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Date: Aug 12, 2019

Location: WEST PALM BEACH, FL, US, 33407

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

Requisition No: 59309 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS NUTRITION EDUCATOR - 64950088

Position Number: 64950088 

Salary:  $16.83 Hourly 

Posting Closing Date: 08/23/2019 

Open Competitive Opportunity 

Job responsibilities

Assesses nutritional status; provides nutritional care, management and education for maternal and child health clients.

Utilizes FL WISE to review medical records, determine nutritional care needs and perform WIC Program certifications.

Provides individual nutritional counseling and group nutrition education for the WIC client population.

Provides and coordinates nutritional care for maternity and pediatric clients who are at high nutritional risk according to the WIC Program and other criteria.

Evaluates effectiveness of nutrition services and care.
Participates in quality assurance programs to develop and ensure use of appropriate standards of nutritional care.

Works with physicians and other health care professionals to ensure that comprehensive nutritional care is provided for clients.
Provides nutrition counseling and education in off-site facilities serving health department clients.
Covers nutrition clinic services as a staff relief worker in other agency health centers. 

Provides nutrition education and develops referral mechanisms for community groups and agencies whose clients are also served in the health center. 

Incorporates WIC Program services into community outreach services.
Designs, prepares and assembles audio and visual teaching aids. 

Coordinates client nutrition education with other health center staff. 

Serves as a consultant and resource person on nutrition to health center staff. 

Utilizes mass media for dissemination of nutrition education.

Maintain records, client data and prepare reports. Utilizes HMS for entering the EAR’s.

Utilizes HMS for entering the EAR's

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics/Nutrition or a directly nutrition related degree.
Travel throughout Palm Beach County is required.

Performs other related duties as required.


Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

• Skill in the use of Microsoft Windows based computer software programs and equipment or specific program software such as WIC FL WiSE System.
• Knowledge of the science and application of normal nutrition in a health department, group care facility, outpatient clinic or hospital setting
• Ability to develop, plan and present technical and targeted nutrition education for individuals and groups
• Ability to organize and present information, verbally and in writing, in a concise, comprehensive and legible manner
• Ability to provide high level customer service to internal or external customers
• Ability to interact with co-workers, supervisors or others to establish and maintain effective relationships


Other Job Requirements
• This position works primarily in an office setting and most of the working period is spent in a seated position.
• Tasks may require substantial repetitive movement of the wrists, hands or fingers for sustained periods of time.
• The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move objects up to 25 lbs.


**NOTE: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.  This language simply takes the place of previous language used that referenced the “State of Florida” application**


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. 


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 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. 


We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.


In the event of an emergency, you will be required to perform emergency operations functions, work during and/or beyond your 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 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 Departments 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: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami

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