King County Sheriff's Office Nutrition Assistant Float Pool in Washington

Public Health - Seattle & King County is seeking two (2) Nutrition Assistants to provide services through our Float Pool. The Nutrition Assistants will provide services to participants of the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program. Services include assessing eligibility and providing nutrition education to individuals and families, both through individual appointments and in a group classroom setting. The Nutrition Assistants work on teams that may include Registered Dietitians, Public Health Nurses, Social Workers, Community Health Workers, administrative staff and healthcare workers from community partners.

The successful candidates will exhibit excellent customer service skills, have the ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with our clients from various cultures, and communicate effectively with English as a Second Language (ESL) client with the assistance of an interpreter. The candidate will also exhibit flexibility in managing tasks such as teaching classes, providing administrative support and assisting with certification appointments.

Applicants should be committed to working with diverse populations throughout King County to provide excellent customer service to a broad range of cultures, in accordance with King County Equity and Social Justice Ordinance and the King County Strategic Plan. This position supports and advances Community Health Services Division's values for fair and culturally competent service delivery, innovative, effective and efficient application of resources, building a culture of performance and expanding opportunities to seek input, listen and respond to industry and residents.

Please note: Public Health- Seattle & King County values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans.

If you need a disability accommodation in the application or testing process, please notify the contact listed below.

Work Location: These positions will be scheduled through the Float Pool and will work at any of the Public Health Centers and satellite clinics throughout King County, changing locations regularly.

Work Schedule: This full-time (1.0 FTE) Career Service, position works Monday through Friday from 8am to 5 pm, however, schedule may vary based on work assignment. This position is subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act and overtime eligible.

Contact: If you have any questions regarding the positions, please contact Karen Veloria at If you have additional questions regarding the application process, please contact Catherine Fitzpatrick, HR Analyst at . APPLICATION FORMS & MATERIALS REQUIRED: 1. Completed Job application 2. Responses to supplemental questions

You can attach multiple documents.

Please Note: A resume and cover letter are required for this position. Your options are:

  • Copy and paste one or more documents into the text resume section of the application.
  • Attach multiple documents/files in the resume attachment section. Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the on-line application and include the information only on the cover letter or resume. Applications and/or Supplemental Questionnaires that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete. Cover letters and/or resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Examples of Duties:

  • Provide WIC services, which includes gathering and assessing information for determining health and nutrition risk factors, program eligibility, client education and referrals.
  • According to program guidelines, provide group nutrition education, and individual nutrition education, which includes breastfeeding support.
  • Demonstrate food preparation techniques, particularly in a group setting
  • Accurately obtain and document anthropometric measurements for infants, children and adults which includes blood samples for hemoglobin testing.
  • Respond to telephone inquiries; screen, schedule and interview diverse clients to determine the type of appointment and the appropriate provider.
  • Document client information and services, and manage appointment schedules in various electronic records, including CIMS, Epic and NextGen.
  • Provide excellent customer service to a diverse clientele on the phone and in person
  • Conduct WIC outreach and program tasks, such as generating end of day reports and client letters.
  • Staff the WIC front desk which includes direct customer service and interfacing with a diverse clientele, issuing and educating about WIC checks and determining follow-up appointments.
  • Assist with WIC outreach and program tasks such as end of day reports and client letters.
  • Opportunity to participate in WIC related committees including breastfeeding promotion activities, clinic health and information fairs, and farmers market.
  • Participate in ordering, and stocking of program supplies, and educational materials, and maintaining clinic equipment.
  • Participate in Quality Assurance activities.
  • Complete annual WIC trainings, and continuing nutrition and breastfeeding education requirements
  • Use Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and other electronic communication tools to coordinate work, and training requirements.
  • Comfortable working with a variety of computer programs.
  • Ability to work with a variety of computer programs, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Suite – Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Ability to lift and lower a child weighing up to 35 pounds onto a surface more than 4 feet high with or without accommodation Qualifications:

  • Ability to complete the Washington State WIC paraprofessional competencies within 6 months of hire.

  • Ability to obtain Washington State Medical Assistant-Registered or Phlebotomist certification within 30 days of hire in order to perform hemoglobin/hematocrit testing on WIC participants.
  • Ability to obtain a Washington State food worker card
  • Possesses BLS for Healthcare Providers with AED certification before hire
  • Ability to apply nutrition and health promotion knowledge/practices in working with clients from diverse backgrounds to make positive changes in health behaviors.
  • Working knowledge of basic nutrition theory and practice, medical terminology, hygienic practices and universal precautions.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide positive direct client services in a healthcare setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain good interpersonal interactions with clients and co-workers while working effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills related to basic cooking and food demonstration techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand various perspectives and listen to others without conveying judgment.
  • Excellent problem solving, priority setting and organizational abilities.
  • Must be able to lift and lower a child weighing up to 35 pounds onto a surface above 4 feet high. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience in providing WIC services

  • Bilingual is highly desired
  • One academic year of formal education at the post-secondary level, including basic nutrition theory and practice, human development, and life sciences, completion of Washington State WIC paraprofessional competencies and/or BS in nutrition or AA in Dietetic Technology. Supplemental Information: This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, testing and interviewing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to:

  • Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.

  • Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.
  • Staff may be required to play a role as a first responder in the event of a Public Health emergency.

Necessary Special Requirements:

  • Washington State Driver's License or the ability to travel to multiple work locations with limited or no public transportation in a timely manner.
  • The selected candidate must pass a thorough background investigation.
  • Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.
  • Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on time.

UNION AFFILIATION: This position is represented by the Professional & Technical Employees Union, Local 17.


ALTERNATIVE FORMAT MAY BE OBTAINED BY emailing or calling 206- 296-5077

Job Title: Nutrition Assistant Float Pool

Opening Date/Time: Wed. 10/11/17 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time: Mon. 10/23/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Salary: $20.87 - $26.45 Hourly

Job Type: Career Service

Location: Various Locations Throughout King County, Washington

Department: Department of Public Health--Community Health Services