2636 TPV School Food Service Area Supervisor

Recruitment #TPV-2636-901460




The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, every year serving more than 56,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages in our 131 schools across the city of San Francisco. We aim to provide each student with an equal opportunity to succeed by promoting intellectual growth, creativity, self-discipline, cultural and linguistic sensitivity, democratic responsibility, economic competence, and physical and mental health so that each student can achieve his or her maximum potential. Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we place access and equity, student achievement, and accountability at the forefront of every child’s education.


When you join our team at SFUSD you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused organization that approaches public education as a social justice movement that requires broad collaboration across an array of strategic partners. As a CORE district, SFUSD is also a leader in critical systems change for more comprehensive school accountability and innovations that help strengthen the instructional core, which is the foundation of our strategic plan, Impact Learning. Impact Lives.

We want talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are inspired by our mission steeped in equity, and who are motivated to unleash our children’s potential. We want people who are strong collaborators, skilled communicators, problem solvers and who are comfortable in a community of continuous learning.


The Student Nutrition Services Department (SNS) supports SFUSD by providing meal service through the National School Program for 105 K-12 schools and 6 charter schools. At these schools, SNS serves over 6,000 breakfasts, 23,000 lunches and 7,000 After School Snacks. A successful candidate will champion our Wellness of the Whole Child philosophy and will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the District-wide student nutrition program. Frequent travel between multiple sites is required. Mileage reimbursement available. We're looking for passionate people who share our commitment to providing health and balanced meals, dedication to excellence and improving the food service experience in our schools.

Under general supervision, assumes responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the District's school lunchrooms; supervises and coordinates the activities of nutrition staff; establishes and maintains effective working relationships and communications between principals, cafeteria personnel and administrators; supervises and plans the work and assignment areas of Lead Student Nutrition Worker's; supervises the preparation and establishment of menus, special needs diets and food utilization rules and standards; develops and implements training plans for cafeteria employees; and performs related duties as required.

This position classification is distinguished in that the position assists the Director and Assistant Director in the day-to-day management of the District-wide student nutrition program; whereas the Director and Assistant Director assume ultimate authority and responsibility for all departmental activities.

Supervises, directly and through subordinate supervisory employees, the workforce of the student nutrition program.

In accordance to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job code and are not intended to be an inclusive list

  1. Monitors district food service policies and practices to ensure conformance with modern institutional food service management theory and practice in compliance with Federal, State and Local government regulations.
  2. Supervises the administration of the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and After School Snack Program, ensuring compliance regulations are met and maintained.
  3. Assists in the monitoring of all program fiscal activities, including preparation of the annual budget, financial and managerial reporting, cost analyses, and revenue reconciliation.
  4. Assists in food and service contracting, procurement, menu planning and development, new product development, nutrient analyses, special needs diets, storekeeping and distribution.
  5. Directs and monitors department-wide food safety and sanitation programs and practices, in compliance with federal and state regulation incorporating principles of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP).
  6. Directs and supervises directly, and through subordinate Lead Student Nutrition Worker's, nutritional staff, personnel management, employee relations, communications with federal, state and local government personnel, parent and community relations.


Knowledge of: advanced principles, methods and practices of institutional food management and school food service programs; regulations established by the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP) and After School Snack Program; principles of financial, managerial and cost accounting, statistical reporting and program budgeting; principles of Food Safety and Sanitation, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP); nutrient analysis protocols, child nutrition and special needs dietetics.

Ability to: utilize Microsoft Office Suite and child nutrition software; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.






Minimum Qualifications

Any combination equivalent to experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be:

  1. Experience: Two years of supervisory experience in an institutional culinary operation involving planning, preparing and serving food in large quantities. Experience acquired in commercial restaurants is not considered qualifying; AND
  2. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university; completed course work in hotel and restaurant administration, business or public administration, or home economics and nutrition.


  1. Possession of a valid California Driver's License and maintain insurability.
  2. Possession of a valid Food Safety Certification.
  3. Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment: Ability to work in a standard office environment, some heavy lifting and frequent driving to work sites.

Selection Procedures

Only those candidates who closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to continue in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the selection process, and the decisions of the screening committee are final.

Note: Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Cover letter and resumes are required to be attached to the application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, SFUSD will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


Applicants are required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process, prior to being appointed into the position. Employment verification letters should be in the company letterhead, stating the inclusive dates of service and positions held as it relates to the qualifying experience required to be considered for the position.

The selected applicant will need to verify qualifying education and/or experience prior to being appointed into the position. Falsifying one's education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this job opportunity.


Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities




Information regarding seniority credit can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit


Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20 at or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.


Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Commission (CSC) Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is 'abuse of discretion' or 'no rational basis' for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted to the Executive Officer of the CSC within five (5) business days of the announcement issuance date.


Applicants are encouraged to keep copies of all documents submitted. Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam records and will not be returned. The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.


All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.


All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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San Francisco Unified School District offers a competitive benefits package. For more information about benefits, please visit http://www.myhss.org/benefits/sfusd.html.

The San Francisco Unified School District is committed to maintaining an educational environment where all persons who participate in school programs and activities can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of all forms of harassment or intimidation. The Board prohibits sexual harassment of students, employees or other persons, at school or at school-sponsored or school-related activities. San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities are Encouraged to Apply

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

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