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Assistant Director Food and Nutrition Service (Repost)

Recruitment #21-002771-0002






DJS Headquarters

217 E. Redwood Street

Baltimore, MD 21202


Note:  A remote location may be determined during the selection process

Main Purpose of Job

Act as the clinical dietitian/nutritionist for the Department in all matters involving nutritional therapy. Provide clinical nutrition consultations to youth, support nursing and medical staff with expert nutritional assistance. Annually develop and coordinate two four-week cycle menus that comply with the Child Nutrition Program, Current Dietary Guidelines and the applicable Dietary Reference Intakes for the population served. Assist the Director of Food and Nutrition Service in the administrative details required to implement the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program at all residential sites operated by the Department of Juvenile Services.


  • Provides clinical nutrition services for all residential sites. Provide nutritional education for youth as needed.
  • Annually writes two 4-week menu cycles that are in compliance with Child Nutrition Program (CNP), Current DGA, and applicable (Dietary Reference Intakes) DRI. Develop applicable recipes for menu. Manage taste testing of new menu items.
  • Provide Nutrition expertise to all residential facilities in support of their Wellness Policy Tasks.
  • Develop monthly cultural theme meal in an effort to expose youth to different cultural foods.
  • Develops materials for in-service training of food service personnel. Assists with in-service training as needed.
  • Conducts dietary department on site reviews as needed.
  • Initiates, organizes, and participates in staff meetings, conferences, and continuing education as required.


Education:   Determined by the Maryland State Board of Dietetic Practice under the licensing requirements for Nutritionists and Dietitians.

Experience: Four years of experience providing professional nutrition or dietetic services, two years must have been in a public health or community setting.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Community Health, Nutrition or Public Health for one year of required general professional nutrition or dietetic services experience.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in Community Health, Nutrition or Public Health for two years of the required general professional nutrition or dietetic services experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Dietitian and Nutritionist classification or Dietitian and Nutritionist specialty codes in the Dietitian field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding these qualifications.  

  • Possession of a Serv Safe certification within the past three years
  • Experience with implementation of the federal Child Nutrition Program regulations.
  • Experience using the Nutrikids software to analyze menus.


1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current license as a Dietitian or Nutritionist from the Maryland State Board of Dietetic Practice, 4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215 prior to permanent appointment.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be placed on the eligible list categorized as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified. Candidates shall be certified to the eligible list for a year.


The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service.

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.



The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. A paper application may be mailed to the address below or faxed to the fax number below. If you choose fax or regular mail you must include on each page of the attachment your First and Last Name, the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin and the last 4 digits of your SS#. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online application or paper application. Applications must be received by the closing date no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted: 

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services 
OHR-Recruitment and Examination Unit 
217 E. Redwood Street Baltimore, MD 21202
Attn: Jakiraman Jones 
Fax Number 410-333-4188 
TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay 

The resulting Certified Eligible List for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other state agencies. 

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact DJS Office of Human Resources at Include the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin. 

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. 

Bilingual applicants are welcome to apply for all recruitments. 

DJS values the experience gained by Veterans while serving our country. Veterans are welcome to apply for all current recruitments.

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