Food Safety Supervisor – New York, NY
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
Reports to: Director, Food Support
Direct Reports: Quality Assurance Specialists
will be fostered with high level administrators and directors, managers and
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- Extensive experience in
- General knowledge of the New
York City Department of Education’s offices.
- Food safety and/or restaurant
- Thorough knowledge in
statistical analysis and implications of trends and patterns.
- Proficiency in Microsoft
applications including Word and Excel.
Please include a
resume and cover letter with your application.
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