National WIC Association


Florida Dept. of Health (Vero Beach, FL)


Date:  Jun 9, 2022


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Requisition No: 659281 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64035901 

Salary:  $60,000 - $65,000 

Posting Closing Date: 06/15/2022 

State Personnel System

Applicants accepted only from employees currently employed in a State Personnel System position. Applicants will not be accepted from those employed outside of the State Personnel System.


Your Specific Responsibilities:

This is work requiring the ability to supervise public health nutritionist providing all nutrition services in a health department and coordinating the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and the WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program in a county health department (CHD) under the supervision of the of the County Health Department Administrator.    Responsible for the supervision of staff including appraisals, planning and directing their work, approving leave and having the authority for hiring and taking disciplinary action or effectively recommending such actions. 


Responsibilities include maintaining information in accordance with state and federal statute, rules, regulations and Department of Health policies, protocols and procedures.  Serving as the designated information custodian for the following public and/or confidential information set(s):  WIC documents. Responsible for Voter Registration Activities.


Access to confidential records and computer access will be based on the need to know when involved in specific patient's care, billing activities, ordering prescribed medications or supplies, investigating communicable disease reports, established quality improvement activities, i.e., peer review, records review audits, and investigating complaints. Additional duties include, oversight of the Peer Counseling program, consolidation and integration of sites, and oversight and implementation of the transition ro FL Wise.


Serves on the Performance Management Council (PMC) to help develop the DOH-Indian River Quality Improvement (QI) Plan and provide direction for the Strategic Plan and QI Plan goals and objectives in an effort to develop an agency-wide culture of quality and to remain in alignment with accreditation requirements; analyzes data to evaluate departmental performance and quality improvement needs on an ongoing basis; reviews and utilizes customer satisfaction survey results to identify opportunities for improvement; assists with identification, development and implementation of departmental improvement projects serving as lead or serving within project team, as needed; participates in special projects, as needed; serves as oversight to the DOH-Indian River Quality Improvement Committee.


Plans, develops, implements and evaluates nutritional care and services in the CHD, WIC Program and WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program in a multi-site area within a county with a population of over 100,000.  Administers and provides technical guidance for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.  Ensures compliance of WIC rules and regulations for all components of WIC (certification, nutrition education, fiscal management, breast feeding support, etc.); integrates nutrition services within a complex health care delivery system.


Supervises and directs professional and support staff providing nutrition services to insure maximum use of time and resources.  Motivates employees to improve the quality and quantity of work performed.  Plans workloads, workflow, deadlines, work objectives and time utilization with employees.  Plans and implements strategies to improve the quality of nutritional care charting in the medical record as well as the consistency of charting. Supervises direct reports including motivating, training, providing guidance, and direction.   Develops expectations and meets with staff regularly to discuss performance, complete performance reviews, and discipline action, if needed.  Maintains vacation and work schedules to ensure proper coverage and completes timesheets.  Ensures all staff complete required training and are offered additional training.   


Provides individual and/or group diet instruction on normal nutrition and/or therapeutic dietary requirements for health department clients, other clients seen in the health clinics or referred through CHD personnel.


Analyzes present and projected nutrition services needs with the CHD programs, policies and objectives; and plans programs to meet nutritional health needs of the population within available resources.  Serves as a consultant on nutrition and dietetics to county health department staff and workers in allied community health and social agencies, and plans for their inservice education.


Negotiates or participates in the negotiation of contracts for services and materials, and pursues funding sources for nutrition program/services.


Prepares and justifies budgets for nutrition programs/services and grant proposals and monitors, analyzes and coordinates expenditures with allocations.


Performs related work as required. Other duties as assigned


Private and county vehicle use may be required.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to accurately enter data into FL Wise Data system, Health Management System (Employee Activity Record) and People First.

Knowledge, skill in the application of Nutrition counseling practices, principles, and guidelines as they relate to the needs of clients.

Ability to handling Confidential Information.

Ability to; Analyze data, solve problems.

Ability to work independently.

Ability to communicate effectively with in writing and orally.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Ability to motivate, develop, direct people.

Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments and supervise others.

Ability to complete organize data inti logic formats for presentations and reports.

Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. 

Knowledge of basic management principles and practices including quality management techniques, process management and strategic planning.

 3-5 years’ experience in a WIC program in a leadership capacity, Experience working with program budgeting, 5 to 7 years’ experience working as a registered dietician.



Minimum -

  • Current State of Florida employee
  • Licensure as a registered dietician
  • 5-7 years’ experience as a registered dietician
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a WIC leadership capacity
  • Experience working in program budgeting
  • Florida Department of Health is 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 shelter or performing other emergency duties including but not limited to, response to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster man-made or natural.


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:

Florida Department of Health

1900 27th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960


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.


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. 


Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). 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. 

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. 

Nearest Major Market: Vero Beach

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