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Date: May 15, 2024



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Requisition No: 827812

Agency: Department of Health


Pay Plan: Temp

Position Number: 64950163

Salary: $30.28

Posting Closing Date: 06/04/2024

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Other positions from Palm Beach County may be filled from this posting

Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to plan and provides comprehensive nutrition care and education services within the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in health clinics and other community settings. Complies with the mandatory requirements in Section 215.422 F.S. and Chapter 3A-24 Florida Administrative Code regarding prompt payment process of special formula.

  • Assesses nutritional and dietary needs of high risk and medically high-risk clients in the community.

  • Provides nutritional care, management and education for high-risk clients in primary care clinics.

  • Reviews medical data, determines nutritional care needs, develops plan of care.

  • Provides individual and group nutritional counseling for the client population.

  • Certifies eligible clients for the WIC Program and provides or arranges for required follow-up.

  • Works with Breastfeeding Coordinator to organize, promote, and support breastfeeding for WIC clients.

  • Documents client contacts and services in appropriate records.

  • Works with physicians and other health care professionals to insure comprehensive nutritional care is provided for clients.

  • Provides nutrition services in off-site facilities serving health center clients.

  • Provides expert consultation and technical assistance to health care professionals and health center staff.

  • Required to perform hemoglobin/hematocrit tests according to FDOH, CHD Laboratory Procedure Manual and DHM 150-24 as required. Disposes of blood contaminated materials in compliance with OSHA regulations.

  • Cleans and sanitizes blood collection area and equipment.

  • Interprets and disseminates current scientific information for target audiences.

  • Utilizes mass media for dissemination of nutrition education.

  • Maintain records, client data and prepare reports.

  • 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 shelters, 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.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of the science and application of normal and therapeutic nutrition

    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

    • Ability to evaluate, analyze and organize information to develop appropriate course of action

    • Ability to organize work and control use of time

    • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing

    • Ability to develop and implement education plans and supporting materials

    • Knowledge of the policies, philosophy and procedures of the WIC Program


    Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite):

    This occupation requires that the incumbents meet the requirements outlined in Chapter 468, Part X, Florida Statutes, or be eligible to practice dietetics in accordance with Chapter 64B8-40 to 45, Florida Administrative Code. And/or Registration as a dietitian as defined by the American Dietetic Association.

    Other job-related requirements for this position:

  • 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 shelters, 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.

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Travel throughout Palm Beach County is required

  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 lbs

  • Must be a Registered dietitian as defined by the American Dietetic Association

    Working hours:(A) Daily from8:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m. (B) Total hours in workweek40(C) Explain any variation in work (split shift, rotation, etc.) Work hours may be adjusted to accommodate evening and /or weekend clinics or activities.

    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.


    I 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:

    1150 45th Street, West Palm Beach, FL

    The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

    Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. As an OPS employee, the benefits below are available:

  • State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan (mandatory)

  • Participation in state group insurance (upon meeting eligibility requirements. Consult with People First and/or the serving HR office)

  • Workers’ Compensation (mandatory, if needed)

  • Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) (mandatory, if needed)

  • Deferred Compensation (voluntary)

  • Employee Assistance Program (voluntary)

  • And more!

    For a more complete list of benefits, including monthly costs, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com .

    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: 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 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.

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.

Nearest Major Market:Palm Beach

Nearest Secondary Market:Miami