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HEALTH AND NUTRITION SERVICES SPECIALIST

  • 506870
  • PHOENIX
  • DEPT OF EDUCATION
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: May 22 2022 at 23:55 MST

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Arizona Department of Education's mission is to advance equity and excellence for all students by serving school leaders, educators and staff, collaborating with communities, and leading with data-driven best practices. Our vision is equity for all students to achieve their full potential!

HEALTH AND NUTRITION SERVICES SPECIALIST

HEALTH AND NUTRITION SERVICES DIVISION

Job Location:


Phoenix

 

Salary: $56,000 - $61,000 

Grade: 21

Closing Date: 05/22/2022

Job Summary:

This position will be:
• Responsible for maximizing Health and Nutrition Services (HNS) access of operator and agency data through connecting applicable data systems owned by other Arizona Department of Education (SDE) divisions to avoid duplication of data collection and exhaust data collection for strategic analysis;
• Expected to work collaboratively with HNS teams and other divisions in ADE to ensure system platforms that collect data pertaining to program operator's fiscal management, administration, and utilization of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)Foods, and grants, and explore unknown data systems that may interface with operators of Child Nutrition Programs; and
• Working on a team that will identify and source all available data to be usable within data systems equipped to run analytics and agency reporting.
• In-state and out-of-state travel will be required for this position.

Job Duties:

• Maintain advanced knowledge and documentation of technology systems maintained by HNS and ADE and available data sets applicable to HNS and HNS operators
• Recommend consumption of data sets in existing agency systems and propose innovative data collection through data systems to be used to reflect performance of program operators and state agency
• Initiate, secure, and maintain accurate HNS consumption from data source into HNS related platforms; including attending meetings with data sources, drafting, and documenting of business rules of APls (Application Programming Interface), complete user testing and acceptance criteria of newly formed APls, conducting and documenting regular monitoring and analysis of active APls, and responding to and troubleshoots errors in data sourcing and/or consumption between systems
• Design data cubes that allow end user analytics in data analytic platform
• Document business rules of each cube and source of data
• Perform timely follow-up actions pertaining to meetings, agency directives, and assigned tasks
• Initiate preventative measures and communicate regularly with supervisor regarding system functionality and needs

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Please note: For those selected for interviews, skills assessments may be administered as part of the interview process.
Knowledge:
• Applicable child nutrition program regulations, objectives, standards, and procedures
• Project management and principles
• Basic knowledge of code systems, including Application Program Interface (API)
• Basic knowledge of software platforms
• A Bachelor's degree in statistics and/or related work experience in statistics and research is required
Skills:
• Problem solving, critical thinking and professional writing
• Analytic skills to evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, consolidate details, and extract to functional requirements
• Troubleshooting software functionality
• Self directed
• Customer Service
• Time management
• Exceptional oral and written communication
• Advanced skill in using Microsoft Excel, Access, Outlook, and Teams
• Basic skill in using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
Abilities:
• Understanding, interpreting, and implementing federal and state regulations
• Understanding, interpreting, and implementing technology systems
• Work in a team and contribute to the outcomes
• Remain positive in work environment
• Diverse interpersonal skills to communicate to diverse audiences
• Design statistical, program reports using various software programs
• Assess expectation of project then put in place technical solutions

Selective Preference(s):

Preference will be given to those applicants with knowledge and understanding of federal program processes.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Position requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.).
• Offers are contingent upon successful completion of all background and reference checks, required documents and, if applicable, a post-offer medical/physical evaluation.

Benefits:

ADE’s comprehensive benefits package includes:

• Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans
• Tuition reimbursement program available for education/professional development advancement
• Hybrid schedule (combination of telework and in-office) may be available for some job roles
• Top ranked retirement and long-term disability plans
• Deferred compensation plan
• Accrued sick leave and vacation leave
• Ten paid holidays per year
• Wellness plans

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:

You will be required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) upon your 27th week of employment, subject to waiting period. On or shortly after, your first day of employment you will be provided with enrollment instructions and effective date

Contact Us:

The Arizona Department of Education is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. During all phases of the selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the ADE Human Resources office at (602) 542-3186 or via e-mail at HumanResourcesGroup@azed.gov.

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.