Florida Academy

of Nutrition and Dietetics

Senior Public Health Nutritionist


Date: Feb 7, 2018

Location: NEW PORT RICHEY, FL, US, 34654


Apply at https://jobs.myflorida.com,

Agency: Department of Health

Salary:  $36,291.84 


This position will be 32 hours a week only.

Annual salary listed is based at 32 hours a week.



 Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Pasco County.  If you are looking to establish a successful career in Public Health, you have come to the right place.  Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida.  We hope you decide to join our team!  Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This is a highly skilled professional position which will support both the Dietetic Internship Program and Community Nutrition Services Program in Pasco County.  In addition, the incumbent is expected to promote cooperation, courtesy, and teamwork, in a diverse environment and as an employee of the Department of Health in Pasco County, represent the agency and its mission and values. Maintains a courteous and cooperative relationship with staff and the public. Adheres to all departmental policy/procedures, state and federal laws governing participant information, security and privacy. 

Serves as the Pasco Regional Coordinator for the Pasco County Dietetic Internship. Assures ACEND accreditation standards, policies, and procedures are met utilizing data driven decisions for the Pasco Region. Coordinate the curriculum map of the didactic components and supervised practice in Pasco region.  Recruit and collaborate with preceptors and practices sites. Mentor interns to attain core competencies for entry level dietetic practice and develop improvement plans for interns identified at risk. Maintain DI program documentation including but not limited to program evaluation, intern evaluation and grades, preceptor credentials, and facility agreements for the Pasco Region. Teach profession-specific courses in the program, reviews, and grades assignments and exams. Participate in activities for professional growth and continued competence as a dietetics professional and educator.

Provides scheduled dietary assessment, education and counseling to homebound and congregate care clients according to the established Elderly Nutrition Program guidelines. Develops and maintains client schedules, charting, and documentation. Provides appropriate healthcare and other referrals as part of customer-focused service delivery. Has responsibility for the privacy and security of client information and medical/ nutrition records. Conducts quarterly site visit inspections, annual employee training, attends advisory council meetings, completes menu reviews, and reports food service complaints. Participates in billing for nutrition services.

 Attend regular staff meetings and trainings and travel as needed. Complete and submit time sheets, EARS, and travel correctly and according to established division and agency guidelines.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities, Including Utilization of Equipment required for the position:  


Licensed as a Dietitian/Nutritionist in accordance with Chapter 468, Florida Statutes, or be eligible to practice dietetics in accordance with Chapter 21M, Section 48.001, 48.002, or 48.003, Florida Administrative Code and must be a Registered Dietitian.

 Requires at least a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred, from an accredited college or university with a major in dietetics and/or nutrition. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida drivers license.

 Ability to plan, direct and ensure proper completion of work of others. Ability to organize work and control use of time. Knowledge of the science, principles, practices and application of normal and therapeutic nutrition throughout the lifecycle. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to collect and analyze data, evaluate program performance in relation to both quantitative and qualitative standards, identify problem areas and recommend reasonable changes. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships among diverse disciplines and a variety of individuals and groups including public officials, professional organizations, community groups and the media to secure cooperation and participation of a broad range of stakeholders in program development and implementation. Demonstrated leadership skills. Ability to provide effective and efficient customer-service and resolve complaints. Demonstrated skill and proficiency in standard business applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint). Ability to develop and implement nutrition education plans and supporting materials. Knowledge of methods of compiling, organizing and analyzing data. 

When completing the online application process at https://jobs.myflorida.com, 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.

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Important Notices- Please be advised:

*Note: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process. 

Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days

Current State Employees - Salary for current employees is based on employee’s current payband/ paygrade. 

Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.

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, visit http://www.sss.gov.

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.

Fingerprinting is required of the successful applicant for a sensitive position. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) to conduct this background check.

Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.

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 on the date of your retirement.



Veteran Information: Certain veterans and spouses of veterans receive preference in employment by the state (applies only to positions within the Career Service).

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 Departments 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. 

 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

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. 

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