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Date: Nov 20, 2021

Location: TAMPA, FL, US, 33605

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Requisition No: 484009 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: NUTRITION EDUCATOR - 64059080

Position Number: 64059080 

Salary:  $34,154.98 

Posting Closing Date: 11/30/2021 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County.  If you are looking to establish a successful career in Public Health, you have come to the right place.  Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida.  We hope you decide to join our team!  Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.


The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is responsible for the health and safety of all citizens and visitors to the state. As a public health agency, the Florida Department of Health must monitor the health status of Floridians, diagnose, and investigate health problems, and mobilize local communities to address health-related issues. The Florida Department of Health develops policies and plans that support health goals, enforce laws and regulations that protect the health of all residents and visitors, and link people to needed health care services. The Florida Department of Health also provides specialized assistance to pregnant women, infants, and children with special health care needs, regulates health care practitioners, and provides medical disability determinations.


Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • Certifies clients for WIC. Provides individual counseling to WIC clients meeting high and low nutritional risk criteria. Assesses clients' nutritional needs, develops care plans with goal setting using soap note format and provides 2nd nutrition education contacts to all clients in the family record.
  • Reviews client records for medically high risk criteria and makes referrals to the licensed dietitian. If fluent in another language, you may be required to assist with translating to ensure quality client services.
  • Collects anthropometric data of clients through conducting heights/stature and weight measurements. Performs fingers sticks to assess hemoglobin levels of WIC participants. Will receive training on proper anthropometric and hematological collection methods by an approved trainer prior to job duties.
  • Conducts and/or attends health related meetings, staff meetings, committees, and workgroups. Assists with outreach activities, health fairs and other community activities as needed. Completes related assignments as necessary. Employee works for the FDOH - Hillsborough and at times will be scheduled to work in other locations.
  • Provides breastfeeding education, encouragement, guidance, and referrals to ensure success. Assists with WIC breastfeeding activities.
  • Receives exempt formula upon arrival to the clinic site. Documents receipt and returns inventory paperwork to the employee responsible for the master inventory. Participates in performing formula inventory on the last working day each month.
  • Documents smoking cessation referrals in client education notes and in the HMS system. Issues WIC benefits to participants when appropriate or directed by clinic supervisor.
  • If fluent in another language, you may be required to assist with translating to ensure quality client services.     
  • Seeks to improve professional development within the scope of public health by way of approved workshops and training activities.
  • Attends staff meetings and other health related meetings, committees’ meetings, and workgroups as needed. Travels to clinics and performs other duties as assigned by supervisor. Employee works for the HCHD and at times and will be scheduled to work in other locations. 8-hour shifts at our clinic vary in start times.
  • Submits reports such as travel, HMS, People First  within the timeframe assigned


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Effective verbal/written communication and telephone etiquette skills.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal WIC Program policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of current science and practice of food, nutrition, and dietetics; normal nutrition principles and dietary needs throughout the life cycle.
  • Ability to assess appropriate and effective feeding for women, infants, and children.
  • Effectively counsel using the Value Enhanced Nutrition Assessment (VENA) techniques.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Nutrition charting techniques using the designated format.
  • Ability to use office equipment (computer, digital scale, stature board, Hemocue machine, copier, telephone, etc.).
  • Computer skills: thorough knowledge, skills, and ability to use Excel, Word, Outlook, FL-WiSE.
  • Customer service skills maintains client confidentiality and effective working relationships.


  • Minimum - Bachelor of Science degree from a Nutrition/Dietetics Program that is recognized by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • Preferred - Bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish

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:

FDOH – Hillsborough, 2313 East 28th Avenue, Tampa FL 33605

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;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts.
  • Tuition waivers to attend State Universities/Community Colleges.
  • And more!

For a more complete list of benefits, visit


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) 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.




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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