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Assistant Director Food and Nutrition Service

Recruitment #23-002771-0001


This is a repost. Previous applicants do not need to reapply.




HQ- Health Services Unit – Food and Nutrition
217 E. Redwood Street 
Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

Act as the clinical dietitian/nutritionist for the Department in all matters involving nutritional therapy. Provide clinical nutrition consultations to youth, support nursing and medical staff with expert nutritional assistance. 

Annually develop and coordinate two four week cycle menus that comply with the Child Nutrition Program, Current Dietary Guidelines and the applicable Dietary Reference Intakes for the population served. Assist the Director of Food and Nutrition Service in the administrative details required to implement the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program at all residential sites operated by the Department of Juvenile Services.

NOTICE: This position is hybrid telework eligible.


  • Provides clinical nutrition services for all residential sites. Provide nutritional education for youth as needed.
  • Annually writes two 4-week menu cycles that are in compliance with Child Nutrition Program (CNP), Current DGA, and applicable (Dietary Reference Intakes) DRI. Develop applicable recipes for menu. Manage taste testing of new menu items.
  • Provide Nutrition expertise to all residential facilities in support of their Wellness Policy Tasks.
  • Develop monthly cultural theme meal in an effort to expose youth to different cultural foods.


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

Experience: Four years of experience providing professional nutrition or dietetic services, two years must have been in a public health or community setting.


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

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in Community Health, Nutrition or Public Health for two years of the required general professional nutrition or dietetic services experience.

3. 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.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

  • Possession of a ServSafe certification within the past three years;
  • Experience with implementation of the federal Child Nutrition Program regulations;
  • Experience using the Nutrikids software to analyze menus.


1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current license as a Dietitian or Nutritionist from the Maryland State Board of Dietetic Practice, 4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215 prior to permanent appointment.

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.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. 

We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


The assessment will 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 experience and education. 

For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. Please note that your answers on the Supplemental Questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your application to receive credit.



The online application process is strongly urged.  However, if you are unable to apply on line you may mail a paper application to the address below or fax a paper application to the fax number below. Include your First and Last Name, the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin and the last 4 digits of your SS#.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for this recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted:  


Maryland Department of Juvenile Services  

OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit

  217 E Redwood Street

  Baltimore, MD 21202

  Attn: Jakiraman Jones

  Fax number 410-333-4188

  TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay


Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required or if you have any questions, please contact DJS Office of Human Resources at Include the Recruitment Title/Number that is located at the top of the bulletin.


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


DJS values the experience gained by Veterans while serving our country. Veterans are welcome to apply for all current recruitments.


Bilingual applicants are welcome to apply for all recruitments.

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