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Date:  Jun 18, 2022
Req ID:  19248

little rock, AR, US, 72201

Anticipated Starting Salary:  45,010

Position Number:  2212-2172
County:  Pulaski
Posting End Date:  Jul 7, 2022

Child Nutrition 

Join the Arkansas Department of Education where each student is recognized as an individual.  Through a cultivation of world-class educators, partnering with communities, and an influx of social supports, Arkansas Department of Education provides multi-level supports that help ensure students will receive a personalized education and develop a life-long love of learning.


Special Application Information:

Incomplete applications will not be considered. List current/most recent job first. Account for all time periods including unemployment, self-employment, and military service. A resume may be attached to your required online application form; however, it may not be used as a substitute for completing any part of our application package. To make a call using the Arkansas Relay Service, dial 1-800-285-1121 (Voice) or 1-800-285-1131 (TDD) and for customer service, dial 1-800-285-7192 (V/TDD).



The Child Nutrition Unit (CNU) is seeking a team member that will promote the health and wellbeing of children in public charter schools across the state of Arkansas. This position will be the primary contact to superintendents, child nutrition (CN) directors, business managers, and all other applicable positions for all public charters throughout the state of Arkansas. This position provides support in meal pattern and nutritional quality, meal counting and claiming, resource management of CN programs, and many general areas of CN. The successful candidate will grow to be an expert in multiple United States Department of Agriculture programs including National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Afterschool Snack Program, Seamless Summer Program, and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. These programs support the nation’s agriculture and provide meals for students from pre-k through 12th grade.   Charter school and/or child nutrition experience desired.


The successful candidate will seek a passion to educate CN professionals through training modules online and in-person to support professional development requirements.  Federal programs administered by CNU are backed by the research conducted by the Institute of Medicine and current Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Position Information

Class Code: A041C

Grade: GS08


Salary Range: $45,010.00 - $65,265.00


The Program Fiscal Manager is responsible for managing the fiscal activities of an agency program. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Supervises a small to medium-sized professional and administrative support staff by interviewing and recommending for hire, assigning and reviewing work, training new employees, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Develops and monitors budgets for program activities or grant proposals, reviews and approves expenditures, conducts research pertinent to assigned program activities, such as market development, laws and regulations, and data collection, to provide information for report development. Identifies needs and problems and conducts workshops or in-service training to address problems and issues, provide new information, and instruct in new procedures. Develops and implements guidelines, policies, and procedures for program development and coordinates program activities within the section and outside of the agency. Evaluates and monitors program effectiveness by reviewing pertinent documentation, consulting with staff, and making recommendations for any necessary changes. Develops and monitors federal grants used to fund special projects within the program by preparing grant proposals, establishing evaluation methods, and reviewing grants to ensure compliance. Prepares reports pertinent to specific program functions to provide information to upper-level management and program personnel. Provides technical assistance to staff and program personnel by gathering and processing information, providing consultations, and answering technical questions. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of state and federal laws, regulations, and guidelines applicable to specialized program area. Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management. Knowledge of grants administration. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of lower-level supervisors and/or subordinates. Ability to analyze programs and recommend implementation methods or modifications. Ability to coordinate activities with other sections, agencies, services, and organizations. Ability to interpret and apply federal and state guidelines and regulations. Ability to provide technical assistance for equipment or service acquisitions and contract negotiations. Ability to plan, prepare, and present oral and written reports. Ability to develop and document complex technical and operational procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, or a related area; plus three years of experience in program organization and administration, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock