Women Infant & Children (WIC) - Registered Dietitian

Public Health, 850 N. 6th, Abilene, Texas, United States of America Req #798
Monday, November 27, 2023


Under general supervision, this position will provide advanced nutritional services, assist with the Quality Assurance programs, and perform related work as required.


This position exercises no supervision.


Assist with the Quality Assurance (QA) program to include, but not limited to continuous evaluation of individual counseling, nutrition education efforts, and clinical procedures. 

Conduct and monitor self-audits; provide corrective action plans for self-audits below compliance standards, report findings and prepare reports for Quarterly QA meetings.

Provide staff training on current nutrition-related topics and nutrition assessment procedures.

Complete and implement the annual Nutrition Education Plan; review and approve nutrition education materials and lessons; conduct facilitated discussion and cooking classes.  

Provide individual counseling for identified high risk participants as defined by the State and local high-risk policy and procedure guidelines.

Provide consultation regarding the appropriate issuance of formulas; approve non-contract and exempt formulas within state policy, as needed.

Review criteria and certify patients and participants.

Assist with agency nutrition related programs and projects.

Serve as a department liaison to community agencies, task forces and committees; assist with community-based assessments. 

Drive to participate in outreach events, meetings and trainings/conferences as assigned.

Participate in an agency administered higher education enrichment programs as a student preceptor supervisor.

Operates under all required federal, state and local guidelines related to security and confidentiality. 


Maintain records and reports for audit purposes.

Perform other job-related duties and responsibilities as assigned. 


Knowledge of:

Foods, nutrition, and best practice nutritional education.

Medical theory nutrition.

Principles of Public Health Nutrition.

Federal regulations and State policies governing agency grant programs.

Skill to:

Develop and implement policies and procedures.

Evaluate outcome measures.

Provide technical assistance to the program.

Ability to:

Professionally document and maintain confidentiality regarding information processed and follow instructions.   

Assess effectiveness of program activities and develop solutions to problems.

Work with individuals of varying socio-economic backgrounds.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.

Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.

Perform as a team member in a manner that accomplishes the Division’s mission and treats team members with dignity, courtesy, and respect.

Experience and Training Guidelines:

For positions with more than one level, all listed requirements at the lower levels are required at the higher levels. Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.  Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:


Maternal, pediatrics, and/or adult nutrition counseling is preferred.

WIC Nutrition program experience is preferred.


A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Food Science or Nutrition with at least 24 semester hours of college level course work in food and nutrition is required.

License or Certificate:
Current registration with the Commission on Dietetics Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is required.

A valid current Texas driver’s license: the ability to obtain one within ninety (90) days of employment, or a military waiver is required.

Special Requirements:

Potential exposure to chemicals, mechanical hazards, blood borne pathogens, communicable diseases, and constant noise.

Ability to work in non-standard office environment such as in a mobile office or in a temporary location.

May include exposure to cold, heat, outdoors, vibration, chemicals and biological hazards.

Ability to travel to multiple sites.

Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:

With or without accommodation, the “X” indicates the overall strength demand of the position during a typical workday:

    ___    Sedentary – lifting of no more than 10 pounds.
    ___    Light – lifting no more than 20 pounds; carrying up to 10 pounds.
    _X_    Medium – lifting no more than 50 pounds; carrying up to 25 pounds.
    ___    Heavy – lifting no more than 100 pounds; carrying up to 50 pounds.
    ___    Very Heavy – team lifting over 100 pounds; carrying more than 50 pounds.

Physical Demand Codes:  The following describes whether the position is expected to exert the physical demands listed during a typical workday as well as the overall frequency of the task:

Codes for how often:
N     =    No
E    =    Extensive (100 – 70% of the time)
M    =    Moderate (60 – 30% of the time)
I    =    Infrequent (20 – 10% of the time)
A    =    Almost Never (<10% of the time)

Code / Task
_M_    Standing
_E_    Sitting
_I__    Walking
_I__    Lifting
_I__    Carrying
_M_    Pushing/Pulling
_I_      Overhead Work
_I__    Fine Dexterity
_I__    Kneeling
_I__    Crouching
_A_    Crawling
_M_    Bending
_I__    Twisting
_I__    Climbing
_I__    Balancing
_E_    Vision
_E_    Hearing
_E_    Talking
___    Other:  _____________________

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $57,191.48
  • Max Hiring Rate $68,630.00
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  • Public Health, 850 N. 6th, Abilene, Texas, United States of America