Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Food Service Supervisor (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #220510-3955TC-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) is seeking a Food Service Supervisor to help support a diverse team at the Rocky Hill campus of the DVA. This is a working supervisor position. If you are looking for your next step in health care and are searching for a chance to help our state’s veterans, then we can help!      

This Food Service Supervisor position will have responsibilities which include but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordinate food service area workflow and determine priorities
  • Schedule, assign, oversee and review work
  • Establish and maintain food service area procedures
  • Provide staff training and assistance
  • Conduct or assist in conducting performance evaluations
  • Act as liaison with operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures
  • Prepare reports and correspondence
  • Keeps records
  • Set tables
  • Prepare coffee,salads and dressing
  • Serve meals
  • Clean dining room, furniture and equipment
  • Count and sort table linens
  • Wash dishes and silverware
  • Monitor temperature of food
  • Maintain adequate supplies and food in stock
  • Requisition food and supplies
  • May make recommendations on policies or standards
  • Perform related duties as required            

For over 140 years, Connecticut has been caring for its veterans and their dependents. As a department, we believe in "serving those who have served". This is accomplished through our: Office of Advocacy and Assistance, Residential Facility, Healthcare Center, and Cemetery and Burial Services.

Are you ready to challenge yourself and support and help our Veterans? Apply today! This position is located in Rocky Hill, CT. This position is full-time, 37.5 hours per week, 1st shift, 5 days per week to be determined to include weekends.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, who has worked for the state for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.  

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account. 

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position. At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include:  a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.  

Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 

Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process. 

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. 

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception.  Requests should be made to

This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization. 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Chelsea Moore at


This class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor in the service of food in an institution dining room or cafeteria or tray service in a hospital.


Coordinates food service area workflow and determines priorities; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work; establishes and maintains food service area procedures; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; keeps records; sets tables; prepares coffee, salads and dressings; serves meals; cleans dining room, furniture and equipment; counts and sorts table linen; washes dishes and silverware; monitors temperature of food; maintains adequate supplies and food in stock; requisitions food and supplies; may make recommendations on policies or standards; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of food preparation and serving in a commercial or institutional setting; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to follow written and oral instructions; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.


Two (2) years of experience in the preparation or serving of food on a large scale.


  • Experience working in a healthcare setting in a kitchen environment
  • Experience working a tray line in a healthcare setting
  • Experience leading staff
  • Experience responding to clients requests
  • Experience performing sanitation practices in a food service environment


1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must retain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
2. Incumbents must be free from communicable diseases.
3. A physical examination may be required.


Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate weights; may be exposed to some risk of injury from kitchen equipment and from patients/clients.



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.