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Recruitment #24-001445-0002


Department of Juvenile Services

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.




Lower Eastern Shore Children's Center
405 Naylor Mill Road
Salisbury, MD 21801

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of the Food Administrator II is to direct and supervise all daily activities of the food service operation at the Lower Eastern Shore Children’s Center Center (LESCC). 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, and appetizing meals that promote the optimal health, growth and well being of the youth housed at LESCC.


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 COMAR10.15.03 and DJS Juvenile Detention Standards. 

Utilizes daily population counts and the DJS menu to determine the quantities of food to procure based on food storage inventory. Performs an inventory of food and food-related supplies on a regular basis as needed


Experience: Six years of experience, two years of experience managing large-scale food service operations in an institutional, commercial, industrial or similar organization and an additional four years of experience supervising in a large-  scale 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 managing large-scale food service operations in an institutional, commercial, industrial or similar organization for the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Food Services Officers 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.


Experience in food production or service in an institutional setting such as hospitals, nursing homes, universities, or correctional facilities.

Experience supervising a large-scale food service operation in an institutional, commercial, industrial, or similar organization.

A Bachelor’s degree in Food & Beverage Management, Hospitality Management, Dietetics, Nutrition, Food Service Management, Restaurant and Food Services Management, Culinary Arts, Institutional Administration, or a closely related field.


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.


Employees in this classification may be subject to call-in, and therefore, will be required to provide the facility with a telephone number at which 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 
203 River Street 
Snow Hill, MD 21863 
Attn: Tabitha Andrews 
Fax number 410-632-1527

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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