Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 11/21/23
Applications Due: 12/12/23
Vacancy ID: 144546

Position Information

NY HELPNo

AgencyEducation Department, State

TitleFood Programs Evaluation Specialist 1, Food Programs Evaluation Specialist Trainee 1, Box OHE-1114/60243

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $63108 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 50%

Schedule

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

Location

County Albany

Street Address Office of Higher Education

Office of Child Nutrition

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12234

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Food Programs Evaluation Specialist 1.

Eligible List Appointment: Candidates who are reachable on the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) Select Titles eligible list may be considered for appointment. If you are on the Civil Service eligible list for this title, you may receive a canvass letter. You must complete and return it as instructed on the letter. For a description of the minimum qualifications that candidates must possess to be appointed from the PCO Select Food Programs Evaluation Specialist Trainee 1 or Food Programs Evaluation Specialist 1 eligible list, please visit:
https://www.cs.ny.gov/pco/pco-title-details/title-info.cfm?jobcode=3129010&type=Select.

55b/c Appointment: This position is eligible for 55b/c designation and candidates with 55b/c eligibility are encouraged to apply. Candidates must possess a current 55b/c eligibility letter and the following minimum qualifications:

• A bachelor’s or higher degree in nutrition, nutritional science, nutrition education, or dietetics; OR

• A bachelor's or higher degree in food service management, institutional food service management, or hotel and restaurant management including or supplemented by three (3) credit hours in nutrition.

Provisional Appointment to Food Programs Evaluation Specialist Trainee 1: In the absence of an eligible list with three or more candidates willing to accept a position, a temporary provisional appointment may be considered. For provisional appointment to Food Programs Evaluation Specialist Trainee 1, candidates must have either:

1. A bachelor’s or higher degree in nutrition, nutritional science, nutrition education, or dietetics; OR

2. A bachelor's or higher degree in food service management, institutional food service management, or hotel and restaurant management including or supplemented by three (3) credit hours in nutrition.

*Qualifying degrees must be either of the following: Nutritional Science, Nutrition Education, or Dietetics; OR, Food Service Management, Institutional Food Service Management, or Hotel and Restaurant Management, including or supplementing by three (3) credit hours in nutrition.

Provisional Appointment to Food Programs Evaluation Specialist 1: In the absence of an eligible list with three or more candidates willing to accept a position, a temporary provisional appointment may be considered. For provisional appointment, candidates must have either:

1. A bachelor's degree in nutrition, nutritional science, nutrition education, or dietetics; AND two years of experience* in nutritional science, nutrition education, dietetics, food service management, institutional food service management, or hotel and restaurant management; OR

2. A bachelor's degree in food service management, institutional food service management, or hotel and restaurant management including or supplemented by three (3) credit hours in nutrition AND two years of experience* in nutritional science, nutrition education, dietetics, food service management, institutional food service management, or hotel and restaurant management; OR

3. A master's or higher degree in nutrition, nutritional science, nutrition education, or dietetics AND one year of experience* in nutritional science, nutrition education, dietetics, food service management, institutional food service management, or hotel and restaurant management; OR

4. A master's or higher degree in food service management, institutional food service management, or hotel and restaurant management including or supplemented by three (3) credit hours in nutrition AND one year of experience* in nutritional science, nutrition education, dietetics, food service management, institutional food service management, or hotel and restaurant management.

*Qualifying degrees must be either of the following: Nutritional Science, Nutrition Education, or Dietetics; OR, Food Service Management, Institutional Food Service Management, or Hotel and Restaurant Management, including or supplementing by three (3) credit hours in nutrition.

**Examples of non-qualifying work experience: Food service worker; wait or catering staff; fast food or short order cook; chef, sous-chef, or other restaurant kitchen staff; food demonstrator/sales; grocery store clerk/cashier; butcher; dietary aide; marketing associate; personal trainer; food production; fitness coach; and home health aide.

