Purpose of Position: To supervise WIC Nutritionist II and Support Staff. Work closely with the Nutrition Program Director II in development of program goals, objectives, priorities and standards. To ensure and perform quality assurance audits are in compliance with WIC guidelines and performance measures. To provide comprehensive and in-depth nutrition assessments and counseling to clients at nutritional risk. To serve as acting Nutrition Program Director in her/his absence.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of the field of nutrition. Thorough knowledge of dietary assessment techniques. Considerable knowledge of the principles of supervision and management. Considerable knowledge of current research findings and trends. Considerable knowledge of community resources and socio-economic groups. Skill in interviewing, counseling, and dietary assessments; ability to plan, develop, direct, and evaluate a nutrition program; ability to train and supervise students, interns, administrative support and professional staff. Ability to establish rapport with community agencies and groups such as hospitals, hospice, medical society, civic groups and schools.
Required Minimum Training: Graduation from a four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in foods and nutrition, public health nutrition, or dietetics, and 3 years of program administration or supervisory experience plus the ADA Commission on Dietetic Registration, eligibility; or master's in public health nutrition or nutrition and two years of program administration or supervisory experience plus the ADA Commission on Dietetic Registration eligibility; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Will accept applications for a Nutritionist III at salary grade 68 ($51,448 - $81,309) working against a Nutrition Director I. Minimum Education and Experience – Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education with a Master’s degree in Dietetics, Public Health Nutrition or Nutrition from an accredited college or university and one year experience; or Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education and two years nutrition experience. A valid North Carolina driver’s license required. Proof of measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella immunity.
The mission of Pitt County Government is to enhance the health, safety, and well-being of our community by advocating for and providing quality services in a friendly, efficient and cost effective manner.