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Vacancy Details
Position Type:

Administrative and Central Office

 
Office Title/Functional Title:

Food Service Manager - 13701

Civil Service Title:

School Food Service Manager

 
Level:

N/A

 
Division/Office:

Office of Food & Nutrition Services

 
Borough:
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island
 
Posting End Date:
07/05/2022
 

This position is in a civil service competitive class that is subject to examination. If you do not already have permanent NYC civil service status as School Food Service Manager, you will have to file to take the Civil Service Exam when it is offered. The filing period for the exam is 06/08/2022 - 06/28/2022. Information regarding NYC civil service exams can be found on the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) website. This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a program. Please indicate in your cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a program.

 
Description:

Position Summary: The Office of Food and Nutrition Services (OFNS) is committed to promoting healthy food choices among our students and maintaining high nutritional standards while offering delicious, healthy, and satisfying menu choices. We serve over 560,000 lunches daily along with 190,000 breakfast meals and a combination of 114,000 snacks and suppers supporting afterschool programs. The Food Service Manager plays an integral role in ensuring quality services to students by administering operations and food services administration within a grouping of schools. The Food Service Manager may perform the duties of the immediate superior in their temporary absence. Performs related work. 

 

Reports to: Associate School Food Service Manager

 

Direct Reports: Cooks, Assistant Cooks, Senior School Lunch Helpers, School Lunch Helpers

 

Key Relationships: Relationships will be fostered with administrators within the schools, with directors and administrators within the Office of School Support Services, and with food services staff.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Implements menus in school kitchens, created according to USDA regulations, including ensuring that OFNS offers students the correct portions and variety of components for meals.
  • Participates in food services program planning and management, including  breakfast, lunch, and afterschool meals. Manages special meal preparation such as breakfast in the classroom.
  • Ensures compliance with proper food safety standards in kitchens, including proper storage, rotation of stock, and temperature maintenance of food.
  • Schedules assignments; supervises and trains kitchen personnel; directs and evaluates work of subordinate staff.
  • Participates in an advanced nutrition education program and/or a food service manager training programs.
  • May assist teachers in developing and conducting instruction in nutrition and health education.
  • Fosters relationships with principals and other stakeholders; serves as a point person for food services matters.
  • Prepares required records and reports, e.g., food production, inventory records, participation regarding student meals. 
  • Responsible for increasing participation in the breakfast and lunch programs.
  • Coordinates and participates in mandated nutrition education meetings, professional standards, and training.

 

Qualification Requirements:

 

Minimum

 

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college with a major in nutrition, foods, dietetics, health and nutrition sciences with a concentration in foods and nutrition, home economics, culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, hotel/restaurant institutional management, food service entrepreneurship, food service administration, or a closely related field; or
  2. An associate degree from an accredited college with a major in nutrition, foods, dietetics, health and nutrition sciences with a concentration in foods and nutrition, home economics, culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, hotel/restaurant institutional management, food service entrepreneurship, food service administration, or a closely related field, and two years of satisfactory fulltime experience in managing a restaurant or quantity food service operation, or as a nutritionist or dietitian.

 

Preferred

 

  • Successful management of food services programs run in multiple locations. 
  • Ability to prepare and communicate clear and concise reports

 

 

Salary: $43,711+

 

(Internal candidates who are selected for this position and who currently hold comparable or less senior positions within the DOE will not earn less than their current salary.)

 

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.

NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding.

 
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

NEW REQUIREMENT
As of August 2, 2021, all NYC Department of Education new hires (who are not currently employees of the City of New York) must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to beginning their employment unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religious or medical reasons. More information can be found in Executive Order 75.

DOE Non- Discrimination Policy
It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. For more information, please refer to the DOE Non-Discrimination Policy.

 
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