PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONISTWomen, Infants & Children Program$73,860.72 – $89,778.24 AnnuallyContra Costa County Health Services Department currently has an excellent career opportunity for a Public Health Nutrition in our WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program located in Brentwood, CA. You may occasionally be required to travel to various locations in Contra Costa County. The Public Health Nutritionist is responsible for planning, directing and carrying out the nutrition education program and providing nutrition services to the public. WIC serves pregnant women, women who have recently been pregnant, infants and children up to their fifth birthday. WIC’s mission is to provide all women, infants and children with healthy food, and the knowledge and opportunity to make healthy choices in an atmosphere of dignity and respect, thus enhancing the potential for all Californians to enjoy a higher quality of life. We are looking for someone who is:•       A clear communicator. You will be responsible for providing individual and group counseling and providing nutrition education clearly in writing and verbally to clients.•       Knowledgeable. You will be responsible for providing nutrition education and breastfeeding support to clients.•       A team player. You will need to have excellent interpersonal skills with a strong ability to work in a team environment.•       Adaptable. You will need to be able to adapt to changing priorities and a fast-paced environment.What you will typically be responsible for:•       Providing individual counseling, group counseling and nutrition education•       Developing menu items to be prepared by subcontractors•       Conducting café site visits to ensure compliance•       Conducting client surveys and other data tools to ensure client needs are being met•       Supporting staff and community health professionals with nutrition and health information and referrals•       Following federal, state and county policies and proceduresA few reasons you might love this job:•       You will be essential to providing clients with nutritious and healthy meals.•       You will perform vital functions to support the health and wellness of clients in the community.•       It will be rewarding to be making a difference in the community.•       There will be opportunities for growth.A few challenges you might face in this job:•       You will face multiple deadlines, multi-tasking and time management.•       You may have to cope with exposure to stressful situations.•       You must adapt to ever-changing technology.Minimum Qualifications:License Required: Possession of a valid California motor vehicle operator\\\’s license. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator\\\’s license will be accepted during the application process. Certification required: A valid Certificate as a Registered Dietitian, issued by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Experience:  One year of full-time (or the equivalent of full-time) experience performing community based nutrition work. Substitution for Experience: Possession of a Master\\\’s degree in nutrition, public health nutrition or a closely related field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required experience.The Board of Supervisors has authorized the following future salary increases: 5% on July 1, 2024, and 5% on July 1, 2025.Closing Date:  March 22, 2024To read the complete job description and apply, please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/contracosta/jobs/4398777/public-health-nutritionist or our Careers page at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/contracosta.Equal Opportunity Employer