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Date: Dec 12, 2021

Location: MARIANNA, FL, US, 32446

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Requisition No: 467965 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONIST - 64081356

Position Number: 64081356 

Salary:  Salary Range from $40,000.00-$46,580.13 

Posting Closing Date: 02/04/2022 

Job posting category - Open Competitive


Your Specific Responsibilities:

This is a professional position responsible for providing various functions in the WIC Certification process for the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).  This position primarily serves Jackson County, but can be called to all sites within the Jackson WIC Agency.   All work is carried out under the supervision of a Public Health Services Manager or its Delegated Authority.  The employee will be required to satisfactorily complete the State of Florida Nutrition Training Series.  The employee must be able to work with all clients in a fair and impartial manner.  The employee will support and promote excellent customer service.  Compliance with all standards associated with this position is required, along with adherence to security, integrity and confidentiality regulations, policies and procedures related to information under the direct control of this position.  The incumbent in this position is responsible for the integrity and confidentiality of the data sets under his/her control.  The incumbent of this position will come to work and exhibit an attitude of friendliness and eager customer service towards all participants and act respectfully and courteously to fellow employees and program participants.  The incumbent of this position will act as clinic site coordinator - a liaison between the Public Health Services Manager supervising the position and the clinic site served.  The incumbent of this position must maintain a clear/active Florida license in Dietetics/Nutrition.  This position will be responsible for all supervisory duties including, but not limited to, hiring and selection, developing performance plans, planning, and directing work assignments, conducting performance appraisals, and taking disciplinary action or effectively recommending such action.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Experience creating nutrition care plans for high risk patients.     
  2. Experience providing nutrition counseling. 
  3. Knowledge of Nutrition/Dietetics.                 
  4. Ability to practice as a Licensed Dietitian in the State of Florida.  


Minimum –

  1. Bachelor of Science in Nutrition/Dietetics from an accredited college.
  2. Licensed in Nutrition/Dietetics in the State of Florida.


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:

Jackson County Health Department


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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