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Recruitment #24-004561-0013


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.




Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center 
Health Care – Food and Nutrition Service 
300 N. Gay Street 
Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

To serve meals, prepare snacks, assist with cleaning and sanitation of the kitchen and dining areas, and on occasion transport meals and serve food at satellite sites for the food production operation. This relates to the agency's mission by serving safe, nutritious meals that promote optimal health for DJS youth.


  • Prepare and set up food service lines and steam tables.  Serve food.  Serve measured portions in accordance with DJS menus.  Take food temperature to comply with HACCP–based standard operating procedures.
  • Clean and sanitize utensils, dishes, pots, pans, appliances, and work areas in the kitchen and cafeteria areas.  Completes checklists and temperature monitors to comply with HACCP-based standard operating procedures.
  • Prepare vegetables, fruits, beverages, sandwiches, salads, and simple desserts as needed for food production.
  • Receive and store food in an orderly manner to comply with COMAR and HACCP–based standard operating procedures.


Education:  None.

Experience: None.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.
  • Experience in preparing and serving large quantities of food.
  • Experience with serving food at luncheons, conferences, and other special events.


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.


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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