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