Recruitment #2210-2110DC-001


Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, bringing together its unsurpassed historic charm with a breathtaking art museum, top-flight cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities, and great restaurants.

The City of Milwaukee is proud to employ a diverse workforce that is committed to providing exemplary service to the City’s residents. If you have a passion for being a part of an inclusive team of public servants, please consider the following opportunity.


Under the direction of the WIC Program Manager, the Dietetic Technician assigned to the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program provides nutritional assessment and determines program eligibility for the Milwaukee Health Department’s (MHD) WIC participants.

Essential Functions

WIC Certification

  • Complete the WIC certification process, including performing nutritional assessment and counseling; breast feeding counseling and promotion; intake and registration; anthropometric measurement (measuring and recording height and weight); and hemoglobin testing.
  • Issue WIC benefits.

Client Screening and Referrals

  • Screen clients using WIC nutrition criteria to identify high-risk and at-risk clients and to make appropriate referrals to the registered dietitian.

Client Monitoring and Education/Training

  • Analyze nutrient composition and intake for clients.
  • Conduct group and individual secondary nutrition education.
  • Assist nutritionists in the development of nutritional education classes and programs.
  • Assist nutritionists with training students and MHD staff relative to WIC outreach activities.
  • Assess immunization records and conduct immunization counseling.
  • Participate in WIC clinic team meetings to assist in quality assurance initiatives.  

We welcome qualified individuals with disabilities who are interested in employment and will make reasonable accommodations during the hiring process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Conditions of Employment

Please be advised that new employees are required to have received either both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine prior to their employment start date or have an approved religious or medical accommodation prior to their employment start date. You can find further information relative to the City’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy here.
  • Employees assigned to the WIC Program will be expected to report to any of the City of Milwaukee WIC clinic locations. Assignments may be made on short notice to provide staff coverage during unexpected absences or emergency situations.
  • All WIC staff members participate in a work schedule that includes early evening hours on assigned days. The current hours of work for this position are as follows: M, TU, W, and F, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.; TH, 10:00 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. 

The Dietetic Technician must be willing and able to do the following:

  • Lift and move 25 pounds, including lifting small children onto measuring apparatus such as scales.
  • Wear industry related personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, facemask, or face shield.
  • Pass a TB skin test annually.
  • Carry a mobile device during business hours.
  • Use proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as masks and gloves to reduce exposure to infectious agents or toxins while performing the duties of this job.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Associate degree from an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)-approved dietetic technician program, OR a bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences, dietetics, or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  2. Current Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics registration as a Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR). NOTE: Candidates who possess a related bachelor’s degree as described in #1 above are not required to be DTR certified.
  3. Valid driver's license and use of a properly insured automobile* for use on the job at time of appointment and throughout employment. (*Private Auto Allowance may be paid pursuant to Section 350-183 of the Milwaukee Code.)

NOTICE: Please do not attach your academic transcripts to your employment application. The hiring department will verify candidates’ education as part of the background screening process prior to extending any job offers.

Desirable Qualifications

Ability to provide interpretation in Spanish, Hmong, or another language.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics


  • Knowledge of evidence-based practices in the field of nutrition, breast feeding, and public health. 
  • Ability to read and interpret work-related documents.
  • Ability to work with infants and small children.
  • Ability to take measurements such as height and weight accurately and perform iron and lead testing.
  • Ability to learn and use the ROSIE web-based software system that tracks WIC data as well as standard computer software applications.
  • Ability to develop and conduct presentations and educational classes.  

Communication, Interpersonal, and Customer Focus

  • Skill in verbal communication in order to effectively present information and respond to questions from individuals or groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Skill in written communication, including the ability to compose relevant, legible counseling notes.
  • Ability to build and maintain productive working relationships with multidisciplinary and multicultural staff members, clients, city officials, and community groups.
  • Ability to work well in a participative, team environment.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and fairly with people whose backgrounds may differ from one's own.
  • Customer service skills and tact, diplomacy, and cultural-sensitivity.  

Judgment, Responsibility, and Confidentiality

  • Ability to maintain composure in a noisy, fast-paced setting.
  • Time management skills, organizational skills, and the ability to be flexible within a changeable work schedule and environment.
  • Good judgment, trustworthiness, dependability, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.

Current Salary

THE CURRENT STARTING PAY (Pay Range 5CN) is $34,067 annually, and the resident incentive pay for City of Milwaukee residents is $35,089 annually.


The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program that includes the following:

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves
  • Flexible Spending Arrangement
  • Commuter Value Pass  

For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit:

Selection Process

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performance examinations. Oral examinations may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.  

INITIAL FILING DATE: The examination will be held as soon as practical after the application deadline listed above. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative test administration. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.

Additional Information

  • APPLICATIONS and further information may be accessed by visiting
  • Applications should be submitted no later than the deadline listed above.
  • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or
  • The Department of Employee Relations is located in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


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The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.