Date:  Sep 18, 2023

VIERA, FL, US, 32940

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Requisition No: 812551 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS TRAINING SPECIALIST II - 64853835

Position Number: 64853835 

Salary:  $18.50 per hour 

Posting Closing Date: 10/02/2023 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and teaches classes to promote, protect, and support clients’ breastfeeding decisions.  May utilize group teaching or individual instruction.  Classes may be taught in WIC clinics, health departments, schools, or other agencies in the community.


  • Provides breastfeeding support to WIC clients per local agency requirements and scope of practice.


  • Manages the direct care of clients. Interviews and assesses breastfeeding mother and baby dyads for successful breastfeeding experience.   Provides follow-up for women and their infants regarding feeding and milk supply issues, support for return to work/school, and/or other questions and concerns.  Issues breast pumps and other related equipment to WIC clients according to assessments and agency guidelines.


  • Document telephone contacts, breastfeeding classes, assessments/consultations, and issuance of breast pumps and breastfeeding equipment per local agency requirements. Documentation will be timely and accurately including the name and credential(s) of the writer.


  • Updates and maintains breastfeeding inventory.  Follows up with client issued breast pumps to assure timely return. Sanitizes and prepares multi use electric breast pumps for client issuance.


  • Provides yearly in-services on breastfeeding to WIC staff. Assists in the breastfeeding training/orientation of new WIC employees as delegated by the breastfeeding coordinator.


  • Represents WIC at community organizations, meetings, and coalitions to promote breastfeeding and provide outreach.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of evidence-based breastfeeding practices.
  • Skilled in assessing and counseling mother and baby dyads for successful breastfeeding.
  • Skilled in instructing clients about breast pumps.
  • Skilled in preparing and teaching classes to clients, community, and health professionals promote, protect, and support breastfeeding.
  • Skilled with record keeping of inventory.
  • Skilled in use of computers, programs, and documenting into electronic medical record.


  • This position requires a current/active Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), or Certified Lactation Educator (CLE).
  • This position requires one years of experience providing breastfeeding consultations.
  • This position requires the successful incumbent to work in various clinic locations and other community partners in Brevard County.
  • Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an
    emergency. Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters,
    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 working in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program is preferred.
  • The ability to fluently read, write, and speak both English and Spanish or Creole is preferred.
  • A minimum of eight college courses from an accredited institution in the Health Sciences (Such as Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Biology, Infant Growth and Development, Nutrition, Counseling skills, Sociology, Introduction to Clinical Research, etc.) is preferred.
  • Credentialing as an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant is preferred.


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:

Viera, 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