Public Health Job Opportunities

Program Specialist II-Nutrition Services (DHHS Child and Adult Care Food Program)

Deadline: 4/14/14

Completes federally required oversight for local sponsors of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) in Nebraska through administrative reviews and provides consultative services, technical assistance and training to CNP personnel. Helps to assure that local CNPs operate with integrity while providing high quality nutrition programs for Nebraska children.

SALARY RANGE: $20.194 – $23.556 commensurate with qualifications and experience. College transcripts may be requested from candidates selected for interview. Cover letter and current resume are requested.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in related discipline and three years of work experience in professionally related field.

PREFERRED: Master’s degree in related discipline. Bilingual Spanish. Registered Dietitian. Experience working with adult learners.

KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of menu planning, food purchasing and preparation of foods in the food service environment. Technical program knowledge and standard practices and procedures. Federal and state laws and regulations which impact the assigned work unit’s operation. Organizational structure, functions, goals, policies, and procedures. Office management principles, methods, and procedures. Office equipment and computer software programs. Workings of unit and its policies and practices and related accounting procedures. Overall agency operations and correlation to program parameters.

ABILITIES: Strong organization, interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to interpret and apply federal and state policy and regulations. Ability to compile and analyze data. Perform program work with minimal supervision. Interact professionally with administrators, employees, and the public. Apply management practices, techniques, and methodologies, to assigned activities. Collect, assemble, and analyze facts and draw conclusions to recommend solutions to problems. Identify and interpret program requirements, policies, and regulations to provide guidance and advice. Organize and present facts and opinions orally and in writing and to create written materials.

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