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Date: Jul 17, 2020

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Requisition No: 158562 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64061864 

Salary:  $32,182.02 - $48,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 08/24/2020 



The incumbant will plan and supervise the workflow, workload, work objectives and time utilization for SPH Nutritionists, Nutrition Educators, and peer counselors in the main clinic.  Directs the work of these employees to insure maximum use of time and resources.  Supervises planning, develops, conducts and evaluates the nutrition program for all outlying clinics, except Belleview clinic.



This position requires that you have a Bachelor of Science or Master of Science degree from an accredited college or university in Nutrition or Dietetics, a Florida License as a Nutritionist or Dietitian and a Registered Dietitian with the Commission of Dietetic Registration. Must have a current valid driver's license and willing to travel to clinics using your own vehicle. Must have experience in supervising, as a team leader, or as a preceptor.


Preference will be given to individuals who have experience completing nutrition assessments, writing care plans, and/or providing nutrition counseling in a hospital, private practice, or public health setting. Prefer experience with using FL-WiSE and individuals who are bilingual.



Certifies clients in the main clinic and outlying clinics for participation in the WIC program in accordance with the policies of the WIC program and regulations stated in DHM 150-24. Provides nutrition education contacts to low, high and medically high risk clients as defined by agency policies. May travel to outlying clinics as needed; maintains the same client service standards as in the main clinic.  Correctly documents nutrition assessment and care plans in FL WiSE using SOAP or other approved format.


Correctly documents nutrition assessment and care plans in FL WiSE using SOAP or other approved format.  Entries are correctly signed and dated with title included. Acts as In-service Nutrition Coordinator and trainer for the nutrition staff as well as orientation trainer for new staff.  Plans and administers Nutrition Education Programs for various professional and community groups as well as supervises all nutrition in-service programs for MCHD staff.


Responsible for quality assurance monitoring activities for all outlying clinics, except Belleview clinic.  Reviews medical records and monitors nutrition documents to verify correct protocols are followed in the delivery of nutrition services. Accurately completes reports and data entry into EARS, HMS, People First, and the FL WiSE system by required deadlines using the FL Wise manual and DHM 150-24 policies and procedures.


Attends and participates in staff meetings, and professional and staff development activities.  Completes required state and WIC training as evidenced by completion certificates or TRAIN transcript. 


Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

  • Ability to develop high risk care plans.
  • Knowledge of science and current practice of nutrition and dietetics.
  • Knowledge of nutrition and diet assessment techniques. 
  • Ability to analyze and interpret anthropometric, biochemical, and clinical data.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work activities.



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. 




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. 

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