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Tehama County Health Services Agency

Tehama County, CA

Full-Time with Benefits

Bilingual Incentive!
In compliance with current regulations in the state of California, this position does
not require employees to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination, although it is highly recommended.

Testing Dates: September 29, 2023 – October 2, 2023. Testing will be provided via email.
Tentative Interview Dates:
1st & 2nd Interviews: Friday, October 6, 2023 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Salary (A-E Steps)
Registered Dietitian I:
$27.43 – $33.35 Hourly / $2,194.40 – $2,668.00 Biweekly / $57,054.40 – $69,368.00 Annually
Registered Dietitian II:
$30.28 – $36.81 Hourly / $2,422.40 – $2,944.80 Biweekly / $62,982.40 – $76,564.80 Annually

Bilingual incentive pay is +7.5% above the Registered Dietitian I/II rate.
New employees should anticipate being hired at the beginning step of the salary range.

Under the direction of the Supervising Registered Dietitian, provides nutrition counseling, education, training and consulting services to participants in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program, including high-risk clients; provides technical assistance, consultation, training and education to agency staff; provides educational presentations to the community.

Tehama County Health Services Agency is committed to a healthy community. We provide integrated services to Tehama County residents through education, prevention, assessment, intervention, treatment, and follow up. Our staff are valued for their contributions to client care, whether they work in direct services or are in key support roles. We collaborate, communicate, and support each other so we can focus on what’s most important, the overall health of our clients. Every position is a key position at Health Services. We value input, good communication, and collaboration within our organization as well as with our agency partners. If you would enjoy working with people who are committed to the health of our residents, then our agency would like to hear from you.

Examples of Duties

  • Assists in the development and maintenance of the nutrition education policies and procedures.
  • Plans, develops, implements and teaches classes on nutrition, infant feeding, breast feeding education and support, and general nutrition.
  • Provides training to WIC employees in nutrition assessment and nutrition education plans.
  • Conducts nutrition assessments and develops nutrition education plans.
  • Conducts nutrition education programs for individuals, families and private and public agencies throughout the county.
  • Bilingual Candidates: Translates, interprets and otherwise communicates with members of the Spanish speaking community.

Knowledge of:

  • Applicable Federal, State, County, Department, and Division laws, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Human nutrition and its relationship to health and disease
  • Health and nutritional issues concerning pregnant or nursing women, infants and children
  • Principles and techniques of nutrition counseling including menu planning and food preparation methods

Ability to:

  • Assist in developing and implementing effective health education programs
  • Perform nutrition assessments, determine nutritional requirements and provide client counseling

Education, Experience & Licenses
Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in nutrition sciences, community, clinical, or public health nutrition or dietetics.
  • Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Registered Dietitian I: No experience required
Registered Dietitian II: A minimum of one (1) year of relevant experience within a community nutrition clinic setting is desirable.

Recruitment Information

The department is currently recruiting for one (1) vacancy.
In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a Registered Dietitian I/II, as well as subsequent vacancies, which occur during the life of the eligibility list.

Please upload ALL required documents when applying such as, copies of all required degrees and/or certifications as outlined in the job description. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
For questions about this recruitment, contact:
Emily Unger
530-527-8491 x.3830 |

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background, fingerprinting, drug test (including marijuana) and physical examination provided by the County.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None