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SENIOR PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONIST SUPV

Date: Jul 19, 2020

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Requisition No: 110222 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONIST SUPV

Position Number: 64001102 

Salary:  $50,000 - $55,000 

Posting Closing Date: 08/26/2020 

This vacancy has been re-announced. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to re-apply.

 

 

DESCRIPTION:

The incumbent, a Senior Public Health Nutritionist Supervisor, is an employee of the Florida Department of Health in Highlands County, representing the agency and its mission and values.  The incumbent is part of the organization and is expected to promote cooperation, courtesy, and teamwork in a diverse environment.  This is work providing direct services, supervising nutrition and/or nonprofessional staff, and coordinating the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and children with the Highlands County Health Department.  Provides nutrition assessment and counseling to WIC participants. The position is under the direct supervision of the Community Programs Administrator.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Incumbent must possess a valid Florida Driver License or the ability to obtain one prior to hire.  Incumbent must possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a U.S. accredited college or university in Nutrition Sciences, Community Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Dietetics, or Public Health Nutrition.  Incumbent must possess a valid Florida Dietitian/Nutritionist License or the ability to obtain one prior to hire. Incumbent must have at least one year experience as a Registered Dietician.  Incumbent must be able to reach, pull, and lift a minimum of 25 pounds. 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.  Incumbent will have access to records containing social security numbers in the performance of job duties. 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.

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

This is work providing direct services, supervising nutrition and/or nonprofessional staff, and coordinating the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and children with the Highlands County Health Department.  Provides nutrition assessment and counseling to WIC participants. Determines nutrition risk/eligibility criteria for applicants.  Prepares high risk care plans as needed.  Provides excellent customer service, phone etiquette and complaint management as defined by the FDOH DeSoto/Highlands All Staff Standards of Performance Internal Operating Procedure (IOP).  Monitors the WIC Program per specified objectives and/or federal state and county rules and regulations.  Plans, promotes, coordinates, implements, and evaluates the WIC Program countywide under the direction of the Program Director.  Analyzes public health statistics and community needs, to develop nutrition objectives and project priorities.  Assesses the existing objectives and begins new objectives based on identified needs within monetary constraints.  Ensures all program requirements are met.

 

Assists with the integration of WIC services with other county health department programs and community agencies.  Participates in the formulation of policies and procedures as well as the process of implementation throughout the county health department.  Ensures compliance with the current DOH security polices by fulfilling information custodian responsibilities for the assigned data set.  Serves as nutrition advisor for the county and community agencies.  Services on community councils, committees, and collaborates with organizations to represent and support WIC, nutrition, and public health services provided by the department.  Ensures the promotion of WIC and nutrition programs through various public relations activities.  Notifies the public and agencies serving potential WIC clients of significant program changes.  Responsible for initiating outreach activities and ensuring referrals from other social service programs are properly addressed.

 

Works closely with the WIC Staff Assistant to prepare and administer the WIC budget; prepares reimbursement documents for county health department trust fund; Independently orders special formula & compiles with the Prompt Compliance Payment Section 215.422, Florida Statutes & Chapter 3A-24, Florida Administrative Code; recruits, employs, assigns and manages WIC Program personnel and recommends transfers, promotions and separation from service; assures ongoing training for employees; plans and directs work for supervisors, senior nutrition staff and other support staff; assures good communication through regular supervisor and staff meetings.

 

Promotes and participates in a culture of organizational continuous quality improvement, participates in required trainings, and quality improvement projects as outlined on annual performance expectation.  Projects will exhibit linkage to the FDOH Strategic Plan and Public Health Accreditation sustainability.

 

Promotes and participates in community outreach events and/or presentations as outlined on annual performance expectation.  Each event and/or presentation must include programmatic information.  Documentation is provided to the Outreach Coordinator by the 5th of the month and notated on EARs.

 

Other related duties as required by supervisor and/or Program Director.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES ESSENTIAL TO THIS ROLE:

Knowledge:

  • 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.
     
    Skills:
  • Skill in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and computer navigation.
  • Skill in determining nutrition related needs of clients and how to respond to those needs.
  • Skill in analyzing and explaining rules, regulations, laws, policies, and standards.
     
    Abilities:
  • Ability to use various communication channels to provide education/training to audiences of varying literacy and comprehension levels.
  • Ability to perform supervisory duties to include, but not limited to: recruitment, training, discipline, and timely approval of EARs and timesheets.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to learn and navigate FL WiSe computer application.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and evaluate a nutrition program or project.
  • Ability to learn and remain in compliance with all Florida Department of Health policies and internal operating procedures, Florida Statutes, and WIC Procedure Manual DHM 150-24, while completing job duties.
  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.  Incumbent may have access to records containing social security numbers in the performance of job duties.
  • Ability to reach, pull, and lift a minimum of 25 pounds
     
     
    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 (DOH) 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.  Certain veterans and spouses of veterans deemed eligible will receive preference in employment by the state (applies only to Career Service (CS) positions).
    Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, eligible veterans and spouses of veterans will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply. For applicants claiming Veterans' Preference, please attach supporting documentation that includes character of service (for example, DD form 214 Member Copy #4) when you apply for a vacancy. Applicants may upload their supporting documentation to People First when applying. All documentation is due by the closing date of the job announcement.
  • ** Note: 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. Fingerprinting is required of the successful applicant for a sensitive position. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions. 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.  Only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.
  • 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 DOH in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
    If there are any problems applying online please call People First Staffing Administration: (877) 562-7287 Service Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. TTY users call (866) 221-0268.
  • Department of Health Career Service employees enjoy the following benefits:
  • State of Florida Retirement package - 3% employee contribution required
  • Nine 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
     
    Applicants who do not respond to the qualifying questions will not be considered for this position. Responses such as “see resume” or “see application” and incomplete applications are subject to disqualification.
    Incomplete applications will not be considered.
     
     
     

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: Central Florida
Nearest Secondary Market: Sebring