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Title:  Public Health Nutritionist III

Application Deadline Date:  02/06/2023
Req ID:  46168
Department:  Health

Morrisville, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $28.02


The Vermont Department of Health has an opportunity for an experienced public health professional who wants to make a difference in the health of communities in Lamoille County. We are seeking an experienced, well-organized, and detail-oriented Nutritionist with great listening and communication skills to work at out Morrisville District Office.

We seek a knowledgeable, compassionate, and dedicated public health professional to become our new Nutritionist III. As the Nutritionist III, you will oversee local implementation of the supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), supervise the WIC team, and maintain program administration and quality in accordance with federal and state guidelines. The Nutritionist III will also maintain collaborative relationships with a variety of community partners, our WIC Central Office team, healthcare partners, and Agency of Human Services staff.

Major responsibilities include:
· Provide overall administration, management, and quality assurance of the Women, Infant and Childrens (WIC) nutrition services at the district office level, while assisting in certifying caseload with other Nutritionists.
· Obtain and use nutrition assessment data to provide individual client nutrition counseling to clients in plain language; develops and evaluates individual nutrition care plans.
· Provide leadership, supervision, orientation, training, consultation, and support to the WIC team
· Conduct community nutrition and health status needs assessments and develop subsequent implementation and/or training plans.
· Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with a variety of community partners and stakeholders.
· Provides ongoing supervision for peer counselors, assigns caseloads, monitors performance, reviews and approves timesheets and expense reports. Identifies and coordinates community partnerships to enhance the effectiveness of the peer counseling program. Supports District leadership to recruit, interview and orientate new WIC staff at the local District Office.

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

Who May Apply

This position, Public Health Nutritionist III (Job Requisition #46168), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.


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 general 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

Master's degree in nutrition, nutritional sciences, community nutrition, clinical nutrition, dietetics, or public health nutrition AND three (3) years 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.


Bachelor's degree in nutrition, nutritional sciences, community nutrition, clinical nutrition, dietetics, or public health nutrition AND 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 or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (R.D./R.D.N)
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

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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