WIC Nutrition Assistant II (#RO4182)
$19.79-$24.06 Hourly / $3,430.35-$4,169.62 Monthly / $41,164.30-$50,035.47 Yearly


Under general supervision, performs nutritional education and assistance for individuals and groups qualified in the Public Health WIC Program; performs technical and administrative support services; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


This is the certified level in the WIC Nutrition Assistant series. Incumbents work independently to determine eligibility of clients and educate clients on a variety of nutritional and health related issues. Incumbents in this class must be certified as a WIC Nutrition Assistant by the State of California Department of Health Services WIC Supplemental Nutrition Branch.


  • Reviews referral forms and supporting documents to determine eligibility; determines if clients and dependents are eligible for aid; completes income and residence screening. 
  • Prepares food instruments for eligible clients; orients clients to the program. 
  • Obtains client health and nutritional history; records observations and discussions of basic health conditions; determines nutritional risk; develops a nutritional care plan. 
  • Counsels and provides information on health related topics which may include anemia, lead poisoning prevention, food safety, breastfeeding, and nutrition; provides community referrals as necessary. 
  • Plans and presents nutrition education classes to WIC clients; participates in outreach activities in the community; participates in in-service training. 
  • Reviews and gathers information and reports; maintains appropriate records and files; accurately enters or updates client information in database; researches client information.


Experience:  Six months of experience equivalent to a WIC Nutrition Assistant I in San Joaquin County.  

Certificate:  Possession of a valid certificate for a WIC Nutrition Assistant issued by the State of California Department of Health Services WIC Supplemental Nutrition Branch.  

License:  Possession of a valid California driver’s license if required by nature of assignment.


Methods and techniques of individual and group counseling; basic nutrition including food groups, nutrients, dietary needs, food preparation; WIC foods and food instruments; WIC program requirements; available community services; office practices and procedures; filing and record keeping systems; basic computer and modern office automation technology and computer software programs relevant to department operations; community and government services and resources; basic arithmetic.


Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with staff, the general public, and with culturally diverse and economically disadvantaged clients; understand and follow oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, clients, community agencies and the public; maintain records; perform basic arithmetical operations; operate computers, office equipment and related software; establish and maintain effective customer service.


Mobility-Frequent operation of a data entry device, repetitive motion, sitting for long periods, walking; occasional standing, pushing, pulling, bending, squatting; Lifting-Frequently 5 pounds or less; occasionally 5 to 30 pounds; Visual-Constant good overall vision and reading/close-up work; frequent color perception and use of eye/hand coordination; occasional use of depth perception and peripheral vision; Hearing/Talking-Frequent hearing of normal speech, hearing/talking on the telephone and in person; Emotional/Psychological-Constant public contact; Special Requirements-May require working weekends, nights, and/or occasional overtime; Environmental-Occasional exposure to varied weather conditions.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RO4182; EST: 1/10/1996; REV: 5/9/2007;