Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Correctional Food Services Supervisor 3

Recruitment #190509-2365CO-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) is recruiting for full-time Correctional Food Services Supervisor 3 at Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center on first shift , Monday - Friday, schedule hours TBD. This position is open to agency employees only.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department of Correction, who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period. For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.  Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity.

  • Must have worked two (2) years as a CFSS2 in the Department of Correction.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Zoe Gonzalez at


In a Department of Correction food production center, facility or district, this class is accountable for supervising staff and inmates engaged in the preparation, cooking and service of meals.


Supervises staff, operations and activities of a shift within a food production center or the food center of a large correctional facility; assists with planning and coordination of preparation of meals for correctional facilities; assists with forecasting requirements for food and supplies and requisitions items from appropriate sources; inventories supplies and oversees storage of items; monitors and oversees sanitary standards in food preparation areas; schedules maintenance and/or repair of equipment; schedules, plans, supervises and evaluates work of employees and inmates; instructs and trains staff and inmates; assists in preparation of budget estimates; writes and updates recipes for food programs; makes recommendations to revise kitchen procedures to fit new recipe and food specialty items; evaluates performance of employees and inmates assigned to a shift; initiates and maintains security precautions; maintains records and makes reports; may document procedures for rethermalization, refrigeration and storage of new products; may supervise Correction Officers assigned to custodial duty in area; may physically restrain inmates, quell disturbances or otherwise assist custodial forces in emergencies; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of current materials and equipment used in large scale food preparation, cooking and service including cook/chill technology; considerable knowledge of principles, methods and practices of food preparation, cooking and service; considerable knowledge of kettle preparation, oven and grill work; considerable knowledge of safety and sanitation problems related to large scale food services operations; considerable knowledge of cook/chill processes; considerable knowledge of policies relating to inmate work forces in correctional facilities; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to keep records and make reports; ability to perform under stress; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.


Six (6) 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 correctional facility, hospital, residential school, extended care facility, rest home or other similar environment.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been with responsibility for overseeing kitchen activities related to the preparation, cooking, chilling, retherming and delivery of meals.

NOTE: For State Employees this is interpreted at the level of Correctional Food Services Supervisor 2.



  1. College training in dietetics, hotel, restaurant and/or food services, 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.
  2. Two (2) years of experience as a Correctional Food Services Supervisor 2 may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.


  1. Incumbents in this class are required to possess a High School Diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certification at the time of appointment.
  2. Incumbents in this class must be certified as a Qualified Food Operator as defined in Section 19-13-B42 of the regulations for Connecticut State Agencies.
  3. 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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.