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Regional Nutritionist

Reference number: DIS22J-022940-000298
Selection process number: 22-DIS-ATL-EA-425438
Indigenous Services Canada - First Nations and Inuit Health Branch
The official position location is Halifax. The possibility of a telework arrangement from the Atlantic region could be considered
$85,576 to $102,017

For further information on the organization, please visit Indigenous Services Canada

Closing date: 21 June 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Update: The posting period has been extended until June 21, 2022. If you have already applied, you can modify your application until this day.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation


The job involves both desk work and travel for services delivery to Indigenous communities in the Atlantic region.

The official position location is Halifax. Depending on the needs and requirements of the service, the possibility of a telework arrangement from the Atlantic region could be considered. The request will be assessed in accordance with the provisions of the Directive on Telework.

Work environment

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) has a unique mandate playing a role in supporting services and programs in communities such as health, education, economic development, housing, community infrastructure and social support. In the context of reconciliation, ISC supports Aboriginal peoples (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) in their efforts to improve health, social well-being and economic prosperity to the benefit of all Canadians.

By joining our team, you will have opportunity to provide support to health services and community based programming. You will build and support strong working relationships with First Nations and Inuit communities, families, and individuals, with a focus on improving health outcomes and reducing health risks.

Intent of the process

The immediate intent of this selection process is to staff one indeterminate position. This process will be used to create a pool of fully or partially candidates to staff similar or identical position at Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) and other departments with various tenure, location, linguistic profiles, conditions of employment and security requirements

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Education :
Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in nutrition, dietetics or home economics.

Occupational Certification:
Registered or eligible for registration as a Registered Dietitian in a province or territory of Canada.

Degree equivalency

Experience planning, developing, managing and evaluating public health nutrition programs
Experience providing guidance and oversight to health care professionals
Experience working in interdisciplinary teams in collaborative practice environments
Experience formulating and providing strategic advice to management
Experience developing and maintaining positive relationships with diverse stakeholders
Experience managing major* projects.

NOTE: * In demonstrating “major”, the examples provided by candidates must meet at least three of the following criteria: be Regional Health Authority, Provincial or regional in scope; include the management of financial resources; be multi-year in terms of duration; have public visibility; include the involvement of multiple diverse partners or stakeholders; require the management of unforeseen challenges or shifting priorities; apply health equity principles and practices.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Asset Education:
Graduation with a Masters’ degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in nutrition, public health, community nutrition or related human nutrition, public policy, public administration or other discipline relevant to the position.

Asset Certification:
Certified Diabetes Educator (Canada)

Degree equivalency

Asset Experience:
Experience contributing to the planning and implementation of health promotion programs with Indigenous People and/or Indigenous communities
Experience in the development of policies with diverse partners, organizations or sectors related to nutrition
Experience contributing to the planning and implementation of health promotion policies, programs or initiatives addressing the nutritional health status of Indigenous Populations

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

Abilities :
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.

Personal Suitability:
Respect for Diversity
Strategic Thinking
Team Leadership

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Organizational Needs :
Indigenous Services Canada is committed to having a skilled and diversified workforce representative of the population its serve. In support of our strategy to achieve our employment equity goals, preference may be given to candidates who, at the time of application, indicate that they are belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups (self-declaration): Aboriginal peoples, Women, Visible Minorities and Persons with Disabilities.

Operational Requirements:
In order to work in each of the Atlantic provinces the Regional Nutritionist will need to be have valid, unrestricted, licenses/registrations as a Registered Dietitian in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

All employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Conditions of employment:
A valid, unrestricted, license/registration as a Registered Dietitian in one of the following provinces: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador.
Possession of a valid driver’s license or personal mobility to a degree normally associated with the possession of a driver’s license.
Willing and able to travel: this could include travel to remote locations by small aircraft or boat.
Willing and able to work overtime.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details of its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service. As per the new Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, federal public servants in the Core Public Administration and members of the RCMP must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), casual, and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment then the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete an attestation.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Marianne Desabrais - Human ressources Advisor, Staffing Nicole Druhan McGinn - Director, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
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