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Date: Jan 16, 2022

Location: LEESBURG, FL, US, 34748

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Requisition No: 491504 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64006238 

Salary:  $28,351.46 - $42,500.00 

Posting Closing Date: 01/30/2022 

Job posting category: Open Competitive


Your Specific Responsibilities:

This position provides nutrition assessment, nutrition education, breastfeeding education and counseling, including documenting high risk and medically 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 judgment based on written policy and procedures found in the DHM 150-24, FL-WiSE Clinic Manual and WiSE Notes.  


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


Provides high risk and medically high-risk nutrition care plans when requested for client enrollment in the WIC Program. Contacts referring physicians when necessary. Provides close follow-up to medically high-risk clients, ensuring the required number of high-risk contacts are met.


Responsible for direct distribution formula at the Leesburg WIC office. Ensures that the formula is available for appointments for WIC clients who are receiving directly distributed formula.


Other duties as assigned by the supervisor. 


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to use a computer, printer, scanner, fax machine and calculator. Ability to use WIC program related software and proof of successful completion of the WIC FL-WiSE competency test or new hires be able to pass this test within 60 days following date of hire. This information may be verified through the State WIC Office, local WIC agencies or through competency testing at the time of the interview. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.


Ability to perform all lab duties and anthropometrics. Ability to multi-task, plan, organize and coordinate work assignments. Ability to determine work priorities and ensure completion of assignments. Ability to review work for accuracy and quality of content. Ability to train others. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to interpret rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Ability to perform basic arithmetical calculations. Ability to deal effectively with a variety of people. Ability to prepare reports and maintain records. Ability to resolve conflict and provide outstanding customer service. Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.  



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, or dietetics
  • Currently licensed in Florida as a Dietitian/Nutritionist


Preferred –

  • Experience certifying or recertifying clients in a WIC program or other similar program
  • Experience developing high risk nutrition care 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


Additional Preferred KSA’s

  • Knowledge of nutrition and dietary assessment techniques
  • Knowledge of the methods of compiling, organizing and analyzing data
  • Ability to interpret anthropometric, biochemical, dietary and clinical data
  • Ability to provide nutrition education to others
  • Ability to make nutrition assessments and develop nutrition care plans
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work activities
  • Ability to prepare and maintain records and reports
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others


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.


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:

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:

  • 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. 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: 


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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