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Commonwealth of VA Careers

Commonwealth of VA Careers Hanover VA United States

1 week ago


Hiring Range: 40,000-54,000...

Pay Band: 4

Agency: Department of Health


Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

The Chickahominy Health District local health departments covering Charles City, Goochland, Hanover, and New Kent counties of the Commonwealth, is part of the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) that serves the citizens of these localities preventing illness, promoting healthy lifestyles, and protecting the environment. This position will be based in Hanover County. Typical work hours are 8:00am to 4:30pm.

This is a RESTRICTED POSITION which is solely funded by the Federal WIC Grant. The availability of funding is scheduled for review annually. Annual funding cycle is Oct. 1st to Sept. 30th of the following year. Employment is contingent on the continued availability of grant funds.

The Nutritionist will provide nutrition services to clients in a variety of settings within the district. Characteristic activities: conducts patient nutrition assessments and evaluations in the clinic, school and community settings; develops and monitors nutrition care plans and food packages. Certifies clients for participation in available public health programs; schedules, provides and documents basic and secondary/high risk nutrition education; makes referrals to programs such as Medicaid, TANF, and SNAP benefits. May perform other related administrative tasks. This position also serves as the agency’s Breastfeeding Coordinator. The successful candidate will complete a related training and will work closely with the agency’s breastfeeding peer counselor.

Minimum Qualifications

• Comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of nutrition and dietetics and its relationship to public health and regulations/standards for the program
• Knowledge of nutrition principles and an ability to make appropriate nutrition assessments for all age groups, including women, infants and children; ability to obtain, interpret, and evaluate data to describe population served and outcomes of nutrition intervention
• Strong communication, organizational and planning skills; ability to communicate effectively with patients and staff members individually and in group settings
• Ability to respond to public inquiry regarding the WIC program

Preferred Qualifications:

• Bilingual in English and Spanish
• Registered Dietitian
• Experience having successfully breastfed a baby for at least 6 months
• Completion of a 45-hour LEAARC approved breastfeeding training within the past 5 years &/or International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant
• Prior public health experience and/or experience with WIC program preferred

Special Instructions:

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

VDH accepts only on-line applications. Faxed, mailed, or e-mailed applications will not be considered. Applications are accepted until 11:55 p.m. on the job closing date. Applications and/or resumes should include relevant work history which indicates your qualifications for this position.

Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of a state and federal criminal history background check and the Department of Social Service’s Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry check, U.S. HHSIG Exclusion List check, employment reference check and E-Verify. Other financial, credit, driving, background checks or completion of Statement of Economic Interests may be required for certain positions.

It is the policy of the Commonwealth and VDH that all aspects of human resource management be conducted without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists); sex; color; national origin; religion; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; age; veteran status; political affiliation; disability; genetic information; and pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. VDH employees have a shared Code of Ethics, which can be found in the bottom banner of our website:

If you have been affected by DHRM Policy 1.30 layoff and possess a valid Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Card) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Card), you must submit the card before the closing date for this position. The Card may be submitted with the state application as an attachment.

As a V3 (Virginia Values Veterans) employer VDH Welcomes Veterans to apply!

Supplemental Questions: You may be required to respond to position-specific questions at the end of this application. This information will help us evaluate your credentials and qualifications for the job. Failure to respond to any questions may disqualify you from further consideration.

Contact Information:

Name: Tamera Langhorne

Phone: 804-365-4336

Email: [email protected]

In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155
Hanover VA USA

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