Summer StudentPublic Health Nutrition Student
City of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
Position: Summer Student - Public Health Nutrition Student

Competition Number: 2019-EX-EN-52365230-01

Competition posting date: 2019.02.04

Competition closing date: 2019.03.01

Ottawa Public Health
Multiple Positions
Affiliation: Non Union/Non MPE
Salary: $14.000 per hour (2019 rates of pay)

Category: Summer Opportunities
Employment Group: Summer Student

Job Summary

Under the supervision of a Public Health dietitian and/or nutritionist, the incumbent supports public health
nutrition practice in promoting optimal nutritional health of groups, families, and the community by conducting
or participating in nutrition research, developing and updating resources and participating in community
events to maintain health and prevent disease.

Education & Experience

Post Secondary Student (completion of third year College or University and beyond): Baccalaureate degree
in Nutrition (essential).

Two (2) years or more of related experience is required:
Experience in client/customer service environment.

Language, Certificates & Licenses

English oral, reading, writing required.
French oral, reading, writing may be required for some positions.
Candidates must meet language requirement for position upon hire.


Some knowledge of principles and practice of Public Health nutrition such as:

health promotion concepts


development ages and stages

group processes and group dynamics

principles of community mobilization/development

principles of teaching and learning

plan and implement a learning plan towards increased knowledge and skill development

learn, seek out mentorship opportunities, synthesize knowledge and skills in order to advance professionally

communicate effectively with individuals and groups, both orally and in writing

utilize creative decision-making and problem-solving skills

set priorities and manage time effectively

Knowledge of nutrition education issues

Advanced knowledge of computer systems and City software packages

Competencies & Skills

Knowledge of and work within the scope of practice of dieticians in training

Communicate nutrition related issues effectively with individuals and groups in oral and written forms

Assess the nutrition related needs of individuals, families and groups and be able to apply health counselling

Develop skills in group facilitation/mobilization

Utilize creative decision-making and problem solving skills

Set priorities and manage time effectively

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We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process
will be contacted.

The City of Ottawa is committed to providing quality services by establishing a qualified workforce that
reflects the diverse population it serves. The City encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the
HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.