Nutrition Technician

Maryland, United States
$15.78- $21.69
26 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CD 
Starting Hourly Rate Range: $15.78- $21.69
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule:  37.5 Hours/Week
Employee subgroup: Salaried Non-exmt 
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10003595-PFRH WIC Project 
Personnel area: School of Public Health

General summary/purpose 

The primary purpose of this position is to perform eligibility determination including health and nutrition screening of participants and applicants of the WIC (women, infants and children) program. To interview participants and applicants to determine eligibility based on income, residency and medical/nutritional criteria.  To provide nutrition education, breastfeeding and preventive health education and referral services to participants.   

Specific duties & responsibilities

  •  Conduct initial certification and recertification.
  • Provide primary and secondary nutrition education.
  • Collect anthropometric and hematological data.
  • Accurately collect and enter height/lengths, weights and hemoglobin data into computer.
  • Provide group nutrition education. 
  • Accurately obtains/documents proof of residence, identify, proof of pregnancy and calculates and documents proof of income.
  • Follow established federal and state guidelines for prescribing infant formulas, other special dietary formulas and appropriate food packages consistent with guidelines and the applicant’s dietary/health requirements and preference.
  • Follow state and agency guidelines for providing high risk and breastfeeding counseling.
  • Follow state and local agency guidelines for providing referrals.
  • Explains appropriate food packages and how to use eWIC card to each participant
  • Explains the rights and responsibilities of a WIC participant to each participant

Minimum qualifications

  • AA, BS, or BA in Nutrition, Biological Sciences, Public Health or related sciences
  • ADA Approved Dietetic Technician Program License

Preferred qualifications

  • Previous WIC experience a plus, demonstrated ability to work with multi-cultural population.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate experience in working effectively with low-income, multi-cultural populations.
  • Demonstrate experience with computer use.
  • Ability to interact appropriately with colleagues for different purposes in different context.
  • Ability to organize work assignments and set priorities in carrying them out.
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with clients, healthcare providers and/or staff.
  • Ability to provide excellent participant centered customer service; basic nutrition knowledge; proficient in Microsoft word 

Other:   Must be willing to travel to various sites: perform other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor or program coordinator   

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled. 

EEO is the Law

Learn more:

Important legal information: