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Associate Education Consultant (40 Hour) (Nutrition and School Meals Associate Education Consultant)

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March 4, 2024 is when the Associate Education Consultant (40 Hour) (Nutrition and School Meals Associate Education Consultant) job vacancy was announced, and it will no longer be open after June 2, 2024. Not being exposed to the salary, you may have the ability to negotiate it with the employer. It is a mandatory requirement for this job opening that you have passed High School. To be considered for this job, you must have a minimum of 120 months of experience in the same field. Have you considered whether full time work is a good match for your desired level of responsibility and workload? This job is located in Connecticut, but the company is willing to consider applicants from other parts of the country if they meet the qualifications.

Are you passionate about providing Connecticut students with what they need to thrive? Do you have a background in systems administration and technical support? If so, we hope you consider joining an amazing team of professionals at the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System Nutrition and School Meals team!

The State of Connecticut, Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS) – is currently recruiting for one (1) Association Education Consultant position for the Nutrition and School Meals (NSM) team.
CTECS operates 17 Technical High Schools, 2 Aero-Tech programs and 1 Learning Center. The schools are located across the entire state from Danielson to Stamford, CT.
This position will provide system administration and technical support allowing the NSM unit to ramp up production and provide much needed services for the school site POS systems and hardware needs for the federal and state compliance requirements. The position will also be a direct line to the setup, implementation, and support of the system and training needs for the district. This position will require the incumbent to perform maintenance/configurations to the current and new POS systems, and full integration into current Titan software systems and third-party Nutrition software. This position will also require maintenance of ancillary devices and peripherals for the School Nutrition POS. This position will report to the Director of Food Services at CTECS Central Office. The incumbent will be required to travel to school sites regularly (Incumbent may be required to provide documentation of Automobile Liability coverage of 50,000/100,000).
Services that will be impacted:
  • Parent Portal with Nutrition data for students with medical dietary needs.
  • Parent ability to pull student transaction history RTE
  • Automated sales from Linked POS Vending services to student accounts.
  • Telemetry process for notifications via message boards with pertinent student information with state and federal requirements under HHKFA.
  • Automation of the student eligibility imports from the Department of Social Services Website.
  • Medical Documentation communication from SNAP (School Nursing Application Platform) to the district PSIS (PowerSchool) platform with direct connects with Titan as the main feeder of data.
  • Staff training in the peripherals of the acquired software/hardware short and long-term with new onboarding of staff.

Position Highlights:
  • Full-time
  • Hybrid
  • Travel will be required to school sites on an as needed basis to support the school Nutrition POS program and hardware needs.
  • Monday – Friday; 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • However, flexibility is required to ensure 24/7 data application.

Comprehensive Benefit Offerings:
  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage.
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings.
  • Paid time off – including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.
  • Professional growth and paid professional development opportunities.
  • A healthy work-life balance!
  • To work for a Forbes top company: ‘Forbes’ State of Connecticut Ranked one of the best Employers of 2023 – State of CT receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule.
  • The State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service. Click here for more information.
Mission and Beliefs: The mission of the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System is to provide a world-class, unique, and rigorous learning environment for high school students and adult learners that:
  • Ensures both student academic success and career technical education mastery, as well as promotes enthusiasm for lifelong learning.
  • Prepares students for post-secondary education, including apprenticeships and immediate productive employment.
  • Engages regional, state, national and international employers, and industries in a vibrant collaboration to respond to current, emerging, and changing global workforce needs and expectations.
  • Pursues and participates in global partnerships that provide CTECS students with international exposure and experience.

Selection Plan FOR ASSISTANCE WITH APPLYING: Please read or watch our Applicant Tips on How to Apply! To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from one of the three branches of government (i.e., Executive, Legislative, Judicial) to the other.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
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  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.

Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
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  • If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Rocky Young at [email protected] and reference the recruitment number.
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In the Departments of Aging and Disability Services, Education, and the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System assists in planning and executing programs of extensive difficulty and scope for the improvement of education in the State.


Assists a Bureau Chief or Education Consultant in supervising various educational programs and services offered by the State; assists in the development and administration of certain programs of major importance or may develop and administer other programs within the framework of bureau policy; provides professional leadership and guidance to school authorities, professional organizations, students and various community groups and individuals; may assist in directing the routine functioning of the bureau; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of the philosophy and methods of education with particular reference to the field concerned; teaching skill; ability to prepare reports; ability to deal effectively with others.


An earned advanced degree and five (5) years of professional experience OR in lieu thereof an equivalent combination of experience and training approved by the Board of Education.

  • Experience with hardware procurement
  • Experience with software maintenance
  • Experience configurating POS systems
  • Experience maintaining databases for production or nonproduction servers including running utility tools, backups, patches, and manual version upgrades for Nutrition software
  • Experience troubleshooting basic firewall and IP for Hardware
  • Experience with SQL coding
  • Experience maintaining supplemental peripheral devices
  • Experience providing technical and training support to Nutrition staff and devices such as Vending Services and data transfer to Software, Configurations and menu boards with Telemetry and message boards
  • Experience with LAN/WAN
  • Experience in Customer Service, or other customer-centric focus

Incumbents in this class in certain positions may be required to possess an appropriate certificate issued by State Board of Education.

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