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Nutrition Education Consultant - California Deparement of Education, Nutrition Services Division
Child Nutrition Consultant for the Northern Field Sevices Unit-Region 2-Northern - California Deparment of Education, Nutrition Services Division
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California Deparement of Education, Nutrition Services Division

Nutrition Education Consultant
Closing Date:  November 14, 2017

Job Description:  Salary: $6,223-$7,789 per month

The Nutrition Services Division is looking for a dynamic, energetic, and committed nutrition education professional to join the Education and Nutrition Policy Unit (ENPU). As a member of the ENPU, the Nutrition Education Consultant (NEC) will act as a nutrition and health subject matter expert and project lead for the School Nutrition Programs (SNP). Under the direction of the Nutrition Education Administrator, the NEC will provide leadership on state and federal nutrition policies relating to the SNP and work with other dedicated professionals to develop, conduct, and evaluate child nutrition and food service curricula and instructional materials for schools and after school programs. In addition, the NEC will monitor and oversee local assistance grants and contracts. This position requires 30 percent travel.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Flexible-Knowledge of child nutrition programs and other California Department of Education programs that provide opportunities to expand nutrition and food service education; open to learning from others.
  • Leader-Prioritizes important projects, juggling multiple priorities; demonstrates strong project management, motivates and supports team members to work toward enhancing quality nutrition services; leads diverse workgroups.
  • Team Player-Supports and collaborates with colleagues, staff, and stakeholders.
  • Innovative-Looks for new ways to improve current systems to maximize and leverage funding.
  • Customer Service-Promotes and integrates feedback from internal and external customers.
  • Correspondent-Writes, reviews, and approves high quality reports, memos, and sensitive documents.
  • Curricula Design-Develops, conducts, and evaluates high quality curricula and instructional materials using interactive adult learning principles.


Job Responsibility:  Under the direction of the Nutrition Education Administrator the Nutrition Education Consultant (NEC) is responsible for the development, implementation, coordination, and promotion of nutrition and food service education and training as an integrated component of a comprehensive school health system in child care agencies and public and private schools, preschool through high school. The major focus of this incumbent is to work with a team of consultants that lead and coordinate food service education projects supporting the federal and state child nutrition program requirements and provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. This position requires up to 30 percent travel.

35%-Provide leadership, project management, technical assistance, and consultative services to schools, school districts, county offices of education, teacher education institutions, child care agencies, and governmental and community organizations in the development, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of nutrition education and food service programs as a component of comprehensive school health systems. All curricula reflect the latest scientific and educational research available. Convene and facilitate ad hoc task force teams, contractors, and other interdepartmental personnel in coordinating the development of these programs and other adjunct projects.

30%-Provide leadership and project management oversight in planning, developing, organizing, implementing, conducting, and evaluating statewide education training sessions, workshops, conferences, and symposia for school and child care personnel in the areas of food, nutrition, nutrition education, and food service education.

15%-Collaborate with other departmental units, governmental agencies, public, private, and professional organizations in coordinating and articulating functions and activities relating to comprehensive school health systems, physical activity, nutrition, and food service education

10%-Prepare policy recommendations, reports, bill analyses, budget proposals, program advisories, and other documents as needed for the California Department of Education, State Board of Education, Legislature, and the public. Respond to requests for information about health and nutrition programs and issues, including written correspondence through the Superintendent's Correspondence Unit and testimony before the Legislature.

10%-Perform administrative duties including participating in staff meetings, keeping the Nutrition Education Administrator apprised of the status of projects and problems, assisting other staff with critical projects and problems, and performing other job-related 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], 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 2745 in the "Explanations" section on the Standard State Application Form (STD 678). The NSD will screen all applications and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed. The ENPU will consider Nutrition Education Assistant (NEA) candidates for recruitment purposes. Please contact ENPU for a copy of the NEA duty statement. A current registered dietitian certificate from the Commission on Dietetic Registration is preferred.

