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Health/Nutrition/Safety Consultant – Registered Dietitian

Puget Sound Educational Service District seeks a highly qualified Health/Nutrition/Safety Consultant to work in a strong collaborative partnership with the Early Learning team providing expertise related to health and nutrition for pregnant women, infants/toddlers, and preschool age children. Duties include coordinating program services in health and nutrition to ensure fidelity and quality implementation of early learning services based on the whole child approach and in compliance with federal, state, and agency regulations and requirements. This position will also be responsible for development and revision of policies, procedures, and forms; training development regarding best practices in health and nutrition as well as facilitation in collaboration with others; coordination and consultation related to special health/nutrition conditions; sustain and support the Health Services Advisory Committee, and maintain USDA/Child and Adult Care Food Program contract compliance.

PSESD is one of nine regional educational agencies serving school districts and state approved charter and private schools in Washington. Serving over 39% of Washington’s K-12 public school students, our agency provides critical services designed to ensure that our students are ready to enter school, achieve at high levels in the K-12 system, and succeed in postsecondary endeavors. We are committed to becoming an Antiracist Multicultural Organization driven by equity in education. To learn more about PSESD, visit

Early Learning Program Hiring Requirements

  • Portable Background Check: All Early Learning Program hires must have a cleared PSESD fingerprint background check (Washington State Patrol and FBI clearance) and a cleared Portable Background Check (PBC) before their hire date, and every three (3) years thereafter as a condition of continued employment.  Applicants without a current PBC should consider completing a PBC during the application phase. Please click here for instructions, and please click here to start the process.
  • Required Health Documentation to be completed within 30 days of official start date for all Early Learning staff, including:
    • Completed Medical Release Form
    • Tuberculosis clearance (if not included on Medical Release Form) 
    • MMR vaccine documentation (if not included on Medical Release Form)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in health, nursing, nutrition, or food science, or an Associate’s Degree in same areas and progressively responsible job-related experience
  • Registered Dietitian/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Professional experience in Early Learning

Preferred Qualifications

  • Specialized knowledge or experience with specific populations of diverse families, including low-income families, English language learners, and children with special health care needs
  • Experience providing group or staff training and/or teaching adult learners
  • Experience working on a cross-disciplinary team
  • Knowledge of common pediatric illnesses and treatment protocols
  • One-on-one technical assistance and/or consultant experience
  • Knowledge of USDA School Meal Programs and/or Child and Adult Care Food Program

Applicants are required to include the following attachments within the online application in order to be considered:

  • Cover Letter: Clearly reflect how you meet the minimum qualifications (and preferred qualifications if applicable).
  • Resume: Provide complete chronological resume including all work history along with dates of employment (month and year) and job responsibilities,  education, and certifications.
    • Please note that salary placements for selected candidates will be based on related experience detailed in the resume provided via the application process
    • Additional Documents: In some cases, additional documents may be required and will be specified in the job opening announcement/advertisement.

Location: Renton
Job Type: Full-time
Hiring Salary Range: $77,037 - $101,080 (Band J)
Full Salary Range: $77,037 - $111,573 (Band J)
Department: Learning, Teaching, and Family Support - Early Learning

We attract, retain, and motivate exceptional people with an equitable and competitive compensation package. Salary offers consider candidate qualifications and relevant experience. New hires at Puget Sound ESD start employment on or around the 1st and 15th of each month. For awareness and planning purposes, linked here are the dates through August, 2025.


We offer comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision through the School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program
  • 24 annual leave days per year
  • 12 sick days
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Participation in Washington State Department of Retirement System
  • Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan
  • Subsidized ORCA card, free parking, and electric car charging stations (Renton office)

Open until filled; for best consideration, submit complete application by 7/31/2024. First Interviews are anticipated to be on 8/13/2024 followed by Second Interviews on 8/21/2024.

Jobs are listed here for information only. 

To apply for a specific open position, you must be a registered applicant in the PSESD - School Jobs and apply specifically for each position for which you wish to be considered.

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PSESD is committed to having a diverse workforce and encourages all candidates meeting the minimum qualifications to apply.
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