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STAFF SPECIALIST III EDUCATION

Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Training Specialist

Recruitment #20-005298-0002

Introduction

The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland. 

GRADE

State Salary Grade 18

Salary Range: $53,214 to $69,215 

LOCATION OF POSITION

Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position responsible for developing and implementing training programs for agencies participating in the Child and the Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), administered by the Office of School and Community Nutrition Programs (OSCNP) at the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE); will assess training needs, build training content and resources, and provide training and technical assistance to Maryland agencies operating the CACFP, in compliance with federal and State regulations.

POSITION DUTIES

Develops and conducts high quality training activities that meet and exceed established industry standards; builds and analyzes training assessments and satisfaction surveys; conducts periodic needs assessment activities to identify priorities for training and technical assistance resource development; and collaborates with supervisor, Section Chief, and other OSNCP staff members to inform, plan and evaluate CACFP training programs; manages relationships with MSDE divisions and outside agencies/organizations to support CACFP training and technical assistance interprets new and current laws, regulations, and guidelines as related to CNPs; facilitates implementation of policies, procedures, and program changes; plans and develops training materials and programs for current and potential CNP agencies and presents formal and informal training to ensure compliance with all federal and State child nutrition policies and procedures.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Master’s degree or at least 36 hours of equivalent post-baccalaureate course work.

Experience: Three (3) years of professional experience in nutrition program administration, coordination, or management, or a related area.

Notes:

1. Two additional years of experience may be substituted for the Master’s degree or 36 hours of equivalent post-baccalaureate course work.

2. The above requirements are set by the Maryland State Department of Education in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

One year of experience working in a Child or Adult Nutrition Program.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of federal laws and regulations governing food service and School and Community Nutrition Programs; knowledge of United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations; skill in organizing, developing, planning, and presenting professional development programs for Child Nutrition program leaders; skill in assessing relevance and accuracy of available resources; understanding of adult learning principles; ability to interpret federal Child Nutrition Program regulations from the USDA and their application to OSCNP duties; ability to interpret and implement Maryland policies and procedures; ability to organize and manage multiple tasks; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; ability to work independently as well as to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a diverse, fast-pace, team environment.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and possible 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.

Conclusion

For immediate consideration please submit your application by January 31, 2020 – Open until filled.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (or complete an MSDE Application on marylandpublicschools.org). On-line applications (and resumes) are the preferred method for receiving your application/attachments.  Using this method will allow applicants to access their documents for future recruitments for which they apply and verify that the appropriate documents (resume-credentials) have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.

If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments. Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application for Staff Specialist III, Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Training Specialist - #040522 (JobAps #20-005298-0002). Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only.  

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.