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Director of Food and Nutrition Services

Recruitment #19-005477-0017


REPOST- Previous applicants need not reapply.




Department of Juvenile Services
Somatic Health - Food and Nutritional Services
120 W. Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position will plan, organize, evaluate and direct all activities of the Food and Nutritional Services Division for the Department of Juvenile Services (DJS). Activities include administrates the federal Child Nutrition Program (CNP) to comply with the United State Department of Agriculture and the Maryland Department of Education guidelines and regulations. Provides oversight, technical assistance and direction to the clinical nutrition services for the DJS population and meal provision. This position is responsible for the division's budget, procurement procedures, safe food handling practices, Child Nutrition Program menus, food production, recipes, USDA commodities, record keeping, and personnel issues. Provides clinical nutrition assessment and meal plans for DJS youth with special needs. Monitors all food service purchases, contracts and interagency agreements for the provision of nutritional services at DJS facilities.


Education: Bachelor’s degree with an academic major in food and nutrition, food service management, dietetics, nutrition education, culinary arts, family and consumer sciences, or public administration.

Experience: 6 years of experience in a large-scale food service operation in an institutional, commercial, industrial or similar organization to include 4 years in a supervisory capacity.

1. A Master’s degree in food service management, dietetics, nutrition, home economics, public administration or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the experience requirement.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Dietitian and Nutritionist classifications or Dietitian and Nutritionist specialty codes in the Dietitian field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


1. ServSafe certification and/or Food Handlers License
2. Through knowledge of food systems management, including the purchasing, receiving, storage, preparation, and service of meals to youth is highly desirable.


1. Candidates for positions in the classification must possess a current license as a Dietitian/Nutritionist from the Maryland State Board of Dietetic Practice.

2. Candidates must be registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) prior to completion of probationary period and must maintain a current registration during their time of employment. Applicants who are currently registered should submit proof of CDR registration with application.

3. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training, and experience as it relates to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Completed applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Please note that your answers on the supplemental questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your application.

For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service.



This is a management service position. This position serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.
Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. However, if you are unable to apply on line you may mail a paper application to the address below or fax a paper application to the fax number below. If you choose to fax or mail your application, then you must include on each page of the attachment your First and Last Name, the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin and the last 4 digits of your SS#. The paper application must be received by 5 p.m., close of business, on the closing date for this recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services 
OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit 
217 E Redwood St
Baltimore, MD 21202
Attn: Shavonne Holman 
Fax number 410-333-4188 
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Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please, contact DJS Office of Human Resources at Include the Recruitment Title/Number that is located at the top of the bulletin.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

Bilingual applicants are welcome to apply for all recruitments.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

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