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Date Posted:  Jan 9, 2023
Requisition ID:  417100

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


Agency Statement:

About the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH):
The Indiana Department of Health’s mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and safety of all Hoosiers so that they can reach their optimal health regardless of where they live, learn, work, or play.

Salary Statement:

The salary for this position traditionally starts at $47,320, but may be commensurate with education or work experience.

About the Job:

This role is responsible for providing consultation and expertise in the WIC Program to public and/or private agencies. This consultation and expertise includes all aspects of the nutrition education and clinic services provided by contracted local agencies to applicants/participants of the Indiana WIC Program. Reports to the Nutrition and Clinic Services Manager. This position is also responsible for ensuring compliance by the contracted agencies with the federal regulations and state policies/procedures of the WIC Program in order to improve quality of services and nutritional care.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Monitor contracted local WIC agencies/clinics to ensure compliance with requirements;
  • Review/revise/develop state policies and procedures related to nutrition education and clinic services for the WIC Program;
  • Develop, review/revise/monitor the state-wide nutrition education plan;
  • Develop and implement training for local WIC agency personnel on WIC Program policies, procedures, and nutrition education;
  • Develop/review/distribute nutrition education materials and statistical clinic and nutrition education data;
  • Provide consultation to contracted local WIC agencies/clinics concerning nutrition education, clinic services, regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Provide expertise in nutrition as a resource person to nurses, physicians, social workers, and/or others throughout the WIC Program and the state;
  • Investigate and resolve issues concerning food, nutrition problems, and participation issues in the WIC Program;
  • Prepare reports regarding findings of monitoring, consultation visits, compliance with regulations, and policies and procedures;
  • Assist IT staff with enhancements to the WIC computer system or data requests as requested by local WIC agencies and community partners;
  • Develop/distribute information as appropriate regarding nutritional care, standards and guidelines;
  • Plan/participate in information sharing meetings/conferences for contracted local WIC agency personnel;
  • Attend continuing education conferences/seminars and report information back to other state staff and local WIC personnel;
  • Provide expertise regarding contract, exempt formulas and medical foods;
  • Assist with assessing appropriateness of budget applications and funding requests of local WIC agencies for both currently contracted agencies and potential agencies;
  • Develop curriculum and educate community partners regarding the WIC Program as needed.
  • Write grants for funding of various projects needed within the WIC Program;
  • Provide student orientation regarding the WIC Program to nutrition students in various universities in Indiana as requested 

The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.  

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Nutrition, Dietetics, or related field;
  • Registered Dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Adheres to current nutrition practices and standards;
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles, standards and practices of public health nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, and health, safety and sanitation principles and practices;
  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to apply appropriate federal regulations, state policies and procedures, federal and state laws;
  • Ability to identify problems/needs in local WIC agency operations and determine solutions and recommend resolutions;
  • Ability to provide expert consultation to and communicate effectively with individuals or groups;
  • Ability to plan and prepare detailed narrative and statistical reports;
  • Ability to make judgments concerning quality of nutritional care and needs, compliance with pertinent laws and regulations and quality of clinic services including staffing and organization;
  • Ability to evaluate nutrition education and clinic services issues/requests in relation to appropriateness/allowability for the WIC Program;
  • Ability to interpret scientific literature as needed;
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks concurrently;
  • Meet deadlines required by supervisor;
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Ability to travel with overnight stays.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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