Job: Public Health Nutritionist Supervisor

Job Title

Public Health Nutritionist Supervisor

Job Category

Public Health


Department of Health WIC Program
Miami, Florida

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Job Description and Requirements


This position requires that you are a licensed Dietitian in the State of Florida and have a Bachelorâs Degree with a major in: Public Health Nutrition, Dietetics, Food and Nutrition, or Food Service Management from an accredited college or university. Must be willing to travel within the Miami-Dade County geographical area (Monroe county line to the Broward county line and Miami Beach to West Dade) and work a varying work schedule within the hours 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday through Saturday.

Experience as a Supervisor and any WIC & Nutrition Program is preferred. Individuals able to communicate effectively in writing and verbally in English and Spanish or English and Creole is also preferred.

This is a supervisory position designed to provide direct supervision and management of assigned WIC unit and employees. The incumbent provides services for the Women Infant Children (WIC) Program in accordance with DHM 150-24, and the FL-WISE Userâs 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 âneed to knowâ 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. This individual will be 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 action as appropriate. 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.

Responsible for all supervisory duties including but not limited to: developing performance plans using SMART objectives, conducting performance appraisals, directing/developing employees, and taking disciplinary action as appropriate. Coordinates and evaluates the unit processes and procedures in accordance with DHM 150-24. Oversees the organization and management of formula and EBT card inventory, general nutrition education materials, office supplies and displays as approved by the local and state agency. 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 clientsâ nutritional status and determines program eligibility based on income and nutrition guidelines. Assesses clientâs breastfeeding status and refers to Breastfeeding Peer Counselor (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 needed. Develops, documents, evaluates and revises nutrition care plans and/or notes for individual high risk and medically high risk clients. Makes referrals for appropriate services as needed.

Monitors and reviews with employees WIC Program indicators including but not limited to: Caseload, First Trimester Entry into WIC, Non-Contract Formula, Processing Standards, Missing Blood Work, Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration, Voter Registration, High Risk and Low Risk Report, EARs, Timesheet, SERV-FL, and Customer Service. Participates in outreach activities including but not limited to health fairs, 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.

Maintains open lines of communication with administrative, breastfeeding, and unit staff. Phone and email communication must be maintained on daily basis. Acts as a resource to indirect reports assigned to the unit. Manages facility, inventory, equipment, and information security, ensuring that established privacy and safety guidelines are adhered to. Coordinates facility and custodial maintenance with building manager and/or local health department representatives. Ensures accurate completion and timely submission of all administrative records for incumbent and direct reports including but not limited to: EARs, timesheets, leave requests, travel, monthly reports, SERVFL, Train Florida, etc. Submits completed Voter Registration Applications to the Supervisor of Elections within 5 days. Participates in a minimum of one work group annually.

Operates FL-WISE Computer System, scanners, pin pads, network printers, and electronic databases i.e., Formula Tracking. 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. Provides on the job training as needed to all levels of staff in assigned unit. Provides clinical experiences to undergraduate, graduate students, and interns. Conducts staff development and in-service training sessions as needed. Conducts regularly scheduled staff meetings as required. Perform other related duties as assigned. Adheres to assigned work duties as designated by supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of current science, standards and practice of food, nutrition and dietetics.
- Skill in managing and coordinating clinic operations and staff.
- Ability to analyze and interpret anthropometric, clinical, biochemical, and dietary data.
- Ability to analyze data, solve problems independently and complete arithmetic calculations.
- Ability to be discrete and maintain strict confidentiality.
- Ability to conduct group education session.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
- Ability to initiate, work independently, highly organized and attentive to details.
- Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments and supervise others.
- Ability to organize data into logical format for presentation in reports, documents and other written/visual materials.
- Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
- Ability to use logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches.
- Ability to train effectively and employ varied teaching methods.
- Ability to interview and counsel clients effectively.
- Ability to perform finger sticks for WIC participants for the purpose of completing CLIA waived hemoglobin tests.
- Ability to calibrate and perform daily controls for Hemocue analyzers.
- Ability to take height and weight measurements.
- Ability to operate FL-WiSE Data System proficiently, and equipment i.e. scanners, pin pads, network printers and databases.

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.

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:

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.

Department of Health Career Service employees enjoy the following benefits:
- State of Florida Retirement package - 3% employee contribution required
- 9 Annual paid holidays
- Ability to earn 104 hours of paid Annual Leave (annually)
- Ability to earn 104 Hours of paid Sick Leave (annually)
- Health insurance for individual or family coverage
- Life insurance
- Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, disability, etc.
- Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available
- Tuition waiver available

Your take home pay can be significantly influenced by your insurance premiums. Compare your current premium with the State of Florida employee premiums!

Monthly employee premium for the standard PPO/HMO:

Single coverage is $50

Family coverage is $180

Monthly employee premium for the High Deductible Health Plan PPO/HMO:

Single coverage is $15

Family coverage is $64.30

Salary: $46,000.00 - $52,000.00

Posting Closing Date: 10/30/2018

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Employment Type

Full Time


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[posted Oct 5, 2018]

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