Nutrition and School Meals Associate Education Consultant


Recruitment #230608-0950FF-001


Are you looking to utilize your skills and make a difference? Are you ready to take that next step in your career? If so, please read on to learn more about this exciting opportunity!  

The State of Connecticut, Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS) is currently recruiting for a motivated and talented candidate to join our team as a Nutrition and School Meals Associate Education Consultant (Associate Education Consultant) for the Nutrition and School Meals (NSM) IT Services Team.  

What We Can Offer You:

  • To work for a Forbes top company: ‘Forbes’ State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule;
  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage;
  • Comprehensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings;
  • Paid time off including 13 paid holidays per calendar year;
  • A culture that encourages work/life balance;
  • Professional growth and development opportunities.    

You will discover the opportunity to:

  • Engage in a rewarding career;
  • Showcase your talents in a meaningful role;
  • Thrive in an exciting environment;
  • Make a difference in the public sector;
  • Work together in a collaborative team environment.   

The Role: 

As a member of our NSM IT Services Team you will be reporting to the Director of Food Services at our Central Office. Along with other duties as needed, this includes but is not limited to:

  • Provide system administration and technical support to the Nutrition and School Meals Team.
  • Maintain and support Titan software and integrations to other state operating systems through automation.  

The Schedule:

  • This position will be based in Hartford, CT. However, travel will be required to school sites regularly to support the school Nutrition POS program and hardware needs.
  • Full-time, 40 hours per week
  • Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm schedule
  • Hours may require flexibility to ensure 24/7 data application needs
  • Candidates may be asked to provide documentation of Automobile Liability coverage of 50,000/100,000  

About Us:

We are the largest high school system in Connecticut, serving all geographic regions and all demographic and diverse populations. We currently operate 17 diploma-granting technical high schools, one technical education center and two aviation maintenance programs located throughout the state.  The system serves approximately 11,200 full-time high school students.  We offer a comprehensive high school and Career Technical Education in 31 occupational careers. The occupational careers are within 12 career clusters. In addition, the CTECS serves adult education students in aviation and apprenticeships.  

We hope you take this opportunity to continue your career with us and make a difference in the public sector for the State of Connecticut! We encourage you to apply today! 

Selection Plan

These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. 

Please note you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. 

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process. 

Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.   

Note:  At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Julie Barker, at   

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception.  Requests should be made to


In the Departments of Aging and Disability Services, Education, and the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System assists in planning and executing programs of extensive difficulty and scope for the improvement of education in the State.


Assists a Bureau Chief or Education Consultant in supervising various educational programs and services offered by the State; assists in the development and administration of certain programs of major importance or may develop and administer other programs within the framework of bureau policy; provides professional leadership and guidance to school authorities, professional organizations, students and various community groups and individuals; may assist in directing the routine functioning of the bureau; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of the philosophy and methods of education with particular reference to the field concerned; teaching skill; ability to prepare reports; ability to deal effectively with others.


An earned advanced degree and five (5) years of professional experience OR in lieu thereof an equivalent combination of experience and training approved by the Board of Education.


Technical experience supporting a Nutrition and School Meals unit is preferred, including:

  • School Nutrition hardware procurement
  • Nutrition software maintenance
  • NSM office laptop maintenance and configuration with current POS systems
  • Nutrition Data server
  • Maintaining Test server/Test environment
  • Basic firewall and IP troubleshooting for nutrition software and automations
  • SQL coding
  • Maintaining supplemental nutrition devices such as bar code scanners, therma   pens,  padlets, surface go-2s
  • Providing system maintenance and running utility tools such as backups, patches, and manual version upgrades for nutrition software
  • LAN/WAN familiarity

Experience in Customer Service, or other Customer-focused role.


Incumbents in this class in certain positions may be required to possess an appropriate certificate issued by State Board of Education.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.