Job Specifications

EDUCATION CHILD NUTRITION CONSULTANT

Job Code: 536200

Pay Plan: Classified

Pay Grade: 23

Occupational Category: Education & Library Services

Effective Date: 07/01/2014

Class Definition:

Planning, administrative, consultative, and monitoring work at a professional level in providing education services in Child Nutrition Programs. Extensive interaction occurs with other Department staff members, local school officials, school food service directors, managers and staff, and other education professionals. Project assignments of a department-wide nature may occur.

Examples of Work:

Incumbents provide consulting and supportive services to school districts, institutions, professional organizations, as well as other state and local agencies, in areas such as effective food service program management, food and nutrition education, health and safety, early childhood education, adult education, nutrition, and food safety and sanitation.. Work with schools to monitor and evaluate facilities and food service programs, school nutrition environments, educational outcomes, and conformance with accreditation, fiscal or other guidelines, and state and federal regulations. Promotes and consults on establishing organizational missions, special programs, improving or restructuring existing programs and assists with problems arising during developing, organizing or operating such food service programs. Provides assistance in developing or revising materials for use in training,, technical assistance and professional development. Performs related duties as required.

Environmental Factors: Normal office working conditions generally prevail, however site visits to schools and programs throughout the year are required. Incumbent must be able to interact, work, and deal with department staff, educators, state, federal, and local officials, and the general public. Evening and weekend work may be required. Considerable travel is necessary for which an incumbent must possess private means of transportation.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of food & nutrition principles and practices, program management, and support services.

Considerable knowledge and skill in planning, developing, and coordinating programs and initiatives.

Considerable knowledge of the field of education in general and awareness of developments and programs in other jurisdictions.

Ability to read, interpret and correctly apply complex rules and regulations to program implementation and monitoring.

Analytical ability sufficient to ensure professional evaluation of programs, proposals, and other documents.

Ability to plan, communicate, and identify the most efficient use of resources.

Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships.

Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree AND four (4) years or more of professional level work experience in child nutrition programs.

OR

Associate's degree or higher in culinary arts AND four (4) years or more of professional level work in the field of child nutrition programs or food service management.

OR

Master's degree in food and nutrition, dietetics, or food service management.

Note: Some positions may have certification requirements or other special requirements

Special Requirements: n/a