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Date: Oct 10, 2019

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Requisition No: 60219 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64067939 

Salary:  $36,381.54 - $60,000 

Posting Closing Date: 10/22/2019 

Florida Department of Health
Bureau of WIC Program Services

Nutrition Unit
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Bin # A-16
Tallahassee, FL 32399





SALARY: $36,381.54 - $60,000


** Advertisement may be used to fill multiple positions.



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. 


Tests WIC data system changes related to certification, breastfeeding, nutrition and food package issues.  Drafts policies, manuals, and trainings on data system related issues.  Prepares and compiles data for special reports and assignments.  Writes and reviews reports, correspondence and other written materials as required. 


Assists in WIC food approval process by conducting on-site approvals in retail grocers with vendor team and reviewing products submitted electronically.


Serves as a liaison with WIC local operations unit program review team and with other departmental programs and agencies to coordinate and evaluate WIC services.  Participates on work teams or committees to review, analyze or solve operational, programmatic or nutrition related issues.


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. 


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


Knowledge of:  the principles of public health administration, planning and regulation; the current science and practice of nutrition and dietetics including maternal and child nutrition and development and 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.


A Master’s degree in public health nutrition, dietetics or food and 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. 

The State of Florida is an AA/EEO employer. Pursuant to Chapter 295 Florida Statutes, veterans and spouses of veterans may receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply.




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.


Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health. If you are looking to establish a successful career in the Health Care Field, you have come to the right place. Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout the State of Florida.  We hope you decide to join our team!


**NOTE:  All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida, Employment Application. **


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:


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.


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.

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