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State of Montana Food Distribution Program Spec (00123) in Helena, Montana

OFFICE OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION Why we would enjoy having you working here. The Office of Public Instruction empowers Montana Students and Schools! We have a highly successful foundation with our team-based employees. We have high caliber, customer-centered professionals that are proud to invest in Montana’s future. * * Benefits of working for OPI: · Work/life balance · Family friendly · Dedicated and caring colleagues · Health coverage · Retirement plans · Paid vacation, sick leave, and Holidays (combination of up to 38 per year) · Opportunities and room for professional growth · Public service loan forgiveness-Employment with the State of Montana may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the PSLF. Job Overview: This position manages the acquisition, warehousing, and distribution of USDA Foods to approximately 260 School Nutrition Program sponsors (school districts) statewide. This position requires knowledge in program management, federal regulations, procurement procedures, warehousing, and distribution of perishable food products. States receive USDA Foods to be distributed to sponsors for use in preparing school meals. USDA Foods has a dual mission of supporting domestic agriculture and providing nutritious foods to schools. Offerings include a wide variety of high-quality fruits, vegetables, dairy products, whole grains, lean meats, and other protein options. Does this sound like you? Please tell us how and why by submitting your resume online. OPI is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. * * All documents for Veteran or Disability preference must be submitted with resume. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required to perform the job: * * · Knowledge of institutional food service management and production; operational and fiscal management; State and Federal regulations; public health and management; and research methodologies. · Knowledge of the operations, services, and activities of the assigned programs; the principles, procedures, methods, and treatments related to the assigned programs; and pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations related to the assigned programs. · Knowledge of interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, program participants, state and Federal agency partners, and contracted vendors for warehousing, trucking, and food processing. · Skilled inanalyzing data from various sources used by the School Nutrition Program and research results from professional studies. · Skilled inestablishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. · Skilled in using a computer and typical business applications. · Skilled in written and verbal communication skills. Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience): · Bachelor’s degree in human services, business, or related degree. · 1 year experience in programs or related field. · Other combinations of education or experience may be substituted on a case-by-case basis. For a complete job description please send job number This position is in the Public Employee Retirement System. 1stDate of review: October 31, 2023 This position with OPI is full time telework within the State of Montana. Title: Food Distribution Program Spec (00123) Location: Helena Requisition ID: 23143112