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

Contact:  Submit a State Application (Form 678) to: Cintya Loreto (2483)
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 4503
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-445-9127

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 Deparment of Education, Nutrition Services Division

Child Nutrition Consultant for the Northern Field Sevices Unit-Region 2-Northern
Closing Date:  November 14, 2017

Job Description:  SALARY: $4,811-$6,316

Join us! We are looking for a dynamic, energetic, and committed nutrition professional to join the Northern Field Services Unit (NFSU) team and work in Region 4-Northern. The region includes the following counties: Yuba, Sutter, Butte, Glenn, Colusa, Lake, Mendocino, Nevada, Sierra, Plumas, Tehama, Shasta, Lassen, Modoc, Trinity, Humboldt, Del Norte, and Siskiyou. Under the supervision of the Region 4-Northern Child Nutrition Supervisor I in the NFSU of the Program Integrity, Compliance, and Administration Section, the incumbent will monitor and complete administrative reviews of sponsors participating in Child Nutrition Programs CNP) for compliance with state and federal regulations; conduct nutrient analyses of meals served; educate the public, and for-profit and nonprofit sponsors; provide program-related technical assistance; and analyze and interpret federal and state laws and regulations. The position requires at least 50 percent travel in the Northern region and throughout the state of California.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Flexible-Learn CNPs from others
  • Organized-Prioritize important tasks and deal with multiple priorities
  • Team Player-Support and collaborate with colleagues, staff, and other stakeholders
  • Innovative-Look for new ways to improve current systems to maximize program integrity
  • Good Listener-Promote and integrate feedback from internal and external customers
  • Correspondent-Review, write, and approve high quality reports, memos, and sensitive documents
  • Good Communicator-Communicate with a diverse population
  • Knowledgeable-Have experience and/or education in accounting, finances, budgets, and CNPs

Registered Dietitians preferred

Job Responsibility:  Under the supervision of the Child Nutrition Supervisor I in in Region 4-Northern of the Northern Field Services Unit in the Program Integrity, Compliance, and Administration Section, the Child Nutrition Consultant (CNC) will monitor and complete administrative reviews (AR) of operators of the child nutrition programs (CNP) for compliance with state and federal regulations; conduct nutrient analyses of meals served; educate the public, as well as for-profit and nonprofit operators; provide technical assistance (TA) and workshops for operators; prepare reports and correspondence; testify at hearings; and analyze and interpret laws, and regulations. This position requires at least 50 percent travel.

School Nutrition Program AR Activities-50%
  • Plan, schedule, and conduct statewide, multiprogram, federally mandated, on-site ARs of Nutrition Services Division (NSD)-administered School Nutrition Programs (SNP) including the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Afterschool Meal Supplements (Snacks), and Seamless Summer Feeding Option
  • Observe meal preparation and service to ensure compliance with the meal patterns; test accuracy of meal counting systems
  • Use Nutrikids software to conduct nutrient analyses of NSLP and SBP meals served
  • Monitor and evaluate federal and state regulations concerning foods sold in competition with the SNPs
  • Assess compliance with required district wellness policies
  • Assess or reassess agency compliance and program integrity
  • Use the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS) and other computer software to document all review activities
  • Receive and analyze all corrective action documentation (CAD) associated with SNP ARs, investigations, and audits
  • Serve as a team leader on large SNP ARs or investigations
  • Assist throughout the state with completion of SNP ARs or critical SNP projects as needed
  • Prepare and testify at appeals or hearings as needed
  • Prepare detailed case histories, summation of findings, and other compliance review reports to support reimbursement holds, terminations and appeals
  • Investigate alleged SNP complaints and transmit findings
  • Receive and analyze all CAD associated with SNP ARs, investigations, and audits

Community Based Program AR Activities-25%
  • Plan, schedule, and conduct statewide, multiprogram, federally mandated, on-site ARs of NSD-administered, community-based CNPs, including the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), which includes child care centers, day care homes, adult care centers, At-risk Afterschool Meals component of the CACFP, supplements, and suppers; homeless/emergency shelters and school age programs; and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
  • Observe meal preparation and service to ensure compliance with the meal patterns; test accuracy of meal counting systems
  • Monitor and evaluate federal and state regulations related to the CACFP and SFSP requirements
  • Serve as a team leader on large CACFP or SFSP ARs or investigations
  • Assess or reassess agency compliance and program integrity
  • Assist throughout the state with completion of CACFP and SFSP ARs or critical CACFP or SFSP projects as needed
  • Conduct mandated CACFP and SFSP follow-up reviews
  • Use the CNIPS and other computer software to document all review activities
  • Attend and monitor bid openings for SFSP to ensure free and open competition
  • Prepare and testify at appeals or hearings related to CACFP and/or SFSP ARs as needed
  • Prepare detailed case histories, summation of findings, and other compliance review reports supporting serious deficiency notices, proposed termination and disqualification actions and appeals
  • Investigate alleged CACFP and SFSP complaints and transmit findings
  • Receive and analyze all CAD associated with CACFP and SFSP ARs, investigations, and audits

