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Job Title: Public Health Nutritionist
Job Number: #0618-RH8501-AC
Organization: San Joaquin County Public Health WIC
Posted: 6/25/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Nutrition
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Stockton,  CA    USA
Compensation: Approximate Salary: $4,505 - $5,475/month
Position Description: This recruitment is being conducted to fill one vacancy in the Women, Infant, and Children's (WIC) program of Public Health Services and to establish an eligible list which may be used to fill future vacancies. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline. Applications are currently being accepted on a continuous basis until the position is filled.

The WIC Program is a federally-funded supplemental health and nutrition program serving pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children under the age of five. This program serves over 9,000 diverse clients throughout San Joaquin County by providing nutrition and breastfeeding education, issuing vouchers for healthy supplemental foods, an making referrals to healthcare and other community services.

TYPICAL DUTIES Assesses nutritional needs of clients in an assigned program; monitors and evaluates nutritional services; counsels clients with specific food and nutritional needs. Develops, implements, and promotes nutritional programs and services; interprets and implements federal and state food and nutrition program guidelines; reviews policies and procedures and makes recommendations. Develops and implements nutrition education programs for individuals, families and groups; presents classes to clients; prepares and evaluates nutritional education materials and interprets its use in local health programs; may provide assistance in vendor education. Serves as resource person to agency staff on nutritional problems and issues; coordinates with and assists staff in understanding client needs and carrying out program services. Assists in assessing agency needs; may assist in the development of nutrition plans; plans and conducts studies and surveys relating to nutritional status, dietary patterns and food needs of target population groups; gathers and analyzes data and makes program recommendations. Within a specified program, may provide breastfeeding support, education and counseling to clients. Prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports; prepares correspondence. Attends meetings and conferences; makes public presentations; serves as program liaison to community organizations and programs in the area of nutrition and health promotion.

Qualifications: Licenses/Certifications: 1) Current registration as a Registered Dietitian with the American Dietetic Association; and 2) possession of a valid California driver’s license.

KNOWLEDGE The principles and practices of nutrition and its relationship to health and disease; principles and methods of research and statistics; public health education and training methods and practices; community resources, including social and health agencies and other related support systems; social and cultural aspects of public health nutrition; data gathering and report preparation methods and principles; principles and practices of public relations; basic computer and modern office automation technology relevant to department operations.

ABILITY Identify, counsel and provide public health nutrition needs and services; evaluate programs; interpret nutrition program requirements and guidelines; analyze data; prepare reports and documents; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; make presentations to groups; instruct support staff in specific program needs; establish and maintain effective work relationships with a wide variety of persons with nutritional problems and needs, and with the general public and staff; operate basic computer and modern office automation technology, including pertinent software.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Mobility-Operate a data entry device; frequent sitting for long periods; walking; occasional standing; pushing/pulling, bending/squatting; driving; Lifting-Frequently 5 pounds or less; occasionally 5 to 30 pounds; Visual Requirements- Frequent overall vision, eye/hand coordination, reading/close-up work; occasional color perception; Dexterity-Frequent holding, reaching, grasping, writing; occasional repetitive motion; Hearing/Talking-Frequent hearing normal speech, hearing on the telephone, talking in person and on the telephone; Emotional/Psychological- Frequent concentration; working alone; occasional emergency situations; exposure to trauma, grief, death; Special Requirements-May require working weekends, nights, overtime; occasional travel; Environmental Conditions-Occasional exposure to varied weather conditions.

Organization Description: The WIC Program is a federally-funded supplemental health and nutrition program serving pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children under the age of five. This program serves over 9,000 diverse clients throughout San Joaquin County by providing nutrition and breastfeeding education, issuing vouchers for healthy supplemental foods, an making referrals to healthcare and other community services.

Closing Date: 12/31/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Joanne Castillo,  Senior Public Health Nutritionist
Contact Location:

   CA  95201
United States
Contact Location:
 
     CA  95201
  United States
Contact Phone:  
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: jcastillo@sjgov.org
Web Address: https://www.jobapscloud.com/SJQ/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=0618&R2=RH8501&R3=AC
How to Apply: Apply Online:

www.sjgov.org/department/hr

By mail or in person:

San Joaquin County Human Resources

44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

Stockton, CA 95202

Office hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

Phone: (209) 468-3370

Job Line:

For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377.

When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).

San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

Equal Opportunity Employer: San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. For more information go to www.sjgov.org/department/hr/eeo.

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