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NUTRITIONIST CONSULTANT

The Nutritionist Consultant is responsible for developing and presenting nutritional training programs and consultations for agency or institution service providers. This position is governed

Class Code:

L035C

Job Grade:

GS08

Special Job Requirements:

Limited in-state travel is required.

Typical Functions:

Develops or modifies nutrition program menus, policies, and procedures by researching demographic and other statistical data of clients, evaluating current quality of services provided, researching related literature, and coordinating with other health organizations. Advises service providers of client nutrition requirements, policy and procedures of programs, and special nutrition needs to ensure program compliance. Assists in development of overall annual program goals and objectives for providing nutrition and health services to clients. Evaluates program effectiveness by conducting site visits and reviewing reports and other data submitted by agency or institution providers to ensure compliance with federal and state program rules and regulations. Prepares reports evaluating overall effectiveness of a nutritional program and recommends methods of improvement. Develops nutritional training programs by assessing needs of service providers and conducting technical research, preparing training aids and nutritional resource materials for use by service providers, and presenting training programs to staff members and/or service providers. May supervise a small professional staff by interviewing, recommending for hire, assigning and reviewing work, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of nutrition program requirements and procedures. Knowledge of food systems management techniques. Knowledge of nutrition as part of patient therapeutic management. Ability to plan, develop, and conduct training sessions and technical assistance programs to communicate information on dietetics and foods systems management techniques. Ability to evaluate programs for compliance with policies and procedures. Ability to develop and modify nutrition program policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

Licensed as a dietician by the Arkansas Dietetics Licensing Board in accordance with ACA 17-83-301, and a bachelor’s degree in nutrition science or a related field; plus four years of work-related experience. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

E
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