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Director of Child Nutrition - North Monterey County Unified School District

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Closing Date:  July 14, 2016

Job Description:  The Personnel Commission is seeking a qualified individual for a full-time, 11-months/year position.

The District offers a comprehensive health benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision and District paid life insurance for the employee, plus 22 days paid vacation, 12 days sick leave and 12 days paid holidays per year.

Under general supervision, plans, manages, develops and prepares nutritionally balanced, cost effective menus for students, and establishes and monitors quality control procedures for safe and sanitary food preparation based on United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and state guidelines.

Job Responsibility:  EXAMPLES OF DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Plans, manages, develops, modifies and prepares menus (i.e., lunch, breakfast, After School Site Program), specifications and recipes to provide nutritionally balanced, quality meals to students based on dietary guidelines
  • Develops, recommends, implements and monitors policies and procedures related to Nutrition Services (e.g., reporting and disclosure procedures to meet special dietary needs, safe and sanitary food preparation policies, and other related functions) to ensure compliance with USDA School Meal policies and related government regulations, laws and procedures
  • Conducts menu planning and nutritional analyses to ensure menus and recipes meet state standards
  • Updates and reviews menu items, the specification book and nutrient analysis software
  • Performs cost analysis of menu items to develop specifications for food items to be purchased
  • Develops, implements and coordinates special menus to ensure proper meals are provided to children with special dietary needs, including food allergies and medical conditions
  • Advises food service staff, nurses, faculty and administrators on meeting the dietary needs and/or restrictions of students
  • Plans, develops, coordinates and implements comprehensive nutrition education programs and wellness programs to provide nutritional guidance and to create a culture of wellness for students, teachers, parents, food service staff and the community
  • Leads and works with the School District Wellness Committee to promote and strengthen wellness policies and administrative rules
  • Participates in writing bid language and specifications for all food items and collaborates with District Office staff to ensure purchasing process and procedure is followed
  • Assists the Director with training staff and conducts employee in-service training on topics such as food safety, standardized recipes, meal patterns, portion control and production factors to stay in compliance with Federal and State menu guidelines
  • Maintains and prepares records and/or reports for District management, the Health Department and state and federal agencies
  • Tests and promotes new nutritional products, menus and recipes
  • Assists in site monitoring of routine cafeteria inspections and National School Lunch, After School Snack and other programs
  • Coordinates orders for food items and supplies and generates purchase orders
  • Establishes, maintains, tracks and monitors recordkeeping related to Nutrition Services such as inventory of food supplies and equipment
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirement:  EDUCATION: A bachelor's degree in dietetics, nutrition, food science, public health or a closely related field to the duties and requirements of the classification. Active status as a Registered Dietician is preferred.

EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of experience performing analysis of nutritional content, menu planning, and recipe computation and costing is required. School district experience is preferred.

Knowledge of: Federal and State Nutritional requirements for school-aged children; methods, principles and practices of large scale food service management and preparation, and meal planning; advanced menu planning, analysis and development; methods of adjusting, computing, developing and extending recipes; principles of nutrition analysis and related dietary guidelines; dietary planning for individuals with specialized needs (i.e., allergies, illness, or weight); applicable local, state, and federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures as it relates to Food and Nutrition Services for students (e.g., National School Lunch, Afterschool Snack, School Breakfast, Child and Adult Care, and Summer Meal programs); board policies and procedures related to the administration of a Food and Nutrition Service program; principles, practices and/or techniques of record keeping; principles and practices of food sanitation and safety, and Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP) Food Safety System; scientific principles of nutrition and application to feeding school-aged children; processes and procedures involved in ordering, receiving, storing and inventory of food and supplies; health and safety rules and regulations that pertain to the operation of a school food service establishment; the use and care of institutional kitchen equipment and utensils; general principles of supervision and training; customer service and interpersonal skills; the use and application of computer software and related applications, such as nutrition analysis software and Microsoft Office Suite.

