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MyFlorida OPS NUTRITION EDUCATOR - 64913920 in United States


Date:Jul 21, 2021

Location: MIAMI, FL, US, 33125

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Requisition No: 421502

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS NUTRITION EDUCATOR - 64913920

Position Number: 64913920

Salary: $19.38/hour

Posting Closing Date: 08/04/2021


WIC & Nutrition Program work experience preferred Must have a valid driver's license. Incumbent must have access to an automobile to perform job related duties Incumbent in this position is preferred to be bilingual in English/Spanish or English/Creole. Must have a bachelor's or master’s degree in Nutritional Sciences, Community Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Dietetics, or Public Health Nutrition from an accredited college or university.


The incumbent provides services for the Women Infant Children (WIC) Program in accordance with DHM 150‑24, and the FL‑WISE User’s Manual. Incumbent is responsible to follow and adhere to all rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of the Florida Department of Health (FL‑DOH) and the WIC and Nutrition Program. The incumbent in this position will have the authorized “need to know” access to confidential WIC client records, and the FL‑WISE data system. Assignments of Duty Station, hours and days worked may vary based on agency/unit needs. Incumbent will have access to records containing social security numbers in the performance of job duties. The incumbent of the position will work with a diverse population and will deliver services in English/Spanish or English/Creole.

Provides appropriate nutrition counseling and education to WIC participants. Provides breastfeeding education to pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women. Documents findings and recommendations for all clients in the WIC electronic record. Consults healthcare professionals and makes recommendations concerning nutritional findings and needs of clients. Makes appropriate referrals.

Assesses clients’ nutritional status and determines program eligibility based on income and nutrition guidelines. Assesses client’s breastfeeding status and refers to Breastfeeding Peer Counselors (BFPC) and/or International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) as deemed necessary. Assists with obtaining heights, weights and completion of CLIA waived hemoglobin tests as directed by the delegated authority. Refers all medically high risk and potentially medically high risk clients to the Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist as per DHM 150‑24.

Develops, documents, evaluates and revises nutrition care plans and/or notes for individual high risk clients. Makes referrals for appropriate services as needed

Follows policies and procedures for collection, entry and management of data as well as the operation of the FL‑WISE Computer System including but not limited to scanners, pin pads, network printers, and electronic databases i.e., Formula Tracking according to the FL‑WISE User’s System Manual and DHM 150‑24.

Participates in Outreach activities including but not limited to Health Fairs, FL‑DOH Events, Community Programs, contacting healthcare professionals, contacting potential WIC clients, attending outreach activities, scheduling and rescheduling client appointments, and other outreach activities as assigned.

Ensures accurate completion and timely submission of all administrative records including but not limited to: EARs, timesheets, leave requests, travel, monthly reports, SERVFL, Train Florida, etc. Email communications must be maintained on daily basis.

Supervises and manages clinic operations in the absence of a Public Health Nutritionist Supervisor or as delegated. Responsibilities include maintaining daily email and phone communication, managing unit staffing, and any other administrative requirements.

Responsible for the organization and management of general education materials, office supplies and displays as approved by the local and state agency.

Attends all WIC Program and Florida Health in Miami Dade County meetings and/or other conferences as assigned. Attends and completes all mandatory in‑service trainings.

Performs other related duties as assigned. Adheres to assigned work duties as designated by supervisor.

All applications must be completed online through People First. No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted by the agency.

*NOTE: 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 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

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.


Other Personal Services (OPS) employment is a temporary employer/employee relationship used solely for accomplishing short term or intermittent tasks. OPS are at-will employees and are subject to actions such as pay changes, changes to work assignment and terminations at the recommendation of the employer.


•State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan- Mandatory

•Workers’ Compensation- Mandatory

•Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation)- Mandatory

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

•Deferred Compensation- Voluntary

•Employee Assistance Program- Voluntary


•Any form of paid leave

•Paid holidays

•Participation in the Florida Retirement System

•Reinstatement rights or retention rights.

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:Miami