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Salem, Oregon, United States
3 days ago


Application Deadline: 07/28/2021

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, these positions will start off fully remote with a possibility of returning to a physical office in the future

If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through your employee Workday profile.

Employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95% and pay a 6% employee contribution to PERS; the salary range noted above reflects base salary only.

We are currently seeking a Child Nutrition Specialist for our Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) within the Office of the Director.  This is a full-time, permanent position

The Oregon Department of Education’s (ODE’s) mission is to foster equity and excellence for every learner through collaboration with educators, partners, and communities. In fulfilling its mission, ODE has a vision to ensure all students have access to and benefit from a world-class, well–rounded, and equitable education system.

What you will do!

As a Child Nutrition Specialist, you will evaluate viability, capability and accountability of applicants and sponsors. You will also provide training, consultative technical assistance, monitoring and communication to support the effective administration of Oregon Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) in public, non-profit, for-profit and tribal settings; recruit sponsors and participants to address food insecurity in Oregon and support healthy nutrition and eating behaviors.

A day in the life:

  • Assist management to develop grant applications, establish goals and priorities, and develop annual plan of work for Child Nutrition Programs based on needs assessments and federal requirements
  • Interpret program related federal regulations and guidelines, state statutes, rules and agency policies and procedures
  • Review and effectively approve or deny new and renewing sponsor applications, budgets, management plans, reimbursement claims based on federal regulations and guidelines, state statutes, rules and agency policies and procedures
  • Work cooperatively with legal experts to interpret and apply statutory requirements for policies, materials, forms, requests for proposal, agreements and contracts
  • Conduct on-site pre approval visits of sponsoring organizations to ensure compliance with program policies and procedures and governing statutes
  • Prepare review-related correspondence and monitor applicant and current programs for compliance with federal regulations and guidelines, state statutes and rules and agency policies and procedures
  • Special projects as assigned

Please click here to view the full position description.  

Office Information:

The Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) employs about 35 people across three teams: the Administrative team, the School Nutrition Programs team, and the Community Nutrition Programs team. CNP provides state-level administration for United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (USDA FNS) Child Nutrition Programs, including National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, Child and Adult Care Food Program, Summer Food Service Program, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, Special Milk Program and USDA Foods. State-funded programs include Farm to Child Nutrition Program, expansion grants, and state meal subsidies for federal Child Nutrition Programs.

Working Conditions:

This position is required to visit schools as part of oversight duties due to which extensive travel throughout the state is required, which may include weekends or extended working hours.  Must have a valid driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record or provide an acceptable alternate method of transportation.  Must be available for occasional work sessions, trainings, or meetings on weekends and/or evenings.

Why us?

At ODE, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization.  We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.

Our office prides itself on creating an inclusive, collaborative and innovative atmosphere. Autonomy is supported while also being offered opportunities to work in dedicated teams or partnerships across the agency. Our office supports a healthy work/life balance and shows genuine care for team members, students, partners and school leaders. Our team members share and educate with passion for equitable practices and sustainable development for leaders across Oregon. We maintain a constant learning and growing mentality to strive for optimum innovation and consistently applied equity practices.

We offer full medical, vision and dental with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and ten paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans. If you're driven by the passion to impact the lives of children and families statewide, the Oregon Department of Education is the place for you.


What are we looking for?

A Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration or Nutrition, or a degree related to the agency program that demonstrates the capacity for the knowledge and skills required for the position under recruitment AND two years of operational or management experience in food service;
Any combination of experience or education equivalent to five years of experience that typically supports the knowledge and skill requirements listed for the classification.

Candidates who are the most competitive will possess the following background, skills, and experience: 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Public speaking to a variety of audiences in various venues and strong interpersonal communication skills with individuals who have varying levels of knowledge and communication skills
  • Intermediate skills in MS Office, primarily in Word, Microsoft Teams, PowerPoint (including slide animations, slide formatting, and importing images) and Excel
  • Excel skills including applying formulas, linking cells, and creating graphs and project management software like SmartSheet
  • Skill in coordinating diverse activities to ensure timely completion of projects, tasks, and assignments
  • Basic knowledge of contract management, business administration, legal terminology, and contract language
  • Creating American with Disabilities Act accessible forms and communications
  • Project management and time management skills
  • Intermediate skills in Outlook for daily email management, calendaring
  • Use of Zoom or other public meeting platform
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and team collaboration experience

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57854331
  • Location:
    Salem, Oregon, United States
  • Position Title: Child Nutrition Specialist
  • Company Name: State of Oregon Department of Education
  • Industry: Food Service/Nutrition
  • Job Function: State Agency Personnel
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Associates Degree
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 25-50%
  • Salary: $55,788.00 - $85,548.00 (Yearly Salary)

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