Ability to: Plan, organize, manage, implement and administer District-wide nutrition education and wellness programs and trainings; prepare and plan nutritionally balanced, cost-effective menus within a budget; effectively and accurately analyze nutritional facts, values, content, recipe costs and menus, and make modifications as needed; develop standardized recipes while performing recipe adjustments, conversions and computations; accurately maintain records and prepare reports; accurately and effectively make mathematical computations for recipes and food orders; train and supervise assigned staff; provide quality customer service; communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing; work independently with minimal supervision; meet schedules and timelines; adhere to applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures as it relates to the Food and Nutrition Services for school-aged children such as the Federal Meal program requirements; establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with others; handle all types of food; inspect the preparation and serving of food to assure compliance with health and sanitation regulations; effectively work in a team environment; operate a variety of office equipment; establish and maintain insurability to drive a District vehicle as part of the District's Pull Notice program; and comply with mandatory child abuse reporter training requirements as part of pre-employment and on an annual basis.

  • Certification as a Registered Dietitian is preferred.
  • Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License and insurability to drive a District vehicle as part of the District's Pull Notice program is required.
  • A valid ServSafe California Food Handler certification is required.

Special information:
  • The availability of private transportation to transport between job sites or the operation of a District vehicle is required.
  • All applicants will be required to submit a recent (less than one month old from the recruitment closing date) DMV printout (H-6) showing their driving records for the past 10 years.

Contact:  Interested applicants can apply online at

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North Monterey County Unified School District

Director of Child Nutrition
Closing Date:  June 30, 2016

Job Description:  North Monterey County Unified School District
Position Title: Director - Child Nutrition Salary: Mgmt. Salary Sched.
Department: Child Nutrition Services Grade 4
Reports to: Director of Business Services
Under the direction of the Director of Business Services, assists in the coordination, supervision and implementation of all activities in the Child Nutrition Program for the District.
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Job Responsibility:  
  1. Assist in the planning and implementation of all programs of the Child Nutrition Department for the District.
  2. Train and evaluate the performance of assigned staff.
  3. Direct purchasing, warehousing, and distribution of food, supplies and equipment, makes recommendations for cost savings.
  4. Assist with the development and management of the department budget, involving revenue and cost analysis, setting of staffing levels and capital equipment replacement.
  5. Travel to various sites to conduct site observations; monitor operations and services; evaluate organization and sanitation of facility, compliance to State and Federal regulations, and equipment and supply needs; arrange for equipment/facilities repair at school sites as needed.
  6. Communicate with other administrators, personnel and outside organizations to coordinate activities and programs, resolve issues and conflicts and exchange information.
  7. Operate a computer and other office equipment as assigned, operate various kitchen equipment and appliances; drive a vehicle to conduct work as assigned.
  8. Develop Breakfast and Lunch Menus using nutritional software that meets or exceeds current state regulations.
  9. Attend and conduct a variety of meetings as assigned.

  1. At least 18 years of age.
  2. Three years of increasingly responsible experience in quantity food preparation and service operations including two years in a supervisory capacity.
  3. Valid Food Safety Certificate issued by a recognized provider of Food Safety Examination and Certification.
  4. Valid California Drivers License.

  1. Planning, organization and management of the Child Nutrition Program.
  2. Federal, state and local food service laws, codes and regulations.
  3. Budget preparation and administration for a food service operation.
  4. Sanitation and safety measures pertinent to the food service industry.
  5. Techniques of supervision, training, and personnel management.
  6. Commodity processing.
  7. Food preparation methods relating to a central kitchen.

  1. Train, assign and direct the work of Child Nutrition employees.
  2. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  3. Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  4. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  5. Operate a computer and assigned office equipment.
  6. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  7. Perform under demanding and varied work schedule with ability to remain flexible and focused during interruptions and distractions.
  8. Maintain accurate and neat records and reports.
  9. Meet schedules and time lines.
  10. Work independently with little direction.
  11. Plan and organize work.
  12. Maintain regular attendance and punctuality.

Any combination equivalent to:
  1. College-level coursework in nutrition or a related field.
  2. Three years of increasingly responsible experience in quantity food preparation and service operations including two years in a supervisory capacity. Must meet the Standards for the USDA New School Nutrition Program Director for student enrollment of 2,500-9,999.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stoop, reach, stand, walk, lift, pull, push, grasp, talk, hear, see and use repetitive motions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may lift and/or move up to 50 pounds of materials etc. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works indoors and may occasionally work outdoors. The employee must be able to meet deadlines. The noise level in the work environment is usually mild to moderate.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed.
Individuals holding this position may perform additional duties and additional duties may be assigned.

Contact:  Interested applicants should apply ONLINE. For more details visit our EdJoin job site posing at:

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