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Date: Feb 11, 2019

Location: PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL, US, 34983

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

Requisition No: 54009 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64005780 

Salary:  $1054.00 Bi-Weekly (48 hours) 

Posting Closing Date: 03/03/2019 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Valid FL drivers license or FL State Id  (if out of state you must obtain within 30 days of hire)
  • Registered, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist
  • Professional dietitian/nutritionist experience
  • Computer skills and writing/speaking skills
  • Nutrition counseling skills


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in the WIC Program


Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.    Applicants selected to participate in the skills verification and/or interview process will be contacted by telephone, so please make sure your contact information on the People First Staffing System is current and accurate.


**Requisitions may be used to fill multiple vacancies. 


Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, 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.


This is a part time position (48 hours bi-weekly). Work in the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Program providing nutrition and breastfeeding counseling and education to pregnant, breastfeeding, post-partum women, infants and children under age 5 years. Professional Nutritionist assessing and evaluating nutritional status, writing nutrition care plans for low-risk, high-risk and medically high-risk clients, providing nutrition counseling and education; developing nutrition education materials and in-service classes; providing breastfeeding support to women. Computer skills, productivity in clinic flow, provision of excellent customer service and positive interpersonal relationships. 

Duties and Responsibilities


Provides excellent customer service to clients displaying courtesy and respect while expediting their visit to reduce wait time.

Interviews WIC clients to certify for the WIC program per state WIC program policies and regulations stated in DHM 150-24.  Performs a nutritional assessment screening and analyzes medical and anthropometric data to determine nutritional risk eligibility. Monitors accuracy of completion of growth grids and measurement techniques by Health Support Technicians.  Completes low-risk and high-risk nutrition counseling and counsels all medically high-risk WIC clients at least once per certification period. Refers clients and families to other health and social service agencies. Develops client nutritional care plans to include from 1-3 client-centered goals and prescribes food packages. Documents in FL-Wise electronic client records by end of business day and, in rare emergencies, a late entry note must follow local and state protocol. Provides individual and group nutrition counseling and education.  Distributes exempt infant formulas to WIC clients as prescribed by a Physician/ARNP/Physician assistant per WIC program guidelines.   Handles receipt of formula and distributes per local procedures. Promotes and supports breastfeeding; distributes breast pumps per guidelines and makes referrals to peer counselors and the Lactation Consultant as needed.  Performs duties utilizing a teamwork approach to assure program objectives are coordinated with other staff to achieve desired results.  Cultivates positive work relationships with co-workers and communicates key concepts to supervisor and co-workers for efficient operations. Maintains client confidentiality and security in accordance DOHP50-10-10 Information Security & Privacy Policy Confidential Information.


Participates in formulation of nutrition education activities. Prepares and presents the weekly Prenatal Group Class and others as requested.  Prepares and presents nutrition classes for WIC, the Health Dept., external agencies and facilities per local planning objectives.   Participates in the development, community assessment, planning and carrying out of Objectives/Activities of the Bi-ennial Nutrition Program Plan (NPP).  Coordinates NPP work assignments with other WIC staff required to meet our objective timelines and action plans.  Completes all work assignments in a timely manner and with professional quality.


Completes other nutritional counseling as required and submits reporting of clients counseled.  Assists with tracking the High-risk enrollees for WIC to assure accurate nutritional risks, food packages and follow up scheduled.  Accurately completes all client records, HMS EARS, People First time and leave records, GoTravel, etc., by required deadlines.  Attends and participates in staff meetings, in-service training, and other professional and staff developmental activities. 


Perform related work as required.


-If you have difficulty applying for this position, please contact People First at 877-562-7287 for assistance.  For position questions please call 772-873-4939.

-This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit.

-Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.

-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.
-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:




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: Port Saint Lucie

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