Job Description

Nutrition Specialist 4 day work week Job 3090 (Nutrition WIC Services)
Lexington, KY, United States of America


The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD) is an independent public health agency charged with helping Lexington be well since 1904 and proudly nationally accredited since 2014. Vision: We will move Lexington toward being one of the healthiest communities in the nation. Mission: Helping Lexington be well. Values: We commit to being... Caring: We will treat our clients, community and coworkers with compassion and kindness. Accountable: We will respect all individuals without bias and value their uniqueness. Respectful: We will respect all individuals without bias and value their uniqueness. Equitable: We will provide services and care equitably to all of our clients throughout the community. Service: We are here to serve our clients and community. LFCHD provides a wide range of public health services for the community, including restaurant inspections, flu shots, HANDS visits for moms and dads, diabetes prevention/management, training to licensed child care providers, nutrition through the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, school health, a needle exchange program to fight the spread of hepatitis C and HIV, and much more. Visit to learn more about LFCHD!

Job Skills / Requirements

Now hiring for Nutrition Dietetics Specialist, full-time 37.5 hours per week. $21.00 per hour - $28.25 per hour pay range; excellent benefits package.  Family friendly hours. MONDAY - THURSDAY 4-DAY WORK WEEK. 

Phase 1 external application deadline is May 29, 2023. 

Functions as a WIC (Women, Infant, and Children) clinic nutritionist by providing nutrition education for the WIC program by determining nutrition risk, setting goals for behavior change pertaining to nutrition and breastfeeding, providing supplemental foods, and developing and distributing nutrition educational materials. 

Determines participants' WIC eligibility based on nutrition risk by assessing diet, history, and determines nutritional risk factors for pregnant women, breastfeeding women, postpartum women, infants or children up to five (5) years of age for the WIC program according to State and Federal regulations. 

Updated requirements: Physicians, Nutritionists (Bachelor's Degree), Certified Nutritionists (Master's Degree and certification by State Board of Certification and Licensure), Master's Degree in community nutrition, public health nutrition, foods or nutrition or dietetics, Dietitians (RD/LD), Nurses (RN, LPN, APRN), and Physician's Assistants (certified by the National Committee on Certification of Physician's Assistants). 



Education Requirements (Any)

Nutra1: Bachelors' degree or higher in nutrition or dietetics or related

Additional Information / Benefits

Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD) offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time and part-time eligible employees, including paid time off (annual and sick leave accruals). Employee benefits summary: Four medical plans are offered, so you can select the coverage that best meets your needs. Two plan options include an employer-funded health reimbursement account. Employees who waive medical coverage are eligible for an employer-funded health reimbursement account that receives $175 per month. Dental Insurance and Vision Insurance is available with three plan options ranging from basic to comprehensive. Additional benefits include basic life insurance and long term disability; cafeteria plans; wellness program, employee assistance program; paid holidays; paid annual leave and paid sick leave; and tuition reimbursement program. Retirement Benefits include the Kentucky Employees' Retirement System and Cash Balance plan and Kentucky Deferred Compensation which includes 401(k), 457, and IRA options.

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan, Pension/Retirement, Educational Assistance

This job reports to the Team leader Nutrition Services

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.

Number of Openings for this position: 2