Food Safety Supervisor – New York, NY

 

Tracking Code

7673

Job Description

Position Summary:  The Office of School Food services all students of New York City with healthy meals.  The Food Safety Supervisor is an integral part of the Office ensuring food safety through contractual regulations and food safety procedures.  The Food Safety Supervisor will manage Quality Assurance Specialists in the adherence to contractual guidelines set forth by the Department of Education related to the grading and procuring of food and food related products.  Performs related work.

Reports to: Director, Food Support

Direct Reports: Quality Assurance Specialists

Key Relationships:  Relationships will be fostered with high level administrators and directors, managers and staff. 

Responsibilities

  • Supervises Quality Assurance Specialists in the performance of duties, prepares work assignments and schedules, prioritizes visits for review of contractual compliance to specifications regarding food related products.
  • Reviews and approves bids for new products, ensuring the products are in the highest of quality and meet specifications set forth by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Department of Education.
  • Analyzes data of QAS staff visits to School Food kitchens to determine the quality of food received by vendors.  Makes determinations via analysis of follow up visits to schools and communication with vendors with respect to quality of food products received.
  • Manages the food safety unit of the organization, ensuring proper procedures are being followed throughout the organization.
  • Acts as a liaison with the Department of Education and other city agencies such as the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene regarding all aspects of quality compliance.
  • Manages vendor relationships.
  • Participates in establishing acceptable brands and new products for the students of NYC.
  • Maintains detailed reports and findings and keeps track of pertinent information for inclusion of the executive management reports.

Qualification Requirements:

Minimum

  1. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and five years of satisfactory full-time experience, purchasing or inspecting food, particularly meat, poultry, dairy products, fresh/processed fruits and vegetables, and related products. At least one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or
  2. An associate degree from an accredited college, including at least 12 credits in food technology, plus four years of satisfactory full-time experience as described in '1' above, at least one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or
  3. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college with a major sequence of course work in agriculture or related field, plus two years of satisfactory full-time satisfactory experience as described in '1' above, at least at least one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or
  4. A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience equivalent to '1', '2' or '3' above. Undergraduate college credit may be substituted for experience on the basis of 45 semester credits from an accredited college for one year of experience. However, all candidates must have a high school diploma or its educational equivalent and at least two years of satisfactory full-time experience as described in '1' above, at least one of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.

Preferred

  • Extensive experience in effective communication.
  • General knowledge of the New York City Department of Education’s offices.
  • Food safety and/or restaurant management.
  • Thorough knowledge in statistical analysis and implications of trends and patterns.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications including Word and Excel.

Salary: $59,378+

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.

Applications will be accepted through January 4, 2011.

NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability.

It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation.  Inquiries regarding compliance with this equal opportunity policy may be directed to: Office of Equal Opportunity, 65 Court Street, Room 923, Brooklyn, New York 11201, or visit the OEO website at http://schools.nyc.gov/OEO

Job Location

Citywide, NY, US.

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

New Posting

Yes

Readvertisement

No

Recanvass

No

District

N/A

 

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