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Child Nutrition Consultants at California Department of Social Services

Category: Programs / Government

Closing Date to Submit Applications: March 23, 2023

Job Title: Child Nutrition Consultant

# of Positions: 5

Organization: California Department of Social Services

Salary: $5,417.00 - $7,394.00 per month

Location: These position may be filled in Sacramento, Los Angeles and Fresno counties.


Job Description: Under the direction of a Child Nutrition Supervisor I (CNS) with the Department of Social Services, Family Engagement and Empowerment Division (FEED) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The Child Nutrition Consultant (CNC) performs the more complex, difficult, and sensitive tasks in providing information, leadership, and consultant services to CACFP operators in such areas as nutritional needs of children; evaluating methods of food service; conducting administrative reviews of program operators to determine compliance with applicable laws and rules; assisting operators in planning, developing, and implementing coordinated food service with nutrition education programs; and planning, organizing, and conducting training conferences. Consultants may also provide leadership and training to incumbents in the Child Nutrition Assistant or comparable class. This position requires at least 50 percent travel.

Duties include:

  • 45% CACFP Administrative Review Activities

  • 25% Technical Assistance and Training

  • 15% Resources and Outreach

  • 10% Collaboration and Outreach

  • 5% Other

Desirable Qualifications include:

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

  • Ability and willingness to work independently and within a team environment

  • Ability and willingness to openly communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

  • Ability to develop CACFP training materials and complete presentations

  • Ability to be flexible and open to change

More information about responsibilities are included in the PDF below.

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Examination Information:

Those interested in obtaining employment with the California Department of Social Services must apply and compete through the State recruitment process. Applicants who successfully pass the examination will be placed on an eligibility list used to recruit for positions.

To apply for the examination for this position, click on the link below to search for the examination and follow the “How to Apply” instructions in the examination announcement:

CalCareers Exam/Assessment Search

If you already have list eligibility for this classification, you do not need to retake the examination, except when your list eligibility expires. For questions regarding the examination process and/or career opportunities with the California Department of Social Services, please contact the Examination Unit at


How to Apply:

Contact: The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Gail Andersen (916) 651-7344

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