Health and Wellness Specialist
Government of the District of Columbia - Washington, DC

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Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in a collective bargaining unit.

Duration of Appointment: Educational Service "At-Will" Appointment

Promotion Potential: No Known Promotional Potential

Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday

8:15am - 4:45pm

Salary Range: $50,510-$65,126

"Pay Plan, Series & Grade: CS-301-11

Area of Consideration: "Agency Only"

Closing Date: January 11, 2013

Opening date: January 17, 2013

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Agency: Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)


Brief Description of Duties: The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) administers child nutrition programs that are funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Healthy Schools Act that is funded by the government of the District of Columbia. These programs provide education and improved levels of nutrition to young people in educational settings in the District. Services are provided to public and private entities, including schools (public, private, and charter), residential childcare institutions, community organizations, and government entities. The OSSE's primary responsibility is to ensure that program benefits reach intended eligible recipients and are provided in accordance with specific program regulations.

This position is located in the OSSE's Division of Wellness and Nutrition Services where the primary functions are monitoring, reporting and providing technical assistance to participants in local and federal child nutrition programs.

Incumbent reports to the Nutrition Program Manager. Incumbent interprets child nutrition programs and the Healthy Schools Act health and wellness guidelines to comply with the legislation and standards for reporting of these guidelines. The specific duties are as follows:

Review monthly menus from each LEA to endure their compliance with the USDA Healthier US School Challenge gold award level.

Work with schools to enroll them in the USDA Healthier US School Challenge and to ensure that the Healthy Schools Act requirements for competitive foods are meet

Review local wellness policies to ensure compliance with federal and local requirements

Monitor the submission of each schools health profile by January 15 of each Year

Conduct monitoring visits to schools to provide technical assistance and to ensure compliance with the Healthy Schools Act

Provide technical assistance to program participants and OSSE program specialists

Assists in conducting professional development for school food service workers and vendors

Work with the Healthy Youth and Schools Commission to draft annual report to the Mayor and Council on the Health, wellness and nutrition of youth in the District


Time-in-Grade Restrictions: Time in grade restrictions must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Specialized Experience: Undergraduate degree in nutrition or health from an accredited university preferred but not required.

Ranking Factors

Submission of Ranking Factors: The following ranking factors will be used in the evaluation process. All applicants MUST respond to the ranking factors. Please respond specifically to the ranking factor(s) by either typing directly into the free form area provided or by pasting from a text document. Please describe specific incidents of sustained achievements from your experience that show evidence of the level at which you are applying. You may refer to any experience, education, training, awards, outside activities, etc. that include the degree to which you possess the job related knowledge, skills and abilities described in the ranking factors. The information given in response to the ranking factors should be complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO ALL RANKING FACTORS WILL ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

Ranking Factor #1:
1. Explain in detail your practical knowledge of relevant concepts and practices pertaining to the health and wellness provisions of the Healthy Schools Act.

Ranking Factor #2:
2. Explain your working knowledge of the nutritional analysis software that is approved by the USDA and knowledge of computer software applications to effectively assist in the delivery of nutrition program reports.

Ranking Factor #3:
3. Ability to communicate effectively with officials from the district and federal government program participants.

Ranking Factor #4:
4. Explain your knowledge and experience reviewing policies to ensure compliance with federal and local regulations.

Conditions of Employment

Working Conditions: Office Environment

Physical Effort: Sedentary

Other Significant Factors (At-Will): At-will employment applies to the Education Service (ES). All positions and appointments in the ES serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.

Other Significant Factors: This position is deemed Safety Sensitive. Pursuant to Title I of the Child and Youth, Safety and Health Omnibus Amendment Act of 2004, effective April 13, 2005 as amended (D.C. Law 15-353; D.C. Official Code ?? 1-620.31 through 1-620.37, 2006 Repl.), this notice informs you that you have been appointed to a covered position that makes you subject to drug and alcohol testing.

Employment Benefits

Promotion Potential: No known promotional potential

Employee Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government's retirement plan. However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributions to CSR will resume upon re-employment.

Residency Requirement

A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, an attorney position in the

Legal Service (series 905) other than in the Senior Executive Attorney Service (SEAS), who is a bona fide District resident AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required

to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide

District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Information to Applicants

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of or a plea of guilty to a violation of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

How to Apply

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to HR Answers at (202) 442-9700

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore a DC 2000 job application or online job application is required to be submitted.

Where to Apply (Judiciary Square): D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR) Job Center located in the South Lobby at 441 - 4th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. All inquiries should be directed to HR Answers at (202) 442-9700.

Closing Statement

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education Human Resources Only.

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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