Job Overview


The mission of the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is to increase food security and reduce hunger in partnership with cooperating organizations by providing children and low-income people with access to food, a healthy diet, and nutrition education in a manner that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence.

FNCS provides excellent opportunities for specialized training through its own facilities and outside resources. Career guidance and on and off-the-job training programs are tailored to an individual employee's needs. If you want to apply your knowledge and skills to food program activities that seek to strengthen America, there is a challenging and rewarding career waiting for you at FNCS!

This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion procedures on FNCS-14-100-KG. Disabled Veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities can apply to the Merit Promotion announcement if they meet criteria for the above and include supporting documents. Depending on a variety of circumstances, telework may be available.


As a Nutritionist, the incumbent will:

  • Act as a recognized representative and technical expert in nutrition education and training strategies, techniques, and curricula.
  • Develop nutrition education materials for various program audiences. Review and provide guidance about nutrition education materials to State and local agencies.
  • Prepare guidance material and provide technical information in order to defend rationale, negotiate and persuade audiences, and respond to questions.
  • Prepare guidance material and provide technical information to members of all levels of an organization and the public.
  • Develop resource material, plan and present training, review and evaluate comprehensive training programs for State and local staff and review and evaluate nutrition education materials.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Up to 25% of Travel

Relocation Authorized

  • No