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Job Title:Dietition and Nutritionist Series

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:AFPC-MED-1071945-0630

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$47,923.00 to $90,344.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, April 01, 2014 to Tuesday, September 30, 2014




Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types




Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Elmendorf AFB, AK View Map
Travis AFB, CA View Map
Vandenberg AFB, CA View Map
Air Force Academy, CO View Map
Peterson AFB, CO View Map
More Locations  (15)


United States Citizens


Not Applicable




The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

These positions are being filled under Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for Defense Acquisition Workforce Positions and Health Care Occupations. The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority by the Office Of the Secretary of Defense to directly appoint individuals to select defense acquisition workforce positions, or “EHA Acquisition”,  pursuant to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and 2) certain health care occupations, or “EHA Medical”.  Positions are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent, temporary or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.  Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.'"


This Public Notice may be used to fill positions in other equivalent pay systems.


  • Not Required


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  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance
  • A security clearance may be required
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position
  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program


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Evaluate nutritional assessments, reviews and interpret pertinent diagnostic and treatment.


Develop, implement, and monitor the nutritional care plan.


Review and calculate modified diets to meet the special dietary needs of those patients requiring nutrition intervention. 


Accurate document medical records with the nutritional status, nutrient intake, nutritional education, and other pertinent data. 


Participate in health care team rounds and treatment and discharge planning conferences. 


Recognize as the nutrition expert, evaluate nutritional care, and provides follow-up for continuity of care after discharge.


Assess educational needs of inpatients and/ or outpatients, provides nutrition counseling for

individuals and groups and may schedule new or follow-up outpatient visits


Additional Information: 


This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.

Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.

This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-09 Target GS-12).


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Degree:  Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in dietetics, food, nutrition, food service management, institution management, or related science.


Dietitian: For dietitian positions, 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. Information on ADA-approved curricula may be obtained from The American Dietetic Association, 430 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611. (Professional registration as a registered dietitian (R.D.) is evidence of meeting ADA requirements.)


In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education in the amounts shown below:

GS-09:  On year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level. GS-11:  One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level.  GS-12:  One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level.  Specialized is experience which may have been gained while evaluating nutritional assessments, reviewing and interprets pertinent diagnostic and treatment data, and developing, implementing and monitoring a nutritional care plan;  reviewing and calculating modified diets to meet the special dietary needs of those patients requiring nutrition intervention.  Experience may include documenting the nutritional status, nutrient intake, nutritional education, and other pertinent data; participating in health care team rounds and treatment and discharge planning conferences, is recognized as the nutrition expert, evaluating nutritional care, and providing follow-up for continuity of care after discharge.


EDUCATION:  In lieu of specialized experience, applicants can substitute the following levels of education at  GS-09, and GS-11.  There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-12 level. 

GS-09: 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree in a related field.

GS-11: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field.



Combination of Graduate Education and Professional Experience: Combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. Only graduate level education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be combined with experience. Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:


Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 

1)     Knowledge of the principles and practices of clinical dietetics and medical nutrition therapy for patients with complex medical conditions in order to plan, develop, and coordinate medical nutrition therapy intervention, interdisciplinary care plans, and nutrition education activities.

2)     Knowledge of complex areas of clinical nutrition including management of critically ill and malnourished patients, and ability to apply medical nutrition therapy to patients with multiple co-morbidities.

3)     Ability to act as a mentor/consultant for health care providers including registered dietitians, dietetic interns, physicians, medical students, and allied health professionals.


PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.





ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY?  You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 


FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.



  • Position may be subject to random drug testing.
  • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
  • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required.
  • Employee must maintain current certifications.
  • Position may require an appropriate security clearance.


Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.


Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.


Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit.  The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire.  If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:


1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)


      • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent". It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.


      • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.


      • For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.


2.  A complete Occupational Questionnaire


3.  Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below).  Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.


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The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.  In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview of benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. 


Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.  Click here for more information.

Temporary and Term Appointments:  If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.


Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.  For additional information, click here.


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The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, September 30, 2014


To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page.  This Vacancy ID is 1071945.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The numbering sequence on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and
3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.


PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date.  You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clicking here.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.


Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.


The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice:

·         Online Application (Questionnaire) 

1) Resume (must include beginning/ending month & year for each employment period)

2) Transcripts (must contain the university logo, can be a copy)

3) Registration/License, active, current registration if applicable for the position


4) Veterans’ Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10 point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).


IF APPLICABLE:  A military service member's statement of service/certification will be accepted IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided.  The statement/certification should indicate member's separation from active duty is within 120 days of the closing date of this announcement.  It must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable).  Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment.  Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.


Phone: 8005250102
Agency Information:
follow the instructions on the notice


After you submit your application, you will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. 


The length of time your application will remain active will vary based on the closing date of this Public Notice.

Additional Duty Location Info

Few vacancies in the following locations:
Elmendorf AFB, AK View Map
Travis AFB, CA View Map
Vandenberg AFB, CA View Map
Air Force Academy, CO View Map
Peterson AFB, CO View Map
Eglin AFB, FL View Map
Hurlburt Field, FL View Map
MacDill AFB, FL View Map
Patrick AFB, FL View Map
Scott AFB, IL View Map
McConnell AFB, KS View Map
Andrews AFB, MD View Map
Nellis AFB, NV View Map
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH View Map
Tinker AFB, OK View Map
Lackland AFB, TX View Map
Hill AFB, UT View Map
Langley AFB, VA View Map
Fairchild AFB, WA View Map
Warren AFB, WY View Map

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