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COMMODITY PROGRAM SPECIALIST

Class Title: COMMODITY PROGRAM SPECIALIST
Bargaining Unit: Use for all Job Titles
Class Code: 032282

Education and Experience: Education equivalent to graduation from a standard high school and experience equivalent to substantial (five or more) years of fulltime inventory control, procurement or food service experience; additional coursework at an accredited college or university in marketing, business or food service management or a closely related field may be substituted for the required experience, on a year-for-year basis, to a maximum of four years.
Other Requirements:

Necessary Special Qualifications: None.

Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Career Service positions.

Job Overview:

Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for accountability and efficiency of a specific commodity program of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: An employee in this class is responsible for enforcing the policies and procedures for a specific commodity program. This class differs from that of Commodity Monitoring Assistant Director in that an incumbent of the latter is responsible for assisting in the direction of the Commodity Division.

Work Activities: 1. Interprets, enforces and explains U.S.D.A. rules and regulations as they pertain to one of the following programs: school lunch, emergency food assistance, or commodity supplemental feeding.

2. Prepares and monitors operating budget for a commodity program.

3. Receives entitlement from U.S.D.A. and prepares food orders for distribution.

4. Initiates agreements with recipient agencies showing the recipients’ responsibilities and the commodities to be received.

5. Inspects damaged or spoiled food to determine the cause of this loss; files claim for this loss with the U.S.D.A.

6. Prepares and maintains ordinary operating records and reports; submits the proper records and reports to U.S.D.A. to be accountable for a commodity program.

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