Join Us! We are looking for a dynamic, energetic, committed nutrition education professional to join the Education and Nutrition Policy team. You would be responsible for the development, implementation, coordination, and promotion of nutrition and food service education as an integrated component of a comprehensive school health system in child care agencies and public and private schools, preschool through college. The major focus of this incumbent is to lead and coordinate food service education projects supporting the Child Nutrition Program Career Ladder; implementing professional education standards required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010; and co-directing the Financial Management Course series for School Nutrition Program personnel.
DESIRABLE SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
Enthusiastic: Learn from others about the Child Nutrition and other Department programs that provide opportunities to expand nutrition education
Organized: Prioritize important tasks, juggling multiple priorities; motivate and support other team members to work toward enhancing quality nutrition services and choices
Team Player: Support and collaborate with colleagues, staff, and other stakeholders
Innovative: Look for new ways to improve current systems to maximize and leverage funding
Customer Service: Promote and integrate feedback from internal and external customers
Correspondence: Review, write, and approve high quality reports, memos, and sensitive documents
Travel: Travel up to 20 percent
A current Registered Dietitian Certificate from the Commission on Dietetic Registration is preferred.
WHO MAY APPLY
Individuals who have eligibility for appointment to the above class (e.g., transfer, list, reinstatement) may apply. An individual who possesses either a valid California administration credential or life diploma of equivalent authorization; or a master or doctorate degree in Education or subjects related to nutrition education (may be substituted for the credential) will be required to present that document prior to appointment. Current registration with the American Dietetic Association may also be substituted for the credential requirement. May consider Nutrition Education Assistants for recruitment purposes. Employment provisions as outlined by the California Department of Human Resources’ State Restriction of Appointments (SROA) policy will prevail. Current or future executive orders relative to filling vacant positions may also affect this process. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified will be interviewed.
Possession of minimum qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet the minimum qualifications, the applicant will be removed from the eligibility list.
Candidates MUST include PC# 3776 on the title section of your state application, otherwise your application may not be considered for an interview.
HOW TO APPLY
Submit a State Application (Form 678) to:
Nutrition Services Division
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 4503
Sacramento, CA 95814
Attn: Christina Volkoff-Shoemaker
If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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