Supervisory Public Health Nutritionist
Management and Administration
DC Gov't., Department of Health
Washington, DC, District of Columbia 20002
Job Description and Requirements
Job ID 3145
Date Announcement Opened 03/28/2018
Date Announcement Closes 04/06/2018
Location - 899 N. Capitol Street NE
Type of Appointment - Management Supervisory Service
Area of Consideration - Open to Public
Bargaining Unit ÃÃÂ¢ Non Union
Salary Range $89,260 - $124,963
Available Openings 1
Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 8:15am - 4:45pm
Promotion Potential: No Known Promotion Potential
Duration of Appointment: MSS At-Will. Positions in the Management Supervisory Service (MSS) serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.
Pay Plan, Series and Grade: MS-601-13
Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in a collective bargaining unit.
This position has been designated as Security Sensitive. Pursuant to section 410 of Chapter 4 of the D.C. Personnel Regulations; in addition to the general suitability screening, individuals applying for or occupying security sensitive positions are subject to the following checks and tests:
(a) Criminal background check;
(b) Traffic record check (as applicable);
(c) Consumer credit check (as applicable);
(d) Reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol test; and
(e) Post-accident or incident drug and alcohol test.
Bring your professional career to Washington, D.C., the most dynamic and diverse city in the country. With its proximity to major museums, world class parks, entertainment and restaurants, increasing job opportunities and the seat of the federal government, the District of Columbia continues to be ranked in the top 10 of thriving city indicators where you can live, work and play. Contribute to and work for a nationally accredited Health Department. The District of Columbia Department of Health (DOH) earned national accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) and is an early adopter in attaining the designation. Come see where your skills are appreciated and rewarded by applying for the following public health opportunity.
This position is located in the Department of Health (DOH), Community Health Administration (CHA), Nutrition and Physical Fitness Bureau (NPFB). The Community Health Administration of the District of Columbia Department of Health promotes healthy behaviors and healthy environments to improve health outcomes and reduce disparities in the leading causes of disease and death in the District. CHA focuses on nutrition and physical fitness promotion; cancer and chronic disease prevention and control; access to quality health care services, particularly medical and dental homes; and the health of families across the lifespan. CHAÃÃÂ¢s approach targets the behavioral, clinical, and social determinants of health through evidence-based programs, policy, and systems change.
The Nutrition and Physical Fitness Bureau (NPFB) promotes health ÃÃÂ¢ with a particular focus on obesity - for District residents by encouraging behavior change through nutrition and physical activity education and by facilitating policy, systems, and environmental changes that make healthy choices the easy choice. Initiatives and programs supported by the NPFB include Healthy Food Access, Nutrition and Physical Activity Promotion, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Breastfeeding Promotion and Support and SNAP-Ed.
The incumbent is responsible for directing, planning, designing, organizing, coordinating, developing, conducting, administering and evaluating activities related to the NPFB including assisting in budget formulation, planning multi-disciplinary programs of the projects, assuring integration of nutrition programs; exercising judgment in resolving varied problems for which guidelines arc insufficient or not directly applicable, and assuring conformance with overall policies of the agency, and coordination with other health care services in the Administration, Department and other District and private agencies.
Duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Incumbent serves as the Supervisory Public Health Nutritionist Program Manager for the District of Columbia's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) with responsibility and authority for managing all aspects of nutrition services including, program development, implementation and evaluation.
- Reviews and approves policies, procedures, and guidelines developed by staff nutritionists related to nutrition services.
- Oversees, manages, and monitors implementation of policies, procedures, and guidelines.
- Provides technical direction and guidance to nutrition personnel and other staff involved in the WIC Program's educational activities.
- Serves as a nutrition expert to other DOH Bureaus on related maternal, child health issues and collaborates with other health professionals to develop strategies to address citywide nutrition issues related to the WIC population.
- Serves as the designated nutrition representative for the State Agency at Federal and regional level and with appropriate national associations.
- Serves as liaison to regional and national medical/nutritional groups and advisory councils.
