;

State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;

Retirement plan options, including employer contributions

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Flexible Spending Accounts;

Tuition waivers;

And more!

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Please be advised:

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/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.


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.


Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women.  The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise.  Through the Department's VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country. 


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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