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Date: Jun 19, 2019

Location: MIAMI, FL, US, 33128

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Requisition No: 65712 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64081673 

Salary:  $45,370.26 

Posting Closing Date: 07/17/2019 


The incumbent provides services for the Women Infant Children (WIC) Program in accordance with DHM 150‑24, and the FL‑WISE User’s Manual.  Incumbent is responsible to follow and adhere to all rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of the Florida Department of Health (FL‑DOH) and the WIC and Nutrition Program.  The incumbent in this position will have the authorized “need to know” access to confidential WIC client records, and the FL‑WISE data system.    Assignments of Duty Station, hours and days worked may vary based on agency/unit needs. Incumbent will have access to records containing social security numbers in the performance of job duties. The incumbent of the position will work with a diverse population and will deliver services in English/Spanish or English/Creole.


Provides appropriate nutrition counseling and education to WIC participants.  Provides breastfeeding education to pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women. Documents findings and recommendations for all clients in the WIC electronic record. Consults healthcare professionals and makes recommendations concerning nutritional findings and needs of clients. Makes appropriate referrals.


Assesses clients’ nutritional status and determines program eligibility based on income and nutrition guidelines. Assesses client’s breastfeeding status and refers to Breastfeeding Peer Counselors (BFPC) and/or International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) as deemed necessary. Assists with obtaining heights, weights and completion of CLIA waived hemoglobin tests as directed by the delegated authority.  Refers all medically high risk and potentially medically high-risk clients to the Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist as per DHM 150‑24.


Develops, documents, evaluates and revises nutrition care plans and/or notes for individual high-risk clients. Makes referrals for appropriate services as needed.


Follows policies and procedures for collection, entry and management of data as well as the operation of the FL‑WISE Computer System including but not limited to scanners, pin pads, network printers, and electronic databases i.e., Formula Tracking according to the FL‑WISE User’s System Manual and DHM 150‑24.


Participates in Outreach activities including but not limited to Health Fairs, FL‑DOH Events, Community Programs, contacting healthcare professionals, contacting potential WIC clients, attending outreach activities, scheduling and rescheduling client appointments, and other outreach activities as assigned.


Ensures accurate completion and timely submission of all administrative records including but not limited to: EARs, timesheets, leave requests, travel, monthly reports, SERVFL, Train Florida, etc. Email communications must be maintained on daily basis.


Supervises and manages clinic operations in the absence of a Public Health Nutritionist Supervisor or as delegated.  Responsibilities include maintaining daily email and phone communication, managing unit staffing, and any other administrative requirements.


Responsible for the organization and management of general education materials, office supplies and displays as approved by the local and state agency.


Attends all WIC Program and Florida Health in Miami Dade County meetings and/or other conferences as assigned. Attends and completes all mandatory in‑service trainings.


This position requires that the candidate to be a licensed Dietitian in the State of Florida.  Have a bachelor's or master’s degree in Nutritional Science, Community Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Dietetics, or Public Health Nutrition.  Be willing to travel within the Miami-Dade County geographical area (Monroe county line to the Broward county line and Miami Beach to West Dade).  Be willing to work a varying work schedule within the hours of 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday through Saturday, based on agency/unit needs. 



Preference will be given to those candidates who have the ability to communicate verbally and in writing in English/Spanish or English/Creole.  Those who have any WIC & Nutrition Program work experience. 



All applications must be completed online through People First.  No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted by the agency.


**NOTE:  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 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.



Department of Health Career Service employees enjoy the following benefits:

•        State of Florida Retirement package - 3% employee contribution required

•        9 Annual paid holidays

•        Ability to earn 104 hours of paid Annual Leave (annually)

•        Ability to earn 104 Hours of paid Sick Leave (annually)

•        Health insurance for individual or family coverage

•        Life insurance

•        Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, disability, etc.

•        Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available

•        Tuition waiver available


Your take home pay can be significantly influenced by your insurance premiums.  Compare your current premium with the State of Florida employee premiums!


Monthly employee premium for the standard PPO/HMO:

Single coverage is $50

Family coverage is $180


Monthly employee premium for the High Deductible Health Plan PPO/HMO:

Single coverage is $15

Family coverage is $64.30


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.  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. 

Nearest Major Market: Miami

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