Overview

Do you aspire to be a member of a driven team of passionate nutrition educators seeking to make a meaningful impact in the lives of others by supporting the needs of individuals within Anoka County? Our mission is not only to protect the health and safety of our community by promoting healthy lifestyles and disease prevention, but to preserve and foster the public’s trust by bringing our very best to work every day and serving Anoka County’s citizens in a respectful, innovative and fiscally responsible manner.

Our commitment to the community shines in the Public Health and Environmental Services Department at Anoka County and we currently have an opening for a WIC Nutrition Educator. This position determines the eligibility for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) applicants, conducts the elements of health screenings and dietary evaluations, assists in the development and implementation of nutrition education plans, provides nutrition counseling, and analyzes nutritional needs and the effectiveness of the nutritional delivery program.

This full-time, non-exempt, benefit-eligible position is contingent on grant funding and located both at the Anoka County Government Center and the Blaine Human Service Center.

Why join Anoka County?

  • 24 days of paid Flexible Time Off and up to 11.5 paid holidays.
  • Comprehensive insurance including medical, dental, vision and more.
  • Medical and dental clinic exclusive to employees, located at the Anoka County Government Center.
  • Advancement/professional development opportunities.
  • Pension plan and other retirement investment options.

Learn more about our robust benefits package by going to our website. www.anokacounty.us/benefits

Duties and Responsibilities
These examples are not all inclusive and are intended to be illustrative of primary responsibilities of an Anoka County WIC Nutrition Educator.

  • Evaluate applicant’s nutrient intake and health status in consideration of medical data.
  • Provide appropriate nutrition education and documents applicant’s clinical evaluation.
  • Prescribe a supplemental food package using WIC guidelines and regulations.
  • Develop a nutrition care plan for WIC participants.
  • Screen potential WIC participants for eligibility by reviewing applicant’s finances, residency, age, and status.
  • Screen and refers WIC participants for continuing health care, social services, medical and nutritional needs.
  • Participate in Emergency Preparedness and Response activities.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Qualifications (Required)

  • Bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences, community nutrition, clinical nutrition, or dietetics.

OR

  • Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN) OR Nutrition and Dietetic Technician, Registered (NDTR) – registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

OR

  • Bachelor’s degree, or higher, in health or home economics with applicable coursework in nutrition. Unofficial transcript documentation required for minimum coursework evaluation.

AND

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have a vehicle available for business use.
  • Successfully pass criminal history and driver’s license background check.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree, or higher, in nutritional sciences, community nutrition, clinical nutrition or dietetics.
  • One year (2,080 annual hours) of job-related experience working with Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).
  • Bilingual and/or established communication skills in Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Sign Language and/or other languages in addition to English.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities needed:

  • Knowledge of human nutrition, health education techniques and nutrition assessment procedures.
  • Ability to screen and assess client’s health status, provide consultation and nutrition instruction while maintaining stable working relationships with clients and agency staff.
  • Ability to secure confidential client data including transportation of supplies/equipment according to department protocol.
  • Ability to lift/carry 40lbs with or without accommodations.
  • Ability to conduct blood draws from Women, Infants and Children (training provided).
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations with accuracy and strong written and oral communication.

Work Environment: 

Located both at the Anoka County Government Center and the Blaine Human Service Center in a clinic setting.

GRADE LEVEL

Salary
Standard hiring rate: $19.67 to $20.26 per hour ($40,913 to $42,140 annually). Non-exempt.

2022 Anoka County Salary Schedule, Grade B010: $19.67 to $29.80 per hour ($40,913 to $61,984 annually).
Upon successful completion of an initial hire probationary period, employees will be reviewed for a potential pay increase, and reviewed at least annually thereafter.

Hours
Full-time; 40 hours per pay week.
Work schedule is primarily Monday through Friday, 7:30 am – 4:00pm. This position includes at least three evenings per month until 7pm.
Schedule may vary based on business needs and at supervisor discretion.

Selection Process
The examination/selection process for this classification will consist of a review of your training and experience from the application materials submitted. The most qualified candidates will be invited for an oral exam and/or interview.

Include responses to all supplemental questions with your application no later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date of the position. A complete application is required for you to be considered. Resume and cover letter submissions are optional and cannot be used in lieu of the application

Additional Information
Our team of nearly 2,000 employees is united by a common mission to preserve the public’s trust. We do this by bringing our very best to work every day and serving Anoka County’s 345,000 citizens in a respectful, innovative, and fiscally responsible manner. If your career aspirations resonate with our mission, we invite you to Find Your Path with Anoka County! Apply today to join our team.

If you are requesting an exam accommodation, would like to submit Veterans’ Preference information or have any other questions regarding this job posting, please call the Anoka County Human Resources Department at 763-324-4300 and reference the posting title and number.

Have a question about the hiring process? Please visit: www.anokacounty.us/er-faq

 

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About Anoka County

Our team of nearly 2,000 employees is united by a common mission to preserve the public's trust. We do this by bringing our very best to work every day and serving Anoka County's 345,000 citizens in a respectful, innovative and fiscally responsible manner. If your career aspirations resonate with our mission, we invite you to Find Your Path with Anoka County! Apply today to join our team.