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Lowell Joint School District

Director of Nutrition Services
Closing Date:  November 07, 2014

Job Description:  JOB SUMMARY:

Under the general direction of the Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services, plan, organize, and direct the operation of the District School Nutrition programs and school cafeterias including nutrition, sanitation, purchasing and financial functions; train, supervise and evaluate assigned personnel. Performs other related duties as required.

Salary Range: $5,079 - $8,162 per month

Job Responsibility:  ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the classification.
  • Plan, organize and direct District School Nutrition Services programs and cafeteria operations: assure compliance with Federal, State, local and District law, regulations and policies: establish operating procedures for District cafeterias and Central kitchen
  • Plan and direct the development and processing of free and reduced meal application and verification program
  • Plan, develop and evaluate master menus for a variety of school programs, determine need for types and quantities of food, supplies, equipment and staffing.
  • Plan and direct the service, expansion and/or revision of breakfast, lunch, summer programs and catering programs
  • Direct the inspection of food served, plan for proper storage and economical use of food and supplies
  • Visit school sites to observe the school nutrition service personnel and procedures: develop and recommend Improved methods of food preparation and service
  • Confers with school principals, District administration and others in regard to cafeteria operations, prepare and present oral & written reports
  • Assists or develops annual departmental budget and assure sound fiscal management practices, evaluates financial forecasts and analyze food and labor costs to assure efficient and cost effective operations in the preparation of the food service program budget; utilizes cost control procedures to avoid unwarranted department operating costs
  • Direct the preparation and maintenance of a variety of records, reports, reimbursement claims and other documents related to the school nutrition program operations, personnel, finances, sales and inventory
  • Assures purchasing activities comply with applicable Federal, State and District statutes, regulations and policies, determine specifications for purchase of food and equipment
  • Operate standard office equipment including a computer, printers and point of sale machines
  • Assist in development of hiring, train, supervise and evaluate assigned personnel: establish procedure for interviewing and assigning new personnel: coordinate training programs and direct the assignment of substitute school nutrition program personnel
  • Coordinate information and nutritional resources and materials for the public, PTA and other organizations
  • Participate in the District wellness program and policies
  • Conducts research and keeps abreast of developments in the school nutrition program management and nutrition education
  • Participates in planning of kitchen layouts and equipment needs during remodeling and construction: assists in the review of bids and the analysis of cost figures
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and methods of large scale food service management, sanitation and employee safety regulations.
  • Equipment utilization, maintenance and repair.
  • Laws and regulations relating to school food services and school lunch programs.
  • Food products and food preparation methods.
  • Budgeting and financial record keeping procedures.
  • Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
  • Computer software applications.
  • Principles and practices of supervision and evaluation.

Ability to:
  • Prepare and monitor budget reports for department.
  • Assemble and analyze data and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Plan and administer a large scale food program.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with school staff, parents, students and District administrators.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Effectively supervise employees.
  • Maintain insurability to drive a District vehicle.

Any combination equivalent to completion of a Bachelor's degree or higher with an emphasis on institutional food management, nutrition, dietetics, hotel and restaurant management or related field. Four years of progressively responsible experience in a large-scale institutional, school, commercial or related food services program, including minimum of two years in a supervisory, administrative or management capacity. A valid Serv-Safe or equivalent certificate is required at time of appointment. Ability to provide own transportation. Registered Dietician and/or a School Nutrition Services credential are highly desirable.

Licenses/Certificates/Special Requirements:
A valid California Driver's License and the ability to maintain insurability under the District's Vehicle Insurance Policy.

Contact:  Margaret Dumadag


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Centienela Valley Union High School District

Service Area Supervisor
Closing Date:  October 30, 2014

Job Description:  Under the direction of a Cafeteria Manager or Production Manager, with additional direction provided by district level Food Services management, coordinate, oversee, monitor and assist with the production, transportation and serving of food at both on-site remote and off-site serving locations; supervise, train, evaluate and provide work direction for staff assigned to remote and off-site serving locations; assist with the planning and supervision of the District's food and nutrition program; Coordinate, implement and monitor operational and program changes.

$41,172.00 - $ 50,040.80 annual salary

Classified applications may be obtained from the Office of the Personnel Commission; 4900 W. 147th Street, Hawthorne 90250, (310) 263-3751 or you can download the application from our web site at All completed applications must be turned into the Office of the Personnel Commission by the deadline date. Incomplete applications will be screened out and not be allowed to continue with the process. A thorough review of application materials will result in narrowing the field of competition to the most qualified applicants.