- Formulates, reviews, approves, and monitors implementation of guidelines, policies and procedures relative to nutritional risk criteria, food package, risk assessment procedures, services protocols and standards for use by public and private agencies.
- Establishes procedures to evaluate the delivery of nutrition and related educational services through visits, review of operations, reports, and trend analysis. Makes changes, assures that such changes are implemented, and evaluates the impact of initiatives.
- Reviews and approves educational materials to assure that the needs of special populations are met.
- Coordinates the development of the long-range operational and procedural plans for the State Agency including: (1) planning and conducting evaluations which assess the effectiveness of the overall Program components including coordinating of the nutrition surveillance system, participant attitudes and knowledge surveys, etc., and (2) developing special initiatives and writing grant proposals for soliciting funding for nutrition education and evaluation activities.
- Plans and conducts city-wide education programs and works with local, regional and national groups to implement broader program of mutual benefit.
- Oversees the development of the Annual Plan of Program Operations and Administration, coordinating with other DC Health units.
- Represents the District's Program at national, regional and local nutritional meetings and conferences and keeps local agency staff apprised of current findings and developments in these areas.
- Plans professional seminars pertaining to nutrition, health and evaluation and planning topics; coordinates training programs for para-professional staff related to nutritional and health issues.
- Coordinates the annual evaluation process of the following program components: certification, assessment of medical/nutritional eligibility, and nutrition education.
- Reviews and approves food package, matrix and changes authorized foods for the WIC program.
- Develops procedures and programs for monitoring the provision of nutrition and drug education, health and referral services, services to homeless persons and assures appropriate implementation.
- Reviews and approves annual nutrition education plans and budgets of subordinate agencies and assures that expenditures are consistent with applicable guidelines.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Relevant to this job include:
- Applied knowledge and experience reviewing and approving policies, procedures, and guidelines developed by staff nutritionists related to nutrition services.
- Applied knowledge and experience providing technical direction and guidance to nutrition personnel including nutritionists, nutrition aides, clerical personnel, and other staff involved in a WIC Program's educational activities.
- Applied knowledge and experience serving as a consultant nutrition expert to other agency partners or administrations on related maternal child health issues and collaborating with other health professionals to develop strategies to address citywide nutrition issues related to the WIC population.
- Applied knowledge and experience formulating, reviewing, approving, and monitoring implementation of guidelines, policies and procedures relative to nutritional risk criteria, food package, risk assessment procedures, services protocols and standards for use by public and private agencies.
- Applied knowledge and experience planning professional seminars pertaining to nutrition, health and evaluation and planning topics; coordinates training programs for para-professional staff related to nutritional and health issues
- Demonstrated experience compiling, analyzing, and trending program data.
Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, at least one (1) year of specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (MS 12) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
Must hold a Master's or Doctoral degree in the field of nutrition from an accredited college or university with emphasis in food and nutrition, community nutrition, public health nutrition, nutrition education, human nutrition, nutrition science or equivalent AND has at least two years of experience as a nutritionist in education, social service, maternal and child health, public health, nutrition or dietetic.
Licensures, Certifications and other requirements
Applicants are required to meet one of the following requirements:
- BachelorÃÃÂ¢s or graduate/higher level degree in the fields of dietetics, food, nutrition, food service management, institution management, or related science. The educational program must have been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (external link) (ACEND), or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. For dietitian positions, the curriculum must have been in accordance with the qualifying requirements established by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) (external link) (formerly American Dietetic Association (external link) (ADA) prior to January 1, 2012) in effect at the time of graduation.
- Completion of a coordinated undergraduate program, internship, or other clinical component approved by AND (formerly ADA) for dietitians or nutritionists.
- Professional registration as a Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).
- Must be able to obtain and maintain Professional Licensure in the District of Columbia
Five years of work experience managing public health programs with expert knowledge of community nutrition programs is strongly preferred for the incumbent of this position.
Experience with program administration and supervision of personnel is strongly preferred.
The incumbent must be able to carry out official duties in a variety of settings and conditions. Routine work will occur primarily in an office setting.
DC Gov't, Dept. of Human Resources
441 4th St. NW, 3rd floor
[posted Mar 29, 2018]
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