Senior Nutritionist

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General summary

Third-level nutritionists are accountable for planning, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive nutrition programs and services.  An individual in this position functions as a lead worker and advises lower-level positions.  Assists in planning, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive statewide nutrition program; or assumes responsibility in a central office for the nutrition services of a specialized statewide public health program.  May be accountable for managing a program or grant project (program or grant dollars, nutrition equipment, training, materials, and supplies); monitoring for contract compliance with federal and state regulations; reporting findings; providing follow-up evaluation; and making recommendations or corrections.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

In addition to those identified in the previous levels:  Knowledge of the organization, content, and goals of nutrition services, and their relationship with public health programs.  Ability to lead/direct the work of others.

Typical qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline and 4-6 years of experience as a nutritionist.

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