Recruitment #2404-2137DC-002


Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, bringing together its unsurpassed charm with top-flight arts and cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities, and great restaurants.


The City of Milwaukee is proud to employ a diverse workforce that is committed to providing exemplary service to the City’s residents. If you have a passion for being a part of an inclusive team of public servants, please consider the following opportunity.


The primary goal of the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program is to promote and maintain the health and well-being of nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children.

Under the direction of the WIC Program Manager, the Community Health Dietitian 1 provides nutrition and administrative services for the City of Milwaukee Health Department’s (MHD) Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) special supplemental nutrition program and serves as a lead worker for Community Health Nutritionists, WIC Client Services Assistants, and Breastfeeding Peer Counselors.

Essential Functions

Client Services

  • Perform WIC certifications, including intake and registration, anthropometric measurement, hemoglobin and lead testing, nutrition and breastfeeding assessment, counseling, benefit issuance, immunization assessment, and referral to health care providers and community agencies.
  • Determine WIC eligibility by identifying risk factors.
  • Monitor participant follow up and modify plan of care as needed.
  • Complete required documentation in ROSIE as outlined in the Wisconsin WIC Operations Manual.
  • Determine appropriate food package and issue WIC benefits.
  • Authorize requests for prescribed non-contract medical nutritionals.
  • Authorize out-going communication and referrals to medical professionals.

Nutrition Education

  • Serve as a lead in the development, implementation, and monitoring of nutrition-related educational plans for WIC participants, outreach work plans and other grant-related initiatives.
  • Serve as the nutrition resource for WIC staff, public health staff, and the community.
  • Assist in mentoring paraprofessional staff by reviewing nutrition plans for high-risk participants and guiding follow-up education accordingly.
  • Follow the guidelines according to the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) and similar standards set forth by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


  • Assure implementation of and compliance with WIC federal, state, and project regulations and policies.
  • Attend WIC clinic team meetings to assure continuous quality improvement.
  • Assist with training employees (including Breastfeeding Peer Counselors and student interns) in clinical, nutrition, and administrative operations.
  • Assure outreach to underserved segments of the community.

We welcome qualified individuals with disabilities who are interested in employment and will make reasonable accommodations during the hiring process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Conditions of Employment

  • Ability to safely lift infants and small children onto scales (up to 25 lbs).
  • Report to any of the City of Milwaukee clinic locations as assigned. Assignments may be made on short notice to provide staff coverage during unexpected absences or emergency situations.
  • Participate in a work schedule that includes early evening hours on assigned days. The current hours of work are as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Carry a mobile phone during business hours.
  • Travel outside the City of Milwaukee, occasionally overnight, for training purposes or for participation in meetings representing the City.
  • The pre-employment medical requirements include:
    • Physical exam w/ Lift test
    • TB Test, annually throughout employment
    • MMR Vaccine
    • Hep B Vaccine
    • Varicella Vaccine
    • Covid 19 Vaccine
    • Non-Dot Drug Test

Minimum Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, dietetics, or a related field from a college or university accredited by Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
  2. Registration as a Registered Dietitian (RD) by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at time of appointment and throughout employment.
  3. State of Wisconsin Certified Dietitian (CD) OR CD-eligible at time of appointment; must obtain certification with the State of Wisconsin within six months of appointment date and throughout employment.
  4. Must meet State of Wisconsin WIC mandates regarding lactation management and care as noted in 10.23-2 and 10.23-3 of the Wisconsin WIC Operations Manual within one year of appointment and throughout employment.
  5. Valid driver’s license and use of a properly insured vehicle for use on the job at time of appointment and throughout employment. Mileage reimbursement is provided pursuant to Section 350-183 of The Milwaukee Code of Ordinances.

NOTICE: Please do not attach your academic transcripts to your employment application. The hiring department will verify candidates’ education as part of the background screening process prior to extending any job offers.

Desirable Qualifications

  • International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) or exam-eligible or have successfully completed other state-approved specialized training, such as Certified Lactation Specialist (CLS), Certified Lactation Consultant (CLC), or Certified Lactation Educator (CLE).
  • Completed specialized training in lactation management and care.
  • Experience facilitating community nutrition programing.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics


  • Knowledge of food and nutritional science.
  • Knowledge of maternal and child health.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local WIC policies and regulations.
  • Knowledge of related community resources.
  • Knowledge of mathematics and ability to perform mathematical calculations, such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, areas, circumference, and volume.
  • Ability to read and interpret work-related documents, including procedural manuals, governmental publications, and periodicals.
  • Ability to efficiently use the Microsoft Office Suite and specialized software such as the State of Wisconsin WIC Data System (ROSIE).
  • Ability to use job-related equipment such as the Lead Care® II Analyzer, HemoCue® systems, lancets, and adult and infant weighing and measuring equipment.
  • Skill in working with infants and small children.

Communication and Interpersonal

  • Ability to write business correspondence and reports using the appropriate conventions of grammar, punctuation and spelling.
  • Verbal communication, presentation, and training skills.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary staff, community partners, and the public.
  • Customer service knowledge and skills.
  • Listening and counseling skills.
  • Ability to provide services to a diverse customer population in a culturally sensitive manner.

Judgment and Professionalism

  • Ability to be resilient in a very busy setting with clients who may be experiencing stress.
  • Ability to serve in a lead capacity.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to plan and accomplish work, manage multiple assignments simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
  • Honesty, integrity, and professionalism.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Dedication to the promotion of health and prevention of disease and a commitment to stay abreast of current practices in nutrition.

Current Salary

The current salary range (2HN) is $59,114-$81,507 annually, and the resident incentive salary for City of Milwaukee residents is $60,888-$83,952 annually. Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval. 


The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves
  • Flexible Spending Arrangement
  • Commuter Value Pass 

For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit

Selection Process

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: an evaluation of education, experience and/or responses to supplemental questions; a written or performance test, a structured interview, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to structured interviews and performance examinations. Structured interviews may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.

INITIAL FILING DATE - The selection process will be held as soon as practical after the deadline listed above. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the selection process components. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative selection process dates or times. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.

Additional Information

  • APPLICATIONS and further information may be accessed by visiting
  • Applications should be submitted no later than the deadline listed above.
  • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or
  • The Department of Employee Relations is located in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


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The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.