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Nutrition Education Coordinator

Recruitment #22-001272-0005




Howard County Health Department
8930 Stanford Blvd.
Columbia, MD 21045

Main Purpose of Job

This position plans, implements, and coordinates all nutrition activities in Howard County WIC. Updates staff with nutrition information. Develops the annual nutrition education plan. Counsels and creates care plans for high-risk participants.

Will have to travel to other clinics; Will work evening clinic hours and some Saturdays; might be “on call” during after office hours on a rotation basis.


20% - Nutrition Education Activities 
Plans, develops, and implements policies and procedures for nutrition education and support in accordance with Federal and State WIC guidelines. Implements program changes related to nutrition. Stays up to date on current knowledge of regulations pertaining to WIC. Provides liaison and professional relationships with the public and coordinating agencies as needed. Attends state-mandated training and meetings and shares information with the WIC staff.

Completes Nutrition Education Annual Plan. Takes an active role in promoting WIC in the community. Ensures that the clinic has up to date nutrition education materials and no formula displayed to the public.

30% - High-Risk Counseling
Provides nutrition care counseling to WIC clients identified as at high nutritional risk per State policy and procedure including those with breastfeeding complications as needed. Completes Nutrition Care plan.

30% - Formula Approval
Reviews and authorizes referrals for special formula and requests. Processes and orders special formula through Cap Lancaster. Monitor formula inventory and keeps a log.

20% - WIC Program Support
Participates in all phases of WIC Program. Assists with certification of clients, benefit pick up, appointment reminders, answering phones, etc. Accepts responsibility for special projects as assigned. Participates in EP drills or actual events.


Education:   Determined by the Maryland State Board of Dietetic Practice under the licensing requirements for Nutritionists and Dietitians.

Experience: Two years of experience providing professional nutrition or dietetic services.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree in Public Health, Community Health or Nutrition from an accredited college or university for one year of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Dietitian and Nutritionist classification or Dietitian and Nutritionist specialty codes in the Dietitian field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience. 


Desired qualifications:
- One year of Clinical Experience 
- Professional Women, Infant & Children (WIC) Experience
- Bilingual in Spanish 
- Experience and Knowledge using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook
- Experience and Knowledge using Adobe Acrobat
- Experience and Familiarity with OneDrive, Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams and WebEx
- Excellent Time Management Skills


1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current license as a Dietitian/Nutritionist from the Maryland State Board of Dietetic Practice, 4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215 prior to permanent appointment. A copy of your license or license number should be uploaded on your application.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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