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Recruitment #24-000473-0002


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.

This is a repost. Previous applicants need not reapply.




Cheltenham Youth Detention Center

Office of Clinical Services, Nutrition and Food Service

11003 Frank Tippett Rd.

Cheltenham, MD 20623

Main Purpose of Job

To direct all daily activities of the food service operation at the DJS Facility. This includes planning, organizing, evaluating, and directing food production and food service including the procurement of food and food service supplies. This position supports the mission of the agency by providing safe, nutritious, appetizing meals that promote the optimal health, growth, and well-being of youth housed at assigned DJS Facility.


Plans, organizes, and directs the daily food production and food service program. 
Coordinates the scheduling of meals with other daily operational programs and activities within the facility.

Supervises kitchen sanitation and safety. 
Monitors the food service operation for compliance with HACCP-based standard operating procedures as defined in the HACCP policy binder. Monitors the food service operation for compliance with health department regulations including COMAR 10.15.03 and DJS Juvenile Detention Standards.

Procures food and food-related supplies using FMIS. 
Observe and abide by all state procurement regulations to ensure no fraud or misuse occurs within the department.


Experience: Six years of experience supervising workers and activities in an institutional, commercial, or industrial food service operation.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and two years of experience supervising workers and activities in an institutional, commercial, or industrial food service operation for the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Food Services Officers or Culinary Specialist classifications or Food Services Manager and Services Officer specialty codes in the Food Service Management field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


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

  • One year of experience working with the Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) Financial Management Information System (FMIS) process.

  • One year of experience working with the Federal Child Nutrition Program (CNP) program.

  • One year of experience working with and implementing Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) procedures.


Employees in this classification are subject to call-in and, therefore, will be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.


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


The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training, and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related experience and education.
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. Please note that your answers on the Supplemental Questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your application to receive 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 four 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

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact the 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 and people with disabilities are welcome to apply for all recruitments.

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