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California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division

Child Nutrition Supervisor 1-Northern Field Services Unit Region 2-Central
Closing Date:  November 14, 2017

Job Description:  The salary for a CNS l is $5,526-$6,916 per month.

Under the general direction of the Child Nutrition Supervisor II in the Northern Field Services Unit of the Nutrition Services Division (NSD), the Child Nutrition Supervisor I supervises the activities of staff in Region 2-Central who conduct program administrative reviews, provide technical assistance (TA), and train agencies. This position will be stationed in Fresno. Specifically, the incumbent performs the following duties:
  • Supervise the activities of regional staff who conduct compliance reviews, vendor reviews, management and technical reviews, and workshops. Review and evaluate reports prepared by Region 2-Central staff as a result of the administrative reviews
  • Supervise and assist with reviewing nutrition programs to determine agency compliance with state and federal regulations
  • Collaborate with management and others to establish, educate, evaluate, and continually streamline procedures and other resources to ensure solidarity in communication to agencies
  • Direct staff in the interpretation of applicable laws and regulations, determine agency needs, and provide customer service such as on-site visits, TA, and pre-review training seminars

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must be willing to travel and have the ability to effectively communicate with a diverse population.

Job Responsibility:  SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITIES-40%:
  • Supervise the activities of the consultant, analytical, and support staff who are in charge of conducting administrative reviews (AR), vendor reviews, management technical reviews, and workshops
  • Provide TA to staff and agencies participating in the Child Nutrition Programs (CNP), including School Nutrition Programs such as the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program, Afterschool Meal Supplements (Snacks), and Seamless Summer Option; the Child and Adult Care Food Program, which includes child care centers, day care homes, adult care centers, at-risk afterschool meals, snacks, suppers, homeless and emergency shelters, and school age programs; and the Summer Food Service Program
  • Supervise and assist with reviewing nutrition programs to determine agency compliance with state and federal regulations including evaluating nutritional standards, recordkeeping, business and accounting procedures, claiming procedures, and free and reduced-price meal policies
  • Review and evaluate reports prepared by staff as a result of ARs
  • Prepare and discuss annual staff evaluations, training, development, and employee performance with staff
  • Identify cross-training needs and contribute to training curriculum for staff. Facilitate the hiring process by conducting interviews, evaluating and recommending candidates, and preparing duty statements
  • Participate in the progressive supervision process when deficiencies arise with employees by counseling and communicating specific work expectations
  • Make referrals to the Employee Assistance Program as needed
  • Collaborate with the California Department of Education (CDE) Office of Equal Opportunity to facilitate requests for reasonable accommodation
  • Work with the Personnel Services Division on Family Medical Leave Act matters, following established guidelines regarding employee supervision

ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES-30%:
  • Direct staff in the proper interpretation of applicable laws and regulations that support the legal basis for documenting AR findings; meet with staff to facilitate a common understanding of CNP rules and regulations to ensure consistent and defensible implementation of policies; distribute current regulations, data, and reports as required
  • Work with staff to investigate and resolve complaints in a timely manner
  • Review, evaluate, and approve review reports for accuracy and completeness; track, pace, and ensure timely completion of all workload assignments; prepare high-quality memos, correspondence, briefing documents, and issue papers in compliance with the CDE Correspondence Guide and Style Manual standards
  • Attend and actively participate in mandatory meetings; serve on policy committees to assist with the development and interpretation of policy for the NSD; assume responsibility for complex TA as requested; review the activities and correspondence of staff; and consult with school boards, school administrators, health-related professional organizations, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

STATEWIDE NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM LEADERSHIP-25%:
  • Collaborate with the Field Services Unit (FSU) NSLP leadership team, including the NFSU CNS II and Southern Field Services Unit Region 8-Mountain CNS l to develop and maintain high quality FSU NSLP statewide monitoring processes, procedures, and policies to ensure that consistency in the review process is followed throughout the state; conduct trainings and presentations to educate review staff and other groups on best practices associated with NSLP compliance monitoring; develop and implement ongoing NSLP TA through monthly core agendas, weekly Webinars, etc.
  • Keep management informed of program compliance issues, trends, concerns, solutions, outcomes, and achievements; assist with the annual update of California Professional Nutrition Education and Training Centers training for sponsors; and assist with USDA management evaluation of the CNPs by gathering information and writing responses

