Date:  May 31, 2024


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Requisition No: 816314 

Agency: Department of Health


 Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 64064130 

Salary:  $52,076.44 - $63,049.74 (Includes a CAD of $956.80) 

Posting Closing Date: 06/26/2024 

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Open Competitive Opportunity

Other positions from Palm Beach County may be filled from this posting. 


Specific Responsibilities:

This is a Senior Public Health Nutritionist position in the Florida Department of Health Palm Beach County Health Department.  This position plans and provides comprehensive nutrition care and education services within the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in health clinics and other community settings.  This position requires independent judgment, initiative, applying general knowledge of business practices and skill in applying instructions to accomplish various job functions. Work is performed under the supervision of the Public Health Nutritionist Supervisor. This position complies with the mandatory requirements in Section 215.422 F.S. and Chapter 3A-24 Florida Administrative Code regarding prompt payment process of special formula.


This position is designated as a sensitive position and is required to maintain confidential information in accordance with the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) Palm Beach County Health Department (CHD) Information Security Policy, Protocols and Procedures. Confidential information data sets include:  Social Security; Clinical Information; WIC, and Administrative.  This position may view, update or release confidential information. Has access to the WIC FL WiSE System, Health Management System (HMS) and QFLOW.


Assesses nutritional and dietary needs of high risk and medically high-risk clients in the community.  Provides nutritional care, management and education for high risk clients in primary care clinics.  Reviews medical data, determines nutritional care needs, develops plan of care.  Provides individual and group nutritional counseling for the client population.  Certifies eligible clients for the WIC Program and provides or arranges for required follow-up.  Works with Breastfeeding Coordinator to organize, promote, and support breastfeeding for WIC clients. Documents client contacts and services in appropriate records.


Participates in development and revision of protocols and standards of care.  Participates in Community Health Division, WIC Program and health center quality improvement activities.  Participates in teams or committees as appropriate. Acts on behalf of the Public Health Nutritionist Supervisor during absences as assigned. Participates in the provision and/or arrangement of on-the-job training of staff for nutrition staff. Assists in the scheduling and assignment of work functions of nutrition staff to ensure optimum delivery of customer services and nutrition education to participants.


Provides nutrition services in off-site facilities serving health center clients.  Develops referral network with community groups and agencies serving FDOH CHD clients.  Participates in WIC outreach activities.  Coordinates WIC referrals from private providers and HMO’s. Participate in the development of the WIC Program Plan and program objectives


Provides expert consultation and technical assistance to health care professionals and health center staff.  Works with health care team to ensure that comprehensive nutritional care is provided for clients. Assists in providing field experience for nutrition students and interns.  Participates in staff meetings, in-service training and other staff development activities.  Provides continuing education and consultation for WIC staff, CHD staff and community agencies or organizations.


May be required to perform hemoglobin/hematocrit tests according to FDOH CHD Laboratory Procedure Manual and DHM 150-24 as required. Disposes of blood contaminated materials in compliance with OSHA regulations. Cleans and sanitizes blood collection area and equipment.


Interprets and disseminates current scientific information for target audiences.  Utilizes mass media for dissemination of nutrition information.  Plans and coordinates assembly of audio and visual teaching aids.


Maintains records and reports.  Completes time sheets, EARS and other reports as required and according to established deadlines.


Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the science and application of normal and therapeutic nutrition
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to evaluate, analyze and organize information to develop appropriate course of action
  • Ability to organize work and control use of time
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to develop and implement education plans and supporting materials
  • Knowledge of the policies, philosophy and procedures of the WIC Program



Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite):

  • This occupation requires that the incumbent meet the requirements outlined in Chapter 468, Part X, Florida Statues, or be eligible to practice dietetics in accordance with Chapter 64B8-40 to 45, Florida Administrative Code.


Other job-related requirements for this position:

  • 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 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.
  • A Valid Driver’s License
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move objects up to 25 lbs.
  • Travel throughout Palm Beach County is required.


Working hours:

(A) Daily from 8:00AM to 5:00PM (B) Total hours in workweek 40 (C) Explain any variation in work (split shift, rotation, etc.)

  • Work hours may be adjusted to accommodate evening and/or weekend clinics or activities.


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:

1150 45th Street,

West Palm Beach


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

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  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

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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: 


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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