Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 04/25/23
Applications Due: 05/09/23
Vacancy ID: 129473

Position Information

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitlePublic Health Nutritionist 1 - 21996

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade22

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

Salary RangeFrom $75340 to $95392 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Albany

Street Address Division of Nutrition - Bureau of Supplemental Food Programs

150 Broadway

City Menands (Albany)


Zip Code12204

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Permanent Transfer Candidates: Current DOH employee with permanent or contingent-permanent competitive status as a Public Health Nutritionist 1; OR New York State employee with one year of permanent or contingent-permanent competitive service in a title at or above Grade 20 and eligible for transfer under Section 70.4 of the Civil Service Law by meeting the Open Competitive minimum qualifications listed below.

Public Open Competitive Minimum Qualifications (Provisional Opportunity):

A. You must be a Registered Dietitian (RD)/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) currently registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


B. you must have two years of full-time professional experience, after successful completion of the Registration Examination for Dietitians, in the field of nutrition or dietetics.

Substitution: A Master's Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, Health, Public Health, Public Administration, Health (Care/Services) Administration, Nutrition Education, Health Education, Community Health, Health Care Policy and Management, Psychology, Counseling, Social Work/Social Welfare, Human and Social Services, Early Childhood Education, or Public Policy may be substituted for one year of experience.

Candidates, please provide your Commission on Dietetic Registration certification number on your cover letter or resume, or a copy of your certification card, with your application.

Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have professional experience in a multi-faceted public health nutrition program; strong writing, communication, analytical, and organizational skills; and a strong command of public health as it relates to child and maternal nutrition.

Duties Description The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) offers nutrition education, breastfeeding support, referrals, and a variety of nutritious foods to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five to promote and support good health.

The Public Health Nutritionist (PHN) 1 will work in the Food Delivery Vendor Management Section (FDVMS) and will oversee several aspects related to food benefits for WIC participants. The incumbent will provide oversight and assist with the maintenance of the NYS Approved Product List (APL) and the NYS WIC Acceptable Foods Card. Additionally, this PHN 1 will be responsible for assisting with food and formula contract management and communications to food and formula manufacturers. The incumbent will also play a vital role in the management of the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, including oversight of the Fruit and Vegetable Pilot Program.

Additional Comments Contingent permanent or provisional, full-time, appointment. Travel to areas not served by public transportation is required (5%). Transfer candidates, you may be asked for a Social Security Number to verify your transfer eligibility. Provisional opportunities are pending canvass outcome.

Benefits of Working for NYS
Generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:
Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually
• Up to Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA
• Up to Eight (8) days of paid sick leave annually for M/C
• Up to three (3) days of professional leave annually to participate in professional development

Health Care Benefits
• Eligible employees and dependents can pick from a variety of affordable health insurance programs
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost

Additional Benefits
• New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership
• NYS Deferred Compensation
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• And many more..

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Contact Information

Name Human Resources Management Group, RMV/PHN1/21996/DON

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference RMV/PHN1/21996/DON included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, RMV/PHN1/21996/DON, Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Failure to include the required information may result in your resume not being considered for this position.