Public Health Nutritionist

Location
Health Department, Virginia
Salary
$49,380.03 - $82,299.15 Annually
Posted
Oct 24, 2020
Closes
Nov 07, 2020
Ref
20-01713
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

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.

Under the supervision of a Senior Public Health Nutritionist, provides nutrition services to participants in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program. Assesses and evaluates nutritional needs and certifies clients 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, and counseling high-risk clients to meet participants' needs as required by established guidelines.

Note: This is a grant funded position and is located at a 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.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR (Required within 60 days)
AED (Required within 60 days)

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 candidates will have met credentialing requirements to be a Registered Dietitian through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Previous experience as a WIC Nutritionist. 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. Preference will be given to candidates with proficiency in Spanish 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 performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview; may include a 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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