Department of the Navy - Newport, RI

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Located at the Health Promotion and Wellness Clinic at the Naval Health Clinic Newport, RI, this Dietitian position is responsible for the overall development, planning, organizing, coordinating, evaluating, and directing of nutritional educational programs and activities. The position provides clinical consultation and both individual and group education on a broad range of nutrition topics and serves as the nutrition expert in the collaborative planning of health promotion and wellness programs. For more information on the Naval Health Clinic Newport click here.


If claiming Veterans Preference you must attach the supporting documents

PCS/Relocation costs are not authorized

Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.

Typical duties include:
  • Providing individual nutritional assessments for patients.
  • Advising patients and their families on nutrition, therapeutic diets, meal planning, and food preparation.
  • Evaluates nutritional material for patients and staff.
  • Organizing nutritional annual events.
  • Providing direction and assistance to the clinic cafĂ© to ensure that nutritionally adequate menus are established and maintained.
  • Participating in staff meetings and conferences as clinical expert.
  • Conducting nutrition classes and participating in health and community programs on nutrition.
  • Conduct Blue H (nutrition portion) and assist the tenant commands with the same.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: This position has a Positive Education Requirement. In order to verify that you meet the positive education requirement for this position, you must submit a complete copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (Course title, semester/quarter hours and grade). Failure to submit this information will result in an ineligible rating. You must submit your transcripts or list of college courses through the "Application Manger" or by fax (faxing instructions can be found under the "How to Apply" section).

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Completion a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study in one of the following: dietetics, food, nutrition, food service management, institution management, or related science (the curriculum must have been in accordance with the qualifying requirements established by The American Dietetic Association (ADA) in effect at the time of graduation).


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: On e year of specialized experience in the same or similar work at a level of difficulty and responsibility that has equipped me with the necessary knowledge, skills or abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Creditable specialized experience includes: Serving as the nutrition expert on all related issues; planning, developing, implementing and managing nutrition programs; providing consultation services to patients regarding nutrition; providing individual nutritional assessments for patients; and conducting health promotion classes.


SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION: Completion of 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in the field of dietetics, food, nutrition, food service management, institution management, or related science.

QUALITY RANKING FACTOR: This position has a Quality Ranking Factor (QRF). This is a quality ranking factor that could be expected to enhance significantly the performance of the applicant in the position. The QRF is: Possession of a certification as a registered Dietitian as certified by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of American Dietetic Association. You do not have to possess the factor in order to be rated eligible; however, applicants possessing the factor will receive additional points. Possession of the factor must be verifiable via your resume.

  • Possession of a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) or Certified Diabetes Outpaitent Educator (CDOE) certification is desired but not required.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.

Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the duties of this position.




CATEGORY RATING: Candidates who meet the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy will be rated according to the Category Rating Procedures. This means the candidates will be assigned to a pre-defined quality category based on their application responses to the occupational questionnaire. Candidates in the highest quality category will be referred to the hiring manager.

Category Rating: You will be rated based on the following categories: Best Qualified - Highly Qualified - Qualified

Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401 K-type retirement plan

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This Position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit .

Federal Annuitant Information:
The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at:

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible:

ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements; however, the individual would not necessarily be considered highly or best qualified. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:

Military Spouse Preference (MSP):

VeteranÂ’s Preference Information:

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