Education: Must have a a minimum of a bachelor's degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university, and fulfill each of the following:
1. Completed a didactic program in dietetics accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics
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).
Specialized Experience and Grade Determination: GS-12: Completion of 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11) directly related to the position being filled, and must fully meet the KSAs at that level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designed by an asterisk (*).
1. Knowledge of more complex investigative processes and techniques in order to direct or participate in the design of studies, collect data, conduct statistical analysis, interpret findings and translate results into written and oral communication.
*2. Knowledge of, and ability to, apply quality standards as specified by regulatory and accrediting organizations.
*3. Knowledge of principles of program management and oversight required to develop program goals and objectives, administer and monitor program, coordinate associated activities, evaluate program outcomes/accomplishments, redefine priorities, modify goals/objectives and implement changes in processes/systems as needed.
*4. Ability to assess competence, evaluate, and monitor the continuing education needs of professional staff.
*5. Ability to set priorities, delegate tasks, meet multiple deadlines, analyze organizational problems, and develop and implement effective solutions.
*6. Knowledge of human resources administration, including such functions as the ability to interview and select qualified applicants, monitor and evaluate performance, and maintain effective labor management relations within scope of responsibility.
*7. Ability to manage/supervise, i.e., plan, organize, delegate, control, review activities of groups of professional subordinates.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
References: VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G20 dated March 17, 2006, Qualification standard for Dietitian.
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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) 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: 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.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight Pulling (up to 1 hour); Pushing (1 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 3 hours); Standing (up to 3 hours); Repeated bending (up to 1 hour); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13 to 16; Hearing (aid permitted)
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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.