Please note: State agencies that contact job applicants do not usually request personal or financial information via text message or over the phone in connection with your response to a job posting. If you are contacted for such information by these methods, or any other method, please verify the identity of the individual before transmitting such information to that person.

Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/13/21

Applications Due10/26/21

Vacancy ID92742

AgencyEducation Department, State

TitleFood Program Evaluation Specialist 1, Food Programs Evaluation Specialist Trainee 1 (Three Positions), Box OHE-869/03792, OHE-870/60220, OHE-889/60283

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $60069 to $76387 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:

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

55b/c Appointment: This position is eligible for 55b/c designation and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility. Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications and a current 55b/c eligibility letter.

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* and two years of nutrition or food program compliance experience**;

2. OR An associate’s degree* and four years of nutrition or food program compliance experience**;

3. OR New York State certification as a Certified Dietitian, Certified Nutritionist, or Certified Dietitian Nutritionist; and two years of nutrition or food program compliance experience**;

*Qualifying bachelor’s and associate’s 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 at least three 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 temorary provisional appointment may be considered. For provisional appointment to Food Programs Evaluation Specialist Trainee 1, candidates must have either:

1. An associate’s degree* and two years of nutrition or food program compliance experience;

Or 2. New York certification as a Certified Dietitian, Certified Nutritionist, or Certified Dietitian Nutritionist.

*A qualifying associate’s degree 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 at least three 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 Education Policy is seeking candidates for three 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 child care 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: The following will be a permanent or temporary provisional appointment: OHE-870/60220, OHE-889/60283 and OHE-869/03792 will be a contingent permanent or temporary provisional appointment. 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 and work experience will be required at the time of interview for all candidates. This position will require frequent overnight in-state travel (50% of assignment).

This position may be filled as a traineeship. The salary above applies to candidates appointed to Food Programs Evaluation Specialist 1, SG-18. The salary for candidates appointed to Food Programs Evaluation Specialist Trainee 1 starts at $42,986 and, for current New York State employees, 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 in order to advance to the journey level title and salary.

* Leads to a maximum salary of $76,387 based on annual performance advances.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by November 3, 2021 to OHEjobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (see list below) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. In order to qualify for the position when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by SED Personnel for your social security number to confirm your State employment history.

OHE-869/03792
OHE-870/60220
OHE-889/60283

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 November 3, 2021 to OHEjobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (see list below) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. In order to qualify for the position when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by SED Personnel for your social security number to confirm your State employment history.

OHE-869/03792
OHE-870/60220
OHE-889/60283

Printable Version