Department Of Agriculture Robbinsville , NJ 08691

Posted 3 weeks ago

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This position is located in a Regional Office.The nutritionist serves as a professional expert in the areas of nutrition, nutrition education and related subjects for the Program and Section. The incumbent is responsible for providing creativity, leadership, initiative and technical guidance for planning, integrating and evaluating nutrition components of the program. The nutritionist also provides training, technical assistance and guidance to Regional office and State agency staff.

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  • Provides in-depth, nutrition expertise. Researches and analyzes information and provide timely and reliable program information, technical assistance, guidance, with minimal revision and supervision. Serves as nutrition expert and SME.

  • Responsible for assuring that the assigned work is carried out by performing a wide range of technical and analytical duties as related to nutrition science, education, promotion, policy, grants, and related subjects.

  • Plans, directs, and participates in management evaluations; develops written reports of findings and recommendations; negotiates corrective action; and conducts post-review evaluation. Professionally presents and discusses issues.

  • Coordinates, develops, and delivers regional training efforts. Serves as coordinator for special projects and nutrition initiatives, ensuring objectives are met. Trains State, ITO, and local staff on nutrition-related requirements.

Travel Required

25% or less

  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

0630 Dietitian And Nutritionist

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  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.

  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.

  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.

  • Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served.

  • Direct Deposit

  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit


To qualify for the GS-12 level, your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-11 level in the federal service. Example of qualifying experience include the following types of tasks performed on a regular and recurring basis:

  • Communicating orally and in writing with a wide array of audiences, including senior leadership, managers and staff, policy makers, program partners, and nutrition professionals.

  • Analyzing technical nutrition policies for a program and developing coordinated nutrition services and policy interpretation to deliver technical assistance to stakeholders.

  • Developing nutrition or nutrition education resources for targeted audiences.

  • Summarizing, analyzing and/or applying scientific evidence and data to inform programmatic priorities.

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

Time in grade:

Under competitive merit promotion procedures, any individual who is currently holding, or who has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet "time-in-grade" requirements (have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade of the grade for which you are applying). You must include an SF-50 (you may need to submit more than one) that supports meeting this requirement with your application package. Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-11 level for consideration at the GS-12 level.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


  • Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree in the fields of dietetics, food, nutrition, food service management, institution management, or related science. The educational program must have been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (external link) (ACEND), or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. For dietitian positions, the curriculum must have been in accordance with the qualifying requirements established by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) (external link) (formerly American Dietetic Association (external link) (ADA) prior to January 1, 2012) in effect at the time of graduation.

  • Completion of a coordinated undergraduate program, internship, or other clinical component approved by AND (formerly ADA) for dietitians or nutritionists.

  • Professional certification as a Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).

NOTE: Applicants who have completed a coordinated undergraduate program, internship, or other clinical component approved by AND (formerly ADA) for dietitians or nutritionists; or applicants who possess professional registration as a Registered Dietitian or Registered Dietician Nutritionist meet the requirement for GS-7.NOTE: Employees currently assigned to positions in this occupational series as of September 2017 will be considered to have met the basic requirements for the position occupied.

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