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Fullerton School District

Supervisor of Nutrition Services
Closing Date:  July 13, 2017

Job Description:  The Personnel Commission is seeking a qualified individual for a full-time management position in our Nutrition Services Department. Under general direction, plans, coordinates, supervises and administers the scheduling and preparation of Nutrition Service operations at the District Nutrition Center and schools. In addition, the Supervisor of Nutrition Services also plans, develops and prepares nutritionally balanced, cost effective menus for students.

Knowledge of:
  • Scientific principles of nutrition and application to feeding school-age children;
  • 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);
  • General principles of supervision, training and performance evaluations;
  • 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;

Ability to:
  • Effectively plan, organize, manage and implement nutrition service operation and District-wide nutrition education and wellness programs and trainings;
  • Properly inspect the preparation, serving and distribution of food to assure compliance with health and sanitation regulations;
  • Understand and 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;
  • Effectively utilize and work with a set budget for various nutrition service-based activities such as preparing and planning nutritionally balanced, cost-effective menus;
  • Effectively plan, meet and follow through with schedules and timelines;
  • Establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships with others;
  • Stay up-to-date on law and regulation changes related to nutrition services;
  • Handle all types of food;
  • Safely operate a variety of cooking and kitchen machines, equipment, utensils and appliances;
  • Maintain insurability to drive a District vehicle as part of the District's Pull Notice program;*

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Supervisor of Nutrition Services
$6,465 - $7,136/monthly

Job Responsibility:  Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Plans, manages, develops, modifies and prepares menus (i.e., lunch, breakfast, snacks and supper), specifications and recipes to provide quality, nutritionally balanced meals according to dietary guidelines;
  • Coordinates orders for food and supplies and generates purchase orders;
  • Plans, manages and oversees recordkeeping of stores and inventory of supplies and equipment;
  • Updates, maintains and reviews menu items, the specification book and nutrient analysis software;
  • Oversees food preparation, distribution and related nutrition service;
  • Coordinates special menus to ensure appropriate meals are provided to children with special dietary needs, including food allergies and medical conditions;
  • Conducts annual update and reviews menu items to ensure compliance with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) School Meal policies and related government regulations and laws;
  • Conducts menu planning and nutritional analyses, and makes necessary nutritional adjustments, to ensure menus and recipes meet state standards;
  • Assists in site monitoring of National School Lunch Program, Summer Food Program, Child and Adult Care Feeding Program and routine cafeteria inspections;
  • Performs related duties as assigned. *

*The complete job description can be found on or

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 from an institute of higher learning recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation is required. Active status as a Registered Dietician is preferred.
Experience: Two (2) years of paid experience in menu planning and working with special diets for schools and/or institutional Nutrition Services including one (1) year in a lead capacity is required. Additional education in a closely related field beyond the minimum qualifications of this classification may be substituted for one (1) year of experience in menu planning and working with special diets for schools and/or institutional Nutrition Services.
  • 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 California food manager certification is required.

Special information:
  • The operation of a District vehicle is required.
  • All applicants are 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:  1401 W. Valencia Dr.
Fullerton, Ca 92833
(714) 447-7455

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