Location: Nutrition Services, Teacher and Administrative Center 3215 Cuming St, 68131
Reports To: Executive Director, Nutrition Services
Work Schedule/FLSA Status: 202 Duty Days, Full-time hourly, nonexempt, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Salary Schedule: This is a negotiated position. Compensation & benefits will be administered consistent with the Office Personnel negotiated agreement salary schedule 36E.
Position Purpose: This position is primarily responsible for the Nutrition Services Meal Application Process, including record keeping and records retention.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- High school diploma or GED required.
- Demonstrated skills in the use of PC, Microsoft (Word, Access and Excel), Office365, Infinite Campus, PeopleSoft and other software.
- Previous office experience is preferred.
- Ability to work independently with good organizational skills and establish own work priorities.
- Must be able to maintain accurate files.
- Must have demonstrated organizational skills, ability to handle multiple projects with strong attention to detail and work effectively under pressure.
- Must have an excellent attendance and work record.
- Ability to perform detailed tasks with accuracy and follow timelines.
- Must have strong math skills.
- Ability to analyze and interpret data.
- Maintain strict confidentiality of information and data.
- Must have the skills pertinent to positive human relationships and the ability to work effectively with all staff, students, parents, administrators, and the community.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Essential Performance Responsibilities:
- Coordinates all phases of the meal application process; editing, printing and distributing meal applications and forwarding manuals to schools and households.
- Maintains knowledge of the Federal regulations as they relate to the determination and verification of meal eligibility for free and reduced students for the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program.
- Processes and/or direct others in processing meal applications manually or using scanning software.
- Communicates, by phone or in person, with parents, guardians and school staff about the meal application process.
- Collaborates with other district offices and companies for issue resolution.
- Assists with District, State and Federal audits of meal applications.
- Maintains district files of completed meal applications.
- Coordinates the verification of meal applications, following Federal regulations and review of income statements made on meal applications.
- Assists with various meetings relative to meal application process.
- Coordinates the processing of the Educational Benefits Form as required.
- Assist with office duties, such as answering phones, ordering and sending out supplies, and covering the front desk as needed.
Additional Duties: Performs other related tasks as assigned by supervisor and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
Equipment: This position may require the ability to use basic office equipment such as computers, copiers, and scanner. Must always comply with OPS's guidelines for equipment use.
Travel: Local travel is required.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:
- Must be able to respond rapidly in emergency situations.
- Must have organization, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
- Work in an office environment, school buildings and warehouse setting.
- Contact with personnel within the district and with customers and vendors.
- Will be working under the direct supervision of the department supervisor in order to complete day to day tasks.
- Will be working with a diverse population requiring the ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy.
- Must understand and respond appropriately to customer needs and maintain a positive attitude with all customers and colleagues.
- Expected to interact with all internal and external customers in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick, responsive customer service.
Employee Punctuality and Appearance
- In order for schools to operate effectively, employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has received approved leave.
- Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from the employee's supervisor or building administrator.
- All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of Omaha Public Schools and is appropriate for their position.
Terms of Employment:
This position is treated as a full-time non-exempt classified position. The terms of your employment will be governed by applicable state laws regulating employment in a Nebraska public school and Board of Education policies, as those laws and policies may change from time to time. If your position is represented by a collective bargaining representative, then your employment will also be governed by a negotiated agreement between OPS and that collective bargaining representative.
The offer of employment is contingent upon:
- Obtaining and providing verification of all licenses, certificates, and other requirements for the position (e.g., Paraprofessionals obtaining Highly Qualified status, etc.), as identified and maintaining all licenses, certificates, and requirements for your position throughout employment.
- A background check which demonstrates to OPS that background is acceptable for the position.
- Verification of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work in the United States.
- Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (if required for position offered).
- Successful completion of a tuberculosis skin test (if required for position offered).
- Successful completion of a pre-employment medical examination to determine ability to safely and effectively perform the essential functions of the position.
Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or economic status in its programs, activities, employment, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director for the Office of Equity and Diversity, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131. (531-299-0307)
The Omaha Public School District is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process please contact the human resources department at 531-299-0240.