DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is a professional position involving responsibility for providing nutritional education and counseling services to nutritionally high risk populations. Work requires professional level counseling skills and ability to teach nutritional aspects of basic and special diets to support and implement various Health Department programs. Additional responsibilities may include preparing reports, surveys and evaluations to meet New York State requirements and Health Department program guidelines, as well as assisting in management functions relative to nutrition programs, such as budget development, cost control, organization and training of personnel. An incumbent of this position must be qualified to function as a Competent Professional Authority (CPA). Work is performed under direct supervision of a higher level Health Department program supervisor. Supervision over the work of subordinate employees may be provided. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of modern principles and practices of nutrition and dietetics including basic and therapeutic nutrition, menu planning, marketing, preparation of food, etc.; good knowledge of food values and costs; good knowledge of modern methods, materials and appliances used in food preparation; good knowledge of current sources of information and literature on nutrition; ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nutritional needs of the individual or group; ability to teach participants and program personnel good nutrition; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to groups and individuals; ability to maintain accurate records and prepare reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to deal effectively and objectively with clients of diverse socio-economic backgrounds and cultures; integrity; good listening skills; tact; confidentiality; good judgment; resourcefulness.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either
PLEASE NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
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