WIC Nutrition Specialist

  • Missoula, Montana
  • May 15, 2024
Nutrition and Food Services
  • Salary: $24.11 Hourly USD

Job Description


This is a part-time 20 hours per week opportunity with many benefits! As a Missoula County employee, you will be part of a team that is committed to positively impacting the community. The base rate of pay for this position is $24.11 per hour.

The Health Department is seeking a WIC NUTRITION SPECIALIST to join their team. This position p erforms professional duties in evaluating nutritional status and delivering nutrition education to clients of the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Program of the Nutrition Services Division of the Missoula City-County Health Department.

Details: We are accepting complete application submissions until we have an adequate applicant pool or the position is filled.
To Apply:
  • Please complete all sections of the online application, even if a resume is requested.
  • Please include with your completed application the following attachments: College transcripts (unofficial are accepted), resume, and letter of interest.
  • Incomplete applications will be disqualified.
  • Complete job description available upon request to the Department of Human Resources.

Representative Examples of Work

Participates in the planning and delivery of the assessment and educational components of a public health nutrition program for low income, pregnant, breastfeeding women, infants and children. Determines participant nutritional eligibility and completes the nutrition assessment during certifications and mid-certification appointments. Interviews participants and documents responses to nutrition and health questions. Develops and documents participant care plans. Conducts, reviews, and discusses results of anthropometric and bloodwork measurements. Assigns and tailors food prescriptions, including approval of non-standard contract or medical formulas. Provides referrals for services based on assessment or otherwise identified. Provides up to date, relevant nutrition and breastfeeding education based on assessment of identified health risks and client interest. Promotes and supports breastfeeding. Prepares, organizes and uses nutrition education materials appropriate to the program clientele. May develop and teach classes covering a wide variety of nutrition topics. May serve as Training Coordinator; Breastfeeding Coordinator; Local Agency Retail Coordinator; and/or Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program Coordinator as required by program policy. OTHER DUTIES :Collaborates in the development of and contributes to individual, team, and departmental quality improvement, performance management, and evaluation activities. Participates in quality improvement projects and strategic work plans. May work within the incident command structure during emergencies. Promotes a work environment where continuous quality improvement in professional practice is pursued. Assumes responsibility for own professional growth and development by pursuing education and participating in professional committees and work groups. Develops and uses printed materials effectively. May perform general program administrative activities including report writing, bookkeeping and data collection. Performs related duties as required or directed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree. Degrees best suited for this position include Nutrition, Health and Human Development, Community Health, Early Childhood Development, Health Promotion, and Health Education.
  • Requires successful completion of six or more semester credit hours in food and nutrition appropriate for the WIC population, and an Anatomy/Physiology series of coursework, or the ability to compete courses within 6 months of hire.
  • Requires two years of experience delivering nutrition education services.
  • SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS : Requires a valid driver’s license. Requires immunizations or proof of immunity to certain infectious diseases, and a TB test.

Physical/Environmental Demands

Works primarily in an office type setting. Work is performed in a high activity and often noisy work environment. Requires some evening and weekend work; requires the ability to travel to frequent in-town and occasional out-of-town events; requires occasional lifting, up to 25# (ex: audio visual equipment, written materials.) May risk recurring exposure to communicable diseases.
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This summary outlines the benefit programs; actual benefits may vary depending on bargaining unit and employment status.

Missoula County will reward your contributions to our community with competitive compensation and generous benefits, including but not limited to:

Excellent Medical Health Benefits– Group health benefits, including dental and vision coverage, are available to eligible County employees. The medical health benefits premium is covered for full-time employees. The County contribution is pro-rated on hours paid for part-time employees. The employee pays the premium portion for dependent coverage. Family health benefits coverage is $258.00 per pay period.

Medical deductible is $500 for an individual and $1,000 for a family.

Flexible Benefits Plan– Pre-tax out-of-pocket medical expenses and day care expenses.

Voluntary Life Insurance Coverage, Long and Short-Term Disability, Critical and Accident Insuranceare offered through Mutual ofOmaha.

Public Employees Retirement System– Montana public employees of the state, university system, local governments and certain employees of school districts are covered by the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). New members to the PERS have an opportunity to choose between two retirement plan options: the Defined Benefit Plan or the Defined Contribution Plan.

Sheriffs' Retirement System (SRS)– A public pension plan for all Montana Sheriffs hired after July 1, 1974 and Detention Officers hired after July 1, 2005.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness- Working for Missoula County may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness. Look here to learn more and understand whether you may be eligible.

Supplemental Retirement Benefitsare offered through Valic or Nationwide.

Sick Leave– Full-time employees accrue 7.38hours per month and are eligible to use sick leave once you have been an employee for 90 days.The accrual is pro-rated for part-time employees.

Vacation Leave– Full-time employees accrue 9.24 hours per month and are eligible to use leave after continuous employment for a period of 6 full months. The accrual is pro-rated for part-time employees.

Holidays– The County observes eleven legal holidays in even numbered years and ten legal holidays in odd numbered years.

Paid Parental Leave (PPL)-In recognition of the importance of bonding and care of a newborn child or a child placed for adoption, Missoula County 6 continuous weeks of PPL to eligible full-time employees that have been with the county for 180 days. The hours are pro-rated for part-time employees.

Tuition Assistance- Because we value the professional and personal development of our employees, Missoula County is proud to offer reimbursement of certain education expenses.

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