Other duties as assigned-5%

Job Requirement:  WHO MAY APPLY: Individuals who are eligible for all methods of appointment may be considered (e.g., list appointment, transfer, reinstatement, surplus, State Restriction of Appointments [SROA], reemployment, Training and Development assignment). For information on how to obtain list eligibility, please visit the CalHR Web site at http://www.jobs.ca.gov/. All applicants must clearly indicate the basis for their eligibility and enter PC 3779 in the "Explanations" section on the Standard State Application Form (STD. 678). Applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed.

CANDIDATES MUST BE ON THE CERTIFICATION LIST BY PASSING THE EXAM PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR THIS POSITION. THE EXAM CAN BE FOUND AT THE FOLLOWING LINK: HTTP://WWW.CDE.CA.GOV/RE/DI/JB/SSOEXAM.ASP. PLEASE INCLUDE A COPY OF YOUR EXAM RESULTS WITH YOUR STD. 678.

STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must include a one-page Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) for this position. The SOQ is a narrative discussion (not a bulleted summary) prepared by the applicant describing how the applicant's skills, knowledge, abilities, education, training, and experience qualify them for the position. The SOQ serves as documentation of each candidate's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. Cover letters and resumes do not take the place of an SOQ, and should not repeat the same information. The NSD will not consider applicants who fail to provide an SOQ with their application.

Contact:  Submit a State Application (Form 678) to:

Gayle Jamerson (3779)
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 4503
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
916-322-1565

Applications must be postmarked or received by the deadline.

California Relay (Telephone) Service for the Deaf or Hearing Impaired: TDD Phones 1-800-735-2929 Voice Phones 1-800-735-2922

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

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California Department of Education/Nutrition Services Division

Child Nutrition Supervisor l, Northern Field Services Unit's Region 1-Bay Area
Closing Date:  November 14, 2017

Job Description:  Salary: $5,526-$6,916 per month

Under the general direction of the Child Nutrition Supervisor II in the Northern Field Services Unit of the Nutrition Services Division, the Child Nutrition Supervisor I supervises the activities of staff in Region 1-Bay Area who conduct program administrative reviews, provide technical assistance, and train agencies.
Specifically, the incumbent performs the following duties:
  • Supervise the activities of regional staff who conduct compliance reviews, vendor reviews, management and technical reviews; and workshops and review and evaluate reports prepared by Region 1-Bay Area staff as a result of the administrative reviews
  • Supervise and assist with reviewing nutrition programs to determine agency compliance with state and federal regulations
  • Collaborate with management and others to establish, educate, evaluate, and continually streamline procedures and other resources to ensure solidarity in communication to agencies
  • Direct staff in the interpretation of applicable laws and regulations, determine agency needs, and provide customer service such as on-site visits, technical assistance, and prereview training seminars

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must be willing to travel and have the ability to effectively communicate with a diverse population.


Job Responsibility:  Under the general direction of the Child Nutrition Supervisor (CNS) II of the Northern Field Services Unit (NFSU) in the Program Integrity, Compliance, and Administration Section, the CNS I supervises the activities of Region 1-Bay Area staff who conduct administrative reviews (AR), provide technical assistance (TA), and train agencies participating in state and federal Child Nutrition Programs(CNP). Specifically, the incumbent performs the following duties:

SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITIES (40%):
  • Supervise the activities of the consultant, analytical, and support staff who are in charge of conducting ARs, vendor reviews, management technical reviews, and workshops
  • Provide TA to staff and agencies participating in the CNPs, including School Nutrition Programs such as the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program, Afterschool Meal Supplements (Snacks), and Seamless Summer Option; the Child and Adult Care Food Program, which includes child care centers, day care homes, adult care centers, at-risk afterschool meals, supplements, and suppers, homeless and emergency shelters, and school age programs; and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
  • Supervise and assist with reviewing nutrition programs to determine agency compliance with state and federal regulations including evaluating nutritional standards, recordkeeping, business and accounting procedures, claiming procedures, and free and reduced-price meal policies
  • Review and evaluate reports prepared by staff as a result of ARs
  • Prepare and discuss annual staff evaluations, training, development, and employee performance with staff.
  • Identify cross-training needs and contribute to training curriculum for staff. Facilitate the hiring process by conducting interviews, and evaluating and recommending candidates, and preparing duty statements
  • Participate in the progressive supervision process when deficiencies arise with employees by counseling and communicating specific work expectations
  • Make referrals to the Employee Assistance Program as needed
  • Collaborate with the Office of Equal Opportunity to facilitate requests for reasonable accommodation
  • Work with the Personnel Services Division on Family Medical Leave Act matters, following established guidelines regarding employee supervision

ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES (30%):
  • Direct staff in the proper interpretation of applicable laws and regulations that support the legal basis for documenting AR findings; meet with staff to facilitate a common understanding of CNP rules and regulations to ensure consistent and defensible implementation of policies; distribute current regulations, data, and reports as required
  • Work with staff to investigate and resolve complaints in a timely manner
  • Review, evaluate, and approve review reports for accuracy and completeness; track, pace, and ensure timely completion of all workload assignments; prepare high quality memos, correspondence, briefing documents, and issue papers in compliance with the California Department of Education Correspondence Guide standards
  • Attend and actively participate in mandatory meetings; serve on policy committees to assist with the development and interpretation of policy for the Nutrition Services Division; assume responsibility for complex TA as requested; review the activities and correspondence of staff; and consult with school boards, school administrators, health-related professional organizations, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

STATEWIDE SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM LEADERSHIP (25%):
  • Collaborate with the SFSP leadership team, including the assigned Southern Field Services Unit CNS II and CNS Is, to develop and maintain high-quality NFSU SFSP and seriously deficient statewide monitoring processes, procedures, and policies to ensure that consistency in the review process is followed throughout the state; conduct trainings and presentations to educate review staff and other groups on best practices associate with SFSP compliance monitoring; develop and implement ongoing SFSP TA through monthly core agendas, weekly Webinars, etc.
  • Keep management informed of program compliance issues, trends, concerns, solutions, outcomes, and achievements; assist with the annual update of California Professional Nutrition Education and Training Centers training for sponsors; and assist with the USDA Management Evaluation of the SFSP by gathering information and writing responses

Other duties as assigned (5%)

Job Requirement:  WHO MAY APPLY: Individuals who are eligible for all methods of appointment may be considered (e.g., list appointment, transfer, reinstatement, surplus, State Restriction of Appointments [SROA], reemployment, Training and Development assignment). For information on how to obtain list eligibility, please visit the CalHR Web site at http://www.jobs.ca.gov/. All applicants must clearly indicate the basis for their eligibility and enter
PC 4972 in the "Explanations" section on the Standard State Application Form (STD. 678). Applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed.

CANDIDATES MUST BE ON THE CERTIFICATION LIST BY PASSING THE EXAM PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR THIS POSITION. THE EXAM CAN BE FOUND AT THE FOLLOWING LINK: HTTP://WWW.CDE.CA.GOV/RE/DI/JB/SSOEXAM.ASP. PLEASE INCLUDE A COPY OF YOUR EXAM RESULTS WITH YOUR STD. 678.

STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must include a one-page Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) for this position. The SOQ is a narrative discussion (not a bulleted summary) prepared by the applicant describing how the applicant's skills, knowledge, abilities, education, training, and experience, qualify them for the position. The SOQ serves as documentation of each candidate's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. Cover letters and resumes do not take the place of an SOQ, and should not repeat the same information. The NSD will not consider applicants who fail to provide an SOQ with their application.

Applications must be received or postmarked by the final filing date.

Contact:  Submit a California State Application (Form 678) to:

Gayle Jamerson (4972)
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 4503
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
916-322-1565

California Relay (Telephone) Service for the Deaf or Hearing Impaired: TDD Phones 1-800-735-2929 Voice Phones 1-800-735-2922

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

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