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Posted by: Arlington County 
Hiring entity type: Government 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: US$50835 - 77708
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Health - Dietitian
Health - Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Spanish - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 2612659 / Latpro-3714503 
Date posted: Nov-01-2019
State, Zip: Virginia, 22234



$50,835.20 - $77,708.80 Annually


(Sequoia Plaza) *ART Bus Accessible*, VA

Job Type



Department of Human Services

Job Number



11/14/2019 11:59 PM Eastern

Position Information

Arlington County's Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program in the Public Health Division is seeking a Nutritionist. The Arlington WIC Program is part of an integrated service delivery system which includes the clinical services of Maternity, Family Planning, Immunizations and Dental. WIC is a high-volume program and this position will provide nutrition counseling and education, immunization screening, health and social services referrals to a population that is ethnically and culturally diverse, the majority of whom, have limited English proficiency.

To learn more about this program, please visit WIC .

Duties include:

  • Perform nutritional assessments and WIC certifications per local, state and federal guidelines;
  • Interpret lab values, anthropometrics, clinical, environmental, and dietary data for nutritional and risk assessments;
  • Provide client centered, culturally sensitive nutritional counseling to low/high risk WIC clients/families;
  • Provide nutrition education and outreach to clients, families and co-workers in individual, group and community settings;
  • Provide breastfeeding education, promotion and support;
  • Work collaboratively with other programs to provide integrated service delivery; and
  • Use a state electronic record to enter patient certification data.

Arlington County DHS is committed to delivering client services in an effective, equitable, respectful, and trauma-informed manner. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring our clients are approached, engaged and cared for in ways that demonstrate competency, sensitivity and awareness of factors which impact the client experience including but not limited to: cultural identity, gender, racial, and ethnic diversity, religious/spiritual ascription, physical capability, cognitive and literacy levels, sexual orientation, and linguistic needs.
Selection Criteria

Online application required.


  • Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Dietetics or a directly related field;
  • 18 months of professional level nutrition work experience;
  • Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RD/RDN); and
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish

A Master's degree in nutrition, dietetics or a related field may substitute for one year of the experience requirement.

Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:

  • Master's degree in Nutrition or Public Health;
  • Work experience in a WIC Program; and/or
  • Experience working in the public sector with a culturally diverse population.

Special Requirements

Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence, or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide, a copy of their official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

A pre-hire background check will be made on all candidates who are selected for employment. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

A pre-hire background check and State of Virginia Child Welfare and Neglect Central Registry may be required.

An assessment of oral Spanish proficiency will be required before a candidate can be appointed to this position.

Additional Information

Work Location: 2100 Washington Blvd., WIC Program satellite sites as needed

Work Hours: Forty hours per week. Current hours are Tuesday 8:00am - 7:00pm, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00pm, Friday 8:00am - 1:00pm. This schedule may change in the future to assure coverage and/or to meet state requirements.

The incumbent of this position will receive language pay for all hours worked and for paid leave hours.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: (see application details)

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement:  a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457).  The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County.  You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan.  General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan. 

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan.  The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit.  New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above.  They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays. 

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments: 
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


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