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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/15/24

Applications Due03/07/24

Vacancy ID151269

NY HELPNo

AgencyEducation Department, State

TitleFood Programs Evaluation Specialist 1, Food Programs Evaluation Specialist Trainee 1 (NY HELPS), (2 Positions), Box (OHE-1149/60276, OHE-1150/6028

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%

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

County Albany

Street Address Office of Education Policy

Office of Child Nutrition

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12234

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

NY HELPS
This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).

For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, these titles maybe filled via a non-competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin.

At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.

NON-COMPETITIVE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
To be considered for appointment through NY HELPS, or 55 b/c, candidates must meet the open-competitive minimum qualifications for this position. The qualifications are:

• 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.

COMPETITIVE 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: These positions are 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.

It is essential that candidates clearly and concisely indicate exactly how they meet the above minimum qualifications in their resume. Failure to show how you meet the minimum qualifications above may result in disqualification and removal from consideration.

Duties Description The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Education Policy is seeking candidates for two Food Programs Evaluation Specialist 1 positions 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 these positions 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: These positions will be contingent permanent, competitive appointments or contingent permanent non-competitive appointments. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin. Provisional candidates must take the examination for Food Programs Evaluation Specialist 1 when it is next offered and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment. 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. These positions will require (50%) in-state/Statewide travel.

These positions may be filled as traineeships. The starting salary for these positions is 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 March 7, 2024 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-1149/60276 & OHE-1150/60282) 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.

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• 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.

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 March 7, 2024 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-1149/60276 & OHE-1150/60282) 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.

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