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STAFF SPECIALIST III NUTRITION

NUTRITION PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION

Recruitment #14-999999-131

GRADE

State Salary Grade 18 Salary Range: $48,920-$71,350

LOCATION OF POSITION

200 West Baltimore Street Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position responsible for administering and managing Child Nutrition Programs by developing and implementing administrative and instructional policies and for assuring compliance with State and Federal laws.

POSITION DUTIES

Administers Child Nutrition Programs (CNPs) such as Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), Special Milk Program (SMP) and National School Breakfast and School Lunch Programs (NSBP/SLP); interprets new and current laws, regulations and guidelines and facilitates their implementation, compliance and understanding; develops and communicates policies, procedures and other pertinent information to agencies, program staff and others as appropriate; initiates development, revision and distribution of School and Community Nutrition Programs’ Annual Memo Series and the Management and Operations Memo Series (MOMs) for assigned programs; provides program information to current and prospective agencies, the general public, legislators and independent auditors; reviews and processes agency agreements and annual renewals according to regulation and policy; plans, develops and presents training materials and programs for current and potential agencies.

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:  A Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate course work in Health Science, Food Service Administration, Consumer Science, Dietetics, Nutrition, Public Health, Public/Business Administration or a related area. EXPERIENCE: Three years of professional experience in nutrition program administration, coordination or management, or a related area. Experience in Child Nutrition Programs or teaching consumer sciences/ Registered Dietitian is desirable. NOTE:   Two years of additional experience as defined above may be substituted for the Master’s degree.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred: Knowledge of federal laws and regulations governing food service and School and Community Nutrition Programs; knowledge of United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations; knowledge of food safety, menu planning, food production and distribution; skill in organizing, developing, and conducting training programs; skill in developing and interpreting  policies and procedures, assess programs, identify problems, and determine improvements/solutions; ability to organize and manage multiple tasks; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; ability to work as a team member.

BENEFITS

This is a contractual position.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must include their resume and complete a Maryland State Government on-line Application for Employment indicating application for Position# 039446  JOB APPS #13-005298-011.  The Application, resume, and any support documentation must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications and possesses the Essential Requirements for the position.  Completed Applications must be directed to the Staff Employment Section within the Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 or faxed to 410-333-8950. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045, visit our website at www.marylandpublicschools or visit the State of Maryland’s Job Application website at http://www.dbm.maryland.gov/ jobseekers/ pages/jobseekershome.aspx. Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request. Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and travel throughout the state are required.  Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment. Open until filled. Affirming Equal Opportunity in Principle and Practice