Nutritionist Assistant Ii

Health Department, Virginia
$43,461.81 - $72,436.42 Annually
Oct 02, 2021
Oct 16, 2021
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. The Nutritionist Assistant II position is located at a Fairfax County WIC site. Position 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 and breastfeeding education/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.

This position may be underfilled as a Nutritionist Assistant I; the underfill requirements are stated bellow in the Employment Standards section.

Note: This is a grant funded position. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

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.

  • Competent Professional Authority (CPA) certification or other related certification.
  • Valid driver's license
  • AED - Required within 60 days
  • CPR - Required within 60 days

Nutritionist Assistant I, Grade S15 ($39,663.31 - $66,105.10 Annually)

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 state department of education plus one year of customer service experience.

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

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

  • Preferred candidates will have 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).
  • Position requires the candidate 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.

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.

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 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.

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