Date:  Sep 19, 2023


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Requisition No: 812701 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS NUTRITION EDUCATOR - 64853843

Position Number: 64853843 

Salary:  $23.00 per hour 

Posting Closing Date: 10/19/2023 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • Performs nutritional assessments on prenatal, postpartum, breastfeeding women, infants and children from birth to five years of age.
  • Provides evidence-based nutrition counseling to prenatal, postpartum, breastfeeding women, infants and children from birth to five years of age.
  • Determines nutritional risk factors and eligibility for potential clients in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program.
  • Performs anthropometrics (heights and weights) and hematological testing as needed on Women, Infants and Children.
  • Accurately documents assessments, care plans, notes into the electronic medical record.
  • Accurately assigns WIC food packages per program policies.
  • May determine income eligibility.
  • May issue WIC food benefits.
  • Schedules appointments.
  • Provides WIC services over the phone and/or in person.
  • Provides clinic and satellite coverage as needed by program.
  • Promotes WIC though participation in community outreach events.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of evidence-based nutrition principles
  • Nutritional assessment skills
  • Individual nutritional counseling skills
  • Setting specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timed (SMART) client-centered goal
  • Nutrition documentation in narrative and Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan (SOAP) format
  • Problem solving
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Knowledge of computer for data entry, Microsoft Office software, electronic medical record


Minimum –

  • Requires, at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with the major course of study in nutritional science, community nutrition, clinical nutrition or dietetics in accordance with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Association and Florida Chapter 468. 
  • Requires travel in various clinic locations and other community partners in Brevard County throughout the day.
  • Must be willing to work before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours in the event of an emergency.  This includes emergency duties including, but not limited to, response to threats involving any disaster, man-made or natural.
  • Willing and able to perform anthropometrics and finger sticks on a child
  • Willing and able to provide basic breastfeeding education and support to WIC Clients

Preferred –

  • Prefers work experience providing nutrition counseling.
  • Prefer experience working in WIC.
  • Prefer the ability to fluently read, write, and speak both English and Spanish or Creole.

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:

Titusville, FL

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. As an OPS employee, the benefits below are available:


  • State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan (mandatory)
  • Participation in state group insurance (upon meeting eligibility requirements.  Consult with People First and/or the serving HR office)
  • Workers’ Compensation (mandatory, if needed)
  • Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) (mandatory, if needed)
  • Deferred Compensation (voluntary)
  • Employee Assistance Program (voluntary)
  • 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.

Nearest Major Market: Melbourne