Part-time Dietary Coder (Hourly)

Employer
Westat
Location
Rockville , MD
Posted
Apr 26, 2022
Closes
May 31, 2022
Function
Analyst, Research
Industry
Research
Hours
Full Time
Westat is seeking a Part-time Dietary Coder in support of an ongoing health and nutrition study at our Gaithersburg campus.

Responsibilities:
  • Successfully complete dietary coder training and probationary coding session.
  • Review and complete computer-generated dietary recall records using USDA SurveyNet dietary coding software.
  • Input respondent-completed dietary intake data and assign food coded using SurveyNet.
  • Implement study specific coding guidelines consistently and accurately.
  • Review and perform quality control checks on own work and work completed by other dietary coders.
  • Support various projects within the coding operation.
  • Meets project standards for productivity and accuracy.
  • Other duties as assigned


Job requirements:
  • A High School Diploma or GED is required to apply
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.
  • Must be able to work at our Rockville and Gaithersburg, Maryland offices
  • Must be available to work Monday - Friday between 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Must be proficient in SurveyNet and other computer programs, as needed.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail are required for this position
  • Dietary coders must be able to work independently with minimal supervision after training
  • Must have working Knowledge of general recipes and their ingredients. Be a frequent food shopper, in order to be up to date on the ever changing food market.


Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. Westat requires Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire, and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law. Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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