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Announcement - 12-88 All Job Openings
Job Title:Food Distribution Specialist 2 (School Nutrition)
Post Date:December 12, 2012
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:00055038 (federally-funded)
Location:1662 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:School Nutrition Division/Office of Finance and Business Operations
Description of Duties:
Under limited supervision, plans and organizes Food Distribution Program work to meet the objectives of the Food and Nutrition Business Support Unit and School Nutrition Program Division.  Duties include, but are not limited to, developing and monitoring program policies and procedures; establishing annual strategies/calendar consistent with long-range goals/objectives; coordinating and assisting in the organization of the work of the program associate and food specialist 1in all activities related to ordering, receiving, processing and distributing USDA foods; interpreting applicable Federal, State, and departmental regulations and policies; analyzing trends from a variety of program-related sources; compiling information/data for use in special projects and/or in responding to inquiries; directing the organization of and coordination of training and technical assistance related to procurement and to the Food Distribution Program in coordination with the unit program manager; initiating special projects related to procurement and the Food Distribution Program with approval from the unit program manager; communicating and maintaining a positive working relationship with the department and with local, state and federal agencies.
Minimum Qualifications:
Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in management, planning, public or business administration, or a related field and four years of experience in professional-level, non-clerical administrative and/or programmatic capacity in food distribution, school nutrition or other federal related programs.
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
• Knowledge of food technologies and food processing methods
• Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint)
• Experience with USDA programs
• Professional-level administration experience in K-12 public school nutrition programs
• Experience administering/managing contracts
Pay grade 17 – Annual salary range $43,063.23 (minimum) to $75,523.31 (maximum) commensurate with current employment and relevant education/training and work experience.  Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance, annual/sick leave, and Employees’ Retirement or Teachers’ Retirement.

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established. Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications may be forwarded to the hiring manager to be considered. Candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted directly. No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are selected for interviews. Due to the large volume of applications received, we cannot provide application status information.

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GaDOE Federally-issued User ID#: 46420
Date of Authorization: 07/02/2007