You must submit Application Supplement No. 2009-117-1 with your online or paper application and a copy of your transcript.  (See “How To Apply”)


NUMBER  2009-117

ISSUED   JULY 1, 2009



Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission








Completing the Application Supplement is the test.





Job Titles



Pay Schedule

and Range



Food and Nutrition Services Adviser 1




Food and Nutrition Services Adviser 2




When completing your application, please make sure you apply for all job titles for which you want to be tested.  You will NOT be permitted to add job titles after you test.




VETERANS:  Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences and opportunities for veterans, visit the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.




Food and Nutrition Services Advisers 1 review and evaluate federally funded child and adult care food and nutrition programs to ensure that programs and food service conform to policies, standards and regulations.  They prepare corrective action plans that describe violations of federal regulations, and work with program staff to develop remedial actions that must be taken to ensure compliance.  They assist local administrators in planning and implementing new or improved programs; and developing and conducting training.


Food and Nutrition Services Advisers 2 supervise and direct the work of Food and Nutrition Advisers 1.  They schedule personnel to ensure coverage for USDA mandated reviews; review corrective action plans prepared by field advisers and responses submitted from sponsors; coordinate training and technical assistance and develop training materials; conduct presentations and workshops; and prepare written reports.




You must be willing to travel.  Travel expenses will be paid.


You are subject to Pennsylvania residency requirements and must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Visit the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, for PA Residency Information.


Minimum Requirements

21250 – Two years of professional experience in nutrition services or school food service management and a bachelor’s degree in dietetics, nutrition services or school food service administration, or hotel and restaurant management; OR an equivalent combination of experience or training.


21260 – Two years experience as a Food and Nutrition Services Adviser 1; OR four years of professional experience in nutrition services or school food service management and a bachelor’s degree in dietetics, nutrition, food service administration, or hotel and restaurant management; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.


Clarification of Requirements

Please make sure you meet all requirements.  If you are not sure you qualify, contact one of the Commission's offices listed at the end of this announcement for guidance.





All positions are in the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  Food and Nutrition Services Advisers 1 reside in assigned districts listed below and work out of their homes.  They may be required to work outside of the district depending on program needs.  Periodic visits to Harrisburg also are required.  Advisers are reimbursed for travel expenses in accordance with established policy.  Food and Nutrition Services Adviser 2 positions are located in Harrisburg, Dauphin County.


Employment or promotion preference for Food and Nutrition Services Adviser 1 positions will be given to residents of the districts where the job openings occur.


Lists created by these tests will be used to fill future vacancies as they occur due to retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.


The districts where assignments are located, and the counties they comprise, are listed below:



District   1 -



District   2 -

Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, York


District   3 -

Washington, Westmoreland, Greene, Allegheny


District   4 -

Armstrong, Bedford, Franklin, Fulton, Indiana, Fayette, Cambria, Somerset, Jefferson


District   5 -

Crawford, Erie, Lawrence, Mercer, Warren


District   6 -

Berks, Lehigh, Schuylkill, Carbon, Monroe


District   7 -

Montgomery, Northampton, Bucks


District   8 -

Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming, Sullivan, Bradford, Columbia


District   9 -

Philadelphia, Delaware


District 10 -

Montour, Northumberland, Clinton, Juniata, Lycoming, Mifflin, Perry, Snyder, Tioga, Union, Centre, Blair, Huntingdon  


District 11 -

Beaver, Butler, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Forest, McKean, Potter, Venango


District 12 -

Lancaster, Delaware, Chester, Lebanon 


For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Human Resources, 333 Market St. – 11th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333; Telephone:  (717) 787-4431;;




You will be rated on your experience and training.  Your score will be based on information you report on your application and application supplement.


You must provide complete and accurate information.  Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application, or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification.


If you take the test and want to take it again, you may be retested after 6 months from the date of your "Notice of Examination Results."  A new application and application supplement are required for a retest.


If your name is on an eligible list for these job titles and you take this test, your most recent examination result will be the only one counted.




Employment and promotion lists will be established.  You will be notified in writing of your test results.




Complete your application and Application Supplement No. 2009-117-1 on the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application, or submit your completed paper application and paper application supplement to:



State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:  Applications

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569


Online and paper applications both require submission of a copy of your transcript at the time of application.  An unofficial transcript is acceptable.  Enter your name and Social Security Number at the top of the transcript.  Send by e-mail to or fax to (717) 787-8650 or mail to the above address.


Applications, Application Supplement No. 2009-117-1 and further information can be obtained from:



State Civil Service Commission:




Harrisburg:  2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O.


Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (Voice) (717) 783-3058, Text


Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 772-2685




Philadelphia:  110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107; Telephone


(Voice) (215) 560-2253, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

callers only) (215) 560-4367





Pittsburgh:  411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219; Telephone


(Voice) (412) 565-7666, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing


callers only) (412) 565-2484




PA CareerLink offices




The Human Resources office listed under the "JOB OPPORTUNITIES" section


of this announcement


For further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference and other items, refer to the instructions provided with the "Application for Employment/Promotion."