Department Of Aging Community Nutritionist

Baltimore County
35 per week $47,391 - $54,517 Per year MD 611 Central Ave, Towson, MD 21204, United States


Pay Schedule I, Grade 25, Regular Schedule: 35 hours per week

A vacancy exists in the Department of Aging.

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

Current and future vacancies occurring in this class may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

This job announcement may close at any time with little or no notice.  Applicants are advised to apply promptly.
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 must attach your transcript(s), and/or degree(s), and/or certification(s) to your application
Unofficial copies are acceptable.  

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

Examples of Duties

Job Purpose
Under general supervision, plans, organizes, and directs nutrition education programs for older adults in Baltimore County.

Essential Job Duties

  • Participates in the development, coordination, implementation, and maintenance of nutrition education programs to reduce food insecurity, promote socialization and maintain the independence of older adults.
  • Develops and distributes educational materials such as pamphlets, audio-visual aids, displays, and reports.
  • Prepares and presents lectures, demonstrations, workshops, and other nutrition education presentations.
  • Researches, prepares, and presents reports and articles on nutrition and related health topics. Researches and responds to requests and inquiries from the public and staff.
  • Inspects and evaluates congregate meal program facilities and operations. Provides advice, consultation, and guidance regarding nutrition and related matters such as food preparation, safety, purchase, and storage.
  • Trains staff and volunteers at congregate meal sites to assure compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Assists with program promotion, participant recruitment and recruitment of volunteers.
  • Interacts with caterers regarding meal quantity and quality, temperatures, and delivery.
  • Communicates daily with senior center staff and nutrition site staff/volunteers regarding meal counts and supply orders.
  • Enters meal counts and contribution information on weekly nutrition reports.
  • In conjunction with Nutrition Program Manager, establishes partnerships with health systems, public health departments, universities and community-based organizations to provide nutrition programs and education.
Examples of Other Essential Duties:
  • Assists the Nutrition Program Manager with delivering evidence-based nutrition programs.
  • Assists with Farmers Market Coupon Distribution, Emergency Meal distribution, No Senior Eats Alone Day and Power of Age EXPO.
  • Provides office support when needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

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 not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.


Required Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in nutrition, dietetics, foods, nutrition education, biochemistry, home economics, health services, health education, or a related field.

Licenses and Certificates
Possession of a valid driver's license equivalent to a noncommercial, 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: Community Nutritionist - Aging
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

You must attach your transcript(s), and/or degree(s), and/or certification(s) to your application.  Unofficial copies are acceptable.  

Qualified applicants will be assigned a rating based on an evaluation of their training and experience as submitted on their application and supplemental questionnaire. Applicants are advised to state the dates, duties and responsibilities 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.