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Correctional Food Service Officer III

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N.C. Department of Health and Human Services


Charlotte, NC

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Overall Job Objective Description of Work  *Salary Grade  67* Recruitment Range: $35,474.00 - $57,292.00* This position is located at Lanesboro Correctional Institution located in Polkton, NC. Employees perform first-line supervisory work in large-scale food production and food service operations in a correctional facility. Work requires a dual role of custody and food production training. Employees provide supervision and custody of inmates in their assigned food preparation and food service work areas. Employees oversee inmate workers engaged in a variety of activities in food production including cooking, baking, and serving of food to the inmate population. Work includes training inmates in the arts of institutional cooking, baking, and serving; maintaining standards of sanitation in all areas of the kitchen; and performing storage responsibilities. Employees are responsible for the quality of work performed by the inmates. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Correctional Food Service Manager, and is evaluated daily for quality of food service and sanitary conditions. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies Listed below are the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) associated with this position. These KSAs, along with the minimum education and experience listed, are required in order to be deemed eligible for the position. Therefore you must demonstrate through documented experience or provide supporting information within the body of your application to demonstrate your possession of ALL KSAs listed. Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in large-scale food production and food service activities.Thorough knowledge of the cooking times and temperatures of various foods to ensure compliance with numerous regulations.Thorough knowledge of food sanitation principals and methods to maintain standards in an institutional kitchen.Thorough knowledge of the dietary requirements for a variety of special diets and allowable substitutions for various food items found on diet menus.Considerable knowledge of the methods and materials used in baking and cooking activities in an institutional kitchen.Ability to plan and manage food production activities to fulfill menu requirements.Ability to maintain routine records regarding the food service activities.Ability to establish and maintain standards of sanitation for all areas supervised.Ability to supervise and direct inmate workers in handling work assignments.Ability to establish good working relationships with inmates. Minimum Education and Experience Requirements High school or General Educational Development (GED) diploma and three years of experience in institutional food preparation and food services, in management of a commercial food service operations, or as a Correctional Officer; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Necessary Special Qualifications Must be eligible for certification by the N.C. Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission. If there are no fully qualified candidates for the Correctional  Food Service Officer III position, management may consider trainee candidates who qualify for Correctional Food Service Officer I which requires:  High School or General Educational Development (GED) diploma and one year of experience in institutional food preparation and food services, in management of a commercial food service operation, as a Correctional Officer or an equivalent combination of education and experience; or candidates who qualify for the Correctional Food Service Officer II which requires:   High School and General Educational Development (GED) diploma and two years of experience in institutional food preparation and food services, in management of a commercial food service operation, as a Correctional Officer or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Trainee employees' salaries will be less than that of those employees who are fully qualified.  The pay will be adjusted up when the employee has obtained the necessary experience to qualify for the next level.  Supplemental and Contact Information The N.C. Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages qualified men and women to apply. DPS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified individuals. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. Online applications are only accepted through Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the state application. Embedded or attached resumes ARE NOT accepted as a substitution for a completed application. To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the State of North Carolina in the Education and Work Experience sections of the application form. Any information omitted cannot be considered for qualifying credit. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, along with your application. During the online application process if additional documentation is required, attach the documentation at the bottom of Step 4 in the application process. If applying for a position certified through the North Carolina Department of Justice-Criminal Justice Standards Division, refer to for specific certification requirements.The NC Department of Public Safety must adhere to the United States Department of Justice Final Rule on the National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards at 28 C.F.R. Part 115 Docket No. OAG-131 RIN 1105-AB34. Refer to,002149 for hiring and promotion prohibition requirements for all positions in the NC Department of Public Safety.Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account and click Application Status.For technical issues with your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line Toll Free at (855) 524-5627.  If there are any questions specific to this posting you may contact: Kimberly ShawEmployment Specialist(910) 944-2359

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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the agency in state government responsible for ensuring the health, safety and well being of all North Carolinians, providing human service needs for special populations including individuals who are deaf, blind, developmentally disabled and mentally ill, and helping poor North Carolinians achieve economic independence.

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