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Richmond, Virginia, United States
6 days ago


The Virginia Department of Education, Office of School Nutrition Programs (VDOE-SNP), is seeking a qualified and experienced individual to develop and implement training and technical assistance for Virginia school nutrition professionals in the areas of school foodservice operations and culinary applications. This position will work under the Training, Program Improvement, and Grants Supervisor and will work collaboratively with the SNP Wellness Policy Specialist, SNP Farm to School Specialist, and SNP Training Specialists. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: managing Team Nutrition Training Grants, developing and implementing culinary skills training, planning and organizing assigned activities to meet the objectives of the SNP office, and attending and participating in state and national level meetings. Statewide travel required.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of nutrition in the K-12 school environment. Knowledge of institutional food service.
  • Excellent skills in written and oral communication. 
  • Organizational management skills. 
  • Skills in planning, developing, and presenting training programs. 
  • Computer skills in data base management, spread sheet applications, word processing, presentation software, nutrient analysis, Internet, and web-based systems. 
  • Skills in researching, collecting, organizing, and managing data. 
  • Skills in report writing. 
  • Skills in delivering technical assistance and training to school divisions.
  • Experience in developing and managing standardized recipes, foodservice equipment, and professional kitchen operations.
  • Ability to develop, implement, train, and evaluate program effectiveness and develop training and technical assistance materials to focus on the core program areas of: high quality recipes and menus, utilization of farm to school initiatives, and other specific areas as appropriate.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in culinary arts, nutrition, hospitality or a related field and professional-level experience in school nutrition, education, or other federal related programs. 
  • Culinary certification is desirable.
  • Experience teaching students and/or adult learners desirable.
  • Experience with menu and standardized recipe development for federal school nutrition programs desirable.
  • Preferred professional-level experience in school nutrition programs desirable.
Special Requirements
  • Successful candidate must pass a criminal background check.
  • Commonwealth of Virginia employees may have teleworking options available. Final teleworking agreements will reviewed and approved upon hire.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please provide a list of your references with your application under the other documents attachment.

To be considered for this position, you must complete a Commonwealth of Virginia application for employment (i.e. state application) through the on-line “Virginia Jobs” (RMS) employment site no later than the cut-off date stated in this announcement. A résumé will not be accepted in lieu of a completed state application. The application must be detailed and fully completed (including periods of unemployment if applicable). Each application is reviewed for documentation that shows the applicant meets the minimum and preferred qualifications stated in the job announcement. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided on the application, therefore, it is essential to fully complete each section of the application and provide descriptive information. Submitting an incomplete state application, or a state application lacking in detail, may result in your non-selection. This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted for consideration. Please refer to your RMS account for the status of your application and this position.

In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process.

To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department of Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS).

Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability.

VDOE values the service and experience of our Veterans. As such, Veterans are encouraged to apply and receive preference in the hiring process. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni also are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations are available to applicants, if requested, during the application and/or interview process. []

Virginia Department of Education does not provide sponsorship.

Minorities, Individuals with disabilities, Veterans and people with National Service experience are encouraged to apply. The Virginia Department of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity within its workforce.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 65068761
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia, United States
  • Position Title: School Nutrition Program Culinary Specialist- Position 00178
  • Company Name For Job: Virginia Department of Education
  • Job Function: Nutritionist/Dietitian
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Salary: $60,000.00 - $85,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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