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NUTRITION EDUCATOR - 64001716

Date:  Sep 16, 2022
Location: 

MARATHON, FL, US, 33050 TAVERNIER, FL, US, 33070


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Requisition No: 709922 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: NUTRITION EDUCATOR - 64001716

Position Number: 64001716 

Salary:  $42,000-$44,000 

Posting Closing Date: 10/06/2022 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH MONROE COUNTY

NUTRITION EDUCATOR -

WIC PROGRAM

OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY

 

This a 32-hour week, full-time position with benefits. This position provides professional nutrition education and breastfeeding counseling and support to clients at the Tavernier and Marathon WIC clinic sites.

 

We request that all applications be completed with People First - no faxed or mailed applications to the agency. Experience, education, and/or training used to meet the minimum qualifications and in response to the qualifying questions must be verifiable through information contained in your application.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

This is a professional public health nutrition position working as a Nutrition Educator in the Department of Health in Monroe County WIC program. Employee provides nutrition assessment and counseling for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Work is performed under the supervision of the Public Health Nutrition Manager.

This position is designated as a sensitive position and is required to maintain information in accordance with state and federal statutes, rules, and regulations, as well as of the Florida Department of Health in Monroe County Policies, Protocols, and Procedures.

This position provides individual nutrition assessment and education to high and low risk clients for the WIC Program. Assists clients in making client centered, measurable, and obtainable goals. Provides breastfeeding promotion, education, and support to WIC clients. Responsible for documenting all client contacts in the WIC Data System. All work is performed following DHM 150-24 rules and regulations. Determines client eligibility following DHM 150-24 rules and regulations. Performs anthropometric measurements and hematological testing for WIC clients following DHM 150-24 rules and regulations. Attends staff meetings, trainings and staff development activities as required. Completes leave, attendance, EARS, travel, and any other reports as required and according to established procedures. Performs other related duties as assigned

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current science and practice of Food and Nutrition Dietetics.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of WIC Program (Federal Rules and Regulations) as outlined in HRSM 150-24.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of WIC Information Project of the WIC Program.
  • Knowledge of medical record documentation methods (SOAP).
  • Ability to educate on food and nutritional needs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with others.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

MINIMUM

  • Must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Nutritional Science, Community Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, or Dietetics or have a Bachelor’s degree with adequate nutrition-focused classes.
  • Are you 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. Emergency duties may also include in-state and/or out-of-state deployment.

  PREFERRED

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Experience working with WIC
     

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:

Tavernier, FL & Marathon, 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
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 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. 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: 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.    

 

If there are any problems applying online, please call People First Staffing Administration: (877) 562-7287.

Service Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., ET. TTY users, call (866) 221-0268.

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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