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Nutritionist Assistant Ii

Fairfax County Government
Annandale Va 22003, Virginia
$49,842.83 - $83,071.46 Annually
Closing date
Oct 14, 2023

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Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

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Are you looking for a job that offers you...
Opportunity to make a difference every day by serving those most in need.
Ability to work collaboratively with community partners to address public health priorities and focus on health education, health promotion and disease prevention.
Supportive and dynamic team environment.
Career growth with manageable work-life balance.

Then look no further and join our Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, which is making a difference every day. In addition to benefits available to Fairfax County Employees, working for WIC is an opportunity for career growth while enjoying a manageable work-life balance.

The Fairfax County Health Department is a progressive public health leader serving 1.2 million residents from diverse ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds. With more than 100 years of leadership in the field, we are committed to promoting population health, protecting public health and the environment, and ensuring residents' equitable access to health services and information. We invite you to apply to become a member of our thriving workforce, together making a difference in the health of our community!

This position is located at a Fairfax County WIC site. Provides nutrition services to women, infants, and children, including certification of eligible participants, determining nutritional risk, and prescribing appropriate food packages. Conducts dietary assessments and obtains clinical data. Provides nutrition education and counseling to low-risk clients. Refers high risk clients to nutritionist. Documents all certification and nutrition activities. Duties are performed under the supervision of a Senior Public Health Nutritionist.

Note: This is a grant-funded position.
The hourly rate for this position will not exceed the midpoint of $31.9504/hour.

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.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all inclusive list. A complete list of
position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
Interviews clients to obtain dietary histories and related nutritional information;
Certifies and/or re-certifies clients for the WIC program;
Conducts dietary assessments and obtains clinical data;
Assesses for health risks and/or refers high risk clients to nutritionist for follow-up education;
Provides general nutrition education to low risk clients;
Prescribes appropriate food packages for clients;
Assists with nutrition education and provides community outreach to clients.

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.)
Knowledge of the principles and practices of nutrition;
Ability to interview clients to elicit information;
Ability to asses nutritional needs of clients;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients and staff.

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")
High school graduation or a GED issued by a department of education; plus six hours of nutrition, dietetics, community health, biology, chemistry, sociology, and/or a related coursework.; plus one year of customer service experience in community health, social services, public health environment, nutrition, and/or related field.

  • Valid driver's license
  • 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, sanctions screening, tuberculosis test and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • A college degree in nutrition, dietetics, or a related field.
  • Previous WIC experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in recordkeeping and in use of Microsoft Office software applications (Word, Excel).

Employee is required to walk, stand, sit, bend, kneel, reach, climb stairs and carry equipment or young children up to 25 pounds in weight. Uses hands to grasp, handle or feel. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor. Incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer. 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. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview.

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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