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Nutritionist II

  • Nutritionist II
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
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Exam Components: 
Non-Competitive Registration
Annual Salary Range:
$35,308.00 – $56,092.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,471.00 – $2,338.00
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This is mid-level professional public health nutrition work.

Job Duties

Assists a higher-level nutritionist in planning, adaptation, and implementation of the nutritional components of general or specialized public health programs; evaluating nutrition program services; or resource development and training in a district health office, or in a specialized public health program.

Assists in the review, interpretation, and transmittal of scientific information, epidemiological data, survey data, and/or trends analysis regarding nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention.

Assists in the preparation, selection, and evaluation of nutrition and food service education materials; uses these materials in the education of public health staff, students, and other health professionals.

Assists in the review of grant projects and proposals for nutrition program funds; conducts contract monitoring of local health units for compliance with federal and state regulations related to program or grant projects, identifies findings, and prepares reports.

Assists in developing and implementing program policies and procedures.

Coordinates nutrition program services with other nutrition or public health programs.

Provides consultation and confers with public health staff on food and nutrition as related to health programs or problems.

Provides technical assistance and consultation to other bureaus, local contractors, and other health and human services professionals in accomplishing the goals of nutrition program or grant project.

Provides nutrition and/or food systems consultation to professional and allied health personnel.

Participates in and conducts dietary studies or surveys as related to the nutrition and/or food service aspects of various programs.

Participates in planning, developing, and implementing in-service training of health personnel and other professional groups working on programs with nutrition or food service components.

Prepares reports, records, and other data related to nutritional services.

Evaluates the nutritional needs of an assigned area and recommends services to meet those needs.

Networks with appropriate community organizations and individuals to coordinate and improve services relating to public health nutrition.

Serves as a preceptor for dietetic practicums.

Exercises independence and initiative in the performance of responsibilities; receives general administrative direction from a higher level nutritionist.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Two or more years of experience as a Nutritionist I with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.


A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Diet Therapy, Medical Dietetics, Life Cycle Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Food Science, Applied Human Nutrition or Advanced Human Nutrition; and,

Two or more years of professional experience as a nutritionist.

(24 earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified fields may substitute for one year of the stated experience.)

(A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in the specified fields may substitute for the stated experience.)


Current registration as a Dietitian with the Missouri State Committee of Dietitians; and,

One or more years of professional experience as a Licensed Dietitian (L.D.).

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Intermediate knowledge of the principles and practices of nutrition and food, particularly in relation to health and disease.

Intermediate knowledge of current developments in public health nutrition and their application to statewide and/or local nutrition programs.

Intermediate knowledge of social, cultural, and economic problems, and their impact on public health nutrition.

Intermediate knowledge of the organization, content, and goals of nutrition services, and their relationship with public health programs.

Ability to effectively develop, select, and evaluate educational materials for the nutrition education of individuals and groups.

Ability to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of nutrition services.

Ability to gather, interpret, evaluate, and use statistical data.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with professionals, lay groups, other employees, and the general public.

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