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Date:  Apr 25, 2024
Req ID:  32648

Little Rock, AR, US, 72205

Anticipated Starting Salary:  45,009.95

Arkansas Department of Health

4815 W Markham Street

Little Rock, AR  72205


Position Number: 22106962

County: Pulaski   City: Little Rock

Posting End Date: Continuously Advertised

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $45,009.95

Center for Local Public Health – Central Region


Additional Preferences: 


Frequent in-state and occasional out-of-state travel is required. A valid driver’s license is required.


Some alternative or non-traditional work hours and special clinic hours may be required outside of normal operating hours. Starting and ending work times may vary and include extended hours and weekend rotation during a Public Health Emergency or Pandemic.


This position has regular contact with professional staff, physicians, clients, and family members.


Salary based upon experience and internal approvals.  


Hiring Official:  L. House

Recruitment Contact: - 501-661-2268

The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and well-being of all Arkansans.

Position Information

Class Code: L035C

Grade: GS08


Salary Range: $45,010.00 - $65,265.00


The Nutritionist Consultant is responsible for developing and presenting nutritional training programs and consultations for agency or institution service providers. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Develops or modifies nutrition program menus, policies, and procedures by researching demographic and other statistical data of clients, evaluating current quality of services provided, researching related literature, and coordinating with other health organizations. Advises service providers of client nutrition requirements, policy and procedures of programs, and special nutrition needs to ensure program compliance. Assists in development of overall annual program goals and objectives for providing nutrition and health services to clients. Evaluates program effectiveness by conducting site visits and reviewing reports and other data submitted by agency or institution providers to ensure compliance with federal and state program rules and regulations. Prepares reports evaluating overall effectiveness of a nutritional program and recommends methods of improvement. Develops nutritional training programs by assessing needs of service providers and conducting technical research, preparing training aids and nutritional resource materials for use by service providers, and presenting training programs to staff members and/or service providers. May supervise a small professional staff by interviewing, recommending for hire, assigning and reviewing work, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Performs other duties as assigned.


Limited in-state travel is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of nutrition program requirements and procedures. Knowledge of food systems management techniques. Knowledge of nutrition as part of patient therapeutic management. Ability to plan, develop, and conduct training sessions and technical assistance programs to communicate information on dietetics and foods systems management techniques. Ability to evaluate programs for compliance with policies and procedures. Ability to develop and modify nutrition program policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Licensed as a dietician by the Arkansas Dietetics Licensing Board in accordance with ACA 17-83-301, and a bachelor's degree in nutrition science or a related field; plus four years of work-related experience. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock