Date:  Jul 18, 2024

SEBRING, FL, US, 33875

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Requisition No: 827776 

Agency: Department of Health


 Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 64049870 

Salary:  $50,500.00 

Posting Closing Date: 07/22/2024 

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The incumbent is part of a global public health organization and is expected to support the Florida Department of Health in Highlands County in its mission to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts and its efforts and its vision To be the Healthiest State in the Nation. Furthermore, the incumbent is expected to incorporate the agency values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Responsiveness and Excellence in all aspects of their work.


Duties and Responsibilities:

This is a very responsible, Public Health Nutritionist Supervisor position with the women’s, Infant, and Children (WIC) Program stationed in the Sebring WIC office of the Florida Department of Health County.  This position will be required to travel t the Avon Park and Lake Placid sites.  This position supervises the Heath Support technicians (HST) staff.  This position also provides nutrition education to WIC clients and excellent customer service, phone etiquette, and complaint management.


This position spends more than 50% of the time engaged in supervisory responsibilities.  This includes communicating with, motivating, training, and evaluating employees in addition to planning and directing employees’ work.  the incumbent has the authority to hire, transfer, suspend, lay off, recall, promote, discharge, assign, reward, or discipline subordinate employees or effectively recommend such action.  The incumbent will also be required to develop performance expectations, meet with staff regularly to discuss performance, complete performance reviews, maintain vacation and work schedules, ensuring proper coverage, and complete timesheets. 


Provides nutrition assessment and counseling to WIC participants.  Determines nutrition risk/eligibility criteria for applicants.  Gives correct food package per client’s needs.  Prepares high risks plans in the Subjective, Objective, Assessment Plan SOAP) format.  Complies with WIC policies and procedures that all documents must be typed in the FL-WiSE computer system.


Plans and monitors employee workloads, deadlines, and time utilization.  Responsible for supervisory duties including, but not limited to developing performance plans, conducting performance appraisals, planning, and directing staff work, approving leave, approving, and verifying timesheets and EARs, and taking disciplinary actions as appropriate.  Develops and implements appropriate corrective action plan(s) to maintain quality program services.  Identifies potential administrative or clinic problems and develops practical solutions.  Assist staff during peak operating hours or during staff shortages.


This position also collaborates with community agencies, health care providers, WIC vendors, and Health Department staff to conduct WIC program operations.  Establishing relevant policy and procedures, ; developing nutrition education curriculum,; 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 staff, providing individual nutritional counseling and education.  Coordinating and integrating the WIC program services with other health services 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 nights and weekends.

Prepares records and reports, summarizes, and analyzes statistics of WIC program services, and activities at regular intervals.  Supply and inventory requisitions and reports are submitted monthly. 


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

  • Knowledge of the science and current practice of nutrition or dietetics.
  • Knowledge of the concept 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 in writing and orally.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations policies, and procedures.



Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite):  the incumbent must possess a valid Florida Dietitian/Nutrition License.  Incumbent must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License.

Other job-related requirements for this position:  Incumbent must possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree in nutrition sciences, Community Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Dietetics, or Public Health Nutrition.


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 a 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.  Incumbent will have access to records containing social security numbers in the performance of job duties.  Must be able to reach, pull, and lift a minimum of 25 pounds.


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:

Florida Department of Health – Highlands County

7205 S George Blvd

Sebring, FL 33875


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. 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.

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

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. 

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. 

Nearest Major Market: Central Florida
Nearest Secondary Market: Sebring