Job Title: Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Area Manager

Reports to:Manager, Food and Nutrition Services Program
Job Group:Non-Instructional Non-Bargaining


Job Code:TBD
Salary Schedule:PG17


Responsible for overseeing the productivity and performance of assigned sites in accordance with School Board policies and procedures, state regulations, federal Child Nutrition Program regulations, and Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) guidelines.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Provide monitoring and technical assistance of school food service operations to ensure program compliance and maximum operational efficiency.
  2. Conduct school site visits to determine efficiency of operation, financial status, and adherence to policies, procedures, and regulations.
  3. Assist school food service managers with establishing participation goals, achieving benchmark goals, and determining staffing plans following District’s established guidelines.
  4. Monitor school site compliance to standards established for food preparation, food quality, meal service, sanitation, safety, inventory maintenance, financial procedures, and customer service.
  5. Apply conflict resolution, negotiation, and problem-solving techniques when handling school FNS personnel issues, and work with school administrators as needed.
  6. Hire, train, and manage relief staff; assist with hiring and training other staff as needed.
  7. Mentoring employees and suggesting training programs.
  8. Conduct PreK/Head start classroom site visits to determine compliance with nutritional standards as required.
  9. Conduct After School Supper Program reviews as the sponsor representative to determine program compliance.
  10. Plan, organize, staff, and monitor activities related to the Summer Feeding Program.
  11. Maintain current knowledge of industry trends and compliance with annual United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) mandatory training requirements and FNS District policies as outlined in employee handbook.
  12. Follow District policies and procedures concerning education, health, safety, personal information, and the wellbeing of students.
  13. Serve as a district representative at emergency shelters as determined by the Superintendent and provide leadership to ensure a secure work environment during an emergency or crisis situation.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Knowledge related to food safety, kitchen operations, and child nutrition regulations
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and facilitate groups to consensus
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to organize, prioritize, and manage work assignments in an efficient manner and within established timeframes
  • Operating knowledge of computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and web-based technologies and platforms
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders
  • All hires must submit to and pass an initial drug test and subsequent random drug tests in accordance with District requirements


  • Associate degree from an accredited institution in the field of Food and Nutrition, or related field
  • Three years’ experience in school food service management, food service operations, or related experience
  • OR
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position


  • Possess a valid food safety manager certification (i.e. ServSafe, Always Food Safe, etc.) or obtain it within six (6) months of hire.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the field of Food and Nutrition, Institutional Food Management, Business, or related field
  • Five years’ experience in school food service management, food service operations, or related experience
  • Experience with K-12 school food service in a large school district
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations related to USDA Child Nutrition and K-12 school food service
  • School Nutrition Specialist credentialed with the School Nutrition Association
  • School Nutrition Association active membership


Direct supervision of assigned support personnel. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems; training employees; evaluating performance; and interviewing, testing, hiring, and assignment of personnel.


Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, and hear. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

Cold: The worker is subject to extreme cold. Temperatures are below 32 degrees for period of more than one hour.

Heat: The worker is subject to extreme heat. Temperatures are above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour.


  • Commercial foodservice equipment including but not limited to, convection oven, steamer, steam-jacket kettle, slicer, mixer, etc.
  • Touch-screen computer registers, FNS software programs, and general office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Area Manager;   EST: July 9, 2024;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: July 9, 2024

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