Nutrition Therapist III

  • Oklahoma State Department of Health
  • Comanche, Oklahoma
  • May 10, 2019
Full Time Nutrition and Food Services Public Health
  • Salary: Up to $55,332.00 based on education and experience

Job Description


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. Our mission is to protect and promote health, to prevent disease and injury, and to cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can be healthy.
OSDH is seeking a full time Nutrition Therapist providing support to Comanche County. This is an unclassified position (Pin 34002065) in state government, located in Lawton. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packet , including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents . For more information about the benefit allowance [ click here ] . The annual salary for this position is up to $55,332.00 based on education and experience.

Position Description:
To provide dietary and nutrition counseling, education programs and nutrition assessments of individual clients at local health departments.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Assigned independent responsibility for planning and directing specialized nutrition programs. This will include conducting studies and surveys to assess nutritional status, planning and participating in public information and educational activities on nutrition, coordinating with other dietitians, nutrition therapists, and health professionals on requirements for preparation and dissemination of educational material, and providing nutrition consultation to programs and groups. These positions will serve as a dietary consultant on administrative and technical problems relating to nutrition, and will occasionally provide technical supervision to lower level dietitians, nutrition therapists, or food service specialists.
Education and Experience
Registration as a Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; plus two years of experience as a registered dietitian in a food service operation or in a public or community health program or facility. A master's degree in public health with a major in nutrition or a master's degree in foods and nutrition with an emphasis on nutrition may substitute for one year of experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of current dietetics and institutional diet management; of nutrition and its relationship to health; of nutritional values, costs and accounting; of available community resources; and of health requirements and personal hygiene. Ability is required to plan menus for general and special therapeutic diets; to keep necessary records; to establish effective working relationships with others; to present and prepare educational materials; to develop curricula for nutrition education programs and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Plus knowledge of administrative principles and practices; of modern methods, materials and equipment used in food preparation and service; of conducting and interpreting nutrition surveys; of economic and social trends in nutrition; of program planning and nutrition education techniques. Ability is required to evaluate and judge the quality of food materials, develop menus, and ability to plan and deliver effective education programs and to evaluate results of programs.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Position requires driving possibly 25% of the time.

If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


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Conclusion Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous