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New York State Civil Service Dietitian 2 in Wassaic, New York

Minimum Qualifications

Permanent/Provisional Permanent Qualifications 1. Must currently be a permanent Dietitian 2 OR 2. Must be active and reachable on the Civil Service Eligible List for Dietitian 2

Provisional Qualifications 1. Must currently be registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) as a Registered Dietician (RD). You must indicate your RD registration number. OR 2. Must have your New York State Education Department (NYSED) certification in dietetics-nutrition AND have completed a minimum of an additional 400 hours* of supervised dietetic practice under the supervision of a RD. You must indicate your NYSED certification in dietetics-nutrition number on your application.

*The additional 400 hours is required in addition to the 800 hours of supervised dietetics practice under the supervision of an RD required under NYSED certification. You will need to provide the name of the institution where you obtained the additional hours, the name of your supervisor and your supervisor’s qualifications. ## Duties Description Provide professional dietetic services which, may include consulting with physicians on special diet programs; planning and supervising the preparation of special diets and menus; maintaining sanitary conditions; and training or assisting individuals/families to plan proper home diets.

DUTIES DESCRIPTION: Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitor the need of high nutritional risk individuals in their assigned area (i.e. tube feedings, those prone to aspiration pneumonia, multiple ground/puree consistency diets, as well as individuals with caloric, electrolyte, nutrient and other metabolic needs such as diabetes, hypertension, low body weight, etc.)

  • Complete all required nutritional documentation required by ICF regulations such as nutrition assessments, follow-ups, setting goals, training staff on goals and tallying tracking sheets

  • Complete an Annual Nutritional Assessment & Nutritional Diagnosis via the nutritional care process (NCP) for each individual based on his/her nutritional needs for all IRA and Willowbrook individuals

  • Develop staff training plans for employees, on all three shifts, in assigned areas based upon individuals' specific nutritional care needs

  • Develop seasonal menus tailored to the individual's needs, when needed

  • Conduct weekly meal observations

  • Train staff on proper food safety and sanitation and choking prevention

  • Provide nutrition care instructions to individuals and their families and/or providers in Family Care

  • Conduct annual sanitation inspections of kitchens and food safety update

  • Other duties as assigned appropriate to the title ## Additional Comments You must have a valid driver’s license to apply as travel is involved in performance of the duties of this position. This may include a state-owned vehicle, as available, or the employee’s own car. An employee who uses his/her own car will be reimbursed at current negotiated rates. ## Notes on Applying Interested candidates should submit a cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications and a current resume to the Taconic DDSO Human Resources Office. Please provide your social security number for service certification and transfer eligibility determination process. Also, be sure to include the vacancy number on this announcement on your resume.

Taconic DDSO – Human Resources 25 Center Circle Wassaic, New York 12592 Phone: 845-877-6821 ext. 3367 Fax: 845-877-3851

Please note:

  • Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that he or she needs a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office (518) 473-9689 or Email at to obtain information and RA forms.

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  • Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

  • Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.

  • In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.


Date Posted: 09/11/19

Applications Due: 09/25/19

Vacancy ID: 73935

Agency: People With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

Title: Dietitian 2

Occupational Category: Health Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade: 18

Bargaining Unit: PS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary Range: From $56604 to $71980 Annually

Employment Type: Full-Time

Appointment Type: Permanent

Jurisdictional Class: Competitive Class

Travel Percentage: 20%

Workweek: Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week: 40

From: 8 AM

To: 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed?: No

Mandatory overtime?: No

Compressed workweek allowed?: No

Telecommuting allowed?: No

County: Dutchess

City: Wassaic

State: NY

Zip Code: 12592

Name: Taconic DDSO-Office of Human Resources Management

Telephone: 8458776821

Fax: 845-877-3851

Email Address:

Street Address: Maple ICF 43 Sinpatch Road

Street: 26 Center Circle