Health Technician (Dietetics)- CC- DE

Washington D.C.
Oct 16, 2017
Oct 16, 2017
Full Time

If you have experience providing nutritional research services, planning menus for complex clinical and research diets, and collecting and analyzing research data AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the Nutrition Department, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Nutrition Department is committed to providing the best possible nutritional services and research support for patients.

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  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Pre-employment medical screening may be required.
  • Emergency Essential Employee.
  • Weekend/Variable hours of work may be required.
  • Bargaining Unit Position.
  • Lift/move objects up to 40lbs.
  • Term (not to exceed) 13 months
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.

    You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). Examples of qualifying experience include: performing the following types of tasks: screening patients for nutritional risk; educating patients on drug-nutrient interactions and monitoring meals served for compliance with physician/protocol diet order; implementing and monitoring the nutritional care plan for patients on special or restricted diets; documenting care provided in the patient's medical record and perform nutrient analyses; and managing special nutrient controlled diets and training other staff members.

    One and one half years of graduate level education that is directly related to the work of the position (i.e. food, nutrition or dietetics).

    A combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

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    This position has an education requirement.  You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts       (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package.  Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer.  Click here for information on Foreign Education .

    A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/ placement.  

    A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee's entrance on duty. The use of this service credit incentive is at the discretion of the selecting official and service credit is granted only for a position deemed hard-to-fill. 


    This position is designated as an 'emergency' position and the selected candidate will be considered an 'emergency' employee and will be required to be available, ready, willing, and able to report for duty under all circumstances, e.g., inclement weather, government closings and holidays, lapse in appropriations, non-emergency and emergency situations for operation 24 hours a day and 365 days per year coverage.

    Depending upon programmatic needs, the not-to-exceed date of this position may be extended, without further competition, in increments up to a maximum of four years from the effective date. This position may be terminated at any time prior to the NTE date.

    Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement. 

    The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify).  E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.  The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and Selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:

    • Best Qualified – for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
    • Well Qualified – for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
    • Qualified – for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements

    Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.


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