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Public Health Nutritionist, Ottawa Public Health

Ottawa, Ontario
Deadline March 18, 2010

1 Full Time Temporary Position - 35 hrs/week (Up to 1 year)
Affiliation: CIPP
Salary: $63,263.20 to $76,973.26 (2010 Rates of pay)

Important Information:

  • Competition Number : CO2010-00175-LB
  • Deadline: March 18 2010

Job Summary:

The Public Health Nutritionist is accountable for the overall nutrition content of her/his program area. She/he is responsible for planning, developing, implementing and evaluating nutrition programs and services which will inform consumers of healthy food choices and contribute to the overall effectiveness and quality of Public Health Branch services. The Public Health Nutritionist co-ordinates and facilitates partnerships between the Public Health Branch and other sectors of the community to promote healthy eating and increase the accessibility and availability of healthy foods. She/he collaborates with and provides nutrition consultation to Public Health Branch staff, health and other professionals, community agencies/groups and consumers.

Statement of Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree with a concentration in community nutrition or public health nutrition or equivalent.
  • A Baccalaureate degree in foods and nutrition or equivalent program from an accredited university.
  • One year previous experience in public health or other related field.
  • Membership in the College of Dieticians of Ontario.
  • Unrestricted class G driver’s license with no more than 6 demerit points accumulated.
  • Use of a vehicle is required.
  • Successful candidate must be able to pass a police record check to the satisfaction of the City of Ottawa.
  • Completion of required legislative and City of Ottawa health and safety training required for the position.

Knowledge of:

  • Current issues in food and nutrition.
  • Health promotion principles.
  • Program planning, monitoring and evaluation techniques.
  • Community resources.
  • Nutrition throughout the lifecycle.
  • Children and youth growth and development, School nutrition policies and practices Federal Government regulations, i.e. Food and Drug Act; food marketing strategies.
  • Working knowledge of applicable occupational health and safety legislation.
  • General knowledge of corporate/departmental policies and procedures related to health and safety.

Competencies and Skills:

  • Effective verbal and written communication.
  • Manage multiple demands effectively.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Good leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Group presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to liaise with staff, government and community.
  • Ability to supervise.
  • Demonstrate food preparation/meal planning and shopping skills.
  • Build partnerships.
  • Represent the Public Health Branch in matters related to nutrition.
  • Sensitivity to the different feelings, beliefs and value systems of various groups.
  • Tact and integrity.
  • Flexibility and sound judgment.
  • Enthusiasm and commitment.
  • Knowledge of foods.


  • Designated – specific level of language proficiency:
  • French oral, reading, writing
  • English oral, reading, writing.
  • Candidates who do not meet language requirements will be required to participate in training.

If this opportunity matches your interest and profile please apply online by visiting .

If you are not able to apply on-line, please submit your resume and covering letter indicating the Competition number by mail or by Fax:

City of Ottawa
Recruitment & Staffing
110 Laurier Ave. West, 5th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J1
Fax: 613-580-4762

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Ottawa is committed to providing quality services by establishing a qualified workforce that reflects the diverse population it serves. The City encourages applications from all qualified individuals.