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Nutritionist Assistant I

Fairfax County Government
Health Department, Virginia
$41,253.89 - $68,755.86 Annually
Closing date
Feb 11, 2023

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Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

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Job Announcement

The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) is a progressive public health leader providing services that promote population health, protect public health and the environment, and ensure residents' access to health services and information. The FCHD Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program is seeking a self-motivated, team-oriented Nutritionist Assistant I. Duties are performed under the supervision of a Senior Public Health Nutritionist.

This position:
  • Provides administrative support for the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program
  • Determines eligibility and enrolls eligible participants in the program
  • Assists WIC participants by phone and in-person
  • Completes all required documentation
  • Obtains clinical data and conducts clinical tests.
  • Participates in community education health fairs throughout the county, as assigned.
  • This position may require travel to multiple WIC sites on an as needed basis.
Note: This is a grant-funded merit position. This job announcement may be used to fill m ultiple full-time Nutritionist Assistant I positions.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all inclusive list.)
  • Some knowledge of basic nutrition;
  • Ability to interview clients to elicit information;
  • Ability to read, write, and calculate routine nutritional data;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients and staff.

Employment Standards

High school graduation or a GED issued by a state department of education plus one year of customer service experience.

  • Valid driver's license.
  • AED required within 60 days of hire.
  • CPR required within 60 days of hire.

  • 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.
  • This position may require travel to multiple WIC sites on an as needed basis.
  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a child protective services registry, a sanction screening, and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer. Tuberculosis test required.

  • Previous Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and deal tactfully with clients of diverse ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds.
  • Models outstanding customer service skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative relationships.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Teams) and other information systems such as an electronic health records system.

Job is generally sedentary in nature, and requires walking, standing, sitting (for long periods of time), and kneeling, reaching, bending, climbing stairs; may be required to lift or carry up to 25 pounds occasionally. Uses hands to grasp, handle, or feel. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor; ability to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer. Position frequently communicates and must be able to exchange accurate information with others verbally and in writing. Generally, works in an office environment yet may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting. Ability to drive a vehicle. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview.

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.


Fairfax County, Virginia is a diverse and thriving urban county. As the most populous jurisdiction in both Virginia and the Washington metropolitan area, the County's population exceeds that of seven states. The median household income of Fairfax County is one of the highest in the nation and over half of its adult residents have four-year college degrees or more educational attainment. Fairfax County also is home to an extensive commercial office market and is a major employment center.

Fairfax County Government is a great place to work, with a variety of jobs in different fields, great benefits, and an enjoyable working environment. We serve nearly one million residents in one of the largest counties in the country. Our talented employees have established Fairfax County as a leader in nearly every facet of public service and have won national recognition as innovators in local government.The size of Fairfax County government and the diversity of services it provides to citizens allows opportunities for personal growth and development, without ever having to change employers. In addition to pay, Fairfax County Government provides an employee benefits package worth approximately 25% of your salary in additional compensation. This package of benefits consists of programs designed to protect you and your family during your employment with the county and into your retirement years.

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Group Term Life Insurance
Contributory Retirement Plan
Deferred Compensation
Flexible Spending Account Programs
Long Term Disability Insurance
Long Term Care Plan
Tuition Assistance Program
Employees' Child Care Center
Virginia College Savings Plans

Fairfax County's Application Process: Fairfax County uses an online application process called NEOGOV at nearly all positions.

Applicants who need assistance with the online application process are welcome to come to the Application Center at Fairfax County's HR Central where staff will be happy to work with you to establish an account and get your resume into the system. HR Central is located in the Government Center at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 270, Fairfax, VA, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or call 703-222-5872 for more information.

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12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 270

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