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STAFF SPECIALIST III EDUCATION

Nutrition Program Compliance Specialist

Recruitment #21-005298-0001

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: $54,279 to  $70,600  (with progression to $87,106)

LOCATION OF POSITION

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position responsible for conducting Child Nutrition Program reviews and providing technical assistance and training to sponsoring agencies and institutions.

POSITION DUTIES

Assesses compliance with federal and State regulations by reviewing programs of institutions, sponsoring agencies and facilities that participate in Maryland Child Nutrition Programs in schools, day care centers, institutions, and other similar sites; conducts nutrient analyses of menus; completes written reports and presentations that identify problems or indicate compliance or non-compliance; provides technical assistance to sponsor and site personnel for improving food service quality and program operations by identifying training needs and conducting training sessions; conducts administrative and professional development training sessions. The general area of coverage includes the entire State of Maryland.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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 (3) 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.

Notes:

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

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

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

One year experience with monitoring compliance with Child Nutrition Programs, including the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and Child and Adult Care Food 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; knowledge of food safety, menu planning, food production; skill in organizing, developing, and conducting training programs; skill in developing and interpreting policies and procedures, assessing programs, identifying problems, and determining 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; ability to demonstrate nutrient analysis and other software application skills.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

For education obtained outside of the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation will be required prior to hire. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (or marylandpublicschools.org). On-line applications (and resumes) are the required 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 -  Nutrition Program Compliance Specialist - #051019 (JobAps #21-005298-0001).  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.