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NUTRITIONIST CONSULTANT
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Child Nutrition
Section: Central Administration
Date Posted: 12/07/2017
Posting Expires: 12/13/2017
Summary
The Nutritionist Consultant is responsible for developing and presenting nutritional training programs and consultations for agency or institution service providers. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
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.
Special Job Dimensions
Limited in-state travel is required.
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 Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelorís degree in nutrition science or a related field; plus four years of work-related experience.
Preferred Qualifications
DUTIES:
This position will work under the general supervision of the Child Nutrition Unit Program Support Manager. Provide service to schools through technical assistance and training in all areas of the Child Nutrition program; provide required federal monitoring and procurement reviews of the Child Nutrition Program; approve policy statement/ agreement between School Food Authority and state agency; conduct menu analysis to comply with federal regulations as needed; develop, select and evaluate program curricula by researching and writing course content guides and supervising a committee in writing curricula.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Successful applicant must possess the formal education equivalent of a bachelorís degree in nutrition science or a related field; plus four years of work-related experience; frequent overnight travel and frequent extended hours required; require occasional lifting of heavy materials.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must be registered as a Dietician or Dietician Nutritionist by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and licensed or eligible for licensure as a Dietician by the Dietetics Licensing Board in accordance with ACA 17-83-301. 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.
Agency Specific Information
Only completed applications with work history will be accepted. The work history section of the application must be completed. We do not accept resumes in lieu of completing this section.
Job Details
Position No.: 2208-2970
Class Code: L035C
Grade: GS08
Salary Range: $45,010.00 - $65,265.00 per year
Background
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No
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Little Rock
Job County/Region:
Contact Information
Contact name: ADE Human Resource
Phone: 501-682-4209
Email: Clemetta.Hood@arkansas.gov
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