Technical Assistance and Training-15%
  • Educate, train, and provide TA to all levels of staff within school districts and program agencies (e.g., administrators, school board members, superintendents, food service directors, food service personnel, parent-teacher groups, community stakeholders, and civic organizations) and executive directors of community programs and establish liaisons with licensing departments and county and city officials to enable and promote successful programs and ARs
  • Contribute to NSD readiness for federal management evaluations, and effective internal policy decision-making by communicating to management about the best practices observed, and barriers to NSD goals and objectives encountered in the field
  • Recommend changes to regulations and policies to increase program participation and program integrity, and support for the mission of the California Department of Education
  • Interpret and analyze federal and state laws in response to local inquiries
  • Implement new regulations and provide guidance about departmental policies affecting nutrition programs
  • Educate the public, as well as for-profit and nonprofit operators, and NSD staff on nutrition, program management, and food service education
  • Collaborate and maintain effective relationships with school officials and community stakeholders; address identified needs within a specific geographic region pertaining to the development and implementation of quality nutrition and wellness programs
  • Maintain relationships with institutions and between departments and other units in the NSD
  • Assist with the field training of new and current CNCs and Child Nutrition Assistants

Other-5%
  • Attend staff meetings, division-wide meetings, and staff training as required
  • Act as lead during the absence of the regional supervisor and, in that capacity, assume responsibility for more difficult program assistance and office management
  • Complete other duties as assigned


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 in the "Explanations" section on the Standard State Application Form (STD. 678). The NFSU may consider Child Nutrition Assistant (CNA) candidates for recruitment purposes. Please contact NFSU for a CNA duty statement. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed.

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.

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.

Contact:  Submit a State Application (Form 678) to:
Gayle Jamerson (3897)
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 4503
Sacramento, CA 95814
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 Consultant, Region 4-Northern, Location: Chico, CA
Closing Date:  November 14, 2017

Job Description:  Join us! We are looking for a dynamic, energetic, and committed nutrition professional to join the Northern Field Services Unit(NFSU)team and work in Region 4-Northern. The region includes the following counties: Yuba, Sutter, Butte, Glenn, Colusa, Lake, Mendocino, Nevada, Sierra, Plumas, Tehama, Shasta, Lassen, Modoc, Trinity, Humboldt, Del Norte, and Siskiyou. Under the supervision of the Region 4-Northern Child Nutrition Supervisor I in the NFSU of the Program Integrity, Compliance, and Administration Section, the incumbent will monitor and complete administrative reviews of sponsors participating in Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) for compliance with state and federal regulations; conduct nutrient analyses of meals served; educate the public, and for-profit and nonprofit sponsors; provide program-related technical assistance; and analyze and interpret federal and state laws and regulations. The position requires at least 50 percent travel in the Northern region and throughout the state of California.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Flexible-Learn CNPs from others
  • Organized-Prioritize important tasks and deal with multiple priorities
  • Team Player-Support and collaborate with colleagues, staff, and other stakeholders
  • Innovative-Look for new ways to improve current systems to maximize program integrity
  • Good Listener-Promote and integrate feedback from internal and external customers
  • Correspondent-Review, write, and approve high quality reports, memos, and sensitive documents
  • Good Communicator-Communicate with a diverse population
  • Knowledgeable-Have experience and/or education in accounting, finances, budgets, and CNPs
  • Registered Dietitians preferred


Job Responsibility:  Under the supervision of the Child Nutrition Supervisor I in in Region 4-Northern of the Northern Field Services Unit in the Program Integrity, Compliance, and Administration Section, the Child Nutrition Consultant (CNC) will monitor and complete administrative reviews (AR) of operators of the child nutrition programs (CNP) for compliance with state and federal regulations; conduct nutrient analyses of meals served; educate the public, as well as for-profit and nonprofit operators; provide technical assistance (TA) and workshops for operators; prepare reports and correspondence; testify at hearings; and analyze and interpret laws, and regulations. This position requires at least 50 percent travel.

