Dietetic Technician

Location US-KS-FT. RILEY
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Recruitment Bonus
Relocation Assistance
Student Loan Repayment



Irwin Army Community Hospital (IACH) at Ft Riley is uniquely located in the rolling Flint Hills region of Northeast Kansas. Nestled between Junction City (pop. 25,000) and Manhattan (pop. 57,000), the local area has an abundance of outdoor activities where you with unlimited opportunities to fish, hike, swim, and explore!

Enjoy BigXII college sports and entertainment at Kansas State University in Manhattan; as well as a thriving night life. Experience travel simplified at the Manhattan Regional Airport or international travel through Kansas City International Airport. Manhattan has been recognized on the following for its quality of life:


. #3 on a list of Best Small Places for Business and Careers (Forbes)
. Top 10 Places to Retire (Money Magazine)
. Top 50 College Towns in America (Best College Reviews)
. Top 10 Best Places to Retire Young (CNN Money)
. Top 100 Places to Live in America (Livability)

Join #TeamIACH, your home in the Flint Hills; making Fort Riley the best place in the Army for Soldiers to live, train, deploy from, and come home to.


Our civilian team members are eligible for full federal benefits packages which include:

  • 401k (TSP, 5% match)
  • Retirement pension (FERS, five years to be vested)
  • Health, life, long-term, vision, and dental insurance for the employee and family members
  • Competitive pay, regular cost of living and time in service base salary increases.
  • Up to $60,000 in student loan repayment
  • Performance awards
  • Paid on-the-job training and developmental opportunities
  • Ten paid federal holidays, ample vacation days, separate sick leave that does not expire
  • Recruitment and retention incentives
  • Paid relocation costs
  • Free parking at work
  • USO Airport Lounge Access
  • Access to MWR services and activities which include childcare options
  • Military service buy-back eligibility

You can learn more about Army Civilian Benefits.









Major duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Has a broad knowledge of routing modified diets, combinations of diet modifications and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) dietetics software
  • Handles patient meal service orders in person or by phone
  • Interacts with patients, dietitians, nursing staff, and other medical center employees
  • Receives patient meal orders and preferences, meal and nourishment requests from nursing, clinical staff, and other members of the interdisciplinary team
  • Takes whatever action necessary, within authority, to maximize patient satisfaction with meal service
  • Completes select and non-select menus as required
  • Retrieves computerized information to assist with tray and/or nourishment assembly such as standing orders, nourishment labels, tabulated recipe lists, and other simple information to assist in meal delivery
  • Provides education and information on local facility therapeutic diets to patients, guests, and nursing staff
  • Assists patients in selection of the proper foods according to their individual diet
  • Performs clerical and administrative duties in support of the service
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment: You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job

GS-05 grade level:Specialized experience includes: displays a high level of customer service in all interactions, including answering phones, taking and processing meal orders in compliance with medically ordered diet by computer, phone or in person from inpatient veterans, nursing, providers, dietitians and family members; ability to use dietetics software to print meal tickets and produce production reports, complete quality monitors to ensure food items and menu selections for regular and therapeutic diets. Some food preparation as required.


Applicants may substitute education for the experience required for the GS-05 level. Successful completion of a full four (4) year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, with a major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects directly related to this position (i.e. nutrition, dietary therapy, food and nutrition science, food service systems management, etc.). This education must have been obtained in an accredited business or technical school, junior college, college or university for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite. NOTE: Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation.


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