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PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION CONSULTANT - 64035865

Date: Nov 21, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 453103 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION CONSULTANT - 64035865

Position Number: 64035865 

Salary:  $36,381.54 - $67,834.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/31/2021 

OPEN COMPETITIVE

 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

This position has technical public health nutrition consultation responsibilities within the Nutrition Section of the Bureau of WIC Program Services. 

 

Performs on-site monitoring of local WIC agencies in the areas of nutrition risk assessment, certification, nutrition education, and efficient clinic operations.  Prepares written reports and assists in the development and monitoring of corrective action plans to improve the quality of nutrition services.

 

Provides technical assistance, training and guidance to local WIC agencies and other departmental staff, particularly in the WIC Program areas of nutrition education, certification and food packages through staff training, on-site visits, correspondence, or via the telephone.  Provides technical nutrition support to local nutritionists who counsel high risk clients on the development of nutrition care plans and the usage of special medical nutritional formulas.  

 

Develops, revises, and/or reviews nutrition modules, nutrition education materials, and other related materials or forms developed or purchased by the State WIC office. 

 

Assists in the development and review of policies and procedures for the Florida WIC Program. 

 

Prepares and compiles data for special reports and assignments.  Writes and reviews reports, correspondence and other written materials as required.  

 

Researches, evaluates and recommends activities that can provide cost savings, improve operational effectiveness or promote efficiencies at the local and state WIC Program level.  Leads and/or participates on work teams to solve operational and programmatic issues.  

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:  the principles of public health administration, planning and regulation; the current science and practice of nutrition and dietetics including maternal/child nutrition and development/life cycle nutrition; adult education; human behavior and techniques for modifying diet; the methods of data collection and analysis; problem solving techniques; correct spelling, grammar and punctuation; and WIC Program regulations and policies.

 

Skill in:  the use of microcomputers and standard software programs; public speaking and communicating nutrition and programmatic information at appropriate levels to different audiences.

 

Ability to:  understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; think critically; compile, organize, analyze and evaluate data; organize data into logical format for presentations and reports; develop reports, manuals, policies and procedures; review and evaluate program to identify improvements and adjustments needed to ensure effectiveness and efficiency; implement corrective actions; present negative findings in an effective manner; utilize problem solving techniques; provide consultation and expert advice; plan, organize, prioritize and coordinate work assignments to ensure timely completion of quality, accurate work products; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships;  and work independently.

 

Qualifications:

Florida licensure as a Dietitian/Nutritionist required.  This position requires that the incumbent meets the requirements outlined in Chapter 468, Part X, Florida Statutes, or be eligible to practice dietetics in accordance with Chapter 64B8-40 to 45, Florida Administrative Code.

 

A Master’s degree in public health nutrition, dietetics, or nutrition preferred.  Registration as a dietitian as defined by the Commission on Dietetic Registration preferred.  Public Health and/or WIC experience at a local or state agency preferred.  At least three (3) years of professional experience in public health nutrition preferred. 

 

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.

 

Where You Will Work:

Tallahassee, 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

(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. 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: 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.   

 

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.  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: Tallahassee