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  • Full Time
  • Salinas, CA, USA
  • $5,559.32 - $7,592.00 Monthly USD / Year

Monterey County Health Department

Monterey County Health Department

Salinas, CA 93906


Public Health Nutritionist II

Salary: $5,559.32 – $7,592.00 Monthly

Final Filing Date: Continuous

Exam # 24/50L22/07PH


The Health Department’s Public Health (PH) Bureau is seeking to fill a fulltime Public Health Nutritionist II (PHN II) position in the Nutrition Case Management (NCM) program.


The Nutrition Case Management program in the Monterey County Health Department Public Health Bureau, provides support to clients and their families who have weight management, chronic disease, and related dietary concerns. As Registered Dieticians, the Public Health Nutritionists II assess clients’ nutritional concerns and needs, and work with their clients to set their personal health goals related to nutrition through home visitation and/or telehealth appointments. Services focus on Medi-Cal clients across the age span but prioritize children. Assistance is given on management of pre-diabetes, diabetes, and gestational diabetes management; as well as obesity, dyslipidemia and altered eating patterns related to social, environmental, and behavioral factors. Additionally, participants in the program are referred to resources including but not limited to food, dental, activity, housing, emotional and social support that may be needed.


As of September 8, 2023, Health Department may offer up to $10,000 signing bonus to candidates hired into regular full-time positions for this classification from this recruitment hired after September 8, 2023.  Exam Plan 24/50L22/07PH.


The Eligible List established by this recruitment process may be used to fill current and future vacancies on a regular full-time, part-time, or temporary basis County-wide.


Examples of Duties

• Prepares and conducts education programs in nutrition, health and consumerism for professional and paraprofessional staff. Assists in preparing and evaluating teaching aids and materials; speaks before community groups regarding nutrition programs and services.

• Designs meal plans to meet individual dietary requirements of clients. Provides individual therapeutic diet counseling and conducts group sessions for clients and/or their families.

• Keeps informed on recent nutrition research and relevant health issues; attends meetings and/or conferences.

• Provides consultation to physicians, public health nurses and other health agency personnel regarding nutritional requirements for individuals and the general public health.

• Conducts studies and surveys dealing with nutritional issues important to program operation.

• Maintains a variety of records; prepares reports and correspondence.


To view the complete job description, please visit the Monterey County website: Public Health Nutritionist II (Download PDF reader)



Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:  

Working knowledge of:

• The principles and practices of human nutrition and their relationship to health and disease.

• Social, cultural and economic problems of individuals and families as they apply to public health nutrition.

• Counseling techniques related to the field of public health and nutrition.

• Educational principles and methods as applied to public health and nutrition.


Skills and Ability to:

• Gather, analyze and interpret nutritional information.

• Effective communication skills to clearly present nutrition information to individuals and groups.

• Prepare clear and concise reports and correspondence.

• Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted through the course of work.


Examples of Experience/Education/Training

Any combination of training, education, and/or experience which provides for the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties listed above is qualifying. An example of a way these requirements might be acquired is:

Education: Completion of all course work leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Foods and Nutrition




Experience: One year of experience in a community public nutrition program with a public or private agency.




Experience: One year of experience in a class comparable to Public Health Nutritionist I in Monterey County providing a variety of nutrition services to the community.


Additional Information


The required conditions of employment include, but are not limited to the following:

• Possess a valid and current Registered Dietician certificate.

• Some positions may require a bachelors degree in Foods and Nutrition, registration as a Dietitian in California or registration eligible, and one year of experience in a public health nutrition.

• Some positions may require the ability to speak and/or read/write Spanish.

• Possess a valid California Class C driver license at the time of appointment and possess and maintain a satisfactory driving record or provide evidence of suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority.

• Be available to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, holidays, and during times of disaster and/or emergency.

• Successfully complete a background check to include fingerprinting.



The County of Monterey offers an excellent benefits package. Please visit our website to view the Unit H Benefit Summary Sheet . This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevail over this listing.



• As a condition of employment, prospective employees may be required to submit to a background review which may include a review of information concerning present and/or prior employment, driving record, and record of any criminal convictions.

• Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.; a list of acceptable documents is available on the USCIS Form I-9.

• If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly, and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary.


Application and Selection Procedures

Apply On-Line at

by Priority Screening Date: August 5, 2024, at 11:59 PM(PST)


Hard copy applications may be obtained from and submitted during normal business hours,

Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM by contacting:

Health Department

Attn:  Human Resources

1270 Natividad Road

Salinas, CA  93906

Phone: (831) 755-4519


The selection process is tentative, and applicants will be notified if changes are made. To assess applicants’ possession of required qualifications, the examination process may include an oral examination, pre-examination exercises, performance examination, and/or written examination. The competitive examination process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application package will include:

• A completed County of Monterey Employment Application

• Responses to the Supplemental Questions

• Copy of valid and current Registered Dietician certificate


All application materials must be received by the priority screen date for a guaranteed review. Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest, and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process.


Monterey County is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer.

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