Food Service Specialist I

Recruitment #200312-Z20A-04


Food Service Specialist, Level I, Z20A

Location: Oklahoma School for the Blind – Muskogee

Essential Functions
This position is responsible for handling the preparation, cooking and serving food for students on regular, modified and special diets. Duties include maintaining clean and sanitary work in the preparation and serving areas; using tools such as knives, slicers, peelers; as well as equipment such as ovens, steamers, hot and cold food bar, and dishwashers. 

Additional duties include removing refuse from the kitchen area; sweeping, mopping and scrubbing the kitchen, dining and storage areas; busing dining room tables; label, load and deliver food carts or trays and picks up after use; defrosts and cleans refrigerators, walk-in coolers, milk coolers as well as related equipment.   

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


Method of Application: 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 (

For questions regarding specific duties or details of this job, please contact Human Resources at

For inquiries on the application process or general application inquiries, please contact Applicant Services at (405) 521-2177.

An Equal Opportunity Employer


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.


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 I:  
This is the basic level of this job family where employees are assigned simple and routine duties of handling, preparing and serving food.  In this role they will perform tasks such as preparing toast, tea, and coffee, and maintaining the cleanliness of the food service area.


Level I:   
Education and Experience:  None required.


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.

Some positions within the Office of Juvenile Affairs may require applicants to be able to lift 25 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.

Selection Plan

Scores based on:  100% Non-Competitive

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