Health Nutrition Program Coordinator
Company: City of Berkeley
Phone: 510-981-6800
Location: Berkeley, CA 94704
Closing Date/Time: Thu. 09/29/22 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $47.26 – $55.12 Hourly
$3,780.80 – $4,409.60 Biweekly
$8,191.73 – $9,554.13 Monthly
$98,300.80 – $114,649.60 Annually
Job Type: Career

Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Policy: As a condition of employment, all newly-hired or re-hired employees must be fully vaccinated and must report their vaccination status to the City of Berkeley before their first day of employment. The City may condition an offer of employment upon proof of full vaccination and the candidate’s satisfaction of the City’s vaccine reporting requirement or upon the employee’s notification that they require a reasonable accommodation that prevents them from becoming fully vaccinated based upon medical necessity or religious belief and the City’s confirmation that it can accommodate the candidate without undue hardship to the City.

The City of Berkeley is currently accepting applications for a Health Nutrition Program Coordinator (HNPC) in the Public Health Division of the Health, Housing and Community Services Department to lead and supervise the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Program.

The Public Health Division provides community-wide protection against communicable diseases and emerging health threats; health services at the Berkeley High School Health Center and Berkeley Technology Academy; community-based health promotion and chronic disease prevention services; support for at-risk African American mothers and their infants; nursing case management services in the community; reproductive and sexual health services at the Public Health clinic; linkage and referrals to health care services; HIV testing and counseling; nutrition education and services including WIC; services and policy work addressing public health issues such as tobacco use, lead poisoning prevention, and oral health; support for pregnant and parenting teens; and works closely with BUSD and the community to support healthy early childhood development and school-related health issues. Through these activities, the Division strives to eliminate health inequities in Berkeley.

WIC is a federally-funded health and nutrition program for women, infants, and children. WIC helps families by providing a WIC Card for buying healthy supplemental foods from WIC- authorized vendors, nutrition education, and help finding healthcare and other community services. Participants must meet income guidelines and be pregnant, postpartum parents, infants or children under age five.

The WIC Program offers services in the following areas:
Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card that can be used to purchase foods high in protein, calcium, iron and vitamin C.
Nutrition and breastfeeding education for pregnant people, nursing parents and infants and children. Each participant also receives individual nutrition counseling and general nutrition education.
Breastfeeding component that includes breastfeeding counseling to pregnant and breastfeeding participants, as well as an electric pump loan program and breastfeeding classes.
Referrals to doctors, dentists, family planning services, social services, Public Health Nursing and other related resources This position, reporting to the Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Director, is responsible for coordinating and administering all aspects of the WIC Program. The HNPC is responsible for the day-to-day administrative activities, grant management, budget administration, and supervision of program staff. In addition, this position is responsible for development, program evaluation, nutritional assessments, counseling services for more complex client cases and preparation of grant requests for non-City funded programs and serves as the principle liaison to the State WIC program.

Typical duties include:
Coordinates and supervises the day to day operation of a specialized public health nutritional program; Plans, organizes, supervises and evaluates the work of assigned staff; assists in making selections; provides training and takes corrective action, as necessary; Performs nutrition assessments and dietary counseling for program participants and handles more difficult client cases; Prepares annual replication budget and nutrition education plans; Prepares, selects and evaluates nutrition education materials; Coordinates program activities with other departments, agencies and community groups; Participates in community outreach and communicates with a variety of health care providers; Maintains current knowledge of legislation and funding affecting nutrition services and programs; Supervises the development and administering of nutrition classes; Meets with community organizations to promote program participation and support; and Prepares a variety of periodic and special reports on nutrition programs, projects and activities

Required Qualifications:
Equivalent to possession of a Master`s degree in Public Health Nutrition or Nutrition Sciences.

Four (4) years of experience as a nutritionist in a public health agency, such as hospital or clinic dietitian or as a nutrition instructor. Some lead or supervisory experience is desirable.

A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist through the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Must possess a valid California driver`s license and have a satisfactory driving record.

Knowledge and Abilities:
The ideal candidate will have experience in conducting nutrition assessments for high risk clients, managing public health programs, managing budget, providing client centered counseling, and supervising staff preferably in a public health setting. In addition, will have the following:

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of nutrition, including the nutritional problems of a variety of age, cultural, social and economic groups; Applicable regulations and guidelines governing state and federally funded nutrition programs; Principles of program planning development and implementation; Basic budgeting principles and practices; Basic supervisory principles and practices; Principles of grant application and proposal preparation.

Ability to: Plan, organize, assign, direct and review the work of assigned staff; Write grant applications and proposals to secure new or continued funding; Plan, develop, coordinate and implement specialized nutritional programs; Conduct effective nutrition workshops and other educational programs; Evaluate program progress and effectiveness and recommend improvements; Perform nutrition assessments, determine nutritional requirements and provide client counseling; Work with a wide variety of socio-economic and ethnic groups; Prepare clear, concise and complete reports and other written correspondence; and Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

Application Process:
Applicants must submit the following:
City of Berkeley Employment Application

Supplemental Questionnaire
This recruitment is open until the positions are filled. Faxes and incomplete applications will not be accepted. Resumes are not a substitute for a completed application.

The examination process will consist of:
1. Review of applications for minimum qualifications for the position.

Applicants passing all examination phases will have their names referred to the hiring department(s) will use to conduct final selection interviews. Hiring Department(s) will contact applicants directly if selected to participate in their hiring/selection process.

Candidates under final consideration for employment with the City should expect to undergo an employment background / reference check that may include, but is not limited to: employment history, confirmation of educational credentials and degrees, licenses including driver’s license, registrations, certificates, and other credentials as part of the appointment process. Some positions, depending on the nature of the work, also require a credit check and a review of Summary Criminal History obtained from the State Department of Justice through Live Scan fingerprinting.

DISCLAIMER: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Tests may consist of any combination of written, oral or other exercises or assessment procedures that test content. Components may include, but are not necessarily limited to, typing, math, reading, writing and analytical skills; problem solving ability; computer and software proficiency, or any other job-related knowledge, skill, ability or qualification. The City may, without notice, change or eliminate any particular assessment component or combination of components as needs dictate.

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Exam Access Accommodation: In compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations, the City of Berkeley will employ and promote qualified individuals without regard to disability. The City is committed to making reasonable accommodations in the examination process and in the work environment. Individuals requesting reasonable accommodations in the examination process must do so no later than the final filing date for receipt of applications, otherwise it may not be possible to arrange accommodations for the selection process. Such requests should be addressed to the Human Resources Department | 1-510-981-6800
| |2180 Milvia 1st Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704. Requests can be made via email, phone, or in writing via U.S. mail.

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2180 Milvia Street (1st floor) Human Resources Department Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 981-6800
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