Senior Public Health Nutritionist

Health Department, Virginia
$59,685.39 - $99,475.38 Annually
Nov 05, 2022
Dec 31, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

This job opportunity is being re-announced. If you applied previously, you do not need to re-apply to be considered.

The Fairfax County Health Department is the largest public health department in Virginia, serving 1.2 million residents from diverse ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds throughout Fairfax County, as well as the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church and the towns of Herndon, Vienna and Clifton. With more than 100 years of leadership in the field, we are committed to protecting, promoting and improving the health and quality of life for all in our community.

This position is responsible for day-to-day operation of multiple Fairfax County WIC Clinics. Plans and manages daily clinic activities such as scheduling and staffing. Analyzes monthly caseload reports to determine staffing, equipment, and clinic supplies. Monitors compliance of operational policies and show rates. Provides nutrition services to clients who are eligible for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. Based on client needs, makes referrals to other service providers. Provides education for clients, staff, and community groups. Facilitates breastfeeding promotion. Conducts community outreach activities and acts as the nutrition expert in responding to inquiries from the public or other professionals.

Note: This is a grant funded position.
More than one position may be filled with this job announcement.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: (Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in nutrition, dietetics, or a related field; plus one year of experience as a nutritionist.

  • Registration as a Dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Driver's license
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR (Required within 60 days)
  • AED (Required within 60 days)

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry, a driving records check, a sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. Tuberculosis Test.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.


Preferred candidate will have completed graduate level course work in public health/nutrition. At least two years of supervisory experience, including staff training/management and monitoring program data, reports, and compliance. Proficiency in recordkeeping and in use of Microsoft Office software applications (Word, Excel). Position requires the candidates to be proactive, exercise good judgment, use critical thinking skills, be organized and have excellent customer service skills. Clear oral and written communication skills. Ability to adapt to changes in a fast-paced environment.

Employee is required to walk, stand, sit, bend, kneel, climb stairs and carry equipment or young children up to 25 pounds in weight as required for the position. Have the ability to read and write, and operate keyboard driven equipment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include practical exercise.

This position is listed as "open continuous." Interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed, and qualified applicants referred on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered. The application process will close when the position(s) have been filled or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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