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Food Programs Evaluation Specialist 3, Grade 27 (PEF)

(Open to Current NYS Employees Only)

The New York State Education Department’s Office of Education Policy is seeking candidates for a Food Programs Evaluation Specialist 3 position in the Office of Child Nutrition.  This Office is responsible for providing technical assistance and performing field inspections of schools, sponsors and residential child care institutions participating in the School Breakfast, School Lunch and Summer Food Service Programs (SFSP) and to ensure compliance with federal and State regulations, including the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.  Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Under the general supervision of the Director Child Food Programs, coordinate Food Program Evaluation Specialist 2 staff responsible for overseeing the administration of the federal Child Nutrition Programs;
  • Coordinate inter-departmental cross-functional work groups to integrate Child Nutrition initiatives;
  • Demonstrate a professional knowledge and understanding of federal regulations;
  • Develop and disseminate written guidance for multiple federal child nutrition programs to ensure compliance with federal, State, and local policies, rules, guidance and regulations;
  • Review and monitor the implementation of corrective action plans and follow-up reviews;
  • Evaluate program and compliance review procedures to ensure uniform monitoring and review efforts throughout the state;
  • Draft and implement internal policies and procedures for program policy and guidance to ensure consistency in the work processes and compliance with federal and State laws and regulations;
  • Plan, develop, implement and evaluate child nutrition programs to meet changing priorities that support the mission of the program;
  • Evaluate and assess compliance with cost principles and audit requirements;
  • Evaluate compliance with Civil Rights requirements; 
  • Monitor program payments for accuracy and timeliness;
  • Oversee the administration of grants, data collection and special program initiatives; and,
  • Assist Counsel with assembling subpoena documents and preparing for hearings.
Minimum Qualifications: 

Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Food Programs Evaluation Specialist 3.

Provisional Appointment: For non-permanent provisional appointment, candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Food Programs Evaluation Specialist 2.  Provisional candidates must take the examination for Food Programs Evaluation Specialist 3 when it is next offered and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.   

Conditions of Employment: 

This will be a permanent or non-permanent provisional appointment. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit.  Candidates should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits.  Provisional candidates must take the examination for Food Programs Evaluation Specialist 3 when it is next offered and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment. This position requires statewide travel 25% of the time. 

*Leads to a maximum salary of $111,316 based on annual performance advances.

Application: 

Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by May 23, 2019 to ohejobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred).  You must include the Box number (OHE-678/60256) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

Location: 
Albany
Grade Level: 
Grade 27
Negotiating Unit: 
PEF
Salary: 
$90,375
Box #: 
OHE-678/60256
Deadline Date: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Email Address: 
Office: 
Office of Education Policy

Office Information

Office of Human Resources Management
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Fax (518) 486-5631

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