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Title:  Public Health Nutritionist III - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  10/03/2022
Req ID:  39223
Department:  Health

Brattleboro, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $28.02


The Vermont Department of Health has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced Nutritionist who wants to make a difference in the health of communities in Windham County. We are seeking a well-organized and energetic Nutritionist with great communication skills to complete our public health team in the Brattleboro District Office. 

Working as the lead Nutritionist, this position will oversee local implementation of the supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) as well as supervise the WIC team. A majority of the Nutritionist III's time will be spent supervising and supporting nutrition staff while also maintaining program administration and quality in accordance with federal and state guidelines. The Nutritionist III will also develop and maintain collaborative relationships with a variety of community partners, our WIC Central Office team, local healthcare partners, and Agency of Human Services staff.  

Major responsibilities:
•    Provide overall administration, management, and quality assurance of nutrition services at the District Office level 
•    Provide leadership, supervision, and support to the WIC team
•    Conduct nutrition and health status needs assessments and develop subsequent implementation, quality improvement, and training plans
•    Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with a variety of community partners and stakeholders
•    Collaborate with the diverse programs within the District Office
•    Provide direct nutrition services to WIC families

This position also works with a public health team on emergency preparedness. Duties are performed under the supervision of the Public Health Services District Director. 

Who May Apply

This position, Public Health Nutritionist III - Limited Service (Job Requisition #39223), is open to all State employees and external applicants. It is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized for a specific period of time. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs. 
If you would like more information about the duration of this position or other details, please contact
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.


AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Environmental Factors

Duties primarily performed in public health organization setting or in outlying service sites.  Travel to outlying sites will require a driver’s license. Private means of transportation may be required.  Occasional travel to statewide trainings required. Possible travel in difficult weather conditions.  There is considerable interaction with staff, clients, and the public. At times of public health emergencies (floods, infectious disease outbreaks, etc.) individuals may be expected to assist. Physical demands vary with the position; generally limited to carrying equipment needed to conduct clinic and education activities.  Employees work with a variety of clients and may have contact with potentially dangerous and combative individuals as well as a wide variety of illnesses.  Certain functions may require duty outside of normal work hours.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Master's degree in public health nutrition, nutrition, foods and nutrition, nutrition education or dietetics.
Experience: Three (3) years of post-graduate community nutrition, nutrition or program administration experience including one (1) year or more at a supervisory level OR leading a group or team.


Education: Bachelor's degree in public health nutrition, nutrition, foods and nutrition, nutrition education or dietetics.
Experience: Five (5) years or more of professional experience in public health nutrition or community health nutrition including one (1) year or more at a supervisory level OR leading a group or team.

Preferred Qualifications

•    Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
•    Experience working with diverse populations

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

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