School Nutrition Program Administrative Review Activities (55%)
  • Plan, schedule, and conduct statewide, multiprogram, federally mandated, on-site ARs of Nutrition Services Division (NSD)-administered School Nutrition Programs (SNP) including the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Afterschool Meal Supplements (Snacks), and Seamless Summer Feeding Option
  • Observe meal preparation and service to ensure compliance with the meal patterns; test accuracy of meal counting systems
  • Use Nutrikids software to conduct nutrient analyses of NSLP and SBP meals served
  • Monitor and evaluate federal and state regulations concerning foods sold in competition with the SNPs
  • Assess compliance with required district wellness policies
  • Assess or reassess agency compliance and program integrity
  • Use the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS) and other computer software to document all review activities
  • Receive and analyze all corrective action documentation associated with SNP ARs, investigations, and audits
  • Serve as a team leader on large SNP ARs or investigations
  • Assist throughout the state with completion of SNP ARs or critical SNP projects as needed
  • Prepare and testify at appeals or hearings as needed
  • Prepare detailed case histories, summation of findings, and other compliance review reports to support reimbursement holds, terminations and appeals.
  • Investigate alleged SNP complaints and transmit findings
  • Receive and analyze all corrective action documentation associated with SNP ARs, investigations, and audits

Community Based Program Administrative Review Activities (25%)
  • Plan, schedule, and conduct statewide, multiprogram, federally mandated, on-site ARs of NSD-administered community based CNPs, including the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), which includes child care centers, day care homes, adult care centers, At-risk Afterschool Meals component of the CACFP, supplements, and suppers; homeless/emergency shelters and school age programs; and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
  • Observe meal preparation and service to ensure compliance with the meal patterns; test accuracy of meal counting systems
  • Monitor and evaluate federal and state regulations related to the CACFP and SFSP requirements
  • Serve as a team leader on large CACFP or SFSP ARs or investigations
  • Assess or reassess agency compliance and program integrity
  • Assist throughout the state with completion of CACFP and SFSP ARs or critical CACFP or SFSP projects as needed
  • Conduct mandated CACFP and SFSP follow-up reviews
  • Use the CNIPS and other computer software to document all review activities
  • Attend and monitor bid openings for SFSP to ensure free and open competition
  • Prepare and testify at appeals or hearings related to CACFP and/or SFSP ARs as needed
  • Prepare detailed case histories, summation of findings, and other compliance review reports supporting serious deficiency notices, proposed termination and disqualification actions and appeals.
  • Investigate alleged CACFP and SFSP complaints and transmit findings
  • Receive and analyze all corrective action documentation associated with CACFP and SFSP ARs, investigations, and audits

Technical Assistance and Training (15%)
  • Educate, train, and provide TA to all levels of staff within school districts and program agencies (e.g., administrators, school board members, superintendents, food service directors, food service personnel, parent-teacher groups, community stakeholders, and civic organizations) and executive directors of community programs and establish liaisons with licensing departments and county and city officials to enable and promote successful programs and ARs
  • Contribute to NSD readiness for federal management evaluations, and effective internal policy decision-making by communicating to management about the best practices observed, and barriers to NSD goals and objectives encountered in the field
  • Recommend changes to regulations and policies to increase program participation and program integrity, and support for the mission of the California Department of Education
  • Interpret and analyze federal and state laws in response to local inquiries
  • Implement new regulations and provide guidance about departmental policies affecting nutrition programs.
  • Educate the public, as well as for-profit and nonprofit operators, and NSD staff on nutrition, program management, and food service education
  • Collaborate and maintain effective relationships with school officials and community stakeholders; address identified needs within a specific geographic region pertaining to the development and implementation of quality nutrition and wellness programs
  • Maintain relationships with institutions and between departments and other units in the NSD
  • Assist with the field training of new and current CNCs and Child Nutrition Assistants

Other (5%)
  • Attend staff meetings, division-wide meetings, and staff training as required
  • Act as lead during the absence of the regional supervisor and, in that capacity, assume responsibility for more difficult program assistance and office management
  • Complete other duties as assigned


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 in the "Explanations" section on the Standard State Application Form (STD. 678). The NFSU may consider Child Nutrition Assistant candidates for recruitment purposes. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed.

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.

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.

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

Gayle Jamerson (5247)
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 4503
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-322-1565

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

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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