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The City of Houston Nutritionist Consultant in Houston, Texas

Nutritionist Consultant

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Nutritionist Consultant


$28.37 - $30.77 Hourly


Houston, TX

Job Type

Full Time


Houston Health Department

Job Number



6/30/2021 11:59 PM Central

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Applications Accepted From: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

Department: Houston Health Department

Division: Maternal & Child Health

Section: Women, Infants, Children (WIC) Program*

Location: 1906 Cochran

Workdays & Hours: M-F, 8 a .m.- 5 p.m. - some evenings and Saturdays *

*Subject to change


The Houston Health Department provides traditional public health services and seeks to use innovative methods to meet the community's present and future needs. Our mission is to work in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of all Houstonians. HHD is now the first health department in Texas and the second in a large U.S. city to earn national accreditation.

The Houston Health Department is currently searching for an energetic and skilled candidate to plan, analyze and monitor the delivery of health nutrition services for the Health Department and within the community perform the following duties:

• Audits ongoing nutrition health services and educational activities to ensure compliance and effectiveness.

• Evaluates, develops and selects all nutritional health care audiovisuals, and literature and other materials.

• Prepares, implements and coordinates annual nutrition education plan.

• Provides orientation and training for new employees; plans and coordinates staff in-service training and educational sessions.

• Assigns, advises and counsels staff nutritionists.

• Provides back-up education and consulting support to staff members.

• Acts as a community liaison on health and nutrition services and issues.

• Monitors quality assurance standards and analyzes data.


The position is physically comfortable, the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc.



Four years of experience as a nutritionist, dietitians, teacher, or home demonstration agent (county agent) are required. An additional one year of experience may be substituted for the above indicated internship requirement.

A Master's degree in Dietetics or Nutrition may be substituted for two years of the experience requirement.


Registration with the American Dietetic Association (RD) is preferred. Depending on assignment may require both registration (RD) and State of Texas licensure (LD), if working in areas involving Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement. Must have a valid Texas driver's license and comply with the City of Houston's policy on driving.


Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.



The selection process will involve application review and/or interview.


If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

Pay Grade 19



Grant positions are dependent upon continued available funds. If funding is no longer available, employee may be laid off or transferred. Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.


Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at:

To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: or call 832-393-4888 .

If you need special services or accommodations, call ( 832-393-4888 ). (TTY 7-1-1)

If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627 .

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

The city offers a competitive benefits program, including competitively priced health coverage and a defined contribution pension plan.

Benefits include:

• Medical

• Dental

• Vision

• Wellness

• Life insurance

• Long-term disability

• Retirement pension

• 457 deferred compensation plan

• Employee Assistance Program

• 10 days of vacation each year

• 10 city holidays, plus one floating holiday

• Flexible schedules

• Professional development opportunities

• Transportation/parking plan

• Section 125 pretax deductions

• Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan

• Healthcare Flexible Spending Account

For plan details, visit


Are you a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces (United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard) for more than 90 consecutive days and received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions?

  • Yes

  • No


    Please indicate your level of education.

  • A Bachelor's of Science degree in Nutrition or Dietetics

  • A Master's degree in Dietetics or Nutrition

  • An Associate degree in Nutrition or Dietetics

  • None of the above


    Do you have experience working in the role of a supervisor?

  • Yes

  • No


    If you answered "YES" to question 3, please indicate how many years you supervised and briefly describe your role.


    Which of the following functions do you have working knowledge or professional experience? (Check all that apply)

  • Nutrition experience in a public health setting

  • Developed and implemented nutritional plans for moms/babies

  • Customer service experience

  • Experience working with and for an ethnically diverse group of individuals

  • None of the above


    Which of the following license do you have? Check all that apply

  • American Dietetic Association (RD)

  • State of Texas licensure (LD)

  • None of the above


    How many years of professional verifiable experience do you have directly as a nutritionist, dietician, teacher, or home demonstration agent (county agent)?

  • Less than one (1) year of experience

  • At least one (1) year, but less than 2 years of experience

  • At least two (2) years, but less than three (3) years of experience

  • At least three (3) years, but less than four(4) years of experience

  • Four (4) years or more


    Do you have a valid Texas Driver's License?

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question