Duties Description The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Higher Education is seeking candidates for a Food Programs Evaluation Specialist 1 position in the Office of Child Nutrition. This Office is responsible for providing technical assistance and performing field inspections of School Food Authorities (SFAs), sponsors, and residential childcare institutions participating in the School Breakfast Program (SBP), National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) to ensure compliance with State and federal regulations, including the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Under the direction of a Food Programs Evaluation Specialist 2, duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Independently conduct comprehensive administrative reviews of child nutrition programs;
• Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate child nutrition programs to support the mission of State and federal programs;
• Demonstrate a professional knowledge and understanding of State and federal regulations and interpret regulations for schools and school districts;
• Develop, implement, and disseminate written guidance, policy and program agreements for child nutrition programs to ensure compliance with rules and regulations;
• Independently schedule and prepare materials for administrative school reviews and field inspections;
• Review and monitor implementation of corrective action plans, generate follow-up correspondence, and conduct unannounced school visits;
• Propose recommendations for withholding funding, imposing special conditions on contractors and sponsors and termination of programs;
• Assist in the design of program and compliance reviews and procedures;
• Ensure uniform program monitoring and compliance review efforts statewide;
• Administer electronic or manual recordkeeping and reporting instruments and generate reports as needed;
• Conduct comprehensive nutritional analyses to ensure menus meet appropriate age and grade nutrition requirements;
• Evaluate and assess compliance with cost principals, audit requirements and Civil Rights requirements;
• Monitor program payments for accuracy and timeliness;
• Recommend necessary follow-up actions associated with claims and correspond with Reimbursement Unit to report irregularities; and
• Assist in the administration of grants, data collection and special program initiatives, as needed.

Additional Comments CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This will be either a contingent permanent or temporary provisional appointment. For 55b/c appointment, candidates must possess the minimum qualifications, a current 55b/c eligibility letter and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit. Candidates should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. Verification of degree will be required at the time of interview for all candidates. This position will require 50% in-state travel.

This position may be filled as a traineeship. The starting salaries for these positions are outlined below. For current New York State employees, salary is based on the candidate’s salary at the time of hire. Candidates appointed at the trainee level will be required to successfully complete the traineeship to advance to the full performance level title and salary.

• $ 47,925 (Trainee 1- NS equated to SG-13)
• $ 50,678 (Trainee 2- NS equated to SG-14)
• $ 63,108 (Full Performance level SG-18)

This position leads to a maximum salary of $80,248 based on annual performance advances and traineeship advances.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by December 12, 2023 to OHEjobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the Box number (OHE-1114/60243) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Links to application materials will not be accepted (i.e., Google Docs). Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.

New York State Education Department (NYSED) is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. NYS Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, domestic violence victim status, gender identity, prior conviction records, prior arrests, youthful offender adjudications, or sealed records.

Interested in a job with New York State, but don’t know where to start?

Visit these links for information on working for New York State:
• https://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/
• https://www.cs.ny.gov/pio/publications/gettingajob.pdf

Generous benefits of working for New York State, including, but not limited to, the following:

Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually.
• Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave in year one, increasing to 20+ days with additional years of service.
• Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually.
• Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA and eight (8) days paid sick leave annually for M/C.
• Annual professional leave and educational leave opportunities for eligible staff.

Health Care Benefits
• Eligible employees and dependents can choose from a variety of affordable and generous health insurance programs.
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost.

Additional Benefits
• Enrollment in the New York State pension system which has earned the distinction of being one of the best-managed and best-funded plans in the nation OR Optional Retirement Defined Contribution Plan with 8% salary match (eligibility requirements apply).
• NYS Deferred Compensation and an exclusive 403(b) Optional Retirement Savings Plan.
• Paid Parental Leave for all employees and Paid Family Leave (M/C Only).
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF).
• Opportunities for telecommuting.
• Eligibility for various life insurance options.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Office of Human Resources Management

Telephone (518) 474-5215

Fax (518) 486-5631

Email Address ohejobs@nysed.gov

Address

Street NYS Education Department

89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12234

 

Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by December 12, 2023 to OHEjobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the Box number (OHE-1114/60243) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Links to application materials will not be accepted (i.e., Google Docs). Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.