Nutrition Therapist I, II, and III

Recruitment #220207-Z25A-04


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. We value respect, collaboration, and service. 

OSDH is seeking a full-time time Nutrition Therapist to provide support to Woodward County. This is a state employee position PIN 34002768 governed by the Civil Service Rules, located in Woodward, Oklahoma.  OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits packet, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance, follow this link  Plan Year 2022. The annual salary for this position: 
Level III $60,622.56, Level II up to $51,868.80, Level I up to $44,529.00.

Position Summary:
To provide dietary and nutrition counseling, education programs, and nutrition assessments of individual clients at local health departments.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions
Assigned a variety of tasks associated with the planning and promotion of nutrition education, and performs administrative dietary work in an institution, hospital, school or community agency.  This includes conducting surveys and studies to assess nutrition problems and to evaluate changes in the nutritional status of individuals or groups and coordinate dietary services in regard to total patient care. Administrative duties include participating in the planning for specific programs and health problems in conjunction with other program areas, signing requests for and ordering dietary supplies, and meeting with other departments to prepare budgets and assess future needs.  Some positions may occasionally provide technical guidance to lower-level nutrition staff and may plan and assign work to technicians and clerical staff.

Valued Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of current dietetics and institutional diet management; of nutrition and its relationship to health; of nutritional values, costs and accounting; of available community resources; of health requirements and personal hygiene; of administrative principles and practices; of modern methods, materials, and equipment used in food preparation and service; of conducting and interpreting nutrition surveys; of economic and social trends in nutrition; and of program planning and nutrition education techniques. Ability is required to plan menus for general and special therapeutic diets; to keep necessary records; to establish effective working relationships with others; to present and prepare educational materials; to develop curricula for a nutrition education program; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to evaluate and judge the quality of food materials and develop menus, and to plan and deliver effective education programs and to evaluate results of programs.



Level I:
Holds a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree in the field of nutrition from an accredited college or university.

Level II: 
Consists of registration as a dietitian or dietitian nutritionist (RD or RDN) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, and licensure or provisional licensure with the Oklahoma State board of Medical Licensure and Supervision.

Level III:
Consists of registration as a dietitian or dietitian nutritionist (RD or RDN) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration and licensure with the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision plus two years of experience as a registered dietitian.  A master’s degree in public health with a major in nutrition or a master’s degree with an emphasis on nutrition may substitute for one year of experience.

Note: Written verification that all course work and clinical experience has been completed should be furnished by the program director from the college or university at the time of application.


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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