Under general direction in the State Department of Education, to plan, organize, administer and coordinate the statewide programs of child nutrition services; and to do other related work.
Administers and directs child nutrition programs; provides statewide leadership in the development and implementation of nutrition education programs; establishes State policy for the operation of State and Federal child nutrition programs; directs a staff engaged in reviewing and approving or disapproving funding for child nutrition programs, monitoring program operations, and assisting eligible agencies in developing, evaluating, and operating food service programs; functions as the Department's principal liaison with governmental agencies that establish policy and regulations for child nutrition programs such as the United States Congress, State Legislature, and United States Department of Agriculture; establishes and maintains management control of program operations; allocates fiscal and personnel resources in accordance with need and departmental priorities and objectives; coordinates activities with priority programs; interprets and applies State and Federal rules and regulations; establishes and implements internal operations consistent with Federal disbursement and control procedures relating to food and nutrition services; and as assigned, assists the Division Director in administering the various programs of the division.
Possession of a valid California administration credential or credential or life diploma of equivalent authorization. (Applicants who do not meet the credential requirement will be admitted to the examination but must meet the requirement before they will be considered eligible for appointment.)
(Possession of an earned master's or doctorate degree may be substituted for the required credential.) (One year of experience in the Department of Education performing the duties of a professional education class at a level equivalent to the class Education Programs Assistant, Range B, or higher may be substituted for the required credential. Experience used in this manner to meet the credential requirement must be in addition to that used to meet the general experience requirement.) and Either I One year of experience in California state service performing professional education duties at a level of responsibility equivalent to Supervising Field Representative, School Administration, or two years of experience performing professional education duties at a level of responsibility equivalent to Field Representative, School Administration, which included responsibilities which would have developed a knowledge of Federal or State nutrition-related programs.
Four years of administrative, educational program or policy development, or equivalent staff experience in an educational or business-related function in a local educational agency, governmental agency, or comparable institutional setting including major responsibilities which would have developed a knowledge of Federal or State nutrition-related programs.
Knowledge of: Federal or State nutrition programs and the general regulations governing them; Federal disbursement and control procedures relating to nutrition programs; the Federal and State legislative and regulatory processes; the State Department of Education's mission, goals, programs and policies; principles of public administration, budgeting, and effective personnel management, including employee development, training and supervision; program development and implementation procedures; the Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives and a manager's role in affirmative action and labor relations and the processes available to meet these program objectives.
Ability to: Assume leadership and exercise creativity in the administration and evaluation of nutrition programs; analyze, develop, and interpret legislation, regulations, and policy; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; provide leadership and technical consultation to local nutrition groups; provide statewide leadership in the development and implementation of nutrition programs; work effectively with top management staff in the Department and other governmental agencies; supervise subordinate staff; effectively and efficiently manage a staff and program within the resources provided; establish and maintain project and departmental priorities; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.