Nutritionist I- Non-merit

Baltimore County
34 per week $22 - $34 Per hour MD US Department of Health & Human Services, 7500 Security Blvd, Windsor Mill, MD 21244, United States


Regular Schedule: 34 hours per week

A Non-Merit vacancy exists in the Bureau of Community Health Services, 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.

This job announcement may close at any time with little or no notice. Applicants are advised to apply promptly.  All interested transfer and promotional 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) and/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, plans, develops, implements, and conducts programs providing professional nutrition services.


  • Plans, implements, conducts, and evaluates programs providing various nutrition services such as nutrition assessment, counseling, and education. 
  • Supervises subordinate staff.
  • Develops and implements the nutrition education component of public health programs. 
  • Conducts studies of local nutritional needs and resources.
  • Provides advice, consultation, and guidance to human service providers, community organizations, and individuals regarding nutrition. 
  • Researches, prepares, and presents reports on nutrition and related health topics. 
  • Researches and responds to requests and inquiries from the public and staff.
  • Assists in developing grant proposals and justifications. 
  • Prepares and administers program budgets.


  • May perform other related 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 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, nutrition education, dietetics, or a related field
three years' professional experience in human nutrition or dietetics.

(Qualifying education beyond a bachelor's degree may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Entry Level)

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and theories of basic and applied human nutrition. 
  • Knowledge of human growth and development. 
  • Knowledge of the methods and materials of nutrition education.
  • Skill in the provision of professional nutrition and dietetic services. 
  • Skill in the preparation and presentation of nutrition education materials. 
  • Skill in the assessing and counseling of individuals and groups.
  • Ability to plan, implement, and conduct public health nutrition programs. 
  • Supervisory ability. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to monitor grants and operating budgets. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, co-workers, and the public.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Full Performance)
  • Knowledge of County and departmental rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. 
  • Knowledge of the programs and services offered by the County and other local health care providers.
  • Skill in planning, implementing, and conducting public health nutrition programs. 
  • Skill in monitoring grants and operating budgets.
Licenses and Certificates
Current registration as a Dietitian with the American Dietetic Association and licensure as a Nutritionist by the Maryland Board of Dietetic Practice are required at the time of appointment. 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 transcript 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: Nutritionist I (Specialist Officer II) - Non-Merit
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

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

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

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.