Nutrition Services Production and Services Manager

September 1, 2023
Tacoma, WA
Job Type



Tacoma Public Schools

Expected Start Date: As soon as possible

FTE: 1.0

Salary Level: $91,440 - $121,678 DOE
Benefits: This position is eligible for Benefits

Additional Information: Please include a letter of interest/cover letter and an updated resume with your online application.
This position is posted as open until filled with a first consideration date of August 1, 2023.
Examples Of Duties

This position directs and develops Nutrition Services personnel to perform their functions in a safe and efficient manner; providing quality food service to students, staff, and district community, ensuring compliance, safety, and health standards are met, providing adequate and appropriate food service and meal requirements; meeting staffing and training needs.

Manages site operations for the purpose of providing safe and efficient food services in compliance with mandated nutritional requirements, certification requirements, and health and safety standards for all nutrition programs at assigned sites. Programs may include but are not limited to: the National School Lunch Program, Breakfast After the Bell, Early Childhood Nutrition, Beyond the Bell Snack/Afternoon Snack, Catering, Summer Meal Program. Supervises nutrition services staff (e.g., orients, trains, evaluates, progressive discipline, etc.) for the purpose of maximizing the productivity of the work force, providing adequate coverage and ensuring compliance with health, safety of kitchen operations and nutritional standards with compliant menus and standardized recipes; ensures each kitchen is meeting the needs of the building it serves.Conducts site visits for the purpose of observing nutritional services operations for quality food services; adherence to planned menu and recipes, to HACCP protocol, and to safety/health standards; to advise on changes to workflow and assess/plan for training needs. Monitors meal input records, bank deposits, and other reporting functions for completion and accuracy and is responsible for identifying and resolving issues.Manages staff schedules for the purpose of providing coverage for school meal periods, afterschool programs, and special events (catering, events, etc.).Acts as Emergency Respondent for the purpose of resolving issues of malfunctioning equipment or other urgent Nutrition Services related issues during off-hours. Directs security with next steps, places staff at sites for food retrieval, communicates with warehouse.Manages staff training for the purpose of addressing food service program requirements including but not limited to food preparation, health standards, sanitation methods, Point of Sale system, and requirement reporting. Identifies training needs, plans and facilitates training workshops.Prepares documentation for state reimbursement claims; assists with other expense/reimbursement claims as directed.Assists and monitors building budget, accounting activities, revenue and expenditure records.Assists staff with inventory orders for the purpose of providing JIT delivery of products to schools and meeting projected menu requirements.Inspects food items and/or supplies for the purpose of verifying quantity and specifications of order and/or complying with mandated health standards.Assesses vendor products for the purpose of determining appropriate use in operations.Conducts meetings of inter-local customers for the purpose of conveying and/or receiving information to enhance and improve programs.Creates and manages communication channels for students, district personnel, vendors, and the public for the purpose of receiving inquiries and feedback, providing information and/or direction regarding quality food service, discussing and resolving any issues, challenges and/or problems.Develops and implements communication channels for nutrition services staff for the purpose of disseminating information; may include staff website, newsletter, SharePoint library for operating procedures and departmental documents. Prepares documentation for the purpose of providing written support and/or conveying information, including creating and maintaining standard operating procedures (SOP) and records.Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment.Performs functions as required of other positions within area of responsibility for the purpose of providing overall coverage of food service operations.


Maintains and updates knowledge and skills required for success in the position by participating in professional development activities as needed or as assigned.Represents Nutrition Services in dealings with student groups and school personnel such as principals, teachers, secretaries, and custodians; to ensure mission of TPS Nutrition Services and TPS are upheld.Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work.

Experiences frequent interruptions; required to travel to District and other sites within the community; may require occasional travel outside of the District; required to work extended or flexible hours as needed; may be required to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in nutrition, dietetics, management, business, or closely related field, or demonstrated comparable experience and professional development required. Three years food service industry experience with child nutrition programs, volume processing, cook/chill production methods, factory supervision or/and central food processing plants required. Supervisory experience required.

Licenses/Special Requirements

Must maintain all licenses and certifications as a condition of continued employment .

Valid Washington State Food Handler's card.

Valid Washington State driver's license with access to personal transportation.

Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of general accounting/bookkeeping procedures.

Skill in obtaining, clarifying and exchanging information.

Skill in logical thinking.

Skill in operating commercial kitchen equipment.

Skill in quality customer service.

Ability to prepare food for school lunch programs.

Ability to manage a kitchen staff.

Ability to keep accurate financial records.

Ability to obtain, clarify and exchange information.

Ability to organize, coordinate activities, set priorities, and maintain good follow-up procedures.

Ability to accurately perform arithmetic calculations.

Ability to operate a personal computer with spreadsheet software application.

Ability to move up to 20 pounds.

Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting.

Supplemental Information

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

  • Civil Rights Coordinator: Renee Trueblood, 253-571-1252,
  • Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318,
  • Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Wayne Greer, 253-571-1191,
  • 504 Coordinator, Elementary: Jennifer Herbold, 253-571-1096,
  • 504 Coordinator, Secondary: Megan Nelson, 253-571-1003,

Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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