The ideal candidate will have experience in understanding and presenting complex topics to a variety of audiences, exceptional attention to detail, and excellent oral and written communication skills. The ESA will assist in administering the federal U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) CACFP. As an ESA, discover the opportunity to:
Provide support, professional development, training, and technical assistance to CACFP sponsoring institutions regarding access to CACFP
Ensure program integrity and compliance with state and federal laws
Conduct training, oversight, and monitoring of CACFP sponsoring institutions
Process and provide technical assistance for CACFP applications, renewals, and agreements
Conduct CACFP program monitoring and oversight, including assisting with administrative reviews, management evaluations, and other audits
Work collaboratively with CSDE colleagues to provide consultation, program, and resource development
Respond to external and internal CACFP data requests
Collaborate with external and internal partners
Support the CSDE’s responsibilities to the state and USDA, including reporting, and managing agreements and amendments for CACFP participation
The Connecticut State Department of Education is the administrative arm of the Connecticut State Board of Education. Through leadership, curriculum, research, planning, evaluation, assessment, data analyses and other assistance, the Department helps to ensure equal opportunity and excellence in education for all Connecticut students. The Department is responsible for distributing funds to all Connecticut public school districts. The Department also operates the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System.
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In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
In order to receive educational credits toward qualification for this job posting, the institution must be accredited. If the institution of higher learning is located outside of the U.S., you are responsible for providing documentation from a recognized USA accrediting service which specializes in determining foreign education equivalencies to the recruiter listed on this job posting.
Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location or shift.
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 DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
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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, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
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.
Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics.
Connect With Us: 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. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Sharon McIntosh, at Sharon.McIntosh@ct.gov.
In the Department of Education assists in planning and executing a program for the improvement of education in the state; under supervision is responsible for carrying out specific technical and statistical assignments.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists in the development and operation of educational programs and services offered by the state;
Provides professional and technical assistance to school authorities, professional organizations, students and various community groups and individuals;
May assist in the routine functioning of the bureau;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
the philosophy and methods of education with particular reference to the field concerned;
statistical and technical procedures;
deal effectively with others.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A Master’s degree in education or a closely related field and one (1) year of relevant professional experience.
Experience administering the Child and Adult Care Food Program
Experience managing budgets, including income and expenditure data
Experience analyzing federal and state regulations
Experience with program evaluation
May be required to hold an appropriate educator or administrator certificate issued by the Bureau of Certification and accreditation.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
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