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FNW PROGRAM SPECIALIST IV-DACS - 42003931

Date: Apr 19, 2017

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 9268 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: FNW PROGRAM SPECIALIST IV-DACS - 42003931

Position Number: 42003931 

Salary:  43,507.36 

Posting Closing Date: 05/01/2017 

FNW PROGRAM SPECIALIST IV - DACS

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

FOOD, NUTRITION AND WELLNESS

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY--
THIS IS A FEDERALLY FUNDED POSITION
SUBJECT TO RENEWAL OF FUNDING.***

CONTACT:

Jamie Burch at (850) 617-7448

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and four (4) years of professional experience in consumer complaint program work, business administration, customer or public relations, investigations; or administrative work and/or professional regulation, or a field related to the job duties of the position.

A master's degree from an accredited college or university can substitute for one year of the required experience.

Professional experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

The candidate for this position will be required to possess a valid Driver License.

***Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile. Work history, hours worked and education are required to qualify for this position. Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile. Resumes and other documentation can be attached to provide additional information. ***

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must be willing to obtain additional training appropriate to job functions.

Moderate travel required.

NOTES:

Successful applicant must pass a background screening, including fingerprinting, as a condition of employment.

Must be a registered dietitian (RD) as defined by the American Dietetic Association as a condition of employment.

JOB DUTIES:

This position provides shared responsibility for ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements for school meals and supporting healthy school environments within the framework of the child nutrition programs.

Analyzes and evaluates National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program and Summer Food Service Program menus submitted by school food authorities to ensure the menus meet the food components, quantities and nutritional content required for federal reimbursement.  Conducts nutrient analyses as needed to verify that calories, sodium and saturated fat are in compliance with the nutrition standards.  Ensures all grade/age group menus have been supplied as appropriate.  Completes certification determinations as needed.  Provides technical assistance to school food authorities related to menu development, nutritional analysis and the certification process.

Reviews and processes HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) applications. Acts as the liaison to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on all HUSSC submissions; manages and tracks applications throughout the process and coordinates awards.  Provides technical assistance to schools for development and implementation of nutrition education, physical activity and competitive foods policy to support the achievement of HUSSC goals.  Participates in the development of training resources for HUSSC application submittals and assists with the development of programs designed to encourage participation in the HUSSC.

Reviews nutrition-related waiver requests, food production records, and other applicable documentation and inquiries submitted by school food authorities participating in the NSLP.  Researches federal and state regulatory guidance and responds to requests as assigned.

Reviews wellness policies submitted by school food authorities to ensure compliance with the federal wellness policy rules.  Assists school food authorities in the development of local school wellness policies.  Researches, develops and provides evidence-based strategies for school food authorities to review and consider in developing their wellness goals.

Assists with developing and implementing nutrition-related training, as necessary. Develops and maintains nutrition-related resources and materials for school food authorities, which includes the development of menu templates, sample forms, documents, and reports.

Participates in developing recipes for school food authorities that meet the school meal pattern requirements.  Analyzes recipes for external outreach purposes, and determines the appropriate portions and nutrient values that contribute to the school meal pattern for use of the recipes by school food authorities.  Updates recipes designed for use with USDA Foods to ensure they meet the school meal pattern requirements.

Performs other duties as required or assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of methods, techniques, and equipment used in quantity food production, including purchasing, menu planning, merchandising, sanitation, food storage, staffing, and equipment.
  • Knowledge of basic nutritional needs of children.
  • Knowledge of food cost accounting.
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to Child Nutrition Programs.
  • Ability to learn, interpret and apply applicable state and federal rules and regulations.
  • Skill in communicating effectively and advising program participants on the application of nutrition principles.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to analyze program-related issues accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Skill in integrating nutrition education with school food service programs.
  • Ability to advise sponsors on the application of nutrition principles to the food service programs.

SPECIAL NOTES:

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee

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