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Technical Assistance Coordinator & Trainer – Southwest Georgia

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Technical Assistance Coordinator & Trainer – Southwest Georgia

If you are a child nutrition advocate and have talent with providing technical assistance, training, and excellent customer service, join our GA DECAL Nutrition Services team! Interested individuals may apply online by Monday, August 8, 2022.

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (GA DECAL) - Bright from the Start

GA DECAL is searching for a proficient professional that is passionate about providing productive program assistance, developing, designing, and delivering creative training material while fostering working relationships to eradicate hunger and ensure nutritious meals for all Georgians!

The Technical Assistance Coordinator & Trainer (SW)-will serve as a division expert with providing technical assistance and training to Child Nutrition (CN) operators participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Perform job with minimal supervision. Serves as expert or Division resource.
  • Review, interpret, and accurately apply federal regulations and state policies for CACFP and SFSP to all Nutrition related tasks/assignments. Act as point of contact (help desk) for external callers. Respond to general requests for technical assistance within 48 hours via phone or email.
  • Identify gaps in Program participation throughout the State. Develops strategies/initiatives that address participation gaps.
  • Recommend and implement activities that result in increased Program participation and statewide Program expansion.
  • Collaborate with Training Manager, Marketing and Outreach Manager, and Training Coordinator on development/implementation of Program outreach initiatives, publications, and training materials.
  • Implement training events and special projects independently and/or in conjunction with internal and external partners (includes set-up of venues, creating and disseminating marketing materials, assisting with logistics onsite, etc.).
  • Identify training needs, gaps, and trends in non-compliance, and develop comprehensive training modules that address non-compliances and assist participants with successful Program operations. Facilitate technical assistance training sessions throughout the state and virtually.
  • Conduct pre-approval visits of new CACFP and SFSP applicants and provide in-depth technical assistance prior to approval and as needed within first year of participation. Report quarterly on the participation trends between approval of the 90-Day review, further compared to 1-year review for new applicants.
  • Complete TA visits based on current criteria. Provide training and/or assistance needed for institutions to meet and maintain Program compliance.
  • Represent the Department and Division at Conferences, serve as expert witness during administrative reviews/hearings and provide written affidavits/oral testimony related to training and technical assistance activities.

Minimum Training & Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED and three [3] years of work experience determining program eligibility for state or federal program(s). 

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Business Management, Education, Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, or Public Administration AND two years of experience related to training and development in adult education. Preferred qualifications include:

  • One to two years of experience with the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and/or the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP),
  • A comprehensive knowledge of CACFP/SFSP federal regulations and state policy,
  • Experience with virtual training platforms and Learning Management Systems (LMS),
  • Exceptional communication skills (oral and written), and
  • Experience working in diverse communities.

Technical Competencies:

Knowledge and application of Federal regulations (7 CFR 226 or 7 CFR 225), federal financial management guidance, and 2 CPR 200 (OMB Circulars A-122, A-LB, 3015, 3016, and 3019).

Knowledge and use of Data Management systems (Microsoft Office Suite -Word, Excel, Publisher, Power Point and/or Access and training development/design software).

Ability to problem solve, multi-task, organize, prioritize, and demonstrate flexibility.

Physical Requirements: 

Work is typically performed by, occasionally, continuous standing or walking for long periods of time in various settings.

The position requires occasional bending, stooping, reaching, lifting, pushing, pulling, and moving items or materials of moderate weight up to 30 pounds.

The ability to speak clearly, to hear and understand at a normal conversational level, and to receive detailed information through verbal communication.

Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: developing material; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

Full range of hand and finger motion for data entry purposes.

Must have a valid Georgia driver's license, insurance coverage, and the ability to drive extensive periods as needed.


This is a full-time position requiring travel, must have a reliable vehicle.


This position is mobile and remote covering the following Southwest counties: Baker, Bibbs, Bleckley, Brooks, Calhoun, Chattahoochee, Clay, Colquitt, Cook, Crawford, Crisp, Decatur, Dodge, Dooly, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Harris, Houston, Irwin, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marion, Miller, Mitchell, Muscogee, Peach, Pulaski, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Turner, Twiggs, Upson, Wester, Wilcox and Worth. This is a remote (home-based) position. The candidate must reside in or be willing to relocate to one of the counties above.


$36,268.09 - $63,469.15


Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning is a family-friendly employer, offering flexible work schedules (at supervisory discretion) and a comprehensive compensation package, to include healthcare, retirement, 401-k match, and elective options for health and life insurance, dental and vision. Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning is an equal opportunity employer. A background check will be completed upon hire, which may consist of any of the following: criminal history, credit history, employment history, educational records, IRS records and driving records.

Due to the volume of submissions received by this office, information concerning application or interview status cannot be provided in writing, over the phone, or in person. Only those qualified candidates who are selected for an interview shall receive notification upon the filling of this vacancy. All applicants who submit a complete application package will be considered but may not necessarily receive notification or an interview.  This job posting may be subject to being closed at any time without notice.

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