Food Support Worker

State of Florida Fort Myers, FL
Requisition No: 38018

Agency: Juvenile Justice

Working Title: FOOD SUPPORT WORKER - 80082787

Position Number: 80082787

Salary: 702.27 Bi-Weekly

Posting Closing Date: 06/20/2018

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LOCATION AND CONTACT INFORMATION:

Location Information: Southwest Regional Juvenile Detention Center, 2525 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers, Florida 33905

Contact Person: Kiera McManness (239) 332-6927 ext. 126 or Tianna Waldon 305-637-4500 ext. 105

Minimum Biweekly Rate of Pay: $702.07 Bi-weekly. (In accordance with current spending restrictions, an internal promotion into the position will be filled at the minimum of the pay grade or up to 5% of the employee’s current rate, whichever is higher).

DESCRIPTION

Responsible for storage, preparation and serving of food to youth and staff in a secure facility. Works at all assigned stations in the food service area. Prepares all types of foods from preliminary stage and cooks those foods to a finished state. Prepares and cooks all foods and supplemental items necessary for all diets. Prepares food in accordance to recipe and pull sheets.

Responsible for following set menu or special diet order as directed by the Food Service Director or other administrative staff. Interprets the menu and correctly fill youth and staff meals according to the established menu.

Sets up and breaks down food service line as assigned.

Responsible for specific general cleaning duties in the general kitchen, storage, dish room and food service line. Responsible for using appropriate cleaning products and following instructions provided on the cleaning products. Wash's dishes, pots, pans, and other utensils following approved sanitation methods. Carry trash and/or refuse to garbage disposal and dumpster. Clean trash cans. Assist in the unloading and loading of delivery trucks.

Responsible for completing documentation for Child Nutrition Programs; temperature logs, storage records and production records.

Responsible for assisting in or conducting inventory of food, supplies, small wares and equipment as needed.

Must be able to use all food service equipment. May be asked to use a food processor, slicer, fryer or mixer to prepare meals.

Adheres to appropriate food safety guidelines during all stages of cooking, storing and cleaning process. Must be able to understand and follow Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point requirements.

Verifies that foods are stored, prepared and served at the accurate temperatures. Prepares assigned reports to support that accurate temperatures are followed.

Attends training and incorporates information learned into daily job duties and responsibilities.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

PREFERRED MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

One year of food service experience; or completion of a program of study from a vocational/ technical school in food service area.

SPECIAL NOTES:

All prospective candidates will be subject to a sex offender check, criminal background checks (state, local, and national) and pre-employment drug screening for direct care positions.

DJJ participates in E-VERIFY (Employment Eligibility).

985.66 FLORIDA STATUTE REQUIREMENT:

Be at least 19 years of age.

Be a high school graduate or its equivalent as determined by the department.

Not have been convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement, or have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States. Any person, who after September 30, 1999, pleads guilty or nolo contendere to or is found guilty of any felony or a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement is not eligible for employment, notwithstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication. Notwithstanding this subparagraph, any person who pled nolo contendere to a misdemeanor involving a false statement before October 1, 1999, and who has had such record of that plea sealed or expunged is not ineligible for employment for that reason.

Abide by all provisions of s. 985.644 (1), regarding fingerprinting and background investigations and other screening requirements for personnel.

Execute and submit to the Department an affidavit-of-application form, adopted by the Department, attesting to his or her compliance with subparagraphs 1-4. The affidavit must be executed under oath and constitutes an official statement under s. 837.06. The affidavit must include conspicuous language that the intentional false execution of the affidavit constitutes a misdemeanor of the second degree. The Department shall retain the affidavit.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Myers

Nearest Secondary Market: Cape Coral

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