Breastfeeding Resource Specialist

Recruitment #200617-UNCY-175


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries.

OSDH is seeking a full time Breastfeeding Resource Specialist providing support to WIC Service. This is an unclassified position (PIN 34003513) in state government located in Oklahoma City, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packageincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependentsFor more information about the benefit allowance [click here]. The annual salary for this position is up to $62,068.30 based on education and experience.

Position Description
Under the direct supervision of the Breastfeeding Education Coordinator, the Breastfeeding Resource Specialist position will provide services needed to fulfill the USDA requirement of providing breastfeeding support to the WIC Program in the State of Oklahoma. Monitors protocols, policies and procedures to ensure services meet programs/grants objectives and are in compliance with Federal/State requirements.

Duties include, but are not limited to
•Provide State breastfeeding promotion and support efforts according to the WIC Program State Plan.
•Facilitate and implement training and in-services concerning program updates, policies and procedures.
•Identify methods that local agencies will use to promote breastfeeding.
•Develop State standards (State policies, procedures or guidelines) for breastfeeding promotion and support.
•Assist with USDA Breastfeeding Operational Adjustment Funds for Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Activities.
•Coordinate breastfeeding promotion and support with other internal WIC Program operations and external agencies/programs.
•Provide consultation and technical assistance to WIC program staff, health professionals, community organizations and other agencies related to breastfeeding.

Education and Experience
Level III
- Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Licensure with the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision plus two years of experience as a registered dietitian in a food service operation or in a public or community health program or facility. A master’s degree in public health with a major in nutrition or a master’s degree in foods and nutrition with an emphasis on nutrition may substitute for one year of experience.
Level II - Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Licensure with the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
•Proficient in written and oral communication
•Knowledge of and experience in effective public speaking techniques and the ability to present complex information in an effective and concise manner.
•Ability to communicate technical and program details orally and in writing
•Demonstrated ability to work as part of a multifaceted team.
•Technical skills and proficiency in computer applications for research and education, proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher); Skill in developing and delivering oral presentations.
•Ability to develop, facilitate, and conduct outcome-based training.
•Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities with various deadlines and tasks.
•Ability to be organized, proactive, work independently and be a self-starter.

Preferred Qualifications:
Certification as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Work is typically performed in an office setting with a climate controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  This position requires long period of sitting and daily use of computer and phone. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.




If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


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No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.


Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.