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California Department of Education, Nutritioin Services Division, Northern Field Services Unit

Child Nutrition Supervisor ll
Closing Date:  June 30, 2019

Job Description:  Location: Sacramento
Salary: $5,692-$7,610 per month

Under the general direction of the Staff Services Manager III of the Program Integrity, Compliance, and Administration Section, the Child Nutrition Supervisor (CNS) ll will manage the Northern California regions of the Northern Field Services Unit (NFSU), which has regional responsibility to review, monitor, and provide technical assistance to all agencies participating in Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) to assure their compliance with federal and state regulations. The incumbent will supervise four CNS Is (Regional Managers) and staff to implement the CNPs' responsibilities by performing the following duties:
  • Manage CNS ls who oversee outstationed Child Nutrition Consultants and Child Nutrition Assistants conducting compliance, vendor, management, and technical reviews and workshops
  • Develop statewide compliance monitoring procedures and policies for all agencies in California participating in the CNPs to ensure statewide consistency in the review process in accordance with federal and state regulations
  • Collaborate with the Southern Field Services Unit CNS II to prepare and monitor the administrative review and technical assistance workload to maximize productivity and ensure timely completion of mandated activities
  • Interpret the complex regulations and policies affecting the CNPs to staff to ensure statewide consistency and compliance with federal and state laws

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Must be willing to travel. Ability to effectively communicate with a diverse population.

Job Responsibility:  Under the general direction of the Staff Services Manager III of the Program Integrity, Compliance, and Administration Section, the Child Nutrition Supervisor (CNS) ll of the Northern Field Services Unit (NFSU) will manage the Northern agencies participating in child nutrition programs to ensure their compliance with federal and state regulations and coordinate and collaborate with other Nutrition Services Division (NSD) units especially the Community Nutrition Program Administration, School Nutrition Program Administration, Education Nutrition and Policy Unit, and Program Integrity Unit. The incumbent will supervise four CNS Is (Regional Managers) and staff to implement the programs' responsibilities by performing the following duties:

45%-Supervision and Staff Development Responsibilities:

Supervise NFSU regional managers, administrative, and support staff. Ensure that agencies that participate in the child nutrition programs (CNP) are monitored on an appropriate schedule. The CNPs include the following: National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program, After School Snack Program, Special Milk Program, and Summer Seamless Option, Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Program, Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Family Day Care Home Program, At-risk Snack/Supper Program, Emergency Shelters, and State Meal Mandate Program. Determine, adjust, and direct staff assignments to ensure equitable and appropriate coverage.

Meet with Regional Managers and staff to facilitate a common understanding of rules to ensure consistent implementation of regulations and policies. Distribute current regulations, data, and reports as required. Ensure that regional managers work with staff to investigate and resolve complaints in a timely manner.

Prepare and discuss annual staff evaluations, training, development, and employee performance with each Regional Manager and appropriate administrative and support staff. Facilitate the hiring process by conducting interviews, evaluate and recommend candidates, prepare 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 Labor Relations in the Personnel Services Division on Family Medical Leave Act matters, etc., following established guidelines regarding employee supervision.

Consult with the Selection Services Unit to request and participate in the civil service examination process for the testing and hiring of CNS Is, Child Nutrition Consultants, Child Nutrition Assistants, administrative, and support staff.

30%-Management Responsibilities:

Manage the Northern California regions in accordance with California Department of Education (CDE) and NSD vision, mission, and goals. Attend and present at appropriate meetings and trainings on behalf of the Northern California regions and the NFSU.

Collaborate with the Southern Field Services Unit (SFSU) CNS II to anticipate NSFU and SFSU needs; develop and request Budget Change Proposals, finance letters, and other funding requests; monitor and control the NFSU's budget needs and expenditures in accordance with established CDE guidelines; prepare and monitor NFSU workload to maximize productivity and ensure timely completion of mandated activities.

Analyze, evaluate, and document review trends and compliance concerns and communicate with upper management on additional technical assistance and training of staff and agencies needed.

Communicate regularly with the NSD Director and Associate Director to obtain information for NFSU use; advise management of NFSU development, program changes, problems, and successes.

20%-Child Nutrition Program Statewide Compliance Monitoring Leadership:

Collaborate with the SFSU California CNS II to develop and maintain NSLP, CACFP, SFSP, and seriously deficient (SD) statewide processes, procedures, and policies for review of all agencies in California participating in the NSLP, CACFP, and SFSP to assure that consistency in the review process is followed throughout the state.

Collaborate with the SFSU CNS II to oversee focused NSLP, CACFP, SFSP, and SD process training for new staff on compliance monitoring processes and procedures. Coordinate annual NSLP, CACFP, SFSP, and SD training to educate all review staff on new and revised monitoring procedures, policy, processes, and forms.

Consult and network with agencies such as the CDE Child Development Division, CDE Audits and Investigations Division, Department of Public Health (DPH), California Department of Social Services (CDSS), California Food Program Roundtable, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American School Nutrition Association, California School Nutrition Association, California Association for School Business Officials, California Food Policy Advocates, Food, Research and Action Center, Community Care Licensing, National Food Service Management Institute, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), etc. both regionally and nationally, to aid in the development of sound compliance monitoring policies and procedures. Conduct trainings and presentations at conferences to educate groups on best practices associated with program compliance monitoring. Serve as a resource to facilitate a broad understanding of the NSLP, CACFP, SFSP, and SD requirements.

Collaborate with the SFSU CNS ll to lead the NFSU and SFSU in management evaluations performed by the USDA, Bureau of State Audits, Office of the Inspector General, and others of the NSLP, CACFP, and SFSP and oversee the responses of corrective action. Develop comments and data to NSD responses to proposed federal and state rules and regulations. Communicate regularly with Regional USDA personnel to provide them with information related to NSLP, CACFP, SFSP, and SD processes and to clarify complex compliance monitoring procedures. Contact the DPH and CDSS concerning licensing and sanitation issues.

Perform liaison activities and responsibilities with and between the state and federal government, auditors, child care administrators, SFSP directors, food services directors, superintendents, fiscal administrators, parents, advocates, and others to resolve complex issues and develop solutions to improve agency compliance to the NSLP, CACFP, and SFSP requirements. Work with NSD staff to develop methods to inform agencies of current NSLP, CACFP, SFSP, and SD nutrition and fiscal trends and regulations to promote program accountability.

Accompany staff, USDA officials, dignitaries, etc., and participate in the most sensitive and complex compliance reviews and other monitoring activities to promote program integrity and high quality customer service. Keep NSD management apprised of program compliance issues, concerns, solutions, and outcomes.

5%-Other duties as required

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], re-employment, Training and Development assignment). For information on how to obtain list eligibility, please visit the CalHR Web site at Applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed. The NSD will also consider candidates that are eligible to be hired as a Staff Services Manager ll as long as they meet the minimum qualifications to be hired as a CNS ll.


STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must include a one-sided, 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 the applicant 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:  HOW TO APPLY: Submit a State Application (Form 678) to:
California Department of Education
Attn: CPMO PC 2476 / JC
1430 N Street, Suite 1802
Sacramento, CA 95814
Hiring Unit Contact: Sylvia Honton


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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