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Dietitian- Food Service Systems Manager - New York, NY #7666517

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs

Date: 10/17/2020

City: New York, NY

Employment type: Full-time

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The NY Harbor VA Healthcare system- Manhattan is currently recruiting for 1 full time Dietitian-Food Service Systems Manager. Provides professional, technical and administrative support to the Chief, Nutrition & Food Service. Responsible for planning, organizing and directing the Education/Staff Development and Quality Improvement Programs within NFS and for integrating their functions within the service. Must be willing to travel to all three NY Harbor sites.

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Some of the major duties, but are not limited to are as follows:

  • Develops, plans and implements annual Food Service/Production Staff Education Program. Ensures that all mandatory training of staff is completed within set timeframes. Serves as lead TMS Administrator for Service, maintaining files, assigning coursework and tracking completion.
  • Assist in developing plans, policies, and procedures relating to the area of Staff Development.
  • Assist Program Coordinator Dietitian to train NFS staff on informatics related subjects including but not limited to Diet Office software, Computrition, TMS, VATAS, My-Pay, Microsoft Outlook etc.
  • Coordinates and implements annual program; participates in data collection and is responsible for data review, compilation and reporting. Summarizes and evaluates the results of continuous monitoring and identifies trends and recommendations. Proposes corrective actions for deficiencies identified and coordinates their implementation through the Food Service Systems Managers and Chief, NFS. Prepares follow-up reports on evaluations and monitoring recommendations and actions. Communicates findings through reports, at appropriate committees/meetings etc.
  • Performs daily food service monitoring activities; provides technical support on administrative topics; serves as technical advisor to Food Service Supervisors.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must submit all the required documents listed in the announcement, failure to do so will result in disqualification


Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

Basic Requirements:

  • United States Citizenship
  • Education and Supervised Practice

(1) The individual must have earned a bachelor's degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university or foreign equivalent and fulfilled each of the following criteria:

(a) Completed a didactic program in dietetics accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), formerly known as the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic Education (CADE).

(b) Completed an ACEND accredited or approved supervised practice program. Supervised practice programs are post-baccalaureate degree programs that provide supervised practice experiences which meet the eligibility requirements and accreditation standards of ACEND, formally known as CADE. Completion of a coordinated program in dietetics fulfills the requirements of a supervised practice program. Time spent in a dietetic internship or supervised practice program does not qualify as creditable experience.

(2) Individuals who have earned college and/or university degrees outside the United States and its territories also must have their transcripts evaluated by a foreign transcript evaluation service to determine if their degree is equivalent to a degree granted by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States. Validation of a foreign degree does not eliminate the need for verification of completion of didactic program, dietetic internship, or coordinated program requirements. The completion of ACEND didactic program requirements and at least a bachelor's degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college/university or foreign equivalent are necessary for eligibility to enter an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program.

  • Registration/Certification. All applicants must be registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) the credentialing branch of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics formerly known as the American Dietetic Association (ADA). Advanced Level Practice Dietitians must possess a minimum of one advanced practice credential relevant to the area of practice, (e.g. Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC), Board Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition (CSR), Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition (CSG), Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), or Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition (CSO)).
  • English Language Proficiency. Dietitians must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d).


GS-12 Food Service Systems Manager

Experience. Completion of 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level.

Assignment. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and range of variety, and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. A food service systems manager is a supervisory dietitian and consultant with primary responsibility for management support of meal service, which includes food production and food service activities that are either self-operated or contractual agreements. The food service systems manager may interface with a contractual provider when appropriate and interfaces with the clinical nutrition program to ensure that services provided reflect the nutrition needs of the patient. The food service systems manager is responsible for ensuring compliance with internal and external regulatory authorities and assesses, plans, and evaluates the food service systems management program to ensure proper coordination between the delivery of patient meal service and the overall delivery of health care. The individual develops financial goals, manages a budget and organizes and/or maintains a cost accounting system to forecast expenditures based on current spending patterns; provides estimates for planning and adjustments as program and resources change.

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs :

  1. Ability to develop, maintain, and supervise a system of internal reviews and direct quality control and performance improvement studies to assure compliance with various accrediting, regulatory, and agency authorities.

  2. Knowledge of the principles of program management and oversight required to develop program goals and objectives, administer and monitor program, evaluate program outcomes/accomplishments, set and redefine priorities, and implement effective solutions in processes/systems as needed.

  3. Ability to act as a consultant for staff.

  4. Ability to determine the continuing education needs of staff and appropriate resources to meet those needs.

  5. Knowledge of human resource management principles and the ability to manage/supervise, i.e., plan, organize, delegate, direct, control, review activities of groups of subordinates.

  6. Ability to direct and supervise food service and production with focus on customer acceptance and budgetary guidelines to include principles of menu planning, food purchasing, delivery schedules, and ability to estimate food quantities.

Preferred Qualifications: Extensive computer skills with "omputrition software program???????.

References: VA Handbook 5005/80, Part II Appendix G20

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-13.

Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.


IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION, FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM BEING CONSIDERED.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here:

. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

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