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Date:  May 11, 2022

OCALA, FL, US, 34471

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

Requisition No: 552448 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: HEALTH SUPPORT SPECIALIST - 64068875

Position Number: 64068875 

Salary:  $27,040.00 

Posting Closing Date: 05/24/2022 



Must have experience with using Microsoft Office Suite or any other computer programs.

Must have a valid  driver's license.




This position will be available to work as Health Support Technician or Senior Clerk in all WIC clinic locations. The incumbent will be required to work at various sites with a scheduled or advance notification of changes. This is a highly skilled position which requires an expert understanding of the Federal WIC and Nutrition Program and the use of the WIC FL-WiSE System with minimal supervision. Having successfully completed the Florida Paraprofessional Training modules, will assist in providing quality nutrition services to WIC participants in compliance with the Federal Regulations. The incumbent is expected to promote cooperation, courtesy, and teamwork, in a diverse environment and as an employee of the Marion County WIC program.


Obtains accurate data on height and weight measurement on women, infants, and children. Performs hematocrit/hemoglobin testing and records results electronically. Cleans equipment and area where blood work is done daily. Maintains "universal precautions: in completing clinic HST function. Follows established guidelines and standards for safety in handling equipment, biological specimens and waste products to prevent exposure to blood borne pathogens. Completes lab/anthropometric and immunization sections in electronic system. Maintains inventory of medical supplies and assures all equipment is functioning properly. Responsible for the calibration of all scales used in measuring WIC clients in all clinic locations.


Maintains current knowledge of the Federal WIC program regulations including WIC memos, WIC FL-WiSE system guide and the DOH Manual 150-24. Accurately compiles and records income, demographic and other information necessary to determine WIC program eligibility and advises WIC participants of their rights and obligations according to federal guidelines. Ensures that the Florida voter registration group or individual completed accurately. Issue EBT card benefits. Conducts secondary low risk nutrition education contacts in relationship with staff and the public. Assist in decreasing non-participation by contacting clients for appointments who appear on related reports such as the No Show and Clients eligible for benefits reports.


Promotes and support breastfeeding initiative.


Reads, understands, and implements directives and other duties as assigned.


Completes and submits time sheets, EARS, and travel accurately and according to established division and agency guidelines.


**NOTE:  Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process. **


This position may be eligible for the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program


This position requires a security background check 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


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.  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. 

Nearest Major Market: Ocala