Applications will be accepted from the general public and district employees who possess the necessary qualifications. The examination process may be comprised of one or any combination of the following: a paper screening of the applicants background, training, and experience; written exam; qualifications appraisal oral interview; performance exam; or technical oral exam. Persons needing reasonable accommodations must notify the Office of the Personnel Commission by the deadline date. A passing score must be achieved on all portions of the examination in order to be placed on the eligibility list. Candidates will be placed on a ranked eligibility list. District candidates may be placed on a separate ranked eligibility list. Eligible district employees will receive seniority points, which will be added to their final passing scores. Veterans submitting form DD214 will be granted veterans points, which will be added to their final passing scores.

Centinela Valley Union High School District is a merit system (civil service) school district. Employment and promotion of Classified employees are based upon merit, fitness and qualifications. The person selected to fill any regular position will be from among the top three ranks on the eligibility list approved by the Personnel Commission. Candidates selected for employment will be required to provide verification of work authorization in the form of a passport, driver's license, or other equivalent identification and social security card. No person will be allowed to begin working before the district receives fingerprint and medical clearance


Job Responsibility:  ESSENTIAL DUTIES
  • Duties listed below are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this classification.
  • Coordinates, supervises, monitors and assists with Food Services activities at - and related to - off site and remote serving locations;
  • Completes and maintains various daily and monthly records and reports;
  • Visits off-sites schools and remote serving areas on a daily basis;
  • Supervises and evaluates the work of assigned personnel;
  • Collaborates with cafeteria managers to assign personnel;
  • Ensures compliance with serving size and temperature requirements;
  • Follows and maintain records followed by the HACCP plan;
  • Checks the accuracy of receipts and bank deposits;
  • Communicates with school principals at off-site serving locations as needed;
  • Supervises and participates in food, supply and equipment inventories at off-site or remote serving locations;
  • Participates in menu planning as required;
  • Inspects transport equipment for cleanliness and condition;
  • Verifies the quantities and monitors the quality of food to be served at off site and remote serving locations;
  • Attends meetings; assumes the duties of the Cafeteria Manager during short period absences;
  • Works with Cafeteria Managers in determining proper production quantities of food at remote and off-site serving areas;
  • Meets with and trains assigned personnel on a regular basis;
  • Performs tasks at base kitchens as assigned;
  • Supervises sanitary and safe conditions at assigned remote or off-site locations;
  • Promotes effective customer service for students and faculty at remote or off-site locations;
  • Monitors related programs, such as National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Child and Adult Care Feeding (CACFP) and afterschool feeding;
  • Monitors functional areas, such as catering and computer Point of Sale (POS) operations;
  • Monitors programs for compliance with Federal, State, County and District requirements.

Job Requirement:  Knowledge of:
Quantity food preparation principles and methods; Safety and sanitation; local, state, and federal program laws and regulations. Equipment; utilization, maintenance, and repair; Management, supervision, and training techniques; Financial record keeping and budgeting procedures; Basic use of computers; Office management procedures.

Ability to:
Analyze and prepare reports; Assist in planning and directing a large food service program.; Speak, write, and negotiate effectively; Establish and maintain cooperative relations with school personnel, parents, community members, and students.
Education and Experience

An A.A. Degree or higher in institutional food service, culinary arts, or restaurant management will be considered equivalent to two years of experience in quantity food preparation.

Four years of experience in quantity food preparation and serving with at least two years experience in a supervisory position.

License and Certificate: Must possess and maintain a valid Class C California Driver License and remain insurable at the standard insurance market rate. Must possess and maintain a valid California Food Safety Certificate. New appointees must obtain required certificate within 90 days of employment.

Physical requirements indicated below are examples of the physical aspects that this position classification must perform in carrying out essential job functions. Employees in this classification stand, walk, sit, lift, and carry up to 50 lbs.; push, pull, stoop/bend, kneel, crawl, and bend repeatedly; climb stairs, maintain balance; repetitively use fingers, wrists, and hands while twisting or applying pressure; simultaneously use both arms, legs, and hands; reach overhead; have rapid mental and muscular coordination; speak clearly, hear normal voice conversation, have depth perception, distinguish shades, see small details; operate a vehicle; use a computer, and telephone.

Fingerprint and medical clearance.
Insurability by the District's liability insurance carrier.
Satisfactory completion of a probation period.

