Dietetic Technician (2622) Department of Public Health

  • Contract
  • Job Code and Title: 2622-Dietetic Technician
  • Fill Type: Temporary Exempt

Company Description

The San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) is accepting applications for Class 2622 Dietetic Technician. Some positions are limited to 1,040 work hours in a year. Exempt employees are considered "at will" and serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer. The qualified applicant pool resulting from this recruitment may be utilized to fill future exempt vacancies within the San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH).

The Department of Public Health prioritizes equitable and inclusive access to quality healthcare for its community and values the importance of diversity in its workforce. All employees at the Department of Public Health work to advance equity, inclusion, and diversity with a specific lens and focus on race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexuality, disability, and immigration status. 

  • Application Opening – Friday, May 26, 2023
  • Application Deadline – The application filing will be open continuously at least through Friday, August 4, 2023 and will close any time thereafter.
  • Compensation: $35.1750 - $42.7250 hourly
  • Appointment Type: Temporary Exempt 
  • Shifts: Variable; as needed with some evenings, and weekend shifts**
  • Location: Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center - 1001 Potrero Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110

**Hospitals are open on a twenty-four (24) hours, seven (7) day per week basis; therefore employees may be required to work nights, evening shifts, weekends, and/or holidays; depending on the needs of the operation.

The Mission of the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) is to protect and promote the health of all San Franciscans. SFDPH strives to achieve its mission through the work of two main Divisions - the San Francisco Health Network and Population Health. The San Francisco Health Network is the City’s only complete system of care and has locations throughout the City, including Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, and over 15 primary care health centers. 

Job Description

Under supervision, the Dietetic Technician performs specialized paraprofessional clinical duties in a hospital nutrition program. Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the Dietitian with clinical nutrition care for patients/residents and their families;
  • Collecting basic nutritionally relevant data to identify patients/residents' preliminary nutritional risk
  • level and appropriate triage of nutrition information;
  • Assisting the Dietitian in providing nutrition education and counseling for patients/residents and their families;
  • Collecting pertinent clinical data from patients/residents' medical records;
  • Documenting nutritional risk levels of patients/residents and providing education counseling;
  • Collecting and implementing food and nutrition preferences;
  • Retrieving and assessing patients/residents on nutritional information from hospital computers

The Dietetic Technician also performs other related duties as assigned/required.


Minimum Qualifications (Required):

License and Certification:
Possession of a credential as a Registered Dietetic Technician approved by the American Dietetic Association.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted

Important Note: Please make sure it is absolutely clear in your application exactly how you meet the minimum qualifications. Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. Please be aware that any misrepresentation of this information may disqualify you from this recruitment or future job opportunities. For more information, visit

Additional Information


Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit and begin the application process. 

Our e-mail communications may come from more than one department so please make sure your email is set to accept messages from all of us at this link. 

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment therefore, it is their responsibility to contact the Analyst if they update their email address. 

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received. 

DPH Health Critical Requirements and Information: Please review the following policies regarding DPH employment requirements that safeguard yourself and others. 

Additional information regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco: 

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst, Diane Zhou at [email protected] or (628)271-6703.

We may use text messaging to communicate with you on the phone number provided in your application. The first message will ask you to opt in to text messaging.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

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