Nutrition Services Specialist (Program Specialist II)

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If you are passionate about the role food and nutrition play in helping children grow to reach their full potential, keep reading to find a rewarding position to build relationships and support students statewide!

The Nebraska Department of Education is looking for a Nutrition Services Specialist to collaborate with schools and community agencies participating in the National School Lunch Program and Summer Food Service Program.

If you are detail-oriented, enjoy helping others, and great at multitasking, this could be a great fit! This is a fun team with dedicated members with long-term expertise, so you will get great training and motivated candidates can grow with the team.

Examples of Work

  • Responds to inquiries and provides consultative services and technical assistance to local program operators.
  • Conducts program monitoring; determines program approval, regulatory compliance, and program quality related to administration of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), and Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) food service operations.
  • Analyzes results and writes review reports and monitors corrective action plans.
  • Guides school districts, educational service units (ESUs), and local organizations by establishing and expanding their nutrition programs.
  • Develops and delivers training and workshops to support food service program staff in understanding program requirements.
  • Prepares and updates US Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulation and policy guidance documents. Provides policy interpretation and technical assistance related to program regulations.
  • Demonstrates commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.

Working Conditions and Travel:

This position requires approximately 50% of work time spent in an office environment and the remaining 50% of work time spent traveling and working in sites such as schools, educational service units, and other local organizations.

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Additional Information


$23.052 – $26.893/hour

This range is based upon available budget funds. The selected candidate’s skills, abilities, education, and experience will determine the salary offer within this posted range.

Contact Information

Nebraska Department of Education
500 S 84th St, 2nd floor
Lincoln, NE, Nebraska 68510

Jasmine Gruhn
(p) (402) 440-3705

How to Apply

All applications must be received through the governmentjobs site in order to be considered:

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