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Nutrition Educator - 64034292

Company: Florida Department of Transportation
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Requisition No: 775621



Agency: Department of Health



Working Title: NUTRITION EDUCATOR - 64034292



Position Number: 64034292



Salary: $44,500.00 ANNUALLY



Posting Closing Date: 11/16/2022



FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH BROWARD COUNTY



NUTRITION EDUCATOR - 64034292



WIC PROGRAM



OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY



HYBRID REMOTE WORK AVAILABLE



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 DESCRIPTION



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 inaccordance 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.



Performs other related duties as assigned.



Incumbent may be required to work during or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters or to perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.



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 QUALIFICATION:



* Are you willing to work before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency? This may include working in a special needs or Red Cross 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. Emergency duties may also include in-state and/or out-of-state deployment.

* Must have a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Nutritional Science, Community Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, or Dietetics.







PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS



* Must be able to work early morning, late evening, and Saturdays.



Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:



Mission:



To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.



Vision:



To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.



Values:



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:



Broward County



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



(For more information, please click www.myfrs.com);



* Flexible Spending Accounts;

* Tuition waivers;

* 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.



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.



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: Fort Lauderdale



Nearest Secondary Market: Miami

Keywords: Florida Department of Transportation, Fort Lauderdale , Nutrition Educator - 64034292, Other , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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