Assistant Community Nutritionist- Non-merit

Baltimore County
34 per week $18 - $30 Per hour MD US Department of Health & Human Services, 7500 Security Blvd, Windsor Mill, MD 21244, United States


Regular Schedule:  34 hours per week

Non-Merit vacancies exist in the Bureau of Clinical Services, Women, Infant and Children (WIC), Department of Health and Human Services.

Non-Merit positions are not classified within the Baltimore County Government Classification and Compensation Plan.

A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring in any Office or Department of Baltimore County General Government may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

All interested candidates must apply at this time.

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experiences on your application. Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

Note:  Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered.  A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position.  Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application. 

Examples of Duties

Under general supervision, provides consultation and assessment, and delivers various nutrition related services, including public health, nutrition education, and food service programs, to individuals, families, and groups.

  • Screens clients and obtains necessary documentation to determine medical and nutritional risk for WIC eligibility according to established Federal regulations and State guidelines. 
  • Takes and records pertinent client information including height, weight, and hemoglobin measurements. 
  • Obtains clients' diet histories and assesses adequacy using standard guidelines. 
  • Prepares and implements nutrition plans. Prescribes food packages to meet clients medical and nutritional needs. 
  • Counsels clients, provides educational materials, and makes referrals to other appropriate resources.
  • Assists in the planning and implementation of nutritional education programs and outreach activities. 
  • Assist in the development and distribution of educational materials, such as pamphlets, audio-visual aids, displays and reports. 
  • Assist in evaluating the need for services, and in the planning and implementation of service delivery.
  • Receives, investigates, and resolves inquiries, requests, and complaints. 
  • Assists in the development of new or improved clinic processes and/or procedures. Assists in training and orienting new personnel.
Examples of Other Duties
Acts as a team leader and supervises staff in the absence of Community Nutritionist.  May perform other duties as required.

(NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.)


Required Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate in Arts degree in health education, nutrition, dietetics, human ecology/home science, or a related field.

Licenses and Certificates
Possession of a valid driver's license equivalent to a non-commercial, class C Maryland driver's license is required at the time of appointment.

Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education
Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant's major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered.  Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Proof of Degree Equivalency
Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. (

Mail or deliver documents to:

ATTN:  Assistant Community Nutritionist (Administrative Officer II) - Non-Merit
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Avenue
Towson, MD 21204

You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions.  Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.

Conditions of Employment

Employees hired after July 1, 2022 are required to participate in the Baltimore County Employees' Retirement System, with very limited exceptions.

Physical and Environmental Conditions
The work of this classification may entail travel to various sites throughout the County.

Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for employment with Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination, drug screening and employment investigation, including, but not limited to criminal background, education certification and fingerprinting checks.