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Announcement - 13-44 All Job Openings
Job Title:Grants Program Consultant (School Nutrition)
Post Date:September 6, 2013 (updated March 18, 2014 to include additional vacancies)
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:Multiple federally-funded positions
Location:Multiple positions including positions located in Middle Georgia, Central Georgia/Savannah RESA area, Metro Atlanta, and North Georgia
Program/Unit:School Nutrition Division/Office of Finance and Business Operations
Description of Duties:
Under limited supervision, advises local education agencies in the development and implementation of grant applications, proposals, budgets, and program plans. Duties include, but are not limited to, approving grant applications and agreements; monitoring compliance and progress of grant recipients’ programs through on-site evaluations and reviews of plans and reports; interpreting state and federal laws, regulations, instructions and policies for local education authorities and/or sponsoring agencies; serving as team lead on various projects, including nutrient analysis second-party review; serving as contact for assigned foodservice management training, nutrition, and nutrition education; collaborating with local customers and local, state, and federal agencies and organizations to utilize available resources for increasing the nutrition education component for students and the nutrition services provided for students; serving as liaison to local and state agencies and allied organizations in the area of nutrition, nutrition education, and the provision of nutrition services, including collaborating with parent groups on nutrition projects and programs; conducting website content maintenance; providing resources and strategies for success to local school nutrition directors and staff; analyzing technical data to help monitor the programs; evaluating programs using required data and tools to verify compliance; maintaining ongoing, regular, and open communications with local system staff;  and completing special projects and other duties as assigned.  Regional travel and statewide travel are required.  Note: These positions are eligible for participation in the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) telework program.  Candidates for these positions must comply with the GaDOE telework policy. 
Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in education, education administration, nutrition or a related field and three years experience in a professional education capacity in a nutrition-related field which provided a working knowledge of grant administration and/or budget preparation and management.
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one
or more of the following:
• Eligibility for Georgia School Nutrition Director Certification by the Professional Standards Commission
• Professional registration and licensure in dietetics
• Proficiency in the use of the NutriKids Software used for school meals nutrient analysis
• Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Experience in planning and conducting training
• Experience in interpreting state/federal laws
Pay grade 17 – Annual salary range $43,063.23 (minimum) to $75,523.31 (maximum). Starting salary dependent on current employment, training, experience, and available funding.  Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Teachers Retirement or Employees’ Retirement.

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants has been established.  Resumes/Applications will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be forwarded to the hiring manager to be considered.  Candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted directly.  Notification will only be sent to applicants selected for interviews.  Due to the large volume of applications received, we cannot provide application status information. 

It is the policy of the Georgia Department of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, disability, citizenship, gender, pregnancy, childbirth or other related conditions, national origin, religion, military or veteran status, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information or age in its employment practices. 

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) and each associated State School is a registered participant in the federal work authorization program commonly known as E-Verify. The GaDOE utilizes the program to verify employment eligibility of individuals hired on or after July 1, 2007. 

GaDOE Federally-issued User ID#: 46420

Date of Authorization: 07/02/2007​​