City of Long Beach, CA
May 25, 2023
Long Beach, CA
Job Type



The City of Long Beach, Department of Health and Human Services is recruiting for one (1) classified, full-time, Public Health Associate III position within the Community Health Bureau's Nutrition Services Division. Under general supervision, this position will oversee one of the five WIC locations throughout the City. This individual will also be responsible for leading, planning, organizing, implementing, and supervising Nutrition Services Program activities.

PLEASE NOTE: The City of Long Beach requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their first day unless a medical or religious accommodation is approved by the City of Long Beach's Human Resources Department. In accordance with the State Health Care Worker Vaccine Requirement, the Department of Health and Human Services also requires you to receive a COVID booster. Proof of vaccination (including booster) will be required at the time of your pre-employment physical.


  • Provides nutrition and health education services in a public health setting to Women, Infants, and Children (WIC);
  • Supervises staff by planning and directing the work of others and promotes a productive work environment;
  • Disseminates nutrition education materials, provides individual counseling, breastfeeding education, and community referrals to WIC participants
  • Promotes, supports, and educates WIC participants about breastfeeding;
  • Assesses nutritional status of participants and refers them to the Registered Dietitians Nutritionist (RDN) as needed for advanced nutrition counseling;
  • Assists participants with linkages to health care, social services, and community resources;
  • May participate in planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating policies and procedures for the WIC program;
  • May prepare and generate written and/or audio-visual materials for nutrition education and breastfeeding classes;
  • May oversee the development and ensure compliance of program rules and regulations;
  • May provide presentations about nutrition, breastfeeding, and public health topics to staff, public health officials, outside agencies, and the community;
  • Conducts and participates in outreach events in the community;
  • Attends State WIC Office and City required trainings;
  • Prepares reports for the Nutrition Services Officer;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent certification.
  • Four years of experience in providing maternal, infant and child nutrition education and counseling along with breastfeeding support and education.
  • Academic degrees in Community Nutrition, Public Health, or a closely related field may be substituted for required experience on a year-for-year basis.
  • Copy of degree or transcripts denoting degree conferment required if qualifying with an academic degree.)
  • Valid motor vehicle operator license. (Required to obtain a California motor vehicle operator license within 6 months if out of state. DMV K4 driver license information report printout required during onboarding for California residents.)

Required documents, such as transcripts, degrees and/or certification, must be uploaded to the online application at time of filing. Any proofs submitted must contain either the applicant's name or other identifying characteristic on the documentation. Degrees must indicate the field of study and conferral date on diploma or transcript. Candidates who possess degrees from college or university from outside the United States must attach proof of educational equivalency at the time of filing.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Community Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Public Health, or a closely related field. Copy of degree or transcripts denoting degree conferral required if qualifying for the position with an academic degree or academic credits.
  • Experience providing nutrition education and counseling to women, infants and children may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis.
  • Proficiency of Spanish and/or Khmer language.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with breastfeeding education, promotion, and support.
  • Experience with using CDPH WIC WISE database.
  • Flexibility to work evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays along with alternate work sites.

The Ideal Candidate Will Demonstrate

  • Experience with the providing exceptional customer service to a diverse pop
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people by consistently exercising tact, good judgment, and a proactive, problem-solving focused style.
  • Ability to perform as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Knowledge of California HIPAA regulations.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and electronic health record systems.


This recruitment will close at 12:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Wednesday, June 7, 2023. To be considered, please apply online under "Current Openings" with your resume , cover letter, and proof of education (if qualifying with an academic degree or academic credits ) as PDF attachments at: .

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements, including submission of all required attachments, will not be considered.

The City of Long Beach is committed to creating a workplace where every employee is valued for who they are. Having our workforce reflect the diversity of our community at various levels of the organization is a continuous goal embraced by our departments, management staff, and policymakers. To support efforts of fairness and diversity, City Leadership is committed to incorporating equity and inclusion into our work by supporting staff and community partners. We are committed to promoting transparency by publishing updated demographic information for employees, including workforce diversity data and pay by race and gender.

The City of Long Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value and encourage diversity in our workforce. The City of Long Beach intends to provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If a special accommodation is desired, or if you would like to request this information in an alternative format, please call (562) 570-4250.

The City of Long Beach will consider qualified applicants with a criminal history pursuant to the California Fair Chance Act. You are not required to disclose your criminal history or participate in a background check until you receive a conditional job offer. If the City of Long Beach has concerns about a conviction that is directly related to the job after making a conditional job offer and conducting a background check, you will have the opportunity to explain the circumstances surrounding the conviction, provide evidence to mitigate concerns, or challenge the accuracy of the background report. Find out more about the Fair Chance Act by visiting

In support of the City's Language Access Policy, bilingual skills (Spanish, Khmer and/or Tagalog) are desirable for positions interacting with the public.Closing Date/Time: 6/7/2023 12:00 PM Pacific

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