Child Nutrition Consultants (CNCs) with expertise in a wide variety of Nutrition, Food Service, and Nutrition Education areas are needed in order to plan, prepare, conduct and complete administrative reviews of the Child Nutrition Programs in California. CNCs serve as departmental spokespersons and program consultants to local, state, federal, public, and/or private agencies administering Child Nutrition Programs. They assess and evaluate an agencies nutrition program(s) to verify compliance in accordance with applicable state and federal regulations, laws, policies, and procedures. CNCs develop and present educational workshops, trainings, and seminars on program compliance to ensure program integrity. CNCs provide focused technical assistance to help agencies come into compliance as well as achieve best practices pertaining to the successful operation of their Child Nutrition Program(s). They analyze and interpret laws, regulations, legislation, and testify at hearings. CNCs work throughout the state with assigned regional caseloads in order to support the ongoing needs of their agencies. They work independently, with colleague consultants, and with specialized program personnel. CNCs provide leadership and training to employees at the level of Child Nutrition Assistant.
Please read the entire bulletin to obtain specific information about this examination.
- Examination Bulletin (DOC)
Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire
The California civil service selection system is merit-based, and eligibility for appointment is established through a formal examination process. The Child Nutrition Consultant examination consists of a Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire (QAQ) that will be used to evaluate your experience, education, and training. The QAQ is the entire examination and will account for 100% of your score. Candidates will receive notification of their score by mail.
General Instructions/How to apply
To apply for this examination, you must submit a complete application package which includes an Employment Application (STD. 678), the Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire with the Affirmation Statement, and evidence of completion of the education/credential requirement.
- Completed Employment Application (STD. 678)
- Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire (DOC)
- Evidence of completion of the education requirement (copies are acceptable)
- Evidence of Registration with the American Dietetic Association, if applicable (copy is acceptable)
Please submit your completed application package to:
California Department of Education
Selection Services Office
1430 N Street, Room 1802
How to Apply for Vacant Positions
If you are successful in the Child Nutrition Consultant examination, your name will be placed on an eligible list used for hiring. You may receive contact letters inviting you to participate in hiring interviews for CNC positions. You can also search for CNC positions by viewing our Job Announcements page. You should review and familiarize yourself with the position description and job duties listed on the Job Announcement prior to your hiring interview.