Department of Administrative Services

Correctional Chief of Food Services (0489MP)

$43.24-$58.96 Hourly / $3,459.08-$4,716.63 BiWeekly /
$90,282.00-$123,104.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Correction this class is accountable for directing and managing the departmental food service operation.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives general direction from an administrative official of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Directs staff and operations of departmental food service operation.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Directs, organizes, plans and administers departmental food sevice programs and operations; formulates program goals and objectives; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares, monitors and adjusts departmental food budget; reviews and authorizes requests to purchase food service equipment; provides for nutritional requirements of all inmates including special diatary requirements for various medical and/or nutritional needs and religious requirements; implements and reviews food service audits regarding sanitation, administration policies, quality control, security and food safety compliance requirements as defined by various federal, state and local regulatory agencies; prepares reports; maintains records; oversees master menu development and food specification committees; authorizes requests to purchase food service equipment; manages inmate culinary program; resolves staff issues; handles equipment logistics; performs and/or assigns staff to perform investigations; may physically restrain inmates, quell disturbances or otherwise assist custodial forces; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of food preparation and service; considerable knowledge of cook/chill technology and rethermalization and products, materials and equipment used in large scale food production, cook/chill and rethermalization services; considerable knowledge of state statutes, regulations and departmental standards regarding food services; considerable knowledge of safety and sanitation standards related to large scale food preparation and service; considerable knowledge of policies relating to inmate work forces in correctional facilities; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Nine (9) years of experience in the preparation and service of complete daily meals in a large scale (500 meals per day) institutional or commercial setting such as a hospital, residential school, extended care facility, rest home or other similar environment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a managerial capacity.

Note: For state employees the Special Experience is interpreted at the level of Correctional District Food Service Manager or Correctional Food Production Manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

College training in dietetics, hotel and/or restaurant and/or food service, nutrition or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class must possess a high school diploma or GED.
  2. Incumbents in this class must be certified as a Qualified Food Operator as defined in Section 19-13-B42 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies.
  3. Incumbents in this class must be certified by the Department of Public Health as a Sanitarian.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class must possess general good health, be free from any disease or injury which would impair health or usefulness and retain sufficient strength, stamina, agility and visual and auditory acuity to perform the duties of the class. Permanent appointment will be contingent upon successful completion of a medical and physical examination and drug screening.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(13)-Food Processing/Service

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-MANAGERIAL

EEO

(1)-Officials And Administrators

SALARY INFORMATION

MP 66

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class Correctional Chief of Food Services in Salary Group MP 65 approved effective December 10, 2004. (Revised to adjust Salary Group and modify content)

EFFECTIVE DATE

9/14/2007

CLASS: 0489MP; EST: 12/10/2004; REV: 9/14/2007;