Food Service Manager II

Recruitment #200206-Z21B-I01


Location: OSD – Sulphur, OK

Essential Functions:  
This position is responsible for the overall operation of the Oklahoma School for the Deaf cafeteria including two (2) shifts of food service personnel.  Duties include preparing work schedules and performance appraisals; maintaining state and federal Child Nutrition Program reports; preparing and submitting monthly lunch reports in accordance to State and Federal regulations; ordering food products, supplies and equipment.  Additional duties include preparing and serving meals; supervising shift supervisors who are assigned responsibilities for additional units; preparing special diets for students as prescribed by physicians, parents or dietician as well as preparing food for special events and activities including sack lunches and special banquet meals. 

Preference will be given to candidates with American Sign Language Skills. 

Probationary period (or trial period, if applicable) is required.



ALL SOURCES – Applicants, without previous classified state service, those that are in the unclassified status OR currently in probationary status, must apply through the Office of Management and Enterprise Services OKJOBS on-line External Listings applicant system ( 

Current State of Oklahoma employees with permanent status in the classified service, or those having reinstatement rights must apply through the Office of Management and Enterprise Services OKJOBS on-line Internal Listings applicant system (

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An Equal Opportunity Employer


Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving planning, coordination and direction of the operation of a food service department in a state hospital, school, facility or institution.  This involves planning and coordinating the preparation, cooking and serving of food, coordinating and reviewing projected menu plans with nutrition therapists, including nutritional assessments and care plans, and requisitioning food, supplies and equipment.


The Food Service Manager job family has three levels which are distinguished by the complexity of assignments, the level of expertise required to perform the duties assigned, and the size and scope of the food service department.

Level II:   
At this level of this job family employees are assigned overall responsibility for directing and coordinating the operation of a food service department of moderate size and scope, or assisting in the direction of a larger food service department.  This will include direction of the work activities of assigned food service staff, including employees, inmates, students, patients or others responsible for the preparation and serving of meals, and the supervision of lower level supervisors who are assigned responsibility for individuals units or activities.  Responsibilities may also include preparing or recommending quarterly food requisitions, supervising the receipt, inspection, storage and use of supplies, and ensuring adherence to accreditation standards for food service operations.


Level II:   
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of an associate’s degree in culinary arts, food management or a similar field and two years of experience in a supervisory capacity or supervising inmates in a commercial or institutional food service environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one additional year of qualifying experience for each year of the required education.

NOTE:  There is no substitution allowed for the required two years of supervisory or supervision of inmate experience.


Some agencies may require completion of the coursework and a passing score on the examination for Certified Dietary Manager.   

Upon a conditional offer of employment, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services applicants must submit to a physical examination and shall meet the physical examination requirements of lifting/carrying 50 pounds occasionally, 20 pounds frequently and able to push and pull a maximum force of 50 pounds.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.