Public Health Nutritionist II

  • Orange County, CA
  • Santa Ana, California
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full Time Nutrition and Food Services Public Health
  • Salary: $59,529.60 - $80,184.00 Annually USD

Job Description


PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONIST II

In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:
Effective July 2, 2021 - 2.5% increase
Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.5% increase

Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following date:
Effective July 2, 2021 - 1.2% decrease

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

This recruitment is open to the public for a minimum of five (5) business days and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 p.m. (PST) on the day the needs of the County are met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

This recruitment is being held to establish an Open eligible list to fill current and future vacancies within the Health Care Agency. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications throughout the County of Orange.

THE AGENCY

The County of Orange Health Care Agency (HCA) is a dynamic organization dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family and community health. Under the leadership of the Agency Director, a new and dynamic executive team with an organizational structure comprised of seven (7) service areas - Administrative and Financial, Strategy and Special Projects, Behavioral Health, Correctional Health, Office of Care Coordination, Medical Health and Public Health - is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community.

THE DEPARTMENT

Through assessment, policy development and assurance, Public Health Services provides a wide range of services aimed at reducing death and disability by reducing the transmission of communicable diseases, preventing and lessening the impact of chronic diseases, and ensuring healthy and safe environments.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Public Health Nutritionist II is responsible for the implementation of nutrition programs and regulations per Federal and State requirements.

Job duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Develop the nutrition education and training plan, which includes identifying nutrition topics and curricula for clients and staff, developing lessons plans/group or online classes/counseling modules and all associated materials
  • Provide actual training and conduct quality assurance to ensure compliance to the lessons developed
  • Provide content for program communications such as articles, social media messages, bulletin boards and other mediums
  • Work with internal and external partners, subcontractors and community to support the implementation of the integrated work plan
  • Provide technical support and training to community/resident leaders, partners that serve the target population
  • Provide key supportive role to senior program staff in the planning, initiation and evaluation of future nutrition projects by assessing the knowledge, practices and opportunities


DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & CORE COMPETENCIES:

The ideal candidate will be a Registered Dietician with a minimum of five (5) years of program collaborative experience. Two (2) or more years of experience working in a public health nutritional setting and experience in serving the older population is highly preferred. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess extensive knowledge, experience, skills, and abilities in the following competencies:

  • Technical Knowledge | Technical Experience
  • Maintaining normal, therapeutic and public health nutrition programs including current research and the food system
  • Providing nutrition care and services to populations and individuals at each stage of life and for a range of clinical and socio-economic conditions.
  • Developing and implementing population-based community interventions to guide individual clients to choose healthier diets such as coordinating and facilitating nutrition classes
  • Incorporating public health functions and essential public health nutrition services, community nutrition assessments and program, personnel, fiscal and data management skills
  • Ensuring all aspects of education are culturally competent and literacy appropriate
  • Applying, planning, managing, and evaluating techniques for public health nutrition programs and/or individual clients such as administering pre and post-tests and surveys
  • Assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating activities, projects and programs in order to meet defined public health measures
  • Monitoring nutrition policies, procedures, protocols and quality improvement systems and contract deliverables, to assure consistency, effectiveness and compliance

  • Interacting with mid and high level managers and government officials, directors, community leaders and other health professionals, educators and the public for the purpose of offering services


  • Leadership | Facilitator
  • Establishing procedures and/or protocols
  • Providing strong leadership to team/staff by creating a productive work environment and facilitating and demonstrating team work and cooperation
  • Collaborating with internal and external units to accomplish projects and/or goals to ensure timely completion and quality product
  • Applying effective facilitation skills to engage, inspire and motivate staff and strategic partners
  • Reporting on team progress/partnerships to upper management as needed
  • Operating assignments and work plans with a high level of autonomy and independence

  • Analytical Thinking | Judgment
  • Ability to assess needs, develop original ideas, and employ creative problem solving methods
  • Analyzing evaluation results to ascertain program effectiveness and recommending methods for improvements
  • Managing workload effectively, following directions and meeting program deadlines
  • Providing critical and relevant information to program management in a timely manner
  • Being adaptable and flexible while maintaining a focus on program quality of care and service


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Click here to learn more about the minimum qualifications for the Public Health Nutritionist II classification as well as the physical and mental requirements and the environmental and working conditions.

PHYSICAL & MENTAL REQUIREMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Physical Requirements

Must have the body mobility to walk, climb stairs, reach, bend, twist, reach overhead and stoop; stamina to sit for a prolonged period of time (up to one hour); strength to lift and carry or push and pull objects such as boxes of materials and supplies, which may weigh up to 25 lbs.; hearing for normal conversations, ability to work in diverse environments; and the ability to drive a car.

Environmental Conditions

Will be required to work in clinic or community environment; may work with individuals who have a communicable disease; may be assigned to evenings and/or weekends.

RECRUITMENT PROCESS

Human Resource Services (HRS) will screen all application materials to identify qualified applicants. After screening, qualified applicants will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition.

Application Screening (Refer/Non-Refer)
Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those applicants that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step.

Veterans Employment Preference
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here to review the policy.

Structured Oral Interview (Weighted 100%)
Applicants will be interviewed and rated by an oral interview panel of job knowledge experts. Each applicant's rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the applicant's qualifications for the job.

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.

Eligible List
Once the assessment process has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Email Notification
Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account.

NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply.

Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

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For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Evelyn Zhao at (714) 834-4144 or ezhao@ochca.com.

EEO INFORMATION

Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer,
encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.



Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Santa Ana, California United States View Map