In a Department of Correction facility or district kitchen or food production area this class is accountable for and may oversee kitchen activities related to the preparation, cooking, chilling, retherming and service of meals.
Receives general direction from a Correctional Food Services Supervisor 3, Correctional District Food Service Manager or other employee of higher grade.
Supervises lower level employees and inmates assigned to their respective areas.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Supervises inmates and/or staff in preparation, cooking, retherming and serving of food;
Instructs and trains inmates and/or staff in proper methods and practices for food preparation including special diets, service and maintenance and/or sanitation of equipment and kitchen areas;
Oversees storage, rotation and security of food and supplies;
Supervises cleaning, sanitation and maintenance of kitchen and equipment;
Keeps records and makes reports;
Maintains discipline and security measures;
Requisitions food and kitchen supplies;
May prepare and/or cook food using blast chill, tumble chill and rethermalization methods and equipment;
May make recommendations to changes in policies and procedures;
May prepare staff and inmate work schedules;
May give input for staff performance evaluations;
May physically restrain inmates, quell disturbances or otherwise assist custodial forces in emergencies;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
current materials and equipment used in large scale food preparation and service;
kettle preparation, oven and grill work;
principles, methods and practices of food preparation, cooking and service;
safety and sanitation problems related to large scale food preparation and service;
cook/chill processes and technology;
policies relating to inmate work forces in correctional facilities;
oral and written communication skills;
train and instruct staff and inmates;
keep records and make reports;
read and write recipes;
perform under stress;
utilize computer software;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of experience in the preparation and serving 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, full service restaurant, military mess, large catering business or other similar environment.
NOTE: Experience in fast food operations does not qualify.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been with responsibility for the preparation, retherming and delivery of daily meals.
NOTE: For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of a Correctional Food Services Supervisor 1.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in dietetics, hotel, 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 equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of two (2) years.
Two (2) years of experience as a Correctional Food Services Supervisor 1 may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
Incumbents in this class are required to possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certification at the time of appointment.
Incumbents in this class may be required to successfully complete a formal training course in correctional work to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the class.
In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.
Incumbents in this class must have general good health, be free from any disease or injury which would impair health or usefulness and possess and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, endurance and visual and auditory acuity required to perform all the duties of the class.
A comprehensive medical examination, including a controlled substance screening, will be required of all applicants upon a conditional offer of employment.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to significant stress of confinement within a dangerous and volatile prison population and to considerable danger of injury from assaultive and/or abusive inmates and disagreeable conditions.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(08)-CORR OFFICERS (NP-4)
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Correctional Food Services Supervisor 2 in Salary Group CO 09 effective August 7, 2015. (Revised to modernize format and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-165