Public Health Nutritionist III

State of Vermont - Department of Health
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Location: Washington County,
About the Job

The Vermont Department of Health has a dynamic opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced public health professional who wants to make a difference in the health of communities in beautiful central Vermont. We are seeking a well-organized and energetic Nutritionist with great communication and supervision skills to complete our public health team in the Barre District Office. We seek a passionate individual to join our leadership team as the Nutritionist III. You will oversee local implementation of the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition and education program and supervise this WIC team. This WIC supervisor position supports staff while also maintaining program administration and quality in accordance with federal and state guidelines, as well as provide direct services to WIC-participating families in our clinics. The Nutritionist III will 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, quality assurance, and systems improvement of nutrition services at the district office level

• Provide leadership, supervision, and support to the WIC team

• Provide direct nutrition services to WIC families via clinical appointments, both virtual and in-person

• Conduct community nutrition needs assessments and develop subsequent interventions and resource development plans with a focus on equity

• Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with a variety of community partners and stakeholders.


This position also works with a multi-disciplinary public health team on emergency preparedness. Duties are performed under the supervision of the Public Health Services District Director. The Nutritionist III is an instrumental part of a collaborative, supportive management team. We are a dynamic, cohesive, motivated, and hardworking office that is community-minded and customer-focused. We invite people of all backgrounds to apply who are dedicated to improving economic, social, health, and environmental conditions for all Vermonters and are committed to a vision of Vermont that embraces all its residents. Please include a cover letter and resume with your application. Preferred Qualifications: Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) Supervision experience

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

DIVISION OF LOCAL HEALTH – WHO WE ARE: The Division of Local Health’s vision and mission is to preserve and improve the equitable social, economic, and environmental conditions necessary to attain the highest level of health and well-being for all, thus ensuring healthy Vermonters and healthy communities. To this end, the Division of Local Health is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment that respects and celebrates every person’s strength, assets, and values. The Division of Local Health is committed to leading organizational change efforts that address avoidable inequities and injustices as we work towards the elimination of health and health care disparities.

TELEWORK: The Department of Health supports a hybrid work environment. Upon hire, employees work with their supervisor to create a schedule that aligns with the business needs of the unit. We believe a hybrid work environment promotes autonomy and allows for increased flexibility and greater work/life balance.

MISSION & VISION: The Department of Health’s mission is to protect and promote the best health of all Vermonters. Our vision is healthy Vermonters living in healthy communities. Our goals are:
• Effective and integrated public health programs.
• Communities with the capacity to respond to public health needs.
• Internal systems that provide consistent and responsive support.
• A competent and valued workforce that is supported in promoting and protecting the public’s health.
• A public health system that is understood and valued by Vermonters.
• Health equity for all Vermonters.

CULTURE & VALUES: The Department of Health’s culture is one in which our success and our workplace culture are interdependent. Our culture is driven by a passion for the mission.
We are committed to these values:
• Creativity, innovation, and calculated risk-taking.
• Open and transparent leadership.
• Staff expertise, autonomy, and excellence.
• Professional growth through individual development plans, special projects, and opportunities to stretch.
• Wellness and work-life balance.

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