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Recruitment #24-001797-0002


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.




Charles H. Hickey, Jr. School 
9700 Old Harford Road 
Parkville, MD 21234

Main Purpose of Job

Preparation and cooking of food according to 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 providing safe, nutritious meals for youth housed in a residential program.

This is a repost. Previous applicants need not reapply.


  • Preparation of food requires 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. Ready available to work unscheduled times and overtime due to staff shortages and emergencies.
  • Delivery of prepared food to the food service line. Check the tray line periodically to keep the service line supplied with food.
  • Maintenance of kitchen and work area in a clean and orderly manner.


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.


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

  • Three 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 ServSafe Certification
  • One (1) year experience in the Federal Child Nutrition Program.


This recruitment is limited to current employees of the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services.


Essential employees may be required to work overtime, rotating shifts, and unscheduled times.


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 employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


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. Therefore, it is essential 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. Include 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


Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required or if you have any questions, 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.

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