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Date:  Mar 25, 2023

QUINCY, FL, US, 32351 QUINCY, FL, US, 32353

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Requisition No: 793227 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64035959 

Salary:  $32,182.02 - $65,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 04/07/2023 

Previously applicants need not reapply.

Your Specific Responsibilities:

The Senior Public Health Nutritionist Supervisor position is a highly responsible professional position for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).  This position is under the direct supervision of the Operations and Management Consultant Manager and requires independent judgment and decision making, as well as following specific federally regulated procedures in a fast-paced, high-volume setting.  Work is primarily performed at Florida Department of Health-Gadsden in Quincy, Florida.


This position is responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the WIC Program in Gadsden County according to the guidelines of DHM 150-24.  Monitors clinic operations on a consistent basis to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements. Responsible for all supervisory duties within the WIC Department including, but not limited to: hiring and selection, job specific orientation and competency, developing and facilitating in-service training, developing performance plans, conducting regular communication of job performance with staff, conducting performance appraisals, planning and directing staff work, approving leave, approving & verifying timesheets and EARs, and taking disciplinary action as appropriate.

In addition to managing personnel, this position collaborates with community agencies, health care providers, WIC vendors, and Health Department staff to conduct WIC program operations in Gadsden County. This includes, but is not limited to, consistently managing program budgets to ensure funding is adequately utilized at 100% spending within each fiscal year; establishing relevant policy and procedures; developing nutrition education curricula; interviewing WIC clients to perform nutritional assessment screenings for medical high risk, high risk, and low risk clients; analyzing medical and anthropometric data to determine nutritional risk eligibility; developing client nutritional care plans and prescribing food packages; documenting client medical record; monitoring accuracy of growth grids by clinic staff; providing individual nutritional counseling and education; coordinating and integrating the WIC program services with other health services (i.e. immunization, Head Start, local hospitals, Healthy Start, private physicians, etc.) to ensure maximum participation from eligible residents; referring clients and families, as needed, to health and social service agencies; as well as conducting community outreach which may include working nights and weekends.


This position is responsible for reviewing and working FL-Wise Reports which may include but not limited to Dual Enrollment Report, Benefit Over Issuance, Access Monitoring, Single User Certification, etc. Manages nutritional aspects of special formula issuances and inventories with assistance from WIC administrative staff.  Ensures high risk clients are given appropriate care plans and proper follow up visits.  Works cooperatively with Breastfeeding Coordinator to promote positive breastfeeding practices to WIC participants according to State WIC standards.  


This position works to ensure clinic organization and workflow are maintained to ensure optimum customer satisfaction, as well as minimum client wait times.  Identifies potential administrative or clinic problems and develops practical solutions.  Assists staff during peak operating hours or during staffing shortages.  Responsible for timely submission of timesheets, EAR's and other required reports / documents.

This position performs other related duties as required by supervisor.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the science and current practice of nutrition or dietetics.
  • Knowledge of the concepts and theories of nutrition or dietetics as it relates to growth, development, health or disease.
  • Knowledge of nutritional and dietary assessment techniques.
  • Knowledge of the methods of compiling, organizing and analyzing data.
  • Ability to develop educational/training plans and supporting materials.
  • Ability to use various communication channels to provide education/training.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret anthropometric, biochemical, clinical and dietary data.
  • Ability to interview and counsel patients.
  • Ability to plan, organize and evaluate a nutrition program or project.
  • Ability to supervise people.
  • Ability to determine work priorities, assign work, and ensure proper completion of work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.


  • A registered dietician as defined by the American Dietetic Association and two years of professional experience in public health nutrition; or
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in public health nutrition, dietetics, food and nutrition or food service management and two years of professional experience in public health nutrition; or
  • A master's degree from an accredited college or university in public health nutrition, dietetics, food and nutrition or food service management and one year of professional experience in public health nutrition.


Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:


To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.


To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.


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.


Where You Will Work:

Quincy, Florida

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

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  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

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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. 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 Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.


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.


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 Department's 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.  



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. 

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