Contact:  Pamela Jacome
Personnel Commission
4900 W. 147th Street
Hawthorne, CA 90250

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Nutrition Services

Assistant Director-Nutrition Services
Closing Date:  October 28, 2014

Job Description:  JOB PURPOSE STATEMENT: Under direction of the Director of Food Services, the Assistant Director of Food Services plans, directs and coordinates the work assignments of Food Service Personnel.

Job Responsibility:  Essential Functions:
  • Ability to lift containers or packaging up to fifty pounds in weight.
  • Assists with planning menus for meal programs and catering.
  • Assists in the procurement of food and supplies for all meal programs.
  • Assists in planning staffing for meal programs and catering events.
  • Capability of being insured to operate District owned motorized vehicles
  • Deal courteously and tactfully with students, staff and public.
  • Estimate meal cost and prepare related reports.
  • Identifies and solves problems related to student meal programs.
  • Plans, organizes and supervises the Food Service Department and staff.
  • Plans, organizes, supervises and assists in the hiring and evaluation of work performances of Food Service staff.
  • Provides training to Food Service personnel in food preparation and sanitation procedures.
  • Provides training to Food Service personnel in safe use of equipment.
  • Provides training to new personnel.
  • Reviews and approves applications for student meal programs.
  • Reviews and verifies records maintained in regards to meal programs.
  • Trains Food Service personnel in District policies.
  • Visits school sites to observe and oversee site operations in regards to student meal programs.
  • Visits school sites to observe and supervise food service employees.

Other Job Functions
  • Attends staff meetings as required.
  • Maintains and fosters cooperative working relationships between Food Service employees and school sites and other departments and operations.
  • Participates in workshops and conferences or professional organizations to maintain and improve required skills.
  • Participates in District committees and administrator meetings upon request.
  • Participates in the development process of new procedures caused by changes in regulations.
  • Prepares in-service training materials and reports as required.

Job Requirement:  Educational Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent. Associate or Bachelor's Degree desired in nutritional or food management.

Experience: Four years full time experience in school or institutional food service. Two years verifiable full time supervisory experience in school or institutional food service.

Licensing, Testing Requirements: Serv-Safe certification. Possession of a valid California Driver's license, capable of being insured to operate District owned motorized vehicles; fingerprint/criminal justice clearance; Tuberculosis clearance

Contact:  To apply please go to, click on the Personnel tab and look for job opportunities and click on the link. This will direct you to ed-join where you can submit you application.

Susan McDiarmid 760-244-4411 Ext 7219

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SBCUSD/Personnel Commission

Nutrition Services Supervisor
Closing Date:  October 26, 2014

Job Description:  Plans, implement and supervises the food and nutrition services programs and personnel in an assigned number of district schools and other sites; plans, implements and supervises food preparation activities and personnel in the food production and distribution units of the Nutrition Services center; and to participate in the work of the assigned unit.

Salary: $307.61 to $373.90 per diem. Positions in this class work 211 or 228 days per year. PERS Retirement; Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance; Vacation, Holidays and Sick Leave. Benefits based on a 40-hour workweek, 8 hours per day.

Fingerprinting, drug and tuberculosis testing is required of all successful candidates new to the District. Proof of required education in the form of copies of high school diploma, GED Certificates, college degrees or transcripts must be submitted with the application.

Job Responsibility:  Three years of supervisory experience in institutional or commercial large quantity food preparation, food service, or a closely related field and a Bachelor's degree with a major in dietetics, foods and nutrition, food service systems management or a closely related field of nutrition.

Job Requirement:  On an assignment basis, serves as the supervisor of a major work until within the Nutrition Services Department. Implements approved programs in nutrition education, marketing, cost control, employee training, student/community involvement, quality control and food preparation. Assigns, trains, and supervises the work of food service and support personnel, participating in employee selection, making modifications to assignments, setting priorities and training personnel. Monitors food product on hand to ensure availability of menu items for distribution. Consults with manager and other supervisory personnel to resolve ordering, supply, distribution and serving problems. Serves on assigned committees and advisory groups. Performs related duties as assigned. Possession of a valid CA drivers license, liability insurance. ServSafe Certificate, provided by the district within 30-days of appointment.

Contact:  Personnel Commission/777 North F Street/San Bernardino, CA 92410/(909) 381-1280/Only online applications submitted via will be accepted.

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