National WIC Association

Supervising Nutritionist I

Riverside University Health System (Riverside County, CA)


$58,795.36 - $88,801.44 Annually


Throughout Riverside County

Job Type



Public Health

Job Number



7/31/2022 11:59 PM Pacific



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Riverside University Health System is recruiting a Supervising Nutritionist I. The Supervising Nutritionist I will oversee the Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program and will oversee a WIC Clinic. Under direction, they will plan, organize, and supervise the work of staff providing nutrition services for public health and community programs; to review and evaluate programs; and to perform other related work as required.

The Supervising Nutritionist I is responsible for the planning , coordination and implementation of all breastfeeding (BF) programs/grants within the branch. The position will plan, coordinate and supervise BF activities; provide supervision and training to staff; implement program policies and monitor compliance; work with community partners, coalitions, jails, and hospitals to promote BF


Incumbents in this classification report directly to a Supervising Nutritionist II, Public Health Program Director or other management classifications.

Meet the Team!
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• Manage multiple program budgets and report and interpret data; writes clearly and concisely with attention to detail; multi-task effectively to coordinate activities and delivery of presentations and oversee multiple staff.


• Provide site management, coaching and training, organizing, directing and reviewing the total scope of services provided at a WIC site or program; manage site or program staffing and staff scheduling and assignments, employee relations issues, customer service and scope of work.


• Support Supervising Nutritionist II and Public Health Program Director by ensuring staff follow compliance systems by participating in monthly monitoring activities including the review and evaluation of monthly data reports.


• Implement policies, procedures, standards of care and practice, goals and objectives for a branch or program following local, State, federal and other regulatory agency laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.


• Participate in recruitment, selection, assignment and evaluation of subordinate staff; assist in the resolution of employee relations issues; assist and/or provide staff training.


• Provide consultation and guidance to subordinates on unusual, sensitive or complex challenges; provide guidance and ensure compliance with policy and program standards.


• Provide and monitor internal and external customer services and operations at WIC site or program; establish objectives to be achieved, and plan, implement and evaluate the action plan for achieving improvements; initiate and/or conduct audits to identify areas requiring improvement.


• Prepare and monitor site management reports; create and recommend action to balance a region or project caseload, budgets, audits, facilities, customer service, etc.


• Manage and monitor facility issues and site safety program.


• Oversee ordering and inventory.


• Participate in various service needs assessments; may assist in developing, preparing and implementing requests for proposals.


• Participate or delegate a site liaison with community partners, and programs and provide outreach and education for assigned programs.


• Support management in the research, design, development and implementation of specialized information systems and report support program management activities; evaluate outcomes and goals; assess program compliance at the WIC site or other locations.


• Represent site or branch at meetings, trainings or community events (e.g. professional and intra-county departmental committees), at local, State and national committee meetings.




Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in nutrition, dietetics, home economics, health science or a closely related field.


Must possess an International Board-Certified Lactation consultant Certification (IBCLC) and a valid Certificate of Registration as a Dietitian Nutritionist as issued by the Academy of Nutrition Dietetics.


Experience: Three years of professional experience in breastfeeding programs, nutrition education and individual counseling services within a community or public health setting. WIC experience preferred  One year of experience must have been in a lead or supervisory capacity.  Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in nutrition or a closely related field may substitute for one year of the required experience.


Knowledge of: The principles of supervision, training, and evaluation; nutrition requirements of federal, State and local programs; the principles and techniques used in nutrition education and counseling; the special food requirements of maternal, economically disadvantaged, physically handicapped, and other groups having special nutritional needs; the relationship between cost and nutritional value of various foods; health education methods and techniques as they apply to the field of nutrition; nutrition counseling techniques; community sources of nutritional data and aid.


Ability to: Plan, implement and evaluate the orientation and training of staff; plan, coordinate supervise and evaluate the work of subordinates; perform nutritional assessments and develop and present appropriate nutrition plans; prepare and present talks before audiences of diverse backgrounds; develop and maintain effective working relationships with health professionals, community health organizations, co-workers, nutrition program participants, and other groups and individuals encountered in the course of the job; write clear, concise reports and correspondence; maintain complete records.




*Applications received before 6/10/22 will be reviewed first. If the vacancy is not filled the position will remain posted until otherwise noted.*


Condition of Employment

In accordance with the California Department of Public Health Order dated August 5, 2021, and amended December 22, 2021, health care facility workers who work in indoor settings where care is provided to patients or where patients have access for any purpose must be vaccinated against COVID-19 as follows: first dose of a one-dose regimen or second dose of a two-dose regimen, by September 30, 2021.  Effective March 1, 2022, all healthcare facility workers must have their booster, obtain the booster within 15 days of becoming eligible for one, or a declination form on file for the booster. Consideration may be given to candidates who are in the process of completing their vaccination regimen.
The Order allows for workers to be exempt from the vaccination requirements by providing the facility with a declination form signed by the individual stating either of the following: (1) the worker is declining vaccination based on Religious Beliefs; or (2) the worker is excused from receiving any COVID-19 vaccine due to Qualifying Medical Reasons.  Workers who are exempted from the vaccination requirements must observe all other infection control requirements, including face coverings and regular COVID testing at the frequency required by their work site.
A requirement of employment is to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or a completed COVID-19 Vaccination Declination form (filled out by the candidate and their medical provider as appropriate), during the pre-employment process.  Failure to submit the required documentation may render a candidate ineligible to move forward in the process.


All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of both a pre-employment physical exam, including a drug/alcohol test, and a criminal background investigation, which involves fingerprinting. (A felony or misdemeanor conviction may disqualify the applicant from County employment.)


Veteran's Preference 

The County has a Veteran's Preference Policy. Upload a copy of your (or your spouse's) Member-4 Form DD-214 indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse's letter of disability (if applicable) with your application. For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veterans' preference. See the policy here (Download PDF reader).


What’s Next?

This recruitment is open to all applicants.

Applicants who are current County of Riverside employees and/or current employees of the Riverside University Health System  may be considered before other applicants depending on the volume of applications received.

Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies throughout the County.

Application Period

Applications received prior to the closing date will be considered based on the information submitted.  Changes or alterations cannot be accepted.  No late applications will be permitted.

Include relevant work experience details on resume and/or application. 

Applicants who fail to provide information demonstrating they possess the position requirements may not be considered further in the application process. A description of job duties directly copied from the job classification or job posting will not be considered.

For more information regarding the position, please contact the recruiter Ulysses Gerardo at (951) 955-5772 or via email at


Please read and follow any special application instructions on this posting. If available, use the 'Apply' link located on this page to submit your application. For instructions on the application process, examinations, Veteran's preference, pre-employment accommodation or other employment questions, please refer to our web site, All offers of employment are contingent upon meeting the medical and background standards of the position. A pre-employment physical examination and background check are required. For further information regarding this posting, contact: Ulysses Gerardo, or send an email to

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