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Recruitment #24-002617-0001






Victor Cullen Center
Office of Somatic Health & Nutrition Services  
6000 Cullen Drive   
Sabillasville, MD 21780

Main Purpose of Job

Mission Statement: To transform young people’s lives, create safer communities, and forge more equitable systems through community-based partnerships that hold youth accountable while building on their strengths and support systems.

Vision Statement: Providing pathways to success for youth and families through partnerships across Maryland.

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. Train and lead Food Service workers, Youth Center Cooks IT and I. Monthly reports to the Food Service \Administrator/Manager as required. As needed act as direct care staff and may be required to assist in staff support calls and watch youth as needed. 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 practices according to HACCP-based standard operating procedures. Follow the Child Nutrition Program by practicing portion control and following provided menu. Use the proper weight and portions. Ready and available to work unscheduled times and overtime due to staff shortages and emergencies.

· Delivery of prepared food to the food service line. Presentation and delivery of required dietary items at the point of service. Responsible for keeping a professional rapport with the youth/staff you are serving. Checks the tray line periodically to ensure the service line is supplied with food. 

· Provide on-the-job training to youth that are selected to learn more about the food service department or other culinary aspects of the trade. 

· Compile monthly food cost reports. Responsible for accurate perpetual inventories, as well as records. 

· Maintain all records for cost purposed necessary for food reports. Determine food and cleaning supply quantities needed. Consult with Food Service Administrator/Manager to requisition items needed.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of high school equivalency certificate acceptable to the Maryland State Board of Education as described in the Maryland Correctional Training Commission regulation.

Experience: Two years of experience supervising youth in the preparation and serving of meals in a juvenile facility or juvenile services community program for at-risk youth.


1. The above educational requirement is set by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission in accordance with the Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209, Annotated Code of Maryland.

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


Applicants must meet the minimum and selective qualifications to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Candidates must possess current Maryland Correctional Training Commission (MCTC) certification.


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

· Two 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 ServSafe Certification. 

· One year of experience in the Federal Child Nutrition Program.


1. Candidates must be fully certified by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission prior to appointment and are required to maintain certification while employed.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


1. In accordance with the Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209 of the Annotated Code of Maryland, the Maryland Correctional Training Commission shall establish the minimum qualifications for probationary or permanent appointment of a Department of Juvenile Services employee. These requirements are listed in detail in the Code of Maryland Regulations, general regulations of the Maryland Correctional Training Commission, and include:

U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien status

Must be at least 21 years of age

A thorough background check, including fingerprinting and drug testing

An oral interview, and

Physical and psychological examinations.

2. Employees in this classification may be subject to call in and, therefore, may be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number at which they can be reached.

3. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulation 17.04.09 – Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year. For education obtained outside of the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation will be required prior to hire. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies. The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.


The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training, and experience as it relates to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate educational and employment information on your application. Please report all related experience and education. Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show how you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.

For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service.  

This list will be used by DJS hiring agency to select employees.    

Please complete the supplemental questionnaire, if applicable. They will be used when rating applications. 

Please note that your answers on the supplemental questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your application to receive credit. Missing supplemental questionnaires may affect application ratings.   

If you are a Veteran applying for this position, please submit your DD 214 Long Form with your application to receive proper credit.



The 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: Nicole Jones
Fax number 410-333-4188
TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay 

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. 

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

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

Bilingual applicants are welcome to apply for all recruitments.

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

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