Senior Public Health Nutritionist

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Fairfax, Virginia
$56,816.03 - $94,693.25 Annually
Oct 17, 2020
Oct 30, 2020
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Fairfax County Health Department is the largest public health department in Virginia, serving 1.2 million residents from diverse ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds throughout Fairfax County, as well as the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church and the towns of Herndon, Vienna and Clifton. With more than 100 years of leadership in the field, we are committed to protecting, promoting and improving the health and quality of life for all in our community.

This position is responsible for day-to-day operation of multiple Fairfax County WIC Clinics. Plans and manages daily clinic activities (scheduling, staffing). Analyzes monthly caseload reports to determine staffing, equipment, and clinic supplies. Monitors compliance of operational, nutrition, and breasfeeding policies, and show rates and other performance measures. Provides nutrition services to clients who are eligible for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. Based on client needs, makes referrals to other service providers. Provides education for clients, staff and community groups. Facilitates breastfeeding promotion. Conducts community outreach activities and acts as the nutrition expert in responding to inquiries from the public or other professionals.

Note: This is a grant funded position.

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 one year of experience as a nutritionist.

  • Registration as a Dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Driver's license
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR (Required within 60 days)
  • AED (Required within 60 days)

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry, a driving records check, a sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer.


Preferred candidates will have completed graduate level course work in public health/nutrition. At least two years of supervisory experience, including staff training/management and monitoring program data, reports, and compliance. Proficiency in recordkeeping and in use of Microsoft Office software applications (Word, Excel). Position requires the candidates to be proactive, exercise good judgment, use critical thinking skills, be organized and have excellent customer service skills. Clear oral and written communication skills. Ability to adapt to changes in a fast-paced environment.

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. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include practical exercise.

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 status as a veteran 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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