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NUTRITION EDUCATOR - 64069573 1

Date:  Jan 7, 2023
Location: 

ORLANDO, FL, US, 32809


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Requisition No: 780921 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: NUTRITION EDUCATOR - 64069573 1

Position Number: 64069573 

Salary:  $1,523.31 Biweekly 

Posting Closing Date: 04/13/2023 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

 IN ORANGE COUNTY

JOB OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCMENT

OPEN COMPETITIVE APPOINTMENT

 

Class Title: Nutrition Educator

Position Number: 64069573

Base Salary: $1,523.31 Biweekly

Location: 6101 Lake Ellenor Drive - Administration

                 Orlando, FL 32809                        

 

DOH/Orange is a tobacco free agency

 

**NOTE: All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida, Employment Application. All questions will be verified and must be documented on your application for it to be considered valid. **

 

YOUR SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

This position with the Orange County Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is primarily responsible for certifying potential low risk participants to the program and for providing nutrition education and breastfeeding education.  Travel may be required, therefore, a valid state of Florida driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle are mandatory.

 

Certifies clients for participation in the WIC Program in accordance with DHM 150-24.  Follows policies and procedures for collection, entry and management of data, as well as operation of WIC computer equipment as stated in DHM 150-24 and the WIC System Guide.

 

Provides culturally relevant nutrition education on an individual basis in the areas of infant, childhood, prenatal and postnatal (including breastfeeding) nutrition to promote development and maintenance of good nutrition.  Develops, monitors, evaluates and revises nutrition education plans for individual clients not at medically high risk.  Selects, develops and evaluates client educational materials.  Coordinates nutrition education services for assigned clients and makes referrals for appropriate services.

 

Evaluates program eligibility status of each client to insure that a valid issuance of electronic benefits can be performed.  Issues WIC Program electronic benefits to certified participants in accordance with procedures outlined in DHM 150-24 and the Florida WiSE System Manual.  Schedules appointments for participants through the WIC appointment system.  Reviews use of electronic benefits in approved grocery stores.  Answers questions regarding access to WIC program services. 

 

Prepares employee activity reports of time and services provided and summarizes nutrition services and activities at biweekly intervals.  Prepares and

submits requests for travel reimbursement according to established format and procedures.

 

Attends and participates in staff meetings, in-service training sessions, and other professional and staff development activities.

 

Performs other related duties as requested or as required.

 

REQUIRED  KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Ability to obtain height and weight measurements using standard equipment.

Ability to analyze and interpret anthropometric, biochemical, dietary and clinical data.

Knowledge of basic mathematical calculations.

Knowledge of WIC program policies and procedures.

Knowledge of the current science and practice of nutrition and dietetics.

Knowledge of nutritional and dietary assessment techniques.

Knowledge of the nutritional needs of WIC clients.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in one or more languages.

Ability to develop and apply educational/training techniques to learning.

Knowledge of acceptable methods of record documentation/SOAP.

Knowledge of local DOH programs, services, and community agencies.

Knowledge of Florida WiSE data system.  Knowledge of WIC program policies and procedures.

Ability to communicate effectively in one or more languages. 

 

Ability to utilize mathematical skills.

Ability to organize work and meet deadlines.

Knowledge of the methods of compiling, organizing and analyzing data.

Knowledge of DOH and WIC program policies and procedures.

Effective listening skills.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Knowledge of WIC program policies and procedures.

Self-motivated

Ability to be flexible

Knowledge of Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Windows, Outlook, Excel, and Word, Google Chrome.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with specific major in dietetics, food and nutrition or food service management.
  • 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.

 

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.

 

Work Location: 6101 Lake Ellenor Drive Orlando, FL 32809

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

(For more information, please click www.myfrs.com);

  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • 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. A background screening will be completed on each applicant selected for a position designated as "sensitive" and a drug test will be conducted on each applicant selected for positions designated as "safety sensitive" in accordance with department policies (Background Screening DOHP 60-5-08 and Drug Free Workplace DOHP 60-9-99). . 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: 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. Incumbent may be required to perform emergency duty before, during and/or beyond normal business hours and/or days. We request that all applications be completed online with People First. No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted by the agency. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

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 Departments 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.

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.

 

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: Orlando