Job ID: 36827
Location: St. Paul
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 11/07/2019
Closing Date: 11/29/2019
Hiring Agency: Department of Corrections
Location: Central Office-St. Paul
Division/Unit: Food Service
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Days of Work: Monday – Friday
Travel Required: Yes, up to 25% of time
Salary Range: $23.44 – $34.38 /hourly; $48,943 – $71,785 /annually
Classified Status: Classified
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes
The position will report to the agency’s Food Program Director and will co-provide clinical nutritional expertise to Central Office and facility-based Health Service units to maximize offender health outcomes. The position will co-operate the Department’s menu management software system to sustain a comprehensive and unified menu program, ensuring that all diets and created menus meet established standards for nutrient provision, food program policies, and budgetary goals.
The position will ensure that orders for medical and supplemental diets are written only for documented and appropriate conditions at their designated facilities and that these diets are properly provided following the therapeutic menus they endorse. The dietitians will supply nutritional recommendations as needed for special medical conditions and nutritionally compromised offenders through assessment forms, in-person counseling, staff training, and health-team rounds. These positions will have occasional direct offender contact and will be required to travel up to 25% of the time.
Bachelor’s degree in dietetics, human nutrition, nutrition education, food and nutrition, food services management, or a closely related area.
Current licensure with the state of Minnesota as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist or the ability to become licensed* in Minnesota within 90 days of appointment to the position.
(*NOTE TO APPLICANTS UNLICENSED IN MINNESOTA: Please include information regarding your license status in your cover letter. The successful candidate MUST possess the licensure within 90 days of appointment to the position to maintain employment).
Knowledge of large-scale food preparation, purchasing, and menu planning techniques.
Knowledge of the nutritional and food safety requirements for institutional feeding.
Human relation skills and ability sufficient to counsel, train, and make nutritional recommendations to offenders.
Excellent English oral and written communication skills in order to communicate effectively with and provide guidance to staff and offenders.
Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
Knowledge of nutritionally-challenging clientele (e.g. cognitively impaired, juveniles, disabled, low literacy, psychiatric disorders, chemically dependent).
Two or more years of Dietitian experience working in an institution or health care facility.
Current Manager’s-level Food Safety Certificate
Ability to utilize the Nutrition Care Process and develop special diets to address medical issues.
Experience operating nutritional analysis and menu management software.
The completion of pre-placement physical components may be required prior to hire for this position. These components consist of a physical examination, a drug test and/or tuberculosis screening. The selected finalist is required to review and sign a Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) for this position. For a copy of the PDA, please email Cindy Juliar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The selection process may include screening the top candidate(s) on their criminal history, predatory offender registration, offender associations and/or other applicable background information in accordance with Department of Corrections’ policy.
Employment history/reference checks, including incidents of sexual harassment, will also be conducted on the top candidate(s) in accordance with Department of Corrections’ policy. This may include a review of job performance and discipline records.
New employees will be fingerprinted within the first 30 days of employment.
Why Work For Us
Join a team with a national reputation for excellence! The Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) is highly regarded nationwide and has provided a model for other corrections systems to follow. Our mission is to reduce recidivism by promoting offender change through proven strategies during safe and secure incarceration and effective community supervision. We offer great State of Minnesota benefits, competitive pay, internal promotional opportunities, free parking, and workout facilities at most locations.
The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
How to Apply
Applicants must apply to the MN Careers website http://www.mn.gov/careers Job ID 36827. Applications not submitted through the Careers site will not be accepted.
If you have questions about the position, contact Cindy Juliar at email@example.com or 651-361-7204.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate what assistance you need.