National WIC Association

Nutritionist II - Position 120917/61007442 - Closing 11/1/2021

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA DHEC-PH Region-Midlands (Lexington County, SC)

Nutritionist II 

$28,215.00 - $52,203.00 Annually

Lexington County, SC

Job Type
FTE - Full-Time

DHEC-PH Region-Midlands

Job Number

11/1/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

Residency Requirement

Class Code:

Position Number:

Normal Work Schedule:
Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00)

Pay Band
Band 4

Hiring Range - Min. $33,874.00
Hiring Range - Max. $41,657.00

Opening Date

EEO Statement
Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures:
If you meet the requirements of the position and would like to be considered, you must submit a state application online. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position. The quality of the application presented (completeness and accuracy as well as grammar and spelling) will be considered prior to the offer of an interview. A criminal records check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on the stated closing date

Veteran Preference Statement
South Carolina is making our Veterans a priority for employment in state agencies and institutions.

1.  Provide WIC certifications including health history, anthropometrics, immunization screening, hemoglobin or hematocrit testing and controls as needed, evaluation of risk status, prescription of WIC food package,documentation, and high risk referrals following program standards and protocols. Provide and document individual nutrition education counseling and follow-up for participants with low risk medical conditions in the SC-WIC system.  Provide consultation and technical assistance to other members of themulti-disciplinary health care team and community in areas related to normal nutrition, including health promotion and disease prevention.  Participate as a member of the multi-disciplinary WIC team in clinic/class scheduling, caseload monitoring, and outreach.
2.   Plan, conduct, and evaluate group nutrition education classes using the facilitated learning and the tele-nutrition process in accordance with WIC guidelines and agency policies.  Document all nutrition education contacts in SC-WIC according to WIC policies and procedures.  Follow established guidelines for customer services and cultural competency to include annual review of WIC Civil Rights and Customer Services.
3.   Provide assistance to families with infants on contract and List I formulas including education, dispensing, and monitoring as assigned.  Refer participants on List II and metabolic formulas to the Registered Dietitian according to WIC guidelines.
4.   Provide breastfeeding promotion and support to pregnant and breastfeeding women.  Screen and refer pregnant and breastfeeding women and infants to the Breastfeeding Coordinator according the Referral Guidelines. Issue and monitor breast pumps and breastfeeding supplies.
5.  Other Duties As Assigned
Minimum and Additional Requirements
State Minimum Requirements:  A bachelor's degree in home economics, home economics education, human ecology,family and child development, dietetics, or foods and nutrition or institutional management.

Institutions of Higher Learning must be recognized by the council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Agency Additional Requirements:  B.S. or B.A. degree in Nutrition, Foods and Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences, Home Economics, Health Promotion or other approved nutrition or health-related degree.
Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application may upload an unofficial copy of the transcript as an attachment to the application.  Please note that the agency will require an official, certified copy of the transcript or diploma prior to hiring. 

Preferred Qualifications
Nutrition experience is preferred but not required. 

Additional Comments
 If this position requires the applicant to possess a valid driver’s license to operate a state vehicle or personal vehicle, any applicant being considered in the final stages of selection for the position will be required to provide a certified copy of a 10-year driving record.
SC DHEC is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employing agency.  We are committed to a diverse workforce.  SC DHEC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

Benefits for State Employees

The state of South Carolina offers eligible employees generous benefits, including health and dental insurance; retirement and savings plan options; and paid vacation and sick leave. Plus, work-life balance programs such as telecommuting and flexible work schedules are available to employees of some state agencies.
Insurance Benefits
Eligible employees may enroll in health insurance, which includes prescription coverage and wellness benefits. Other available insurance benefits include dental, vision, term life insurance, long term disability and flexible spending accounts for health and child care expenses.
Retirement Benefits
State employees are also offered retirement plan options, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans. Additionally, eligible employees may elect to participate in the South Carolina Deferred Compensation Program, which is a voluntary, supplemental retirement savings plan offering 401(k) and 457 plan options.
Workplace Benefits
State employees may also be eligible for other benefits, including tuition assistance; holiday, annual and sick leave; and discounts on purchases, travel and more.
Note: The benefits above are available to most state employees, with the exception of those in temporary positions. Employees in temporary grant and time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some or none of these benefits as benefits are associated with each position type. For these positions, contact the hiring agency to determine what benefits may be available.

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