National WIC Association


Florida Dept. of Health (Tallahassee, FL)


Date:  May 19, 2022



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Requisition No: 642464 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64051091 

Salary:  65,000.00 annually 

Posting Closing Date: 06/17/2022 

                                                                                                                                       Public Health Nutrition Program Director

Open Competetive

Your Specific Responsibilities:

This position is for a Public Health Nutrition Program Director with the Leon County WIC & Nutrition Program.

Employee works under infrequent supervision from the Program Administrator. Having specialized knowledge of the WIC program in Florida, this is a highly responsible position providing administrative oversight for the Women, Infant and Children Program (WIC) Program in the Leon County Area, known as Agency 37, covering six counties and eight clinics.  Position requires independent planning of procedure and methods to attain definite objective outcomes. Using judgement, initiative, advance knowledge of program, business practices and skill in applying instructions to accomplish various job functions. 

This individual will be responsible for all supervisory duties including, but not limited to, hiring and selection, developing performance plans, conducting performance appraisals, planning, and directing their work, approving leave, and taking disciplinary action as appropriate. Supervises employees by assigning work, reviewing progress, and assessing performance. Evaluates staff through establishment of performance standards.  Meets regularly with staff to ensure standards are met.  Makes recommendations for hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, discharging, rewarding, disciplining, and assigning duties to subordinate staff.  Plans work schedules, deadlines, and time utilization of subordinate staff. Provides breastfeeding promotion, support, and counseling to prenatal and postpartum women.

Works with the Leon Agency Breastfeeding Coordinator to ensure the Breastfeeding and Peer Counselor Program meets compliance with Federal Regulations.


Conducts quality assurance audits on nutrition education and administrative functions quarterly.  Summarizes and analyzes nutrition activities and services at regular intervals.  Evaluates, develops, and recommends nutrition education materials.  

Attends and participates in staff meetings, in-service training and other professional and staff development activities.  Plans and conducts employee meetings as well as employee in-service training as needed.

Coordinates the implementation of the WIC Program comprehensive plan with the overall vision of the Health Department.  Fosters the integration of WIC services with County Health Department programs and services and appropriate state and community agencies.  Participates in WIC outreach activities.

Prepares and disseminates educational and informational materials to clients.  Plans and provides educational opportunities for health personnel.  Updates and revises Nutrition the Nutrition Education Plan annually.  May conduct surveys to ascertain health needs, develop desirable health goals, and determine availability of resources.
Attends training and continuing education programs necessary for maintaining skills and licensure.  Performs other work-related duties as assigned by the supervisor. Confidentiality of information shall be maintained.

May be required to work during natural disasters and emergencies. Confidentiality of information shall be maintained at all times.

Complies with regulations regarding warrants, vouchers and invoices under Section 215.422, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 3A 24 of the Florida Administrative Code.
This person has the “Need to Know” for the following information sets:  Immunizations, Medical Records and Healthy Start.




Develops monthly and yearly reports on the status of the WIC program

Evaluates the WIC program regularly to ensure federal and state compliance is met.

Attends meetings in the community as a representative of the WIC program for the Leon Agency.

Participates in regular audits to ensure program requirements are met.

Develops and maintains cooperation between public, civic, professional, and voluntary agencies.

Provides nutrition education and breastfeeding promotion to clients.

Provides nutrition, education, and counseling to Medically High-Risk WIC clients.

Develops, documents, and monitors high and medically high-risk care plans or programs for individuals, families and/or communities.

Coordinates with health and social services according to need.


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.



The applicant MUST have and maintain active and clear license to practice Medical Nutrition Therapy in the State of Florida (Florida Statute 468).

Registered Dietitian/License Dietitian

Travel required (about 10-25%)


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.



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. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee

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