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Child Nutrition Consultant/Assistant PC 0374 JC-168156 - California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division, Northern School Nutrition Programs Uni
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California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division, Northern School Nutrition Programs Uni

Child Nutrition Consultant/Assistant PC 0374 JC-168156
Closing Date:  September 06, 2019

Job Description:  Salary: $5,030-$6,603

Location:

California Department of Education
Northern School Nutrition Programs Unit
1430 N St., Suite 4503
Sacramento, CA

CHALLENGING, CREATIVE OPPORTUNITY WITH A GREAT TEAM!

Are you interested in becoming a member of a supportive and dedicated team working on promoting the health and well-being of California's children? The Nutrition Services Division (NSD) is looking for a dynamic, energetic, organized, independent, hardworking, and committed nutrition professional to join the Northern School Nutrition Programs Unit (NSNPU). This position will directly support NSNPU staff and School Nutrition Program (SNP) Operators. The Child Nutrition Consultant (CNC) provides technical assistance and expertise to schools participating in School Nutrition Programs regarding compliance with federal and state nutrition policies and regulations. The CNC also reviews and approves menus for new and renewing schools and agencies, and provides NSNPU analytical staff assistance with developing and disseminating nutrition-related guidance, policies, and procedures. This position requires up to 20 percent travel.

DUTIES:
  • Oversee menu application process and manage caseload for new SNP Operators
  • Research and develop guidance and technical assistance materials for dissemination of nutrition-related legislation and regulations to school nutrition agencies
  • Advise the NSNPU manager and other team members on unusual and sensitive issues, research problems, and recommend alternatives to management for resolution
  • Independently reviews and approves school menus and menu production records for new and existing program operators
  • Coordinate and assist with the development of training materials and presentations for nutrition program conferences and may attend conferences
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; and excellent analytical and presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational and computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Access, and Word)
  • Must be able to work within timelines and deadlines and prioritize workload
  • Positive interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with a wide range of personalities
  • Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team


Job Responsibility:  Under the supervision of the Staff Services Manager I of the Northern School Nutrition Programs Unit (NSNPU), and collaborating closely with the NSNPU analytical staff, Northern and Southern Field Services Units, and others, the Child Nutrition Consultant (CNC) provides technical assistance (TA) and program administration expertise to the Nutrition Services Division (NSD) staff and Child Nutrition Program (CNP) Operators on nutrition-related issues necessary to comply with federal and state rules and regulations. The CNC evaluates and approves program operator menus and menu production records, issues policy guidance, and coordinates the NSD School Nutrition Policy Committee. This position requires up to 20 percent travel.

30% Provides TA to school districts, county offices of education, charter schools, and governmental organizations, in the dissemination of program administration guidance; and other health related education, and nutrition-related legislation and regulations.

30% Reviews and approves school menus and menu production records for new program operator applicants. Works with the NSNPU analysts to conduct preapproval technical visits, which may include on-site visits.

20% Works with NSD staff. Collaborates and communicates as appropriate with other departmental units; governmental agencies; and public, private, and professional organizations to help coordinate and articulate functions and activities relating to CNP Operator program administration and operations. Prepares bill analyses on nutrition-related legislation, mandates, and regulations.

15% Gathers, reviews, and evaluates data relating to menus and menu production records, nutrition-related legislation and regulations, and other nutrition and health-related issues. Responds to requests for information about all CNPs and issues from the public and others.

5% Performs administrative duties. Participates in staff meetings. Keeps supervisors apprised of the status of projects and problems, and nutrition-related legislation and guidance interpretation. Makes presentations at conferences and workshops. Assists other staff with critical projects and problems and performs 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, re employment, Training and Development assignment, and Temporary Authority). For information on how to obtain list eligibility, please visit the California Department of Human Resources website at http://www.jobs.ca.gov/. The NSNPU 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 (SOQ): The SOQ shall be no longer than two typed pages in length and in 12 point Arial font. 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:  HOW TO APPLY: Submit a State Application (Form 678) to:
California Department of Education
Attn: CPMO PC 0374 / JC-
1430 N Street, Suite 1802
Sacramento, CA 95814-2901
Hiring Unit Contract: Steven Yokoi
916-322-5117

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED or POSTMARKED BY: 9/6/2019

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California Department of Education/Nutrition Services Division

Two Child Nutrition Consultant/Assistant (CNC/CNA) Positions
Closing Date:  August 21, 2019

Job Description:  Salary for each position: $4,931-$6,474 per month

PC 3520, JC-158294

Location:
4339 State University Drive
Room 57
Los Angeles, CA

PC 5252, JC-158294

Location:
1340 Munras Avenue, Suite 101
Monterey, CA

Join us! We are looking for a dynamic, energetic, and committed nutrition professional to join the Southern Field Services Unit (SFSU) team. The CNC in PC 3520 works in Region 3-Los Angeles (LA) covering parts of LA county. The CNC in PC 5252 works in Region 6-South Coast covering parts of in Region 6-South Coast, which includes the following counties: San Benito, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and parts of LA.

Under the supervision of the Regional Child Nutrition Supervisors, the incumbents will monitor and complete administrative reviews of program operators participating in 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 program operators, 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 LA region and throughout the State of California.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

Flexible: Work and travel with other CNCs to learn the CNPs

Organized: Prioritize important tasks and deal with multiple priorities

Team Players: Support and collaborate with colleagues, staff, and other stakeholders

Innovative: Look for new ways to improve current systems to maximize program integrity

Good Listeners: Promote and integrate feedback from internal and external customers

Correspondents: Review, write, and approve high quality reports, memos, and sensitive documents

Good Communicators: Communicate with a diverse population

Knowledge: Have experience and/or education in accounting, finances, budgets, and CNPs

Registered Dietitians preferred

Job Responsibility:  Under the supervision of the respective Child Nutrition Supervisors, the Child Nutrition Consultants (CNC) will monitor and complete administrative reviews (AR) of program 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 program operators; prepare reports and correspondence; testify at hearings; and analyze and interpret laws and regulations. This position requires at least 50 percent travel.

Specific Duties:

55% School Nutrition Program AR Activities
  • 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, and Seamless Summer Option
  • Observe meal preparation and service to ensure compliance with the meal patterns and test the accuracy of meal counting systems
  • Use Nutrikids software to conduct nutrient analyses of NSLP and SBP meals served
  • Monitor and evaluate state and federal 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
  • Receive and analyze all CAD associate with SNP ARs, investigations, and audits
25% Community-based Program AR Activities
  • 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 and 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
  • onduct 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 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
15% TA and Training

TA and Training
  • Educate, train, and provide TA to program operators, 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; 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, program integrity, and support for the mission of the California Department of Education
  • Interpret and analyze state and federal laws in response to local inquiries
  • Educate the public, as well as for-profit and nonprofit program operators and NSD staff, on nutrition, program management, and food service education
  • Collaborate and maintain effective relationships with program operators, 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 program operators and between departments and other NSD units
  • Assist with the field training of new and current CNCs and CNAs
5% Other
  • 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], re employment, Training and Development assignment). For information on how to obtain list eligibility, please visit the CalHR Web site at http://www.jobs.ca.gov/. The SFSU may consider Child Nutrition Assistant (CNA) candidates for recruitment purposes. Please call for copies of the CNA duty statements. 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.

STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must include a one-page, single-sided 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 SFSU will not consider applicants who fail to provide an SOQ with their application.

Contact:  HOW TO APPLY: Submit State Applications (Form 678) to:
California Department of Education
Attn: CPMO
PC 3520/JC-158294 or PC 5252/JC-153638
1430 N Street, Suite 1802
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
Hiring Unit Contact: Sandy Murdock
916-445-4943

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY: 8/21/2019

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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