- Citizenship - Must be citizen of the United States
- English language proficiency - Must be proficient in spoken and written English
One year of specialized experience at the GS-9 level that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, Or education equivalent to 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education, or a Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited university or college in the field of Dietetics or closely related field. Managements Preference: Seeking individual with experience providing nutrition care with acute care population.
Applicants must possess a degree in dietetics, food, nutrition, food service management, institution management, or related science. The curriculum must have been in accordance with the qualifying requirements established by the American Dietetic Association (ADA) in effect at the time of graduation. Professional registration as a registered dietitian (R.D.) is evidence of meeting ADA requirements. A list of college courses or a copy of college transcripts must be submitted with your application package. If selected for this vacancy, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to appointment.
Applicants also must:
a. Be registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing branch of the American Dietetic Association (ADA).
b. Applicants permanently employed as a GS-0630 VA Dietitian on February 15, 1990 are considered to have met the registration requirements in full. They may be promoted, demoted or reassigned within the GS-0630 occupational series. Any employee initially retained in this manner who leaves the job series loses protected status and must meet the full requirements in effect at the time of reentry.
c. All persons employed as GS-0630 VA Dietitians who were registered on February 15, 1990 must maintain registration on a current basis to continue their employment.
Exceptions: Non-registered applicants who otherwise meet the minimum requirements may be given a temporary appointment not to exceed 1 year or they may be appointed subject to obtaining the required registration during the probationary period. Those who fail to obtain ADA registration during the year must be removed from the GS-0630 series, which may result in termination of employment.
A bachelors degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university, and fulfilled each of the following criteria:
(1) Completed a didactic program in dietetics accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE).
(2) Completed a CADE accredited supervised practice program.
(3) Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing branch of the American Dietetic Association (ADA).
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by HRMS accordingly.
(IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
References : VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G20, available in the local Human Resources Office.
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. ***
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Interviews: Management may interview candidates for this position and use the Performance Based Interviewing (PBI) process. If PBI is used, questions will be job-related, reasonably consistent and fair to all candidates. You can visit the following two web sites (1) http://www.va.gov/pbi (2) http://vaww.va.gov/ohrm/Staffing/PBI/PBI_Intr.htm to learn more about PBI, frequently asked questions and aids to prepare for an interview. Additionally, printed reference material is available at each Human Resources Office.
Applicants Responsibility: It is the applicant's responsibility to submit documentation to support his/her application for this position. Applicant is responsible for ensuring that all experience, education, formal training, award recognition, etc. are documented in the application package. Experience may include voluntary or other non-paid experience in the appropriate field. If you feel that your training record contains information pertinent to your qualifications, then you must submit a printed copy of your training record with your application package. Your training record will become a part of the specific vacancy file and will not be filed in Official Personnel Folder.
This announcement is not intended to cover all aspects of the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of this position. Request for copies, return of forms or transfer of consideration to another announcement will not be honored.
Employees must meet qualification standards and other regulatory requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, lawful political affiliation, marital status, disability or membership or non-membership in a labor union.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive an ineligible rating due to missing form(s). Requests for reconsideration of ratings will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, and fax transmissions, etc.
Only send documentation as requested/required by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position.
Reasonable Accommodation: This Agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, you must notify the agency. This decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.
You will be evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAO's) during your assessment questionnaire. Applicants who meet the qualification and basic requirements will be further evaluated by the Professional Standards Board for this occupation to determine the extent to which their work or related experience, education, training, awards, outside activities, and supervisory appraisal, etc., indicate they possess the KSAOs listed below. All applicants should provide clear, concise examples that show the level of accomplishment or degree to which they possess the KSAO in their CV or resume. Incomplete, vague or contradictory information may affect the rating. Please review carefully before making an online response selection. Your application, resume and supporting documents will be used to verify your response.
1. Ability to clinically assess and evaluate patients nutritional status and intervene in nutritional therapy by recommendation and development of nutritional care plans.
2. Ability to elicit relevant clinical nutritional information from patient interviews, medical references and records, medical staff personnel, laboratory values and efficiently disseminate pertinent information to the appropriate multi-disciplinary team members.
3. Ability to ascertain relevant nutritional information, select appropriate pertinent data and accurately document information in the patients medical records.
4. Ability to effectively convey current therapeutic dietary regimes in individual counseling sessions or group patient education. This involves using knowledge of current diet therapy and treatment modalities and appropriate audio visuals.