Public Health Nutritionist

Location
Health Department, Virginia
Salary
$48,364.37 - $80,606.45 Annually
Posted
Apr 06, 2019
Closes
Apr 06, 2019
Ref
19-00737
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Provides nutrition services to women, infants, and children, including counseling of high-risk clients and caseload management. Assesses and evaluates nutritional needs of clients and certifies them according to nutritional risk. Establishes food packages for participants. Documents all nutritional and certification activities. Plans and conducts nutrition education, including breastfeeding support and promotion, to meet participants' needs as required by established guidelines. Duties are performed under the supervision of a WIC Senior Public Health Nutritionist.

Note: This is a grant funded position and is located at Fairfax County WIC site.
Multiple positions may be filled from this job announcement

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A bachelor's or higher degree in nutritional sciences, public health nutrition, dietetics or a related field from a regionally accredited college or university and satisfactorily completed a program of supervised clinical experience approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; or related qualification requirements as defined by the Code of Virginia Chapter 27.1 of Title 54.1 Dietitians and Nutritionists.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid driver's license.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background investigation, a driving record check, a sanction screening and a Child Protective Services (CPS) check to the satisfaction of the employer.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Preferred candidate will have met the credentialing requirements to be a Registered Dietitian through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Previous WIC experience preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with proficiency in English as a second language.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
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. 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 perform with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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 .

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