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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/21/24

Applications Due03/06/24

Vacancy ID151763


AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleDietitian 2

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $63108 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Richmond

Street Address 930 Willowbrook Road

City Staten Island


Zip Code10314

Minimum Qualifications

Permanent service as a Dietitian 2 in a New York State agency eligible for transfer


Reachable on the current Dietitian 2 canvas list


Promotional: Current registration with the CDR as an RD or certification as a Dietitian-Nutritionist by the NYSED, and one year of service as a Dietitian 1.
(You must indicate your RD registration number on your application)


Open Competitive: Current registration with the CDR as an RD or certification as a Dietitian-Nutritionist by the NYSED, and one year of post-registration/certification experience proving dietetic services to individuals.
Maintains current certification in New York State as a Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist

Duties Description PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but not limited to:

Under the supervision of the Nutrition Services Administrator 2, the candidate will:

• Coordinate medical records for clinical nutrition. Ensure medical records reflect nutritional status of the individuals and meet regulations.
• Maintain annual completion of assessments using the Nutrition Care Process.
• Attend ISP meetings, as well as entrance and exit meetings.
• Complete nutritional assessments, care plans, progress notes and discharge summaries.
• Makes recommendations to the treatment team for the maintenance and / or improvement of nutritional status.
• Recommend changes to meal plans to address nutritional concern.
• Process diet changes and provides the necessary training to the individual and staff concerning the change.
• Observes individuals at mealtime, which may involve travel to a variety of service locations.
• Provides nutrition care instructions to individuals, families, family care providers, food and nutrition staff and other health care providers in residential and Article 16 clinic setting
• Work as part of an Interdisciplinary team to determine the nutritional needs of the individual.
• Schedule and Conduct Nutrition In-service training/ education for house staff. Maintain attendance records and record topics covered.
• Implement plans for corrective action.
• Ensure OPWDD regulations are adhered to and for overall health and safety of the individuals.
• Regular and proficient computer use. Knowledge and use of EHR system.
• May be assigned to or asked to assist in other assignments.

Additional Comments Please note:
• Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Reasonable Accommodation Unit at (518) 486-7222 or e-mail at to obtain information and RA forms.
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at
• In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
• If you are employed by state government, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information on PSLF, please visit
• OPWDD is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We believe that we are most effective in managing and improving our service system with a diverse team of employees. With such a large workforce, we rely on the collective individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, ideas, and talent that our employees bring to their work. This speaks to our culture and is a key part of our successes. As we continuously recruit people for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.
NYS offers Incredible Benefits!

• Savings programs such as the U.S. Savings Bond and the College Savings Plan.
• Voluntary pre-tax savings programs such as Health Care Spending Account and the Dependent Care Advantage Account offer employees options to pay for uncovered health care expenses or dependent care expenses.
• Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) an assessment and referral service that connects employees with local service providers and support services to address their personal needs.
• Life insurance and Disability insurance.
• The New York State Deferred Compensation Plan is a voluntary retirement plan that offers employees the option to invest a part of their salaries for retirement on a tax-deferred basis.

Paid Holidays and Leave
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays each year.
• Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave initially.
• Five (5) days paid personal leave each year.
• Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave each year (PEF/CSEA), which may carry over from year to year.
• Up to three (3) days professional leave each year to participate in professional development events.

Health Care Coverage
Employees and their eligible dependents can choose from a variety of affordable health insurance programs. Employees are provided family dental and vision plans at no extra cost.
Retirement Program
Participate in The NYS Employees’ Retirement System (ERS), which is recognized as one of the best-managed and best-funded public retirement systems in the nation.

Professional Development and Education and Training
NYS offers training programs and tuition assistance to eligible employees to maintain and increase their professional skills and prepare them for promotional opportunities. For more information, please visit
Additionally, the Public Service Workshops Program (PSWP) offers certain professional training opportunities for PEF represented and M/C designated employees that may grant continuing education credits towards maintaining professional licensure. For more information, please visit

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Staten Island OPWDD

Telephone 718-983-5433

Fax 718-983-5216

Email Address


Street Staten Island DDSO Human Resources Office

1150 Forest6 Hill Road, Building 46


State NY

Zip Code 10314


Notes on ApplyingInterested candidates should submit a cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications and a current resume to the Staten Island DDSO Human Resources Office. Please provide your social security number for service certification and transfer eligibility determination process. Also be sure to include the EOA # 23-118 and position title on this announcement in your correspondence.


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