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Recruitment #22-001797-0014




Charles H. Hickey Jr. School 
Office of Somatic Health & Nutrition Services 
9700 Old Hartford Rd 
Parkville, MD 21234

Main Purpose of Job

Preparation and cooking of food according the Food Service Administrator/Manager or the DJS menus using standardized recipes and production sheets while adhering to food safety/sanitation requirements established by HACCP- based standard operating procedures. Maintenance of kitchen and work area in a clean and orderly manner. This relates to the mission by providing safe, nutritious meals for youth housed at a residential program.


  • Preparation of food requiring the use of both simple and complex standardized recipes for a quantity food service operation. Adherence to food safety / sanitation practice according to HACCP- based standard operating procedures. Ready available to work unscheduled times and overtime due to staff shortages and emergencies.

  • Delivery of prepared food to the food service line. Checks tray line periodically to keep service line supplied with food. Maintenance of kitchen and work area in a clean and orderly manner.

  • Requisitions and assembles food items daily as needed to prepare recipes for menu items. Uses FIFO procedures for requisition of food. Measures or weighs food as needed to follow standardized recipes.

  • Drives Van or Gator to deliver food to satellite locations. Serves food, record temperatures, cleans up, as needed. Serves food, records temperatures, and cleans up, as needed.


Education:   None.

Experience: Three years of experience in food preparation at a public or governmental establishment, such as a restaurant, hospital or comparable institution involving the cooking of meats and vegetables and the preparation of salads and beverages.


1. Candidates may substitute graduation from an accredited vocational/technical high school with a major in food service or a related field for up to two years of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Culinary classifications or Food Services specialty codes in the Equipment Services and Facilities field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding these qualifications.

  • Two (2) years of experience in the preparation of food involving the cooking of meats and vegetables and the preparation of salads and beverages in an institutional setting such as hospitals, nursing homes, universities or correctional facilities.

  • Possession of a High School Diploma/GED

  • Possession of a Serv Safe Certification 

  • One (1) year of experience in the Federal Child Nutrition Program.


Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be placed on the eligible list categorized as QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED OR BEST QUALIFIED. Candidates shall be certified to the eligible list for a period of one year.   This list will be used by the DJS hiring agency to select employees.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated.  The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.



Online application process is strongly urged. However, if you are unable to apply on line you may mail a paper application to the address below or fax a paper application to the fax number below.  If you choose to fax or use regular mail, you must include on each page of the attachment your First and Last Name, the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin and the last 4 digits of your SS#.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for this recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted: 

   Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

   OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit

   217 E Redwood Street

   Baltimore, MD 21202

   Attn: Jakiraman Jones

   Fax number 410-333-4188

   TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay  


The resulting Certified Eligible List for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.


Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact DJS Office of Human Resources at   Include the Recruitment Title/Number that is located at the top of the bulletin.


Bilingual applicants are welcome to apply for all recruitments.


DJS values the experience gained by Veterans while serving our country. Veterans are welcome to apply for all current recruitments.


As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

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