The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Division seeks a qualified candidate to become part of a dynamic and diverse team as a Nutrition Consultant.
Examples of Work
Assist in planning, implementing, coordinating and evaluating the nutrition activities for the Nebraska Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Program. Work is focused on improving environments in schools, early childhood education services, public agencies, and communities to promote healthy food/beverage access; improving food service guidelines and standards; and improving access to breastfeeding friendly environments. Assist in writing grant applications, work plans, budget, annual reports and other documentation required by grantors. Monitor grant and budget implementation to ensure fiscal responsibilities and grant objectives are met. Assist in the design, implementation, and monitoring of program evaluation and performance measures to assess progress toward goals and objectives. Assist in the development of requests for grant proposals for local health departments, review grant applications and reports, and provide technical assistance to grantees. Write, administer, and conduct oversight of external contracts/sub-awards to assure compliance with federal and state audit requirements; provide guidance/technical assistance as needed to remedy any concerns or inconsistencies. Monitor, assess, and evaluate contractor/sub-awardee activities to assure work is completed. Assure adequate and appropriate sub recipient monitoring is completed. Engage internal and external program partners to determine assets, deficits, resources, and gaps. Facilitate collaborative relationships with appropriate agencies, state, and community organizations and other coalitions to effectively implement nutrition-related goals of the chronic disease prevention & control program.
: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent coursework/training in community health education, biological science, adult/continuing education or related field AND experience in public/community health education activities with responsibility for: developing, evaluating, and leading health education program activities; assessing health needs; writing and designing educational and informational material, training aids, and presentations; preparing grant proposals; or planning and leading group sessions. Related experience may substitute for a Bachelor’s degree on a year-for-year basis.
PREFERRED: Master’s degree in nutrition & dietetics or a related field; is a Registered Dietician; and has a minimum of 2 years’ experience working in community nutrition programs or public/community health.
OTHER: Valid drivers license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of: the principles and practices of public/community health planning and organizing; the principles of grant writing, reporting, and grant administration; the techniques of planning and evaluation; and the practices and techniques of developing partnerships and collaborations Skill in: decision making; planning, organizing, and prioritizing; problem solving; communicating information in oral or written form so other will understand; quantitative and analytical review; Microsoft office programs Ability to: develop and maintain effective relationships with program representatives and the public; apply instructions; summarize program information into reports; formulate goals and plans; manage time and workflow of oneself to meet deadlines; demonstrate professionalism; work independently; work collaboratively in a team setting; operate basic computer software and hardware; self-motivate and work independently with minimal supervision; and apply and interpret State and federal laws and standards.