Child Nutrition Consultant ExaminationThis is the full journey level in the series.
This is the full journey level in the series. Under the direction of a Child Nutrition Supervisor I, Child Nutrition Consultants perform the more complex, difficult, and sensitive tasks in providing information, leadership, and consultant services to sponsors of child nutrition programs in such areas as nutritional needs of children; evaluating methods of food service; conducting administrative reviews of sponsors to determine compliance with applicable laws and rules; assisting sponsors in planning, developing, and implementing coordinated food service with nutrition education programs; and planning, organizing, and conducting training conferences. Consultants may also provide leadership and training to incumbents in the Child Nutrition Assistant or comparable class.
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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 (PDF)
- Conditions of Employment (Form 0631) (PDF)
- 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
Examination and Recruitment Office
1430 N Street, Room 1802
Sacramento, CA 95814
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.