Food Service Specialist IV
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Food Service Specialist IV
650 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
Sulphur Veterans Center
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Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.
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$17.682692 USD Hourly
Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving planning, coordination and direction of the operation of a food service department in a state hospital, school, facility or institution. This involves planning and coordinating the preparation, cooking and serving of food, coordinating and reviewing projected menu plans with nutrition therapists, including nutritional assessments and care plans, and requisitioning food, supplies and equipment.
- Plans, coordinates or directs purchasing, food planning, preparation and serving, inventory, cleaning and maintenance of sanitary standards in the preparation areas, kitchen, serving and dining areas of the department.
- Prepares work schedules for employees and patients.
- Reviews menus and makes changes; plans menus and prepares projected menu plans; and interprets recipes, modified diet plans and proper portion control in accordance with approved policy.
- Conducts staff meetings; attends staffing conferences and makes recommendations concerning operations.
- Maintains necessary records and prepares required reports.
- Analyzes food costs; assists with departmental budget issues.
At this level of this job family employees are assigned overall responsibility for directing and coordinating the operation of a food service department of moderate size and scope, or assisting in the direction of a larger food service department. This will include direction of the work activities of assigned food service staff, including employees, inmates, students, patients or others responsible for the preparation and serving of meals, and the supervision of lower level supervisors who are assigned responsibility for individuals units or activities. Responsibilities may also include preparing or recommending quarterly food requisitions, supervising the receipt, inspection, storage and use of supplies, and ensuring adherence to accreditation standards for food service operations.
Education and Experience
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of an associate's degree in culinary arts, food management or a similar field and two years of experience in a supervisory capacity or supervising inmates in a commercial or institutional food service environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one additional year of qualifying experience for each year of the required education. ## Note: There is no substitution allowed for the required two years of supervisory experience.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of requisition and inventory records; of food service organization and operation; of food preparation and modified diets; of safety hazards and precautions; of proper sanitation methods; of food storage methods; of menu planning and recipe interpretation; of standard cooking weights and measures; of the principles of training; and of managerial principles and practices. Ability is required to interpret and prepare special dietary menus and menu instructions; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to give and follow oral and written instructions; and to organize and supervise the work of others.
Some agencies may require completion of the coursework and a passing score on the examination for Certified Dietary Manager. ## Upon a conditional offer of employment, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services applicants must submit to a physical examination and shall meet the physical examination requirements of lifting/carrying 50 pounds occasionally, 20 pounds frequently and able to push and pull a maximum force of 50 pounds. Some agencies may have determined positions in this job family to be safety sensitive as defined by63 O.S. § 427.8.
Equal Opportunity Employment
The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.
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