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Health Educator or Nutritionist/Dietitian 1 (Sumter County)

POSTING DATE: SEPTEMBER 23, 2022
APPLICATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 12:00 NOON

This position is subject to close once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

Full-Time, Unclassified Position

PAY GRADE: H District Entry/Hiring Salary: $35,708.23
Salary is based on education and experience

LOCATION: Sumter County Health Department, WIC, 1601 North MLK Jr. Blvd., Ste. 100, Americus, GA 31719

DUTIES: Under supervision, provide nutrition services to clients in the WIC Program as assigned. Complete nutrition screening, assessment, and education for eligible WIC clients. This position is housed in housed in Sumter County. *Will be required to travel to the surrounding 16 counties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Health Educator: Master’s degree in public health education from an accredited college or university OR Bachelor’s degree in education, social, behavioral, or biological sciences or a directly related field from an accredited college or university.

Nutritionist/Dietitian 1: Bachelor’s degree in dietetics, human nutrition, foods and nutrition, nutrition education, food systems management, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university AND verification statement of completion of a didactic program accredited by The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. NOTE: According to Georgia Public Health WIC Program Guidelines, candidates without a verification statement, who can comply with the following requirements, may be eligible for consideration in this position: *Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a nutrition field from an ACEND accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) but did not earn a verification statement. A letter from the DPD program director stating the individual successfully completed the program but did not earn a verification statement can serve as coursework verification OR Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Nutritional Sciences, Community Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Dietetics, or Public Health Nutrition from an accredited college or university that meets specific coursework criteria. Criteria can be reviewed and verified using Non-DPD required coursework reference.

All West Central Health District 7 employees are deemed essential workers in the event of an emergency. As such, you may be called on to participate in an event including but not limited to: staffing a shelter, working at a Specimen Point of Collection Site (SPOC) and/or working at a Point of Dispensing site (POD). If you are called on to participate, you are required to report to the designated site as a condition of employment, whether the emergency occurs during or outside regular work hours.

An applicant who has a disability, which requires special accommodations, should contact Human Resources at 706-321-6127.

All Applicants Must Apply At: www.dph.georgia.gov Click on “About DPH”, then “Careers”. Locate this position and click “Apply” to begin your application.

Applicants chosen for employment will be subject to the following:
• Criminal Background Check/Fingerprinting
• I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification
• Pre-Employment Drug Screening
• Reference Checks