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Vacancy Title:    Supervisor

Job Order Number:   9900220


Domicile Location:   Jefferson City

Section/Office:  School Food Services

Salary:   $37,968

Deadline:   Opened Until Filled





Bachelor's degree is required. Degree in Dietetics, Family and Consumer Sciences, or Institutional Food Management is preferred. 


Two years of experience in a related position preferred.


(Other qualifications and experience, which in the opinion of the Commissioner of Education meet the requirements of the position may be accepted in lieu of the above.)






Extensive overnight travel will be required with travel expenses reimbursed at the approved rate.


Extensive knowledge of foods and nutrition.


Knowledge of Child Nutrition Programs operations and Nutrition Education activities.


Ability to recognize program deficiencies and irregularities and recommend methods of correction.


Ability to recognize program needs and provide competent and effective assistance to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and food service directors/managers relative to problems of marketing, purchasing, menu development, computerized nutrient analysis’ and storage of foods; selection, purchase, placement, and care of equipment; maintenance of accounts, records, and reports.


Capable of effective public relations including the conduct of meetings and workshops related to Child Nutrition Program operations.


Ability to communicate and express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.


Extensive business math skills and knowledge of accounting principles.


Proficiency in basic computer skills to include familiarity with word processing and calculating programs.






Makes on-site visits at LEAs to conduct program reviews and evaluations of Child Nutrition Programs.


Compiles detailed written reports on results of LEA on-site program reviews.


Assists in the development and presentation of training programs for LEA Child Nutrition


Program management personnel and cooks.


Conduct computerized nutrient analysis evaluation of menus.


Assists with review of Departmental office records on individual LEA programs as a means of detecting program deficiencies and problems.


Provides consultative services to teachers, administrators, and LEA Child Nutrition Program managers.


Assists with the review and approval of LEA Child Nutrition application/agreements.


Assist with the review and correction of LEA Child Nutrition Program reports of annual income and expenditures and program balances.


Other duties as assigned.





Complete a DESE application online at http://www.dese.mo.gov/divadm/humanres/documents/Employment_Application_2005.pdf.  Please attach a scanned copy of your transcripts with the application.  You will receive an e-mail confirmation when your application is received online.  

NOTE: If a college degree is a requirement for this position, transcripts MUST be submitted with the application in order to be considered for employment.  Failure to include transcripts (when required for the position) with your application will eliminate the application from the review process.


We do not keep applications on file to submit for other vacant positions.   You must submit an application for each vacant position you are applying for. 


BENEFITS (For a Full-Time Position)


ANNUAL LEAVE:  Accrue 10 hours per month for new full-time employees, longer term State employees can earn more. Prorated leave for part-time employees in eligible positions.


SICK LEAVE:  Accrue 10 hours per month.  Prorated leave for part-time employees in eligible positions.


HOLIDAYS:  12 holidays per year.


RETIREMENT:  Coverage provided through the Missouri State Employees Retirement System (MOSERS).


LIFE INSURANCE:  Term life insurance coverage, equal to one times employee's annual salary, through the Missouri State Employees Retirement System.


OPTIONAL LIFE INSURANCE:  Optional term life insurance available with maximum coverage of six times member’s annual salary.  Plans are also offered for spouse and dependents. Premiums paid by employee.


CAFETERIA PLAN:  Easy tax savings on employee’s cost for qualified payroll-deducted insurance plans, medical care, and dependent care.


HEALTH PLANS:  Employer-paid/subsidized plans available the first day of the following month after employment.


DENTAL PLANS:  Delta Dental insurance coverage is available.


VISION PLAN:  Vision Service Plan (VSP) is available. 


DEFERRED COMPENSATION:  A payroll deduction deferred compensation plan available to defer taxes until retirement by investing in mutual funds and a fixed income account is currently provided.




Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer


Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have special needs addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Human Resources at (573) 751-9619, through Missouri Relay System at (800) 735-2966, or via email at hr@dese.mo.gov.    

To Our Applicants with Disabilities:  For assistance with any phase of the Department process, please notify the Director of Human Resources at (573) 751-9619.  Reasonable attempts will be made to accommodate special needs.

TTY/TDD users:  Relay Missouri service (800) 735-2966.






The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability in its programs and activities. Inquiries related to Department employment practices may be directed to the Jefferson State Office Building, Human Resources Director, 8th floor, 205 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0480; telephone number (573) 751-9619 or TYY (800) 735-2966.