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SC Department of Public Safety NUTRITIONIST III in Anderson County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

Headquarter for this position is negotiable for any Upstate Region County (Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, Union)


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Pursuing Excellence, Inspiring Innovation, Promoting Teamwork, and Embracing Service

The ideal applicant for this position will utilize the agency values of Embracing Service, Inspiring Innovation, Promoting Teamwork and Pursing Excellence to conduct and coordinate training within preventive health and immunization clinics. Important Note: This position’s headquarters site to conduct administrative duties is negotiable.

The job duties include: 1. Assists Site Supervisors and Nutrition Supervisor in the orientation of nutrition staff members who will be providing services for the WIC program. Coordinates, provides, and monitors the training of all new WIC certifiers according to OPHN and WIC program guidelines. This training will also include training nutrition staff members to perform the hemoglobin test for WIC applicants in compliance with OSHA and CLIA guidelines.

  1. Provides WIC certifications including health history, anthropometrics, immunization screening, hemoglobin, evaluation of risk status, nutrition and health counseling, prescription of WIC food package, documentation, and referrals following program standards and protocols.
  2. Works closely with other members of the WIC management team and acts as an active participant in developing and implementing Continuous Quality Improvement reviews and processes. Assists with the maintenance and upkeep of nutrition education materials and resources in work area. Evaluates needs for and develops in-service training in areas related to WIC certification procedures and delivery of group nutrition activities.
  3. Complete at least 8 hours in continuing education. 6 training hours must be from DHEC Central Office.
  4. Work in clinic or perform outreach duties while not actively training nutrition staff members.
  5. Performs other duties as assigned including, but not limited to Upstate region emergency response, etc.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

*State Minimum Requirements: *Some positions require registration or eligibility for registration by the American Dietetics Association. A bachelor’s degree in nutrition, dietetics or community nutrition and experience in a clinical, public health or institutional setting; or a bachelor’s degree in any field and registration by the American Dietetics Association and experience in a clinical, public health or institutional setting. Some positions require registration with the American Dietetics Association and a valid license from the South Carolina Panel for Dietetics.

Institutions of Higher Learning must be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Agency Additional Requirements: Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application may upload an unofficial copy of the transcript as an attachment to the application. Please note that the agency will require an official, certified copy of the transcript or diploma prior to hiring.

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer at least a year WIC Nutritionist experience with SC DHEC.

Additional Comments

DRIVING RECORD: If this position requires the applicant to possess a valid driver’s license to operate a state vehicle or personal vehicle, any applicant being considered in the final stages of selection for the position will be required to provide a certified copy of a 10-year driving record.

SC DHEC is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employing agency. We are committed to a diverse workforce. SC DHEC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

Salary: $33,494.00 - $61,975.00 Annually

Location: Anderson County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 61006621/108950

Closing: 1/18/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

Class Code: KB45

Position Number: 61006621

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00)

Pay Band: Band 5

Hiring Range - Min.: $34,680.00

Hiring Range - Max.: $47,250.00

Opening Date: 01/17/2021

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: If you meet the requirements of the position and would like to be considered, you must submit a state application online. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position. The quality of the application presented (completeness and accuracy as well as grammar and spelling) will be considered prior to the offer of an interview. A criminal records check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on the stated closing date.

Agency: State of South Carolina DHEC-PH-Region-Upstate

Address: 200 University Ridge Greenville, South Carolina, 29602

Phone: 864-372-3269