MyFlorida FNW PROGRAM SPECIALIST IV-DACS in TALLAHASSEE, Florida
42005559-51404653-20161017101507 Agency Name: Agriculture and Consumer Services
Working Title: FNW PROGRAM SPECIALIST IV-DACSBroadband/Class Code: 13-1041-03Position Number: 42005559-51404653Annual Salary Range: $43,507.36Announcement Type: Open CompetitiveCity: TALLAHASSEEFacility: HOLLAND BUILDINGPay Grade/ Pay Band: BB007Closing Date: 10/23/2016
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FNW PROGRAM SPECIALIST IV - DACS
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES
FOOD, NUTRITION AND WELLNESS
OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY--THIS IS A FEDERALLY FUNDED POSITIONSUBJECT TO RENEWAL OF FUNDING.
Jerry Sego at (850) 617-7454
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or universityandfour (4) years of professional experience in consumer complaint program work, business administration, customer or public relations, investigations; or administrative work and/or professional regulation, or a field related to the job duties of the position.
A master's degree from an accredited college or university can substitute for one year of the required experience.
Professional experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.
The candidate for this position will be required to possess a valid Driver License.
Information contained in responses to Qualifying Questions concerningeducation and knowledge, skills and/or abilities must also be disclosed on theState of Florida Employment Application.
Must be able to travel a minimum of 50% of scheduled hours. Monthly travel will vary based on activities scheduled (review, technical assistance, workshops, conferences).
Must be willing to obtain additional training appropriate to job functions.
Successful applicant must pass a background screening, including fingerprinting, as a condition of employment.
General: Provides oversight of School Food Authorities (SFAs) entering into contracts with vendors for the processing of USDA Foods. Manages the solicitation process for division contracts with recipient agencies for the distribution of USDA Foods. Manages the solicitation process for the division's state-contracted warehousing. Manages the solicitation process for the division's statewide fresh produce price agreement. Conducts Local Agency Procurement Reviews.
Annually reviews all contracts and contract amendments, including supporting documentation, between any SFA and vendor/contractor for the further processing of USDA Foods to ensure compliance with both program regulations and federal cost and procurement standards. Makes recommendations to SFAs to ensure contracts are brought into compliance prior to execution. Maintains a database of SFAs contracts for USDA Foods processing.
Develops and initiates specifications and conditions for contracts with recipient agencies for the distribution of USDA Foods in the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and the Commodity Supplemental Food Service Program (CSFP). Determines bid specification needs. Conducts research to determine each agencies eligibility, location, organizational structure, distribution network, processes and policies. Prepares formal and informal bid invitations for review and approval by legal counsel and Purchasing and Contract Administration.
Develops and initiates specifications and conditions for the procurement of state-contracted warehousing services for SFAs participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Determines bid specification needs. Conducts research to determine each facilities processes, location, organizational structure, distribution system, pricing structure, and policies. Requests and obtains price quotes for services specified. Prepares formal and informal bid invitations for review and approval by legal counsel and Purchasing and Contract Administration, if necessary. Recommends awards based on documentation received from each proposed warehouse.
Develops and initiates specifications and conditions for the division's statewide fresh produce price agreement for schools. Determines the bid specifications for agricultural products based on the schools' needs, estimated volume, and the availability of produce. Prepares formal and informal bid invitations for review and approval by legal counsel and Purchasing and Contract Administration, if necessary. Recommends awards based on documentation received from each agricultural producer.
Conducts Local Agency Procurement Reviews of SFAs formal, informal, Food Service Management Company (FSMC), and USDA Foods processing contracts. Reviews contract solicitations, awarding documents, amendments and invoices to complete the Local Agency Procurement Review Tool. Ensures SFAs complete the SFA Procurement Table accurately and provides technical assistance for that purpose. Accurately summarizes findings at the conclusion of each review.
Responsible for interpreting purchasing/contract laws and policies established by the USDA, the State of Florida and the State Board of Education to assist SFAs and Recipient Agencies in achieving compliance.
Performs other related tasks as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of USDA regulations as they pertain to federal nutrition programs.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of purchasing.
Ability to research and analyze specifications, conditions and regulations pertaining to bids, contracts and/or prices.
Ability to apply and implement rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to the purchasing process.
Ability to put specifications, conditions and regulations pertaining to bids, contracts and/or prices in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Skills in written and oral communication to effectively provide direction to a variety of individuals in public and private sponsor venues.
Ability to multi-task to successfully handle various tasks and multiple work assignments.
Ability to collect, evaluate and analyze data relating to federal nutrition programs.
Ability to prepare correspondence and administrative reports.
Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS HAVE RECENTLY CHANGED. To obtain revised and updated information on Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements, clickhere. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, applicants eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. However, applicants claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each application submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. Applicants may also fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403-2110.
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