• Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 16, 2024
Full Time Nutrition and Food Services
  • Salary: $55,602.72 - $74,934.72 Annually USD

Job Description

Position/Program Information




Open Competitive Job Opportunity


Applications will be accepted starting on April 15, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. (PT) until the needs of the service are met; this posting is subject to closure without prior notice.


The Nutritionist role involves implementing a nutrition program by conducting surveys or studies and providing individual or group counseling or instruction on nutrition and its effect on health to a particular segments of the County's population or designated groups.

This position receives administrative supervision and technical direction from a Physician, Program Manager, or supervisory-level health professional. Incumbents serve at the entry level and assist higher-level nutrition personnel in the planning, development, and implementation of a nutrition program by conducting studies and surveys on the diet patterns and the incidence and severity of medical problems identified with inadequate nutrition among a specific population or group, and providing individual or group counsel to meet the identified needs. Incumbents are distinguished as entry-level positions by their routine responsibility for the assessment of nutritional needs, development of nutrition care plans, and counseling clients on nutrition and its effect on health.

Essential Job Functions

  • Participates in the development of nutrition standards/guidelines
  • Develops, organizes, and conducts training sessions and workshops for staff and other stakeholders (e.g., Probation Department partners)
  • Compiles/prepares statistical data and reports
  • Conducts facility inspections

For more information, please review the classification specification: Nutritionist I



Registration as a registered Dietitian by the American Dietetic Association*.


*A copy of your Registered Dietician certificate must be attached to your application at the time of filing or emailed to within seven (7) calendar days of online application submission or your application will be rejected.


No withholds will be allowed for this examination. Requirements must be fully met at the time of filing.


A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.


2 - Light. This class includes administrative and clerical positions requiring light physical effort that may include occasional light lifting to a 10-pound limit and some bending, stooping, or squatting. Considerable ambulation may be involved.

Additional Information


This examination consists of two (2) parts, weighted 100%.

PART I: Multiple choice and/or simulation assessment(s) measuring:

Achievement, Professional Potential, Responsibility, Teamwork, and Reading Comprehension.


PART II: An Evaluation of Training and Experience (T&E) assessing competencies gained in the following areas:
  • Possession of current professional certifications and/or degrees in nutrition and dietetics
  • Completion of an accredited supervised practice, internship program, or coordinated program in nutrition and dietetics
  • Experience performing various functions in a food or nutrition related area

Candidates must meet the Selection Requirements, and achieve a combined passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the Eligible Register.

NOTE: All notifications including invitation letters will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. Please add ,, , , and to your email address and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail.

Transfer of Test Components:
  • Applicants who have taken identical components recently for other exams may have their scores automatically transferred to this examination.
  • This examination contains test components that may be used in the future for new examinations and your test scores may be transferred.

Test Preparation

Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. While the guides will help you preparing for the test, we advise you to review all related materials that you deem necessary.
  • An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at . Please click on "Find A Job" and then "Job Search Toolkit." Test preparation information is located under the "Employment Test Assistance" section.
  • Additional online practice tests are available at . You can also access test preparation for the computerized portion of the test by going to .

Eligibility Information

The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of promulgation.

Vacancy Information

The resulting eligible register will be used to fill vacancies in the Probation Department.

Available Shift


Application and Filing Information

Applications must be filed online only. We must receive your application BEFORE 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person will not be accepted. Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" green button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the BEFORE 5:00 p.m. PT, deadline. You may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on, you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the requirements to qualify, as listed on this job bulletin. Provide any relevant job experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.


Please note that all information included in the application materials is subject to verification at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment. Utilizing verbiage from the class specification and minimum requirements serving as your description of duties will not be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an incomplete application and you may be disqualified.

Anti-Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion (ARDI)

The County of Los Angeles recognizes and affirms that all people are created equal and are entitled to all rights afforded by the Constitution of the United States. The Department of Human Resources is committed to promoting Anti-racism, Diversity, and Inclusion efforts to address the inequalities and disparities amongst race. We support the ARDI Strategic Plan and its goals by improving equality, diversity, and inclusion in recruitment, selection, and employment practices.

Social Security Number

Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

Computer and Internet Access at Public Libraries

For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

No Sharing of User ID and Password

All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

Testing Accommodation

If you require an accommodation to fairly compete in any part of the assessment process, you will be given the opportunity to make a request when completing your application. Please note, you may be required to submit documentation from a qualified medical provider or other qualified professional to support your request for a testing accommodation.

Testing Accommodations Coordinator:

California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922

Teletype Phone: (800) 735-2929

Department Contact Name: Kyle Lent

Department Contact Phone: (213) 738-2125

Department Contact Email:

Exam Number: F4802C-R

Type of Recruitment: Open Competitive Job Opportunity

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