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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/16/21

Applications Due11/30/21

Vacancy ID94283

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitlePublic Health Nutritionist 1 - 22288

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade22

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

Salary RangeFrom $73863 to $93519 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Division of Nutrition, Bureau of Supplemental Food Programs

150 Broadway

City Albany


Zip Code12204

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.

Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have progressively responsible professional work experience in a large, multi-faceted, public health nutrition program with excellent communication, analytical, and organizational skills and a strong command of public health as it relates to child and maternal nutrition; must be able to work independently and handle multiple priorities.

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 1 (PHN 1) will work in the Program Communication and Collaboration Section (PCCS). The PCCS is responsible for managing communication across the Program, and core outreach, retention, certification, and breastfeeding elements essential to providing high quality, participant-centered services to WIC participants. The PHN 1 will develop and maintain standardized communication processes and procedures for interactions with WIC local agency, regional office, and central office staff, and will use various methods and modalities of communication. The incumbent will also interpret federal regulations, develop, and implement policies and guidance, and provide technical assistance to state and local agency staff in key program areas. The PHN 1 will participate in program planning for NYWIC, participate in user acceptance testing, and monitor reports/data to identify trends and areas for improvement.

Additional Comments Permanent or provisional, full-time, appointment. Travel to areas not served by public transportation may be required (5%). Transfer candidates, you may be asked for a Social Security Number to verify your transfer eligibility.

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

Name Human Resources Management Group, EGB/PHN1/22288/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 ApplyingSubmit resume, cover letter, and a copy of your CDR RD or RDN license, preferably in PDF format, to, or by fax to (518) 473-3395 with Reference Code EGB/PHN1/22288/DON included in the subject line of your email or fax, or by regular mail to Human Resources Management Group, EGB/PHN1/22288/DON, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237-0012. Failure to include the required Reference Code may result in a delay of processing your application. Resumes accepted until November 30th, 2021.

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