This position will support the Federal Government's response
efforts to COVID-19.
The incumbent plans and implements the Nutrition and Dietetic
Services for the service unit including Medical Nutrition Therapy
(MNT), lifestyle modifications counseling, program planning and
implementation. This position reports directly to the Supervisory
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Counsel patients and families in nutrition principles, medical
nutritional therapy (MNT) plans, food selection and economics,
adapting plans to the individual's lifestyle and resources.
Provide comprehensive diabetes education for patients, staff and
Help develop, administer and evaluate nutrition programs for
outpatients with normal and therapeutic diet needs.
Participate in planning, development, implementation and
evaluation of nutrition education
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
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Conditions of Employment
Selectee may be subject to a probationary period
U.S. Citizenship is required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630,
requiring contact or control over Indian children. Due to this
requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these
positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere
or guilty to certain crimes.
Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born
after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for
civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health
Service health care facilities.
Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To
learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and
responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you.
Background Investigation: If you are selected for this vacancy,
you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background
investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation
documentation must be cleared prior to hire. After you begin your
employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the
outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the
sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find
that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If
you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin
work. If you make a false statement in any part of your
application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin
work; or subject to possible criminal charges. You may be subject
to a credit check as a part of the background investigation
Fingerprinting, as part of the background investigation process,
may be delayed due to COVID-19. All other background investigation
procedures will apply. Be advised that your continued employment
will require you to complete a fingerprint check within 60 days
after notification of return to full operations and successfully
obtaining a favorable background investigation.
To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient
experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific
position for which you are applying.
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; social). You will
receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer
and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and
responsibilities in each position held and the total number of
hours per week.
Individual Occupational Requirements
Applicants must meet one of the following requirements for all
- 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
- Completion of a coordinated undergraduate program, internship,
or other clinical component approved by AND (formerly ADA) for
dietitians or nutritionists.
- Professional registration as a Registered Dietitian (RD) or
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).
In addition to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the
Minimum Qualifications stated below.
GS-9: 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education
leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate
degree or 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least
GS-11: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education
leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or
1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-9.
Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of
specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade
level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or
public sector performing the following type of work and/or
Examples of experience to qualify at GS-9 include: Evaluate
nutritional assessments; review and interpret treatment data;
develop nutritional care plan; provide nutritional education to
individuals, families, and community groups.
Examples of experience to qualify at GS-11 include: Develop
nutritional care plans; provide consulting services to patients;
assess nutritional needs related to several types of diabetes;
interview techniques and patient care management.
Selective Placement Factor: Applicants must possess and maintain
current registration with The Commission on Dietetic
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of
the closing date of the announcement.
For positions requiring positive education requirements, you
MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of
college courses which includes equivalent information from the
transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree
earned) in your resume.
When there is a positive education requirement, or you are using
education to qualify as a substitution for experience, transcripts
(unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that
you meet the educational requirement or substitution.
Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by
accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of
Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at
the following website: https://www.ed.gov/accreditation
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in
foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification
requirements, you must show that the education credentials have
been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in
interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has
been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S.
education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at
a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information,