Registered Dietician #66201
Civil Service Job: Yes
Applications received by mail must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Examinations will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2010
$20.66 per hour
Information on the Registered Dietician #66201 position
Eligible List may be used to fill vacancies which may occur within the Cattaraugus County Health Department, Olean, NY.
$20.66 (Full-time) Grade 23-General Unit
The State Civil Service Law requires our office to collect a processing fee from each applicant. The amount of the fee is ten dollars ($10) per applicant for Each examination applied for, payable at the time of filing of the application form, by check (personal or certified) or money order, payable to the “Cattaraugus County Treasurer”. Cash Will Not Be Accepted. Applicants whose personal checks are returned for insufficient funds will not be considered as candidates. Applicants must record the Examination Number(s) and Title(s) on their checks. Refunds of fees will not be issued to applicants who are disqualified for not meeting the minimum qualifications for admittance to the examination or who do not appear for testing on the scheduled test date. Therefore, Do Not Apply for an examination if you are not sure that you meet the minimum qualifications.
Preference in appointment may be given to successful candidates who have been, at the time of examination and for at least one month prior thereto, a resident of the jurisdiction in which the vacancy exists.
The work involves responsibility for planning and carrying out the Nutrition Education components of the WIC (women, infants, and children) Program. The incumbent assesses nutrition needs and food patterns of program participants, plans for and directs food appropriate for physical and dietary needs. The Registered Dietician also determines if program participants are at nutritional risk and participates with co-workers in other program activities. The work is carried out under the supervision of the Health Program Director (WIC). Supervision may be exercised over subordinate program staff. A Registered Dietician does related work as required.
Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor’s Degree in food and nutrition and registration or eligibility for registration by the American Dietetic Association.
Possession of a valid New York State driver’s license appropriate to the vehicles operated or otherwise able to demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the job.
NOTE: The minimum qualifications for this position are mandated under Section 700.2 of New York State Health Rules and Regulations.
Subject of Examination:
Written test will cover knowledges, skills and /or abilities in such areas as:
- Advising and interacting with others - These questions test for the ability to interact with other people, to gather and present information, and to provide assistance and advice in a courteous and professional manner.
- Advanced nutrition and dietetics - These questions test for advanced knowledge of nutrition and dietetics, with emphasis on the needs of medical patients and other client groups of special concern. Topics may include the assessment of nutritional needs, nutritional care planning, and the provision of therapeutic diets.
- Planning and developing in-service training programs - These questions will test a candidate's understanding of training principles and techniques. The questions may cover such topics as developing, organizing, delivering, and assessing staff training; basic teaching concepts; and determining participants' progress. The questions may be based on both group and individual training.
- Preparing written material - These questions test for the ability to present information clearly and accurately, and to organize paragraphs logically and comprehensibly. For some questions, you will be given information in two or three sentences followed by four restatements of the information. You must then choose the best version. For other questions, you will be given paragraphs with their sentences out of order. You must then choose, from four suggestions, the best order for the sentences.
- Supervision - These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices employed in planning, organizing, and controlling the activities of a work unit toward predetermined objectives. The concepts covered, usually in a situational question format, include such topics as assigning and reviewing work; evaluating performance; maintaining work standards; motivating and developing subordinates; implementing procedural change; increasing efficiency; and dealing with problems of absenteeism, morale, and discipline.
- Providing services to women, infants and children - These questions test for knowledge of the special needs of the WIC program service population. Topics may include maternal and pediatric nutrition, breastfeeding and its relationship to the health, nutrition and development of the infant and common nutritional problems of the economically disadvantaged.
Candidates are allowed to use quiet, hand-held, solar or battery powered calculators. Devices with typewriter keyboards, spell checkers, personal digital assistants, address books, language translators, dictionaries or any similar devices are prohibited.
PARTICIPATION IN MULTIPLE EXAMINATIONS: If you have applied for both State and Local government examinations, you must take all your examinations at the State examination center. You will be advised by letter when and where to report for your examinations.
If you have applied for another local government examination with another local civil service agency, call or write each civil service agency to make arrangements. You must notify all government civil service agencies with whom you have filed an application of the test site at which you wish to take your examination.
SATURDAY SABBATH OBSERVERS - HANDICAPPED PERSONS: If special arrangements for testing are required, please indicate this on your application(s).
CANDIDATES PLEASE NOTE: Your application for this test is part of the examination process. Applications must be completely filled out with all pertinent information stated. The Commission does not refer to other applications on file for additional information. Applications which do not show training and/or experience to meet the minimum qualifications will be disapproved. Vagueness and ambiguity will not be resolved in your favor.
VETERANS: Disabled and non-disabled war veterans who are eligible for additional credits must submit an application for veterans' credits. Candidates who wish to claim veterans' credits on an examination should request an application and information sheet from the Cattaraugus County Civil Service Commission. Veterans' application forms will also be available upon request at the examination center. The completed forms must be received before the eligible list for the examination is established in order to utilize additional credits. Effective January 1, 1998, the State Constitution was amended to permit a candidate currently in the armed forces to apply for and be conditionally granted veteran's credit in examinations. Any candidate who applies for such credit must provide proof of military status to receive the conditional credit. No credit may be granted after the establishment of the list. It is the responsibility of the candidate to provide appropriate documentary proof indicating that the service was in time of war, as defined in Section 85 of Civil Service Law, and that the candidate received an honorable discharge or was released under honorable conditions in order to be certified at a score including veteran's credits.
In conformance with Section 85-a of the Civil Service Law, children of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty shall be entitled to receive an additional ten points in a competitive examination for original appointment in the same municipality in which his or her parent has served. If you are qualified to participate in this examination and are a child of a firefighter or police officer killed in the line of duty in this municipality, please inform this office of this matter when you submit your application for examination. A candidate claiming such credit has a minimum of two months from the application deadline to provide the necessary documentation to verify additional credit eligibility. However, no credit may be added after the eligible list has been established.
This examination is being prepared and rated by the New York State Civil Service Department in accordance with Section 23-2 of the Civil Service Law. The provisions of the New York State Civil Service Rules and Regulations dealing with the rating of examinations will apply to this examination.
Cattaraugus County an Equal Opportunity Employer