This employee works independently. Plans, directs, and
implements a variety of assignments to provide and direct the diet
and care of prisoners. Provides guidance to food service civilian
staff and prisoner food service workers. Works within general
methods and procedures and exercises independent judgment to adapt
and apply national guidelines to specific situations. The work
requires knowledge of policies, procedures, and regulations of
dietetic and nutritional food service programs. Performs
professional dietitian assignments at the experienced level.
Organizes and conducts quality performance improvement audits.
Travel is required.
Required Education and Experience
Possession of a bachelor's degree in foods and nutrition, or
No specific type or amount is required.
One year of professional experience providing dietetic and
nutritional services equivalent to a Dietitian/Nutritionist 9.
Two years of professional experience providing dietetic and
nutritional services equivalent to a Dietitian/Nutritionist,
including one year equivalent to a Dietitian/Nutritionist 10.
Additional Requirements and Information
Thorough knowledge of principles of human nutrition, diet
therapy and menu planning. Ability to make clinical judgments
involving dietary therapy and to instruct prisoners on therapeutic
diet principles. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
Mature emotional stability.
Current registration with the American Dietetic Association as a
All required documents must be attached and submitted at the
time of application for further consideration. Applications must be
submitted throughNEOGOVto be considered.
Interested applicants who are attaching transcripts must attach
a copy of your official college transcripts indicating the specific
type of degree earned and the conferred/graduation date. More
information regarding what constitutes an official transcript can
be found here. (un-official or web based transcripts will not be
If you have questions or need assistance uploading and/or
attaching your documents, please call the Office of Career Services
The Department of Corrections may screen out job applicants who
have been convicted of a felony in accordance with Public Act 191
of 2017. Applicants who have been convicted of a misdemeanor or
felony are ineligible for employment with the Department of
Corrections until satisfactory completion of any sentence imposed,
including parole or probation.
REQUIRED INFORMATION: Employment in the state classified service
demands a high degree of loyalty and imposes high ethical standards
on employees to ensure the integrity of state government and
maintain effective services. All employees must meet these ethical
standards and all appointing authorities are obligated to enforce
these ethical standards.
As part of this effort all employees are required to report any
possible conflict of interest, please review the information and be
prepared to respond to questions related to the information in your
application. Ethical Standards and Conduct (Note: you do not need
to fill out the form)
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