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Job Posting: 1
Job Title: Manager II
Local Agency: State office
City: Austin
Phone: 888-894-4747

Job Description:

  • Manager II performs complex managerial work overseeing the daily operations and activities of the Food Issuance Branch of the Food Issuance & Redemption Services Unit in the Nutrition Services/WIC Section.
  • Responsibilities include developing and revising vendor and farmers market application materials and related contracts; overseeing the ongoing contracting process, managing customer service and complaint activities, directing competitive pricing analysis, and overseeing vendor training and technical assistance activities.
  • Work involves establishing branch goals and objectives; developing guidelines, procedures, policies and rules; developing schedules, priorities and standards for achieving established goals; and coordinating and evaluating program activities.
  • Provides technical assistance on vendor matters, and responds to state legislative, federal and stakeholder inquiries.
  • Identifies needed areas of change and makes recommendations to improve operations.
  • Oversees vendor training activities that include assessment of vendor training needs, development and revision of training materials, scheduling trainings, documenting attendance and conducting evaluations.
  • Actively participates in the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) System by providing technical assistance on vendor matters.
  • Oversees maintenance of the WIC Program's EBT System UPC database.
  • Handles special and complex contracting projects.
  • Plans, assigns and directly supervises the work of others.
  • Works under general direction with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

How to Apply: Apply online at the DSHS Job Center, job number 266529 or search "Manager II"

Salary: $4,508.50 - $5.856.71 monthly

Closing: Aug. 6, 2014


Job Posting: 2
Job Title: Manager IV
Local Agency: State office
City: Austin
Phone: 888-894-4747

Job Description:

  • Functions as the Program Services and Operations Branch Manager performing complex management or oversight on activities for the daily operations of the Nutrition Services Section (NSS). 
  • Works under general direction with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment to facilitate the integration and streamlining of processes and activities within the Section. 
  • Oversees communications and planning functions within the Section, assure consistency with the goals and objectives, policies and procedures of the Section and agency. 
  • Assists in the development of future coordinated service delivery, anticipates change and prepares for it, developing recommendations and proposed plans of action. 
  • Plans, assigns and supervises the work of others. 
  • Responsible for oversight and evaluation of federal grant and budget requests.
  • Manages and coordinates special projects. 

How to Apply: Apply online at the DSHS Job Center, job number 266306 or search "Manager IV"

Salary:  $5,155.58 - $6,702.25 monthly

Closing: Aug. 5, 2014


Job Posting: 3
Job Title: Program Specialist IV
Local Agency: State office
City: Austin
Phone: 888-894-4747

Job Description:

  • This position is within the Clinic Services Branch and oversees the management and tracks the effectiveness of the WIC quality assurance process.
  • Serves as WIC liaison for all staff responsible for performing contractor quality assurance functions, including clinical and fiscal monitoring staff..
  • Develops and implements effective techniques for evaluating the quality assurance process and for recommending change when needed.
  • Assists with policy and procedure development, assists with local agency financial issues, and performs technical assistance when necessary to resolve financial discrepancies or questions.

How to Apply: Apply online at the DSHS Job Center, job number 265859 or search "Program Specialist IV"

Salary: $3,689.41 - $4,785.41 monthly

Closing: July 31, 2014


Job Posting: 4
Job Title: System Analyst II
Local Agency: State office
City: Austin
Phone: 888-894-4747

Job Description:

  • Work involves ensuring the quality of processes and procedures in the DSHS Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program.
  • Responsible for requirements verification and validation, writing and execution of test plans and test case scenarios, and reporting of product deficiencies related to the Program’s electronic benefits transfer (EBT) smart card project and the Texas WIC Information Network (TEXAS WIN).
  • Reviews business requirements and creates appropriate usage scenarios for later development into test plans and scripts by the appropriate testing group.
  • Reviews test data, performs test data analyses, and prepares reports of test results.
  • Supports the program staff execution of user acceptance test cases, finds and documents any and all problems (including detailed steps to ensure replication of error for appropriate technical staff), bugs, or other issues (into a bug database) that affect the processes and procedures associated with WIC software products.
  • Recommends or develops means to automate testing through knowledge or WIC processes and procedures.
  • Communicates effectively to ensure that all testing needs are being assessed and addressed to ensure our products meet or exceed performance targets.
  • Effectively and accurately documents all testing results and concerns as well as communicates to the Business Project Manager and proactively works to research or resolve any issues.
  • Participates in planning all testing activities accordingly to ensure deliverables are timely.
  • Works under limited supervision for the use of initiative and independent judgment. 

How to Apply: Apply online at the DSHS Job Center, job number 266018 or search "System Analyst II"

Salary:  $3,228.83 - $4,182.92 monthly

Closing: July 31, 2014


Job Posting: 5
Job Title: WIC Nutritionist (part time)
Local Agency: 29-13
Contact/E-mail: Sheila Lentini
City: Columbus
Phone: 281-633-3198

Job Description: A nutrition professional assigned to function as a WIC Certifying Authority (CA).

How to Apply: Send resume to slentini@myaccesshealth.org and an application will be returned for completion.

Salary: Based on experience

Closing: Aug. 15, 2014


Job Posting: 6
Job Title: EBT Complaint Resolution Coordinator 
Local Agency: State office
City: Austin
Phone: 888-894-4747

Job Description: The EBT Complaint Resolution Coordinator works under the general direction of the Information Response Management (IRM) Group supervisor within the Nutrition Education & Clinic Services Unit.  Performs routine consultative service and technical assistance work with WIC Local Agency (LA) professional staff members, WIC Program applicants, WIC participants, referral organizations and other WIC/DSHS employees. Work involves oversight of the EBT Client Dispute Process and general complaints. This position will be the content expert in EBT issues and income certification policies. This position develops and implements effective training programs using a variety of media for WIC-contracted local agency staff regarding WIC certification policies with emphasis on income determination.   This position is classified as a full-time position (40 hours a week). Performs other duties as assigned.

How to Apply: Apply online at the DSHS Job Center, job number 265781 or search "EBT Complaint Resolution Coordinator"

Salary: $3,451.33 - $4,473.96 monthly

Closing: July 30, 2014


Job Posting: 7
Job Title: Breastfeeding Peer Counselor (Temporary through Sept. 30, 2014)
Local Agency: 59
Contact: Julie Granado
City: San Antonio 
Phone: 210-233-7150

Job Description:  Promotes breastfeeding in the Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) clinic and the community through education in classes and one to one settings; performs other departmental functions; assists with continuing quality assurance / improvement and outreach. Breastfeeding Peer Counselors will be available to WIC clients outside usual clinic hours and outside the WIC environment

How to Apply: Visit the CommuniCare website or email resume to Julie Granado at jgranado@communicaresa.org

Salary: Based on experience

Closing: July 25, 2014


Job Posting: 8
Job Title: Director of Program Development and Process Improvement 
Local Agency: State office
City: Austin
Phone: 888-894-4747

Job Description: The Director of Program Development and Process Improvement works under the general direction of the Director of Nutrition Services/WIC Program for the Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Performs moderately complex managerial work leading the day-to-day operations of the Program Development and Process Improvement Unit. Responsibilities include assuring services are delivered in a cost effective manner and are appropriately coordinated with oversight agencies; coordinating with HHSC for improved services; facilitating continuous process improvement; promoting new and innovative approaches to better service delivery or reduced costs; and establishing and evaluating service delivery benchmarks. Works under limited supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. This position is classified as a fulltime position (40 hours a week). Work outside of regular hours may be required. Travel to other work location may be required. Performs other duties as assigned.

How to Apply: Apply online at the DSHS Job Center, job number 265807 or search "Director of Program Development and Process Improvement"

Salary: $5,671.16 to $7,514.25 monthly 

Closing: July 29, 2014


Job Posting: 9
Job Title: WIC Site Supervisor/Nutritionist
Local Agency: 11
Contact/E-mail:
Sandra Cuellar
City: Galveston
Phone: 409-938-2230

Job Description: Under the direction of the Program Manager of the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program of Galveston County, the Site Supervisor is responsible for:

  • Providing WIC services at WIC clinical and satellite sites, assessing nutrition conditions at the time of certification, prescribing EBT food benefits, providing low risk nutrition education, and providing quality assurance in accordance with federal, state, and local laws; rules and policies adopted by the United Board of Health; and operational procedures established by management.
  • Screens immunization records to obtain immunization status of WIC participants, according to WIC policies; and assures, through supervision of the staff at the site level, that policies and procedures are being followed according to WIC guidelines.
  • Performs quality assurance duties as assigned by WIC Program Manager.
  • Supervises WIC program staff.

Essential Job Functions

  • 50% - Determines nutritional risk conditions using VENA guidelines, prescribes EBT food benefits; provides low risk nutrition education; assures that program policies and procedures are fully implemented and maintained at site level; evaluates and determines client eligibility/ineligibility for the WIC Program in accordance with WIC guidelines; provides individual nutrition counseling to the WIC clients at certification; determines automated food delivery benefits using Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) codes according to the individual needs of the clients; prepares and delivers education meetings; submits required program reports, according to policy, in a timely manner; assists in delivery of nutrition education classes in the WIC sites and satellite sites; assists in the coordination of the community outreach activities; assists with vendor evaluation and investigates vendor and participates complaints in accordance with program polices; screens immunization records to obtain immunization status.
  • 30% - Supervisory responsibilities: Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, recommendations for hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; coordinating schedules for staff; appraising performance; disciplining employees; recommending awards for employees; addressing complaints and promptly and efficiently resolving problems and concerns. Coordinates and assists in the cross-training of other employees and assures staff model excellent customer service. Coordinates with other departments and community partners contractors as needed.
  • 10%- Acts as backup for conducting hemoglobin or hematocrit test (blood test) on applicable WIC clients in accordance with WIC guidelines, acts as back-up for screening weights and heights; Performs quality assurance duties as assigned by Program Manager.
  • 10% - Other duties as assigned, but not limited to responding to public health emergencies as needed on weekends or evenings and other activities under the organization’s Strategic Health Plan.  

How to Apply: Complete an electronic application at www.gchd.org/hr/job.htm For more information call Human Resources at 409-938-2260.

Salary: $18.17 hourly

Closing: Open until filled 


Job Posting: 10
Job Title: Clinic Supervisor/Nutritionist (Dalhart)
Local Agency: 76
Contact/E-mail: Kellie Kinsey, Assistant WIC Director
City: Dalhart
Phone: 806-273-2094

Job Description:

  • Under direct supervision of WIC Assistant Director, acts as a WIC Clinic Supervisor for Dalhart with a client caseload of 458 and satellite clinic Stratford with a caseload of 80 clients.
  • Includes direct supervision of one CSA (Community Service Aide).
  • Determines WIC eligibility, performs nutrition assessments and counseling, conducts biochemical and anthropometric testing.
  • Facilitates client-centered nutrition education classes.
  • Provides breastfeeding support and issues breast pumps.
  • Approves non-contract formulas.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Nutition, Dietetics, Public Health Nutrition or related field. OR Home Economics degree with at least twelve semester hours in food and nutrition.
  • Other degreed professionals will be considered with State agency approval.
  • Proof of required immunizations or obtain upon employment.
  • Must have a valid Texas Driver's license, comply with State of Texas driving laws, and maintain an acceptable driving record.

How to Apply: Apply online at www.outreachhealth.com or contact Kellie Kinsey at 806-273-2094.

Salary: $2,857.80 monthly

Closing: Open until filled


Job Posting: 11
Job Title: Clinic Supervisor/Nutritionist
Local Agency: 76
Contact/E-mail: Rita Davidson

City: Clyde
Phone: 325-893-4552  

Job Description:

  • Performs nutrition assessments and counseling based upon information gathered by interviewing participants, obtaining and assessing blood samples, obtaining and assessing height and weight measurements, evaluating nutrition risk, and helping facilitate the client’s choices regarding parenting and nutrition practices.
  • Nutritionists facilitate as well as monitor the facilitation of client-centered nutrition education classes.
  • WIC Nutritionists encourage breastfeeding by promoting a supportive environment, presenting lessons, interacting with citizens, answering questions, and determining participants’ understanding.
  • This position manages WIC clinics in Clyde, Eastland, and Crossplains.
  • Other duties performed as assigned.

Required:  Bachelors Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, Nutrition Sciences, Community Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, Food Science or Home Economics with 24 or more semester hours in food and nutrition. Must have a valid Texas Driver's license, comply with State of Texas driving laws, and maintain an acceptable driving record.

How to Apply:  Please contact Andrew Barefoot RD at andrew.barefoot@outreachhealth.com for more information about the position and how to apply.

Salary: Based on experience

Closing: Open until filled


Job Posting: 12
Job Title: Clinic Supervisor / CA
Local Agency: 76 
Contact/E-mail: Cherish Clouse

City: Greenville
Phone: 940-727-8724

Job Description:  

  • Certifying Authority (CA) performs nutritional assessments and counseling based upon information gathered by interviewing participants, obtaining and assessing blood samples, obtaining and assessing height and weight measurements, evaluating nutritional risk, and helping facilitate the client’s choices regarding parenting and eating habits.
  • CA’s teach as well as monitor the teaching of nutrition education classes within their respective clinic.
  • CA’s also encourage breastfeeding by promoting a supportive environment, presenting lessons, interacting with citizens, answering questions and determining participants’ understanding when necessary.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required: Bachelors Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, Nutritional Sciences, Community Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, Food Sciences or Home Economics with 24 or more semester hours in food and nutrition. Must have a valid Texas Driver's license, comply with State of Texas driving laws and maintain an acceptable driving record.

How to Apply: Go to www.outreahhealth.com to fill out an application or call Cherish Clouse, Assistant WIC Director, at 940-727-8724 for more information.

Salary: Based on experience

Closing: Open until filled


Job Posting: 13
Job Title: WIC Supervisor/Nutritionist (Lockhart Location)
Local Agency: 36
Contact/E-mail:
Nevin Cunningham
City: San Marcos, Kyle & New Braunfels
Phone: (512) 393-8060

Job Description: Plans, coordinates, and supervises assigned clinic operations for the City’s WIC Department; monitors and ensures clinic compliance with regulatory requirements; provides nutritional counseling; conducts clinical testing and analysis; provides breastfeeding education and support; participates in community outreach activities; and supervises assigned personnel.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, Nutritional Science, or related field is required. The following will substitute: Home Economics with 12+ hours of nutrition courses, DTR, RN, LVN, or other degreed professional (with state approval) with 12+ hours of nutrition courses.
  • Two (2) years related experience is required.
  • Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record.
  • Proof of required immunizations or obtain upon employment.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)preferred

How to Apply: A City of San Marcos on-line application is required. Visit https://jobs.sanmarcostx.gov and select 'Search Postings' to apply and/or to obtain the complete job description. You may attach a copy of your resume/cover letter at time of application. You should receive an online confirmation once you have successfully submitted your application.

Salary: $2,874 - $3,017 monthly

Closing: Open until filled


Job Posting: 14
Job Title: Nutritionist
Local Agency: 48
Contact/E-mail: Jolene Norbert-Harrell
City: Houston
Phone: 713-439-6145

Job Description: Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor, the WIC Nutritionist is responsible for determining WIC Program eligibility of applicants, providing counseling and nutrition education to client individually or in groups, assigning food package prescriptions, evaluating the need for special formulas and participating in quality assurance activities on a monthly basis. At times the Nutritionist will evaluate clients for income and residency requirements, perform laboratory evaluations of growth and iron status and do data entry and food benefit issuance.

How to Apply:

  1. Click on Jobs to view Employment Opportunities
  2. Select Nutrition and WIC Services to view available positions and click on corresponding announcement number to view job description
  3. Click on link at top of page to complete an application and read instructions for submission.

Salary: Based on experience

Closing: Open until filled


Job Posting: 15
Job Title:
Certifying Authority, Nutritionist/LVN
Local Agency: 53
Contact/E-mail: Emily Carrasco, WIC Director
City: Pleasanton
Phone: 830-569-2388

Job Description:

  • Plan, provide, and evaluate group and individual nutrition counseling and education services.
  • Perform nutrition assessments according to guidelines provided by the state for WIC participants, including obtaining and evaluation anthropometric, clinical, and dietary data.
  • Conduct nutrition education classes and maintain nutritional education class outlines and handouts.
  • Assist with outreach events.
  • Breastfeeding friendly attitude, other duties as assigned.
  • Bilingual preferred.

Qualifications:

  • B.S in Food Science or Nutrition -Licensed by the State of Texas as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.
  • Thorough knowledge of nutrition counseling and education with 1-3 years of experience with pregnant women and mothers of young children.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general health and human service professional journals and state regulations.
  • Ability to plan and organize work with minimum supervision.

How to Apply: Email resumes to Emily Carrasco or call 830-569-2388.

Salary: $2,073 monthly

Closing: Open until filled


Job Posting: 16
Job Title:
Nutritionist-Regular Full-Time
Local Agency: 76
Contact/E-mail: Sarah Last, MS, RD
City: Gainesville
Phone: 940-727-8065

Job Description: Performs nutrition assessments and counseling based upon information gathered by interviewing participants, obtaining and assessing blood samples, obtaining and assessing height and weight measurements, evaluating nutrition risk, and helping facilitate the client’s choices regarding parenting and nutrition practices. Nutritionists facilitate as well as monitor the facilitation of client-centered nutrition education classes. WIC Nutritionists encourage breastfeeding by promoting a supportive environment, presenting lessons, interacting with citizens, answering questions, and determining participants’ understanding. This position is in a clinic with a current caseload of 1,300 participants. Other duties performed as assigned.

Required: Bachelors Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, Nutrition Sciences, Community Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, Food Science or Home Economics with 24 or more semester hours in food and nutrition. Must have a valid Texas Driver's license, comply with State of Texas driving laws, and maintain an acceptable driving record.

How to Apply: Apply Online at www.outreachhealth.com Contact Sarah Last, MS, RD/Assistant WIC Director for more information.

Salary: Based on experience

Closing: Open until filled


Job Posting: 17
Job Title: WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Local Agency: 73
Contact/E-mail:
Karen Finstuen
City: San Antonio
Phone: (210) 924-6004Job Description:

  • Helps WIC participants successfully breastfeed their infants.
  • Teaches classes on the advantages of breastfeeding and the management of normal breastfeeding experiences.
  • Provides information and promote breastfeeding among peers; addresses specific concerns of expectant mothers, and correcting misinformation which may prevent a pregnant woman from breastfeeding.
  • Assists walk-in mothers with breastfeeding problems.
  • Counsels pregnant and breastfeeding mothers on a one-to-one basis.
  • Supports women during a normal breastfeeding experiences, identifies breastfeeding experiences that are not the norm, and makes appropriate referrals.
  • Counsels by telephone on breastfeeding problems and makes follow-up phone calls.
  • Distributes breast pumps to those WIC participants who demonstrate a need.
  • Provides support and information to breastfeeding mothers who may need advice to continue breastfeeding while working and/or attending school.
  • All other related duties as assigned.
  • Makes hospital and/or home visits when necessary.
  • Has a breastfeeding friendly attitude.
  • Answers breastfeeding calls received on CentroMed cell phone.
  • Entry level position.
  • Bilingual Preferred.

How to Apply: email or fax resumes (210) 924-6039

Salary: Based on experience

Closing: Open until filled

 

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Last updated July 24, 2014