Supervisory Food Services Specialist (Food Service Administrator)

Bureau of Prisons Springfield, MO
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?

You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce. In our agency, you'll find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring that federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, cost efficient, appropriately secure, and provides reentry programing to ensure their successful return to the community. Our employees at federal correctional facilities are "correctional workers first" and perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.

Our long-standing culture of being a close-knit family sets us apart from other agencies - at the BOP you don't just get to know your co-workers, you make life long friends.

We have many facilities located throughout the nation: 122 institutions, 6 regional offices, a headquarters, 2 staff training academies, and 26 residential reentry management offices.

In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3307, a maximum entry age of 36 has been established for initial appointment to a position in a Bureau of Prisons institution.

The representative rate for this position is $95,977 per annum ($45.99 per hour).

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The incumbent is responsible for the preparation and serving of all inmate meals (to include medical, religious and regular diets) on a daily basis. The incumbent helps develop, maintain, and monitor goals and objectives established to accomplish the Food Service mission of the Bureau of Prisons. The Food Service Administrator communicates, reinforces, monitors policies/procedures and provides technical and supportive services toward helping the institution to maintain high quality food programs. The incumbent must know and understand the methods and objectives of custody and discipline as it applies to inmates and must also be familiar with Bureau and institutional policies, rules, procedures and practices.

Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staff correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training and/or work related issues.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply This job is open to… This announcement is open to the following:

* BOP Employees Nationwide (Internal Employees/Agency Employees Only)

* DOJ Surplus and Displaced (CTAP) Employees in the local commuting area

* Current or former Land Management employees eligible under Public Law 114-47

Duty Location: USMCFP Springfield, MO

Questions? This job is open to 4 groups.

* Job family (Series)

1667 Food Services

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* U.S. Citizenship is Required.

* See Special Conditions of Employment Section.

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP eligibility, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here


To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements:


GS-12 and GS-13: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position.


You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled.

Such experience must have demonstrated:


* Experience in managing a large food service operation, ensuring food is prepared in compliance with the best cooking, baking and meat cutting principles and that food is palatable, of proper consistency and temperature.

* Experience in setting up work schedules for subordinates and inmates working in scheduled shifts.

* Experience in supervising the operation of a large subsistence storeroom plus large meat and vegetable coolers.

* Experience in interviewing and assigning workers to specific details taking into regard their experience, interests and abilities.


* Experience in managing a complex, diversified and comprehensive food program which includes planning, controlling and evaluating food services.

* Experience in planning the layout and design of the department and determining equipment requirements.

* Experience in providing specialized programs and functions such as satellite feeding, medical/religious diets, and vocational training).

* Experience in supervising the operation of a large subsistence storeroom plus large meat and vegetable coolers and monitoring the quality and condition of the products upon delivery.

* Experience in developing detailed estimates and initial requests for funds required to operate the department and monitoring the expenditure of all funds.

Credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities.

Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.


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