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Date: Jul 21, 2019

Location: UMATILLA, FL, US, 32784

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website.

Requisition No: 56499 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS NUTRITION EDUCATOR - 64935403

Position Number: 64935403 

Salary:  $15.00 Hourly Rate 

Posting Closing Date: 07/28/2019 

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


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.


Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.


This posting could be used to fill future vacancies.


This posting may fill multiple positions.


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.



  • Willing to work before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. This may include working in a special needs or Red Cross shelter, 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
  • Experience using Microsoft Office computer products to include but not limited to Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Current valid driver’s license or State ID.  If out of state, a Florida driver's license or State ID will be required within 30 days of hire.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in nutrition science, community nutrition, clinical nutrition, dietetics, or public health nutrition.



  • Experience speaking, writing, and reading the Spanish language
  • Work experience performing Nutrition Educator duties in a health care setting
  • Work experience certifying or recertifying clients in a WIC program or other similar program
  • Work experience developing nutrition education plans for clients
  • Work experience developing nutrition assessments
  • Work experience making client referrals to other agencies
  • Work experience providing breastfeeding promotion, support and /or counseling to clients enrolled in a specific program
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies



    This position provides nutrition assessment, nutrition education, breastfeeding education and counseling, including high risk care plans, when appropriate, to clients enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). This position requires independent judgement based upon information found in the DHM 150-24 Policy and Procedure Manual for the WIC Program and the FL-WiSE (the WIC database system) Clinic Manual, FL-WiSE Training Manual and Modules, including WiSE Notes, FL-WiSE Help Sheets and WiSE Hints.


    Certifies and recertifies clients for the WIC program, including nutrition assessment and assignment of nutrition risk factors based upon procedures found in the DHM 150-24 Policy and Procedure Manual. Prescribes and makes changes in WIC food packages for clients. Has a working knowledge of FL-WiSE (WIC database system).


    Provides participant centered nutrition counseling / education that is pertinent to the needs of the client.


    Provides high risk nutrition care plans for clients enrolled in the WIC program. Documents the high risk nutrition care plan in FL-WiSE using the Subjective, Objectives, Assessment and Plan (SOAP) method. Provides close follow-up to high risk clients, ensuring the required number of high risk contacts are met.


    Collects and evaluates information from WIC records, which can be used for quality improvement purposes.


    Makes client referrals to other provider agencies in an appropriate manner.

    Maintains records and reports, such as the Employee Activity Report (EARs), travel and timesheets in an accurate and timely manner.


    Prepares lesson plans and conducts classes for WIC participants related to nutrition factors affecting infants, children and pregnant and lactating women.

    Conducts Healthy Habits individual appointments or small group education for families with overweight or obese children. This will include an initial appointment, along with at least one individual follow-up appointment. Individual goal setting with families is completed using the goal setting tool in FL-WiSE.


    Ensures that nutrition or physical activity DVD’s are played in the lobby for WIC families. Instructs WIC Senior Clerks and Health Support Specialists on the quarterly nutrition education kits.


    Attends and participates in staff development and training and required in-service training sessions, as well as regularly scheduled Florida Department of Health in Lake County staff meetings.


    Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


    Knowledge, skills and abilities:

    Knowledge of the current science and practice of food and nutrition, dietetics or food service. Knowledge of normal nutrition principles and food needs throughout the lifecycle.

    Knowledge of meal planning, food budgeting and purchasing.  Ability to provide nutrition education to others in groups or individual instruction.  Ability to determine nutritional needs and develop nutrition education plans for individuals who are high risk.  Ability to educate individuals and families about food and nutritional needs.  Ability to participate in education or in-service training programs through teaching classes.  Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.  Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Knowledge of Microsoft Office computer software. Bilingual English and Spanish language is preferred.


    Other job-related requirements for this position:

    Working Hours: (A) daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday (B) total hours in workweek 40


    In the event of an emergency, this health department is required to perform emergency operations functions. You may be required to work before, during and/or beyond your normal work hours or days in a special needs shelter, red cross shelter, emergency operations command center (EOCC), or to perform other emergency functions.

    Participation in the direct deposit program is a condition of employment for all persons employed in state government. If you are not already participating in the direct deposit program, you will be expected to enroll within 31 days of employment. 


    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.


    Florida Department of Health in Lake County is a tobacco-free organization. The use of tobacco products is not allowed by employees while on duty on any Florida DOH in Lake County building or campus. This includes walkways, parking lots, and public and private vehicles parked in the lots.


    If you have difficulty applying for this position, please contact People First at 877-562-7287 for assistance.


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: Orlando

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