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Nutrition Program Supervisor

Fairfax County Government
Fairfax, Virginia
$72,543.54 - $120,905.82 Annually
Closing date
Oct 14, 2023

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Are you looking for a new job to serve woman and children and fulfill your career to transform the life and health of our community? Then look no further and join our Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, which is making a difference every day. The Fairfax County Health Department is a progressive public health leader serving 1.2 million residents from diverse ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds. We invite you to apply to become a member of our thriving workforce, together making a difference in the health of our community!

The Health Department WIC Program is seeking a self-motivated, team oriented WIC Program Supervisor.

Manages the day-to-day operation of the Fairfax County WIC program. Works under minimal supervision from the program coordinator to ensure the efficient delivery of WIC services. Oversees program activities that result in the high-quality delivery of nutrition services, including clinic scheduling, workload management, and staff recruitment and development.

Supervises WIC Senior Nutritionists. Provides guidance, oversight, and technical assistance to WIC staff. Responsible for staff hiring, training, and performance management/completing performance evaluations.

Prepares required reports for WIC budget and spending. Tracks and maintains inventory of WIC assets in accordance with county and state policy. Identifies needed and allowable purchases of equipment and program materials. Provides input to the program coordinator on budgetary needs and proposals for program adjustments, enhancements, and expansion.

Ensures program meets all agency and state goals and objectives, and is in compliance with all funding mandates, standards, regulations, policies, and procedures.

Evaluates program to ensure effective and efficient service delivery and develops plans to address identified gap in services. Manages the county wide WIC service plan by establishment of goals, objectives and performance measures used to evaluate program performance.

Provides and facilitates nutrition and breastfeeding training for all WIC staff. Oversees outreach activities and maintains and grows community partnerships. Assists in the formulation of departmental WIC policy and regulations. Works with appropriate staff to plan and develop new programs and/or new sites. Interprets federal/state regulations and policies to WIC staff through meetings, one-on-one, and written correspondence to ensure accuracy and continuity of information. Participate and attend scheduled meetings and trainings. Serves on countywide, departmental, and community-based committees as needed.

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Note: The hourly rate for this position will not exceed the midpoint of $46.5021.
This is a grant funded position. This position requires travel to multiple WIC sites on an as needed basis.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of nutrition;
  • Knowledge of federal and state regulations governing the WIC program;
  • Knowledge of the budget process;
  • Knowledge of supervisory methods and techniques;
  • Ability to motivate, guide and support others toward goal accomplishment;
  • Ability to manage performance of subordinates;
  • Ability to identify when improvement is needed with programs and services;
  • Ability to assess and evaluate the nutritional needs of clients and client groups;
  • Ability to develop nutrition care plans;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with a variety of health care professionals;
  • Ability to communicate well both in writing and verbally;
  • Ability to organize and apply available resources to accomplish goals.

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 three years of experience as a nutritionist, including at least one year at the program supervisory/management level.

Registered Dietitian (VA)
AED-Required within 60 days
CPR -Required within 60 days

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 records check to the satisfaction of the employer. Tuberculosis test required.

Note: This position is considered Emergency Service Personnel.

Master's degree or higher in Nutrition and Registration as a Dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Three or more years of experience working with public health/community nutrition and maternal and child health preferred.
Three or more years of supervision/management experience, including program planning and development, program implementation, management, evaluation, quality improvement monitoring, budget management, grant management and reporting, policy and procedure development, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Professional work experience with healthy equity and culturally diverse populations.
Must have a high level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information and professionalism in dealing with customers and colleagues.
Excellent computer skills in the use of various office computer software such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Position requires the candidate to work independently and in a team environment, be proactive, exercise good judgment, use critical thinking skills, be highly organized and have excellent communication skills.
Excellent customer service skills with the ability to interact in a friendly, service-oriented, and professional manner with internal and external customers.

Employee is required to walk, stand, sit, bend, kneel, climb stairs and carry equipment up to 25 pounds in weight as required for the position. Uses hands to grasp, handle or feel. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor. Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment. Ability to drive a vehicle. Position frequently communicates and must be able to exchange accurate information with others verbally and in writing. 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.

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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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