WIC Coordinator/Nutrition Supervisor – Full Time
Company: County of Napa, Health and Human Services Agency
Location: 2751 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, Napa, CA 94558
Opening Date: 12/30/21 – will remain open until filled
Job Category:  Nutrition and Food Services, Other, Public Health
Department: Health & Human Services Agency
For more information and to apply, please visit our website at http://www.napacountycareers.com/
Phone: 707-253-4841

About the Location:
Located in the beautiful NAPA VALLEY – Internationally known for its fine wines exciting restaurants and world-class resorts, is home to 130,000 residents who share a strong sense of community and a legacy of preserving and protecting our rich agricultural heritage. Located in the heart of California’s preeminent wine region, the Napa Valley is also part of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Metropolitan Area. With its sunny Mediterranean climate and proximity to the mountains and ocean, the Valley offers residents easy access to virtually unlimited shopping, dining, cultural and recreational opportunities. The Napa Valley’s strategic location, natural and cultural resources, history of responsible land use planning and attractive quality of life provide the ideal mix of small town living and big city amenities.

About the Employer:
County of Napa as an employer – The County of Napa is a highly respected employer within the local community as well as throughout the region. We offer rewarding and challenging work, flexible hours, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and tremendous opportunities for career growth. At the County of Napa we truly value our employees and are committed to diversity in our family-oriented environment. This is why we are the Employer of Choice for more than 1,400 employees. As an organization, the County is dedicated to improving the lives of our citizens and reflecting the best of the community’s values: Respect, Accountability, Dedication, Integrity and Innovation.

About the Position:
The WIC Coordinator/Nutrition Supervisor operates the day-to-day activities of the Napa County Women, Infants, Children (WIC) Program, including supervising WIC staff and monitoring and reporting on a myriad of program specific policies and regulations.

About the Recruitment Process:
1. Applications will be accepted on-line on a continuous basis until the current vacancy is filled. For first consideration, please submit your application by Monday, January 24, 2022.
2. Applications will be reviewed for minimum qualifications and license requirements. Those who meet the minimum requirements will have their supplemental questions scored.
3. The most qualified group will be invited to the Oral Panel Interview (date to be announced). The most qualified from the Oral Panel Interviews will be placed on the eligibility list and referred to the hiring manager for further consideration.
Human Resources reserves the right to add/change/delete any portion of the recruitment process.

Example of Duties:
Develop, implement and evaluate WIC program operations, including a Nutrition Services Plan, local policies and procedures, continuous quality improvement, eligibility determination, food instrument security and distribution, nutrition and breastfeeding assessment, education and counseling. Ensure program integrity, efficiency and effectiveness, quality services and compliance with appropriate county, state and federal regulations; plan, administer and evaluate nutrition and food service programs, including nutrition and breastfeeding education, ensuring the curriculum contains accurate, reliable, and culturally appropriate information. Complete risk assessment, develop Individual Nutrition Education Plans for high risk participants and counsel families on proper nutrition and special dietary considerations; develop nutrition education protocols for non-RD staff; serve as consultant to County programs and the community regarding nutrition-related matters; cooperate with other agencies in the formation of programs or initiatives involving professional or community groups to promote healthy lifestyles, ensure access to healthy food and promote and support breastfeeding in the community; maintain effective outreach activities to ensure community awareness of program benefits, referrals, health linkages and outreach; develop annual program budgets and amendments; make recommendations as to funding needs and priorities; provide justification by projecting budgetary needs for staff and services; monitor budget procurements and expenditures to assure that spending is in compliance with WIC policy and contract; work with fiscal staff to assure that all components of WIC Contract application and Invoices are accurately completed; assume responsibility for a variety of personnel actions including selections and promotions, conducting performance evaluations and recommending disciplinary actions; provide supervision for WIC staff, including assigning, scheduling, and prioritizing work;  assess staff abilities, accuracy, and productivity; develop staffing patterns and schedules to meet WIC program needs; and provide training for departmental staff and related agencies.

Human nutrition and its relationship to health and disease.
Investigative and research methods as applied to public health nutrition.
Content, organizational structure and goals of a public health nutrition program.
Social, cultural and economic challenges affecting individuals and families and impacting public health nutrition.
The field of nutrition as it relates to public health practices.
Current literature, trends, and concepts relating to public health nutrition.
Federal, state and local laws and regulations governing public health nutrition.
Broad familiarity with various computer software programs.
Appropriate educational principles and methods as applied to public health nutrition practices.
Safe food handling practices.
Principles of consulting.
Principles and methods of effective supervision and training.
Principles and techniques of budgeting.
SKILL TO: Plan, organize, supervise and evaluate the work of staff and develop and provide effective training.
Direct a public health nutrition program.
Work effectively with individuals and families to assist them in resolving health and nutrition issues.
Prepare and monitor a budget to include precise and retrievable record keeping.
Provide direct nutrition services.
Analyze and evaluate nutrition data and services.
Prepare and/or review culturally responsive outreach and educational materials.
Provide technical assistance on nutrition and food service management.
Explain the nutrition aspects of the public health program.
Present ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Plan, implement, and organize work effectively.
Suggest policy implementation and changes.
Train others in the principles of nutrition and their application in public health programs.
Evaluate and implement federal and state regulations.
Develop and review Policies and Procedures.
Develop and revise data collection and documentation forms using computer software.
Analyze operations, recommend and implement improvements.
Utilize a variety of computer software products.
ABILITY TO: Work independently.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted during the performance of duties.
Analyze situations accurately and take effective action.

To qualify for this classification, an individual must possess any combination of experience and education that would likely produce the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  A desirable combination is:

Two years of professional experience in community nutrition. Experience working in a WIC Program is highly desired. (Master’s degree in Public Health Nutrition, which included community nutrition exposure, may be substituted for one year of the required experience.) Supervisory experience is highly desired.

Equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Baccalaureate Degree in nutritional sciences, community nutrition, clinical nutrition, dietetics, public health nutrition, or home economics with emphasis in nutrition and completion of a dietetic internship or traineeship approved by the American Dietetic Association.

Required License/Certificate*:
Current registration as a Registered Dietitian or a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Possession of a valid California Driver’s license.
*Any license, certification, or registration required for this position shall be maintained (i.e., active and in good standing) at all times during employment with Napa County.  For continued employment with Napa County, you must maintain such license, certification, or registration to meet the minimum qualifications of this position.

ADA Accommodation
Applicants requiring accommodation during the application and/or selection process pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act should contact County of Napa Human Resources at (707) 253-4303.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website at http://www.napacountycareers.com/
Phone: 707-253-4841