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OPS NUTRITION EDUCATOR - 64935442

Date:  Jun 10, 2022
Location: 

LEESBURG, FL, US, 34748


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

Open Competitive

Your Specific Responsibilities

This position provides nutrition assessment, nutrition education, breastfeeding education and counseling, including high risk care plans, when appropriate, to clients enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). This position requires independent judgement based upon information found in the DHM 150-24 Policy and Procedure Manual for the WIC Program and the FL-WiSE (the WIC database system) Clinic Manual, FL-WiSE Training Manual and Modules, including WiSE Notes, FL-WiSE Help Sheets and WiSE Hints.

 

Certifies and recertifies clients for the WIC program, including nutrition assessment and assignment of nutrition risk factors based upon procedures found in the DHM 150-24 Policy and Procedure Manual. Prescribes and makes changes in WIC food packages for clients. Has a working

 

knowledge of FL-WiSE (WIC database system).

 

Provides participant centered nutrition counseling / education that is pertinent to the needs of the client.

 

Other related duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

Minimum –

  • Willing to work before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. This may include working in a special needs or Red Cross shelter, 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
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited college or university in nutrition science, community nutrition, clinical nutrition, dietetics, or public health nutrition.  An official transcript is needed to confirm your qualifications for this position

Preferred –

  • Experience performing Nutrition Educator duties in a health care setting
  • Experience certifying or recertifying clients in a WIC program or other similar program
  • Experience developing nutrition education plans for clients
  • Experience developing nutrition assessments
  • Experience making client referrals to other agencies
  • Experience providing breastfeeding promotion, support and /or counseling to clients enrolled in a specific program
  • Experience speaking, writing and reading the Spanish language

 

Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:

Mission:

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

Vision:

To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.

Values:

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:

DOH Lake WIC / Leesburg, FL

 

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:

  • State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan* - mandatory
  • Workers’ Compensation – mandatory
  • Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) – mandatory
  • Deferred Compensation – voluntary
  • Employee Assistance Program – voluntary
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options
  • And more!

 

For a more complete list of benefits, including monthly costs, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.

 

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. 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 Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.

 

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: http://www.sss.gov 

 

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.

 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. 

 

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). 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. 

 

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.    


Nearest Major Market: Orlando