National WIC Association

Registered Dietitian, Public Health Senior

State of Idaho (Caldwell, ID)

As a Registered Dietitian, Senior and public health provider, you will plan, develop, implement, and evaluate nutrition care and education programs for clients in the six-county area of SWDH; conduct program planning activities; and perform program-related work. Provide nutrition assessment consultation and intervention for participants of the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program. May train and supervise clinic and related staff.


This budgeted, regular full-time position offers a competitive benefits package including: PERSI (the Nation's Best State Retirement System) (Download PDF reader), excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits, and Life Insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents. Paid time off includes vacation and sick leave that begins accruing immediately upon hire and 11 paid holidays per year. We offer an optional 401K and multiple savings planswellness programs, ongoing training opportunities, and more! 


Your minimum employee benefits are valued at $11.87 per hour for this position in addition to your base hourly rate, making our investment in you a minimum of $38.20 per hour! SWDH employees, on average, save on their monthly premiums compared to other employers with comparable plans. See our rates here. 


This position may include a teleworking option from within Idaho. 


Example of Duties


Candidates must be able to complete the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation and meet all the mandatory qualifications of the position. 


  • Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates nutrition-education programs.
  • Ensures programs meet standards for compliance with federal, state, and district requirements.
  • Arranges nutrition-education material and conducts clinic and classroom training.
  • Collects and analyzes dietary history and medical information to identify nutritional needs of individuals.
  • Provides outpatient counseling on normal and therapeutic diets.


  • Attend Scheduled clinics for WIC and related nutrition screening clinics to provide nutrition and health assessment. 
  • Issues food vouchers, schedules appointments and makes eligibility determinations for program acceptance.
  • Develop individual care plans for high-risk participants. 
  • Refer high-risk participants to other health-related and social services, as necessary. 
  • Investigate and resolve complaints from customers and staff. 


  • Coordinates initial and continual training for WIC staff to ensure competency-based training and continued education activities meet policy requirements.
  • As needed, supervise, train, mentor, and manage work task assignments for paraprofessional staff.
  • Conduct needs assessments at the individual, organizational, and community levels as part of programmatic planning.
  • Conduct surveys and evaluate the effectiveness of nutrition and health programming and training making necessary changes as needed.


Minimum Qualifications

You must possess all the minimum qualifications listed below to pass the exam for this position. Click on the Questions tab associated with this announcement for the details regarding minimum qualification requirements. The Supplemental Questions on the application are the exam questions.

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