The Child Nutrition Supervisor I (CNS I) is the first supervisory level in the Child Nutrition series over professionals at the consultant and assistant levels. The CNS I educates, evaluates, supports and assists the CNC’s who plan, prepare, conduct and complete administrative reviews of the Child Nutrition Programs in California. The CNS I evaluate and approve findings from compliance reviews to ensure program integrity. Provide leadership to improve the process and procedures utilized by monitoring review staff to ensure uniformity with all Child Nutrition Programs administered by the California Department of Education. CNS I represent the department at meetings and conferences, interpret regulations, policies, procedures, and standards to staff and sponsors to ensure program integrity. Provide advice, direction and assistance to staff and sponsors on the most difficult and complex child nutrition program components.
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 Supervisor I 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
Sacramento, CA 95814
How to apply for vacant positions
If you are successful in the Child Nutrition Supervisor I 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 CNS I positions. You can also search for CNS I 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.