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Program Support Specialist
Ref No.: 18-01203
Location: Trenton, New Jersey
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 2 Years
Start Date: 03/19/2018
Position Description Selected candidates for the project must be paid $20/hr per client Assists and participates in the delivery of nutrition programs, provides technical assistance, works with program staff to monitor program sponsors/participants to determine compliance with applicable program regulations, assists program staff responsible for implementing measures to expand program participation; performs related work as required. EXAMPLES OF WORK: Develops surveys and other tools to collect and evaluate data needed for program activities and evaluations. Assists in developing standards for sponsors participating in nutrition programs, and reviews sponsor participation practices for administrative compliance. Responsible for review and approval of applications submitted by sponsors and potential sponsors. Develops measurement criteria and evaluates sponsor's food service methods. Meets with organization, agencies and other interested groups to develop and promote child nutrition programs. Evaluates meal patterns for participating sponsors to determine compliance with the nutritional requirements of the program. Conducts administrative reviews of sponsor programs for compliance monitoring requirements. Prepares reports containing findings, conclusions and recommendations. Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office or related units. Will be required to utilize personal cell phone for business communication with program sponsors and office staff.
Skills Required Knowledge of the principles of nutrition, food nutrient contents and food groupings. Knowledge of the methods of menu planning and food purchasing. Knowledge of sanitary safe food handling standards. Knowledge of the methods and practices used to implement and evaluate the delivery of food service programs. Knowledge of the methods, materials, techniques and equipment used in quantity food service. Ability to interpret laws, rules and regulations regarding nutrition programs and apply them to specific situations. Ability to develop, implement and maintain an effective system of program delivery for nutrition programs. Ability to prepare and conduct trainings for program sponsors. Ability to gather and analyze information. Ability to organize assigned work and develop effective work methods. Ability to develop and evaluate program participation standards, and develop recommendations for appropriate corrective action, when required. Ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate and informative reports containing findings, conclusions and recommendations. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those interested or involved in the work of the unit. Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by thy agency, office or related units. Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
Skills Preferred
Experience Required Two (2) years of experience in the development, implementation, evaluation or administration of nutrition or other social programs.
Experience Preferred
Education Required Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Food Service Management, Dietetics, Food Science, Food Technology, Home Economics, or other areas related to nutrition preferred.
Education Preferred
Additional Information Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position. Periodic statewide field work travel is required. Field work travel is reimbursed at $.31\per mile. Will be required to own and utilize personal vehicle for field travel.