Food Service Specialist II

Recruitment #200624-Z20B-15

Introduction

Primary working hours: Varies 
Primary work location: Jim Taliaferro, Lawton, OK

Company Overview:
The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) is responsible for providing services to Oklahomans who are affected by mental illness and substance abuse. ODMHSAS strives to provide persistent, incremental improvements in the quality and effectiveness of treatment which results in better recovery for more Oklahomans.  Our state-operated facilities are commissioned to provide services that promote consumer empowerment, wellness, recovery, and integration in the community.

Jim Taliaferro Community Mental Health Center (JTCMHC) is located in Lawton, Oklahoma, and serves as a community based center with a primary focus on mental health and substance abuse treatment. The inpatient and outpatient services provided include special groups and programs for adolescents, persons with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, seniors and older adults, women, men and criminal justice groups.   

Reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities may be provided upon request. EOE

Job Type/Salary:
Full-time (varies to include weekend and holidays) - $26,162.00-34,611.00

Responsibilities:
• Responsible for performing a variety of tasks involved in preparing and serving meals in a state hospital, school, facility or institution.
• This includes using items for cooking and baking, cutting and preparing meat, poultry or fish, frying, or roasting foods.
• Positions are also responsible for the direction of others performing simple and routine duties involving the handling and serving of food and maintaining a clean and sanitary work area.
• In this role they will make recommendations for future food needs, receive and store food, and assist with serving food.
Qualifications:
• This position requires one year of experience in a commercial or institutional food service or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of vocational or technical school training in food preparation for the required experience.
• Possesses a strong commitment to patient well-being and safety and believes that recovery is possible!

Benefit Highlights:
• Generous benefit allowance to off-set insurance costs
• Flexible Spending Account
• 11 Paid Holidays
• 15 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave the first year
• Retirement Savings Plan with a generous company match
• Employee Assistance Program
• Longevity Bonus for years of service

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT OR FORMER PERMANENT, CLASSIFIED STATE EMPLOYEE, PLEASE APPLY TO THE “INTERNAL JOBS” LISTING HERE. DO NOT APPLY VIA THIS RECRUITMENT.

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are involved in handling, preparing, cooking and serving food for regular, modified and special diets at a state hospital, school, facility or institution.  This includes maintaining clean and sanitary work, preparation and serving areas.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

The Food Service Specialist job family has four levels which are distinguished by the complexity of assignments, the level of expertise required to perform the duties assigned, and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.

Level II:   
This career level includes positions where employees are assigned responsibility for a variety of tasks involved in preparing and serving meals in a state hospital, school, facility or institution.  This includes using items for cooking and baking, cutting and preparing meat, poultry or fish, frying, or roasting foods.  Positions are also responsible for the direction of others performing simple and routine duties involving the handling and serving of food and maintaining a clean and sanitary work area.  In this role they will make recommendations for future food needs, receive and store food, and assist with serving food.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level II:   
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of one year of experience in a commercial or institutional food service or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of vocational or technical school training in food preparation for the required experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Some positions may require possession of a valid Oklahoma Driver’s License at time of appointment.

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.

NOTES

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.

Selection Plan

Scores based on:  100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on the supplemental questionnaire.

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.