National WIC Association

Chief of Medical and Health Services - closing November 23, 2021

State of Florida Department of Health (TALLAHASSEE, FL)

Requisition No: 492124 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64045207 

Salary:  $80,000 - $90,000 

Posting Closing Date: 11/23/2021 


Your Specific Responsibilities:

The Bureau Chief of the Bureau of WIC Program Services is responsible for the management of the federally funded Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The incumbent is responsible for the following tasks: 

Plans, develops and directs WIC Program operations to ensure the uniform delivery of quality WIC services throughout the state in accordance with federal and state rules and regulations.  Evaluates the impact of program policies and procedures on operations and implements changes based on need and analysis to improve program effectiveness, promote efficiencies at the local and state level and provide cost savings.

Plans, develops and directs the nutrition component of the WIC Program to ensure the provision of nutrition assessment and counseling to the populations at risk.

Coordinates the development of the Bureau’s long range plans.  Establishes and implements short and long range goals and objectives for the Bureau.  Ensures promotion of and adherence to the goals and objectives of the Department and the WIC Program.

Develops and supervises the management of the WIC Program budget for both food and administrative expenditures and the statewide allocation of funds to local agencies to ensure accountability.

Provides technical assistance and expertise to department officials at the state and county level regarding WIC program rules, regulations and policies, and to ensure that scientifically accurate and sound nutrition policy is implemented in all levels of the department.

Serves as liaison between the Bureau of WIC Program Services and other departmental programs, and between the Department of Health and other governmental agencies and nongovernmental entities, to coordinate the provision of WIC and nutrition services to Florida’s citizens.  Represents the Department at national, state, and local meetings regarding WIC and nutrition services.

Performs all supervisory duties including, but not limited to, hiring and selection, developing performance plans, conducting performance appraisals, planning and directing staff’s work, approving leave, and taking disciplinary action as appropriate.  Reports routinely to the Division Director on the work of the Bureau and other related assignments.

Maintains professional knowledge and skills through participation in staff meetings and through other staff development activities.

Complies with federal and state purchasing requirements in the preparation of purchasing and approval of purchasing.

Assigned responsibility for control of department assets. 

Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:  the principles of public health administration, planning and regulation; budget management; the methods of data collection and analysis; basic management and supervisory principles and practices; problem solving techniques; correct spelling, grammar and punctuation; and WIC Program regulations and policies.

Skill in:  the use of microcomputers and standard software programs; public speaking and communicating technical information at appropriate levels to different audiences.

Ability to:  understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures;  think critically;  manage financial resources;  compile, organize, analyze and evaluate data;  organize data into logical format for presentations, reports, and documents;  develop reports, manuals, policies and procedures;  develop objectives, strategies, plans and effectively implement;  review and evaluate the effectiveness of plans and programs;  analyze processes, identify problems and potential solutions, implement corrective actions and evaluate the results to ensure program effectiveness and efficiency;  present negative findings in an effective manner;  utilize problem solving techniques;  provide consultation and expert advice;  guide, direct and supervise staff; plan, organize, prioritize and coordinate work assignments to ensure timely completion of quality, accurate work products;  communicate effectively, verbally and in writing;  establish and maintain effective working relationships;  and work  effectively as part of a group or independently.


A Master’s degree in public health nutrition, dietetics, or nutrition preferred. Registration as a dietitian as defined by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and/or licensed as a Dietitian/Nutritionist preferred. Public health and/or WIC experience at a local or state
agency preferred. At least three (4) years of professional experience in managing a program preferred. At least three (4) years of supervisory experience preferred. Budget management experience 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:

Tallahassee, Florida

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.

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