National WIC Association


Department of Health (VIERA, FL)

Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for conducing WIC client electronic medical record audits for the Brevard County WIC Program.
  • Responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of nutrition care plans and client counseling.
  • Responsible for compiling and communicating results of quality assurance audits to WIC supervisors.
  • Provides technical guidance on policies, programs, procedures, and application of findings to Public Health Nutritionists, Nutrition Educators, and other health care professionals.
  • Supervises Paraprofessional WIC staff.
  • Responsible for ensuring adequate clinic staffing including taking proactive measures for coverage due to planned leave requests.
  • 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 actions as appropriate.
  • Must be willing to work before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours in the event of an emergency. This includes emergency duties including, but not limited to, response to threats involving any disaster, man-made or natural.
  • Performs nutritional assessments on prenatal, postpartum, breastfeeding women, infants and children from birth to five years of age.
  • Provides evidence-based nutrition counseling to prenatal, postpartum, breastfeeding women, infants and children from birth to five years of age.
  • Determines nutritional risk factors and eligibility for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program.
  • Performs anthropometrics (heights and weights) and hematological testing as needed on Women, Infants and Children.
  • Accurately documents assessments, care plans, notes and enters correctly into the electronic medical record.
  • Promotes WIC though participation in community outreach events.
  • Maintains current Nutritionist/Dietitian Licensure by the State of Florida Department of Professional Regulation.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Supervising and evaluating employees
  • Leadership skills
  • Planning, organization, and coordinating work activities 
  • Conducting quality assurance audits
  • Quality improvement and quality control skills
  • Interpreting policies and providing training for practical applications
  • Knowledge of evidence-based nutrition principles
  • Nutritional assessment skills
  • Motivational interviewing skills
  • Individualized nutritional counseling skills
  • Setting specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timed (SMART) client-centered goals
  • Nutrition documentation in narrative and Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan(SOAP) format
  • Problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Public speaking skills



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with the major course of study in nutritional science, community nutrition, clinical nutrition, or dietetics in accordance with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Association and Florida Chapter 468.
  • Must have a current/active license, in good standing, as a Dietitian or Nutritionist in the State of Florida issued by the Division of Medical Quality Assurance.
  • Must have at least one year of nutrition-related work experience.



  • Preferred WIC experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
  • Preferred at least one year of supervisory/management experience.
  • Preferred ability to fluently read, write, and speak both English and Spanish and/or Creole.

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.



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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