Pre-Registered Dietitian* (Pre-Registered Nutritionist)

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Jan 08, 2023
Full Time Nutrition and Food Services Public Health
  • Salary: $50,232.00 - $67,412.80 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

The Department of Public Health (DPH) is recruiting for Pre-Registered Dietitians* who plan, develop, implement, and evaluate community nutrition programs for targeted populations. Pre-Registered Dietitians work under close supervision while waiting to take the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics examination for registration as a Registered Dietitian (Registered Nutritionist). Immediate vacancies exist within the DPH, which may include positions in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (NEOP), and/or Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) programs. Program placement is based upon department discretion, and contingent upon organizational/staffing coverage needs.

The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies as they occur.

*Official Job Title: Pre-Registered Nutritionist
For a more detailed description of job duties, refer to the Pre-Registered Nutritionist job description.

As an alternative to the traditional benefits package, you may also be eligible to elect the Modified Benefit Option (MBO) that provides an increased base rate of pay ($1.75 per hour above the base rate of pay) with modified benefits. For more detailed information on the MBO for Professional Unit, refer to the MBO - Professional Unit BbOU - Benefits Summary Guide .


Travel/Driver License: Incumbent may be required to travel throughout the County to work in multiple offices within a specified region, such as the High Desert (e.g., Victorville, Barstow), Low Desert (e.g., 29 Palms, Yucca Valley), and surrounding San Bernardino areas. Employees may be required to make provision for transportation; mileage reimbursement is available. At the time of hire, a valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be produced and maintained for the individual providing the transportation.
Background Investigation: Pre-Registered Dietitian* incumbent must pass a background investigation, including fingerprinting, and verification of employment history and education.
Trainee: Pre-Registered Dietitian* is a trainee-level classification. Pre-Registered Dietitian* must be promoted to journey-level classification ( Registered Dietitian $4,602 - $6,645 monthly ) upon successful completion of the trainee period (e.g., complete all academic and supervised practice requirements to meet eligibility requirements to apply for, take, and pass the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics examination registration examination, receipt of satisfactory work progress reports, as applicable) within 18 months of hire, or be terminated. Refer to the MOU for additional information.
COVD-19 Vaccination: Dependent on program assignment, some positions may require vaccination against COVID-19. Please review the vaccination requirement below.

Per the December 24, 2021 updated CA State Public Health Officer Order, all workers who provide services or work in facilities described in subdivision (a) of the order, including clinics and doctor offices, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. In addition, CDPH Public Health Officer Orders updated on February 22, 2022 requires all workers in health care settings currently eligible for boosters, who provide services or work in the impacted facilities must be "fully vaccinated and boosted" for COVID-19 by March 1, 2022. Workers may be exempt from the vaccination requirements under section (1). View the full order here:

COVID-19 Testing Requirements
Workers in impacted health care facilities who are not "fully vaccinated and boosted" are required to submit to COVID-19 testing at least twice per week to meet testing requirements.

The entire All Facilities Letter notifying of updates to the Public Health Order is available at the following link: AFL 21-34.3 Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine Requirement for Healthcare Personnel (HCP) .

Minimum Requirements

Registered Dietitian (RD) Examination Eligibility**: Applicant must complete all academic and supervised practice requirements to meet the eligibility requirements to take the RD examination as set forth by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) , the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. (IMPORTANT: The Authorization to Test email received from Pearson VUE, CDR's testing agency, confirming that CDR has validated your eligibility requirements and has approved you to take the RD examination, must be submitted with the application.)

  • To view the RD examination eligibility requirement options, visit the CDR web site at .
  • Inquiries related to registration eligibility can be emailed to .
  • If you already possess current registration as a Registered Dietitian with the CDR, then you may be eligible for the journey-level Registered Dietitian position, which requires a separate application. Click on the journey-level Registered Dietitian to view the separate recruitment.

Desired Qualifications

Applicants fluent in American Sign Language, Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish and/or Vietnamese are strongly encouraged to apply. Additional compensation is associated with positions requiring the use of bilingual skills. Testing of bilingual skills may be required to receive additional compensation.

Selection Process

There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on a review of the application and supplemental questionnaire. It is to your advantage to be explicit in your responses on the application and supplemental questionnaire.

Application Procedure : Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number of qualified applications are received. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire.

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.

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EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.

ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.

Veterans' Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans' Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

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