NUTRITION EDUCATOR – 64003952

Overview

Requisition No: 234121 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: NUTRITION EDUCATOR – 64003952

Position Number: 64003952 

Salary:  $35,000.00-$38,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 09/24/2020 

OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY

We request that all applications be completed with People First – no faxed or mailed applications to the agency. Experience, education, and/or training used to meet the minimum qualifications and in response to the qualifying questions must be verifiable through information contained in your application.

When completing the online application, all gaps of employment or education greater than 90 days starting from high school must be explained (approximate date, month, and year) identifying company name or if unemployed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

POSITION DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

This is a professional public health nutrition position working as a Nutrition Educator in the Department of Health in Broward County WIC program.  Employee provides nutrition assessment and counseling for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).  Work is performed under the supervision of the Public Health Nutrition Supervisor. 

This position is designated as a sensitive position and is required to maintain information in accordance with state and federal statutes, rules, and regulations, as well as of the Florida Department of Health in Broward County Policies, Protocols, and Procedures.  This position has been delegated custodial authority for their Program/Unit's information set(s) and/or secured areas(s). 

Provides individual and group nutrition assessment and education to high and low risk clients for the WIC Program.   Assists clients in making client centered, measurable, and obtainable goals. Provides breastfeeding promotion, education and support to WIC clients. Responsible for documenting all client contacts in the WIC Data System.  All work is performed following DHM 150-24 rules and regulations.

Determines client eligibility following DHM 150-24 rules and regulations.

Performs anthropometric measurements and hematological testing for WIC clients following DHM 150-24 rules and regulations. 

Attends staff meetings, trainings and staff development activities as required.  Completes leave, attendance, EARS, travel and any other reports as required and according to established procedures.

Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of current science and practice of Food and Nutrition Dietetics.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of WIC Program (Federal Rules and Regulations) as outlined in HRSM 150-24.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of WIC Information Project of the WIC Program.
  • Knowledge of medical record documentation methods (SOAP).
  • Ability to educate on food and nutritional needs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with others.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, Dietetics, or Food and Nutrition.
  • Able to work early morning, late evening, and Saturdays.
  • Valid driver's license.

 

 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.

 

You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) to conduct this background check.

 

You will be required to provide proof of education in the form of a degree or transcript.

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.

 

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 shelter, 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.

 

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: http://www.sss.gov

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 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.  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.