Public Health Nutritionist - WIC

  • Missoula, Montana
  • May 21, 2024
Nutrition and Food Services Public Health
  • Salary: $28.75 Hourly USD

Job Description


This is a part or full time 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 $28.75 per hour.

The Health Department is seeking a PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONIST - WIC to join their team. This position p erforms work as a registered dietician within the Health Services Division of the Missoula City-County Health Department. Will be assigned an area of responsibility which may include: Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).

Details: We are accepting completed application submissions, until the position has been filled.
To Apply:
  • Please complete all sections of the online application, even if a resume is requested/submitted.
  • Please include with your completed application the following attachments: College transcripts (unofficial are accepted), resume, letter of interest, State of MT Nutritionist Licensure certificate, and copy of CDR card.
  • Incomplete applications will be disqualified.
  • Complete job description available upon request to the Department of Human Resources.

Representative Examples of Work

Assesses nutritional status, makes nutrition diagnoses and/or identify nutrition risks, develops nutrition interventions and delivers nutrition care plans which address and prioritize identified nutrition diagnoses and/or risks of clients. Provides nutrition counseling for high risk clients. Maintains documentation of nutrition and health assessments, care plans and delivery of nutrition and referral services. Refers clients to appropriate social and health resources services within the Health Department and the community. Collaborates with Health Services professional staff, community partners, and primary care staff to facilitate health condition-specific group education and/or individual counseling for prenatal, postpartum or breastfeeding clients, infants, children and clients with special health care needs. Plans, conducts and/or participates in quality assurance and/or quality improvement processes to monitor program impact and makes appropriate recommendations for program planning. Builds relationships and develops partnerships and referral sources with community organizations and agencies. Participates in strategic and emergency planning, quality improvement, performance management, workforce development, and accreditation documentation and activities. Serves as part of incident command during emergencies. Participates in department-wide strategic activities. Advocates for regulations and policies that protect public and environmental health. DESIGNATED AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY: Serves in the WIC program making determinations on participant nutritional eligibility. Provides nutrition assessment; assigns appropriate risk codes, develops nutrition care plans; assigns food prescriptions and provides education to high-risk participants who, at certification or follow-up visits, are determined to require more in-depth nutrition intervention. Provides breastfeeding and general nutrition education to individual participants, promotes and supports breastfeeding, provides program outreach and making referrals to community services. Approves medical formula prescriptions for participants.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition or Dietetics from an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) accredited didactic program in dietetics.
  • Requires one year of experience working as a dietitian.
  • SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS : Must be a Registered Dietitian through the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Licensed Nutritionist through the State of Montana. New employees will be asked to volunteer vaccination status for required vaccines upon hire and will be offered assistance during hiring to receive necessary immunizations. Employees who have not received the vaccines required for their positions or who are unwilling to voluntarily provide vaccination status for required vaccines will receive a reasonable accommodation where such accommodation does not require an undue hardship or endanger the health or safety of any person. Requires successfully passing a criminal history background check. Depending on assignment, may require CPR.

Physical/Environmental Demands

Requires little physical activity and the employee commonly provides services in an office and/or in-home setting. The employee may risk recurring exposure to communicable diseases. Evening and weekend work is seldom required.
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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.

Job Address

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