Food Service Specialist IV

Recruitment #200923-Z20D-I01


ODVA Employees Only.


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 IV:   
At this level employees are assigned responsibility for the administration of a food service unