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WIC Dietitian

Posting Begin Date: 2024/07/03
Posting End Date: 2024/07/25
Category: Nutrition
Sub Category: Public Health
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Caldwell, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 29.43
Maximum Salary: 34.62
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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  • Vision: A Healthier Southwest Idaho.
  • Mission: To promote the health and wellness of those who live, work and play in Southwest Idaho.
  • Values: Accountability, customer-focused, and teamwork influence the work we do and the difference we hope to make.

Are you looking for an opportunity to serve the communities of Adams, Washington, Payette, Gem, Canyon, and Owyhee counties? Do you crave a job where you can make a difference and serve the public? Southwest District Health (SWDH) is recruiting a Registered Dietitian, Public Health Senior (WIC Dietitian, Senior) to join the dedicated group of public health professionals in the Family Section of the Family and Clinic Services Division.

As a WIC Dietitian and public health employee, you will serve an active role in improving the health of your community. As part of a small, but mighty team, you will plan, develop, implement, and evaluate nutrition care and education programs for clients in the six-county area of SWDH. Your responsibilities will include program planning activities and related work. Additionally, you’ll provide nutrition assessment consultation and interventions for participants of the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program. There may also be opportunities for training and supervising clinic staff and other related personnel.

If you crave team-oriented work, purpose, and work/life balance, perhaps it's time you considered a career with SWDH. We're all about shaking up the stereotype that working in government is dull. We're disruptors and innovators, all passionately sharing the same vision of making Southwest Idaho the best place to live, work, and play. We believe in fostering a positive and inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive.

This position may include a teleworking option from within Idaho.

Excellent Benefits

This budgeted, regular full-time position offers a competitive benefits package including PERSI (one of the BEST RETIREMENT system available in the Nation) with a lifetime benefit!

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits (Plan options offer employee only coverage for full-time/30+hours per week PPO $65/month for medical and vision and $11.82/month for dental, with a low premium cost for adding additional family members. Or a Free High Deductible Health Plan for employees only and low cost for additional members.)
  • Life Insurance (FREE basic and paid for supplemental options for both the employee and eligible dependents.)
  • 11 paid holidays per year and generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start (Holiday pay and accruals are calculated on a prorated basis depending on how many hours worked.)
  • Optional 401K and 457 Saving Plans
  • Wellness Programs
  • Bring your canine friend to work on Fridays
  • In-house fitness room and outdoor walking path
  • Ongoing internal and external training opportunities
  • Opportunity for Student Loan Forgiveness and Tuition Reimbursement!
  • The reverse flow of traffic from the Boise metro area to Caldwell and back offers a smooth commute.

Our generous benefits package elevates the total compensation for a full-time WIC Dietitian. Our offering transforms the hourly pay range from $29.43 - $34.62/hour to an estimated $42.60 - $48.95/hour, showcasing the value we invest in your well-being and professional growth.

Typical Duties:

Candidates must be able to complete the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation and meet all the mandatory qualifications of the position.

  • Provide nutrition and health assessments at clinics
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and district regulations
  • Develop individual care plans and make referrals as necessary
  • Prescribe food benefits for high-risk participants
  • Collaborate with other agencies and health professionals
  • Administer WIC benefits and determine eligibility
  • Prioritize and delegate tasks effectively
  • Complete training-related program reports
  • Investigate and resolve customer and staff complaints
  • Coordinate outreach to community partners and participants
  • Deliver presentations to various stakeholders
  • Review menu nutritional adequacy
  • Coordinate staff training and development
  • Organize nutrition education materials and conduct training sessions
  • Manage task assignments for support staff
  • Make recommendations for WIC service improvements
  • Conduct needs assessments at multiple levels
  • Evaluate program effectiveness and make adjustments

Minimum Qualifications:

You must possess all the minimum qualifications listed below to qualify for this position. All required experience and/or education must be listed under the work history section of this application OR on your resume and must include a detailed explanation of your roles and responsibilities at each relevant employer.

Minimum Qualifications (MQ):

Food Service management and program planning and evaluationo Education principles and methods as applied to nutrition counseling and education

  • Must be certified as a Registered Dietitian by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and eligible for licensure in the State of Idaho as a Dietitian in accordance with Idaho Code, Section 54-03506 (licensure MUST be obtained PRIOR to appointment).
  • Good knowledge of:
    -     Food Service management and program planning and evaluation
    -     Education principles and methods as applied to nutrition counseling and education
  • Experience using a Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) pre-planned program

MQ Specialty:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Good knowledge of:
    -     Public health and community organization relating to common health problems, basic disease etiologies and preventive strategies
    -     Survey methods and basic statistics used to collect and interpret data
    -     Training methods

“Good knowledge” is typically gained through either a closely related bachelor's degree, 2-4 upper division college courses related to the subject and 2-4 years of mid-level work experience closely related to the subject, or a combination of coursework and experience that represents the knowledge level above.

Supplemental Information:

Who May Apply

Individuals who meet all the “MQ’s” and “MQ Specialties” listed above. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodation may be directed to the contact listed on this job posting.

How to Apply

Log in to your account, find this job announcement and select the Apply Now button. Attach your most current resume and follow the promptings to complete the exam. Hit submit. Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 

The successful candidate will have a history and background supportive of the department's mission goal and be required to complete a pre-employment drug test and a criminal history background check to include fingerprints.

SWDH is an equal opportunity employer and hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sex, age, or disability,exercising the right to family care and medical leave. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodation to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodation or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Human Resource Office at 208.455.5318.


NOTICE: Idaho's Public Health Districts are agencies that are authorized by the State of Idaho as independent bodies. District employees are not State of Idaho employees, rather District employees who receive benefits through the Office of Group Insurance.


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If you would like to become a part of our team, we encourage you to apply.
If you have questions about this position, please contact us at:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 208.455.5318