Supervising Public Health Nutritionist
Under direction, to supervise nutrition professionals, technical and office support nutrition staff; and to plan, implement and administer activities related to a major nutrition program within the Public Health Department.
- Recruits, interviews, hires, orients, trains, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines Public Health Nutritionists and other staff;
- Ensures appropriate staffing levels to fulfill business, language and service needs in assigned sites;
- Ensures subordinates' adherence to all applicable policies, regulations and safety protocols;
- Audits program records for completeness and accuracy in compliance with Federal, State, and local regulations and requirements;
- Develops and delivers staff trainings related to operational and programmatic compliance measures, nutrition education and obesity prevention principles and strategies;
- Conducts or supervises nutrition and breastfeeding education presentations for individuals, families, agencies and communities throughout the County;
- Leads community-based research, social marketing, leadership groups and coalitions;
- Identifies and procures resources, equipment, and materials necessary for business needs;
- Contributes to grant and budget development and required reports;
- Monitors demographic data and nutritional trends to assist in program development;
- Maintains liaison and represents the program in meetings with public and private agencies and community groups and organizations;
- Conducts nutrition assessments and develops nutrition education plans;
- Screens and monitors participants at high nutritional risk and develops a case management plan for individual care, including counseling and follow-up;
- May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Training and Experience Note: The required knowledge and abilities are attained through possession of a Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics or a related field
Four (4) years of experience as a nutritionist in a public or private health agency or as a Registered Dietitian at a hospital or clinic. One (1) year of experience must have been in a lead/supervisory capacity. Possession of a Master's Degree in Public Health, Nutrition or a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of required experience.
Certification as a Registered Dietitian (RD)/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Possession of a California Driver's License prior to appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County Driver's Permit.
- Personnel management principles and techniques, including selection, hiring, supervision, evaluation, discipline, training and staff development;
- Standard program evaluation methods and report writing procedures;
- Current research, trends, and methodologies in the field of human nutrition, and its relationship to health and disease prevention;
- Principles and techniques of learning theory, teaching methods, and organizing and motivating groups/individuals;
- Administrative principles of organizational management, budgetary development, and program administration;
- Nutrition practices, assessment and education strategies;
- Computer applications, such as word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
- Supervise, direct, train, develop and motivate staff;
- Plan, organize, and evaluate a health promotion program;
- Develop appropriate nutrition plans for individuals or for program presentations;
- Maintain a culturally sensitive approach to consulting with groups or individuals with diverse backgrounds;
- Perform needs assessments and monitor/identify demographic data and trends;
- Integrate the nutrition component into Public Health programs and services;
- Evaluate, plan coordinate and conduct in-service training and presentations for professional and paraprofessional staff;
- Develop short and long range budget plans that accurately reflect program needs;
- Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing;
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency staff and health care professionals at all levels, other health agencies/providers, and the general public.
Closing Date/Time: 10/30/2020 11:59 PM Pacific