Occ. Code 3117100

 

AGING SERVICES NUTRITION CONSULTANT 1, GRADE 20

3117100

AGING SERVICES NUTRITION CONSULTANT 2, GRADE 22

3117200

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

 

Classification Standard

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

Aging Services Nutrition Consultants provide guidance and technical assistance to staff of State and local government projects in developing comprehensive nutrition programs for the elderly and subsequently, are responsible for monitoring and evaluating the programs.

 

Positions in these classes are found only in the State Office for the Aging and are assigned to geographic area teams providing services to the elderly.

 

CLASSIFICATION CRITERIA AND DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

Aging Services Nutrition Consultant 1, as a member of an area team, participates in nutrition related training of project staff at both State and local government levels; develops State Office for the Aging guidelines concerning nutrition, meal planning, meal preparation, service and other nutritional aspects of the comprehensive food delivery system under the Older American Act; and monitors and evaluates the nutritional programs.

 

Aging Services Nutrition Consultant 2 provides technical assistance to all Aging Services Nutrition Consultants 1 in their responsibility for developing, monitoring and evaluating a comprehensive nutritional program, in training nutrition project staff at both the State and local levels responsible for providing a comprehensive food delivery system under the Older American Act; serves as a member of an area team; and directly supervises Aging Services Nutrition Consultant 1. 

 

TYPICAL ACTIVITIES, TASKS AND ASSIGNMENTS

 

Aging Services Nutrition Consultant 1

 

Assists staff of projects and provides nutritional expertise in an assigned area in the development of a comprehensive nutrition program.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Assists in the development of and provides nutrition related training in an assigned area.

 

 

 

 

 

Provides technical assistance to local and State agencies and conducts inspections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evaluates the ability of the program to meet nutritional and health needs of the participants.

 

Conducts annual field assessment of the nutrition program of the area agencies.

 

Aging Services Nutrition Consultant 2

 

Provides technical assistance in developing, monitoring and evaluating nutrition programs to all Aging Services Nutrition Consultants 1, trains staff of State and local projects responsible for developing comprehensive nutrition programs and assesses and evaluates the programs.  Serves as a member of an area team and directly supervises the Aging Services Nutrition Consultants 1 on the team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS

 

            Aging Services Nutrition Consultants 1 communicate orally with the Aging Services Nutrition Consultant 2 in receiving assignments and in discussing work related problems.  Incumbents are in the field a considerable portion of the time and in this capacity have frequent oral communication in providing training and technical assistance to project staff involved in not only developing comprehensive nutrition programs for the elderly but in monitoring and evaluating the nutrition programs.

 

            Aging Services Nutrition Consultants 2 have frequent oral and written communication with project staff at the State and local levels responsible for developing comprehensive nutrition programs for the elderly.

 


NATURE OF SUPERVISION

 

            Aging Services Nutrition Consultants 1, as a member of a team, report to an Aging Services Nutrition Consultant 2, or Aging Services Area Supervisor but function in a relatively independent manner in field training and evaluation assignments.

 

            The Aging Services Nutrition Consultant 2, while reporting to the Aging Services Area Supervisor, functions under a minimum amount of supervision from the latter position and serves as the direct supervisor of the Aging Services Nutrition Consultants 1 assigned to a team.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

Aging Services Nutrition Consultant 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aging Services Nutrition Consultant 2

 

            All of the above and:

 

 


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Aging Services Nutrition Consultant 1

 

Open Competitive:    1.  Bachelor’s Degree with a major in foods and nutrition, food science, or institutional management and four years of satisfactory experience as a nutritionist or dietitian in an institutional or community services setting

 

AND

 

2.                  Either (a) status as a registered dietitian (with R.D. number issued by the Committee on Dietetic Registry of the American Dietetic Association); or (b) completion of an approved dietetic internship or its equivalent (successful candidates who qualified on this basis will be required to obtain status as a registered dietitian – Section 2a – within one year of appointment or the appointment will be rescinded).

 

Substitution:           1.         A Master’s Degree in nutrition may be substituted for one year of experience.

 

2.                  Part-time and/or verifiable volunteer experience will be prorated.

 

Aging Services Nutrition Consultant 2

 

Promotion:               One year of permanent competitive service in the title of Aging Services Nutrition Consultant 1.

 

 

 

 

Reviewed:  5/04

 

 

NOTE:  Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.