Requisition No: 360223
Agency: Department of Health
Working Title: HEALTH SUPPORT SPECIALIST - 64006237
Position Number: 64006237
Salary: $1,062.56 Biweekly
Posting Closing Date: 05/02/2021
All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this
vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida,
This position requires a security background check and/or drug
screening and participation in direct deposit.
Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security
Number (SSN) to conduct this background check.
Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be
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
- 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
- Verifiable work experience or training performing hematological
- Verifiable work experience or training performing
- Bilingual (English and Spanish)
- Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with others
- Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations,
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position performs a variety of clerical and health support
functions in the Special Supplemental Nutrition for Women, Infants
and Children (WIC) program at the Florida Department of Health in
Lake County. Work includes taking weight and height measurements of
WIC clients and performing hematological tests necessary for WIC
certification. Work includes performing varied clerical and health
support duties that require independent judgement based upon
information found in the DHM 150-24 Policy and Procedure Manual for
the Special Supplemental Nutrition for Women, Infants and Children
program and the FL-WiSE (the WIC database system) Clinic Manual,
FL-WiSE Training Manual and Modules, including WiSE Notes, FL-WiSE
Help Sheets and WiSE Hints.
Performs hematological tests necessary for WIC certification.
Accurately enters hematological data into FL-WiSE. Maintains
documentation of calibration of hematological equipment. Maintains
a log of hematological testing on WIC participants. Maintains
equipment as necessary and keeps inventory of hematological
equipment. Orders hematological supplies on a monthly basis, as
needed. Follows Biomedical Waste Operating Plan for the Florida
Department of Health in Lake County.
Performs weight and height measurements for WIC clients, using
the correct anthropometric techniques. Accurately enters
anthropometric data into FL-WiSE. Responsible for calibrating all
equipment used for weighing and measuring WIC participants
following policies and procedures outlined in DHM 150-24 and the
FL-WiSE Clinic Manual, including WiSE Notes, FL-WiSE Training
Modules, FL-WiSE Help Sheets and WiSE Hints.
Interviews and screens clients for WIC Program eligibility.
Communicates administrative and clerical policies and procedures to
clients. Performs varied clerical duties that require independent
judgement based on information found in the DHM 150-24 Policy and
Procedure Manual for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for
Women, Infants and Children program and the FL-WiSE (WIC database
system) Clinic Manual, FL-WiSE Training Manual and Modules,
including WiSE Notes, FL-WiSE Help Sheets and WiSE Hints. Instructs
WIC clients interactively in basic nutrition principles found in
the WIC Nutrition Education Kit. Issues WIC benefits to program
participants. Assists nutrition staff with nutrition questionnaires
by accurately entering data from the questionnaires into
Operates computers, printers, photocopying machines, fax
machines, calculators and related equipment with such accuracy as
can be acquired on the job. Type's correspondence, memoranda,
reports, forms and other documents from rough drafts, notes or oral
Organizes and maintains WIC records and inventories of EBT
cards, medical supplies, WIC materials, office supplies, special
formula and WIC VOC/NE cards. Prepares statements and inventory
reports. Performs varied clerical duties that require independent
judgement based upon information found in the DHM 150-24 Policy and
Procedure Manual for the Special Supplemental Nutrition for Women,
Infants and Children program and the FL-WiSE Clinic Manual, FL-WiSE
Training Manual and Modules, including WiSE Notes, FL-WiSE Help
Sheets and WiSE Hints.
Reviews WIC data found in FL-WiSE for accuracy and completeness.
Assists in the training of new staff in job duties.
Performs end-of-the-month closeout by calling clients listed on
the Non-Participant report and sending reminder notices as
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of
equipment, required for the position:
Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If
applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal
Other job-related requirements for this position:
Working hours: (A) Daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (B) Total hours
in workweek 40 (C) Explain any variation in work (split shift,
In the event of an emergency, this health department is required
to perform emergency operations functions. You may be required to
work before, during and/or beyond your normal work hours or days in
a special needs shelter, red cross shelter, emergency operations
command center (EOCC), or to perform other emergency functions.
Participation in the direct deposit program is a condition of
employment for all persons employed in state government. If you are
not already participating in the direct deposit program, you will
be expected to enroll within 31 days of employment.
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.
Florida Department of Health in Lake County is a tobacco-free
organization. The use of tobacco products is not allowed by
employees while on duty on any Florida DOH in Lake County building
or campus. This includes walkways, parking lots, and public and
private vehicles parked in the lots.
This posting could be used to fill future vacancies
This posting may fill multiple positions
If you have difficulty applying for this position, please
contact People First at 877-562-7287 for assistance.
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
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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