Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Correctional Food Services Supervisor 1

Recruitment #210416-2475CO-001


Are you experienced within the food service industry, seeking your next opportunity? 
We invite you to make an impact with the State of Connecticut! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) is recruiting highly motivated individuals to join our team for two Correctional Food Services Supervisor 1 positions. We are seeking applicants who will be recruited for 1st and 2nd shifts from this recruitment process, to fill additional anticipated vacancies in other correctional facilities as they occur throughout the state. 

Our Mission to our Community: 

The DOC shall strive to be a global leader in progressive correctional practices and partnered re-entry initiatives to support responsive evidence-based practices aligned to law-abiding and accountable behaviors. Safety and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens and offenders. 

Position Highlights:

The two current vacancies are located at the Manson Youth Institution in Cheshire, CT and Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center in Montville, CT. 

These positions are full time, 36.25 hours per week, 1st and 2nd shifts, with a rotating schedule to include weekends. The 1st shift may start as early as 3:00 A.M. to 5:00 A.M. and 2nd shift starts between 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. 

Selected candidates will be required to attend a 12-week hazardous duty training at the Maloney Center for Training & Staff Development located in Cheshire, CT. 

What we can offer you: 

The State of Connecticut provides a leading comprehensive benefits package including: 
  • Excellent health and dental coverage; 
  • a 25-year hazardous duty retirement plan; 
  • Paid time off; 
  • The opportunity for a work/life balance! 
Explore how you can make an impact

Selection Plan

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error. 

Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in other correctional facilities throughout the state. 

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut. 

Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensures, etc. at the discretion of the hiring agency. 

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. 

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Tyler Cashman at


In a Department of Correction facility or district this class is accountable for the preparation, retherming and service of daily meals.


Supervises inmates and assists in preparation, retherming and serving of food in a correctional facility or district; oversees cleaning, sanitation and maintenance of kitchen area and equipment; instructs and trains inmates in light food preparation, retherming and serving; assists with storage, rotation and security of food; keeps records and makes reports; assists with requisition of food and kitchen supplies; maintains discipline and security measures; may assist in food preparation, cooking and serving; may conduct security checks and tours; may physically restrain inmates, quell disturbances and otherwise assist custodial forces in emergencies; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of current materials and equipment used in large scale food preparation and service; knowledge of kettle preparation, oven and grill work; knowledge of principles, methods and practices of food preparation and service; knowledge of safety and sanitation problems related to large scale food service operations; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to instruct inmates; ability to keep records and make reports; ability to read and write recipes; ability to perform under stress; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.


Two (2) 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.


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 one (1) year.


The preferred candidate will possess:
  • Experience supervising food services employees in a large scale institutional or commercial setting; 
  • a ServSafe Certification;
  • Experience planning and implementing day to day work assignments for staff; 
  • Experience handling disagreements and stressful situations while maintaining a high level of professionalism; 
  • Experience producing a large volume of meals (500+ per day); 
  • Experience with Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP). 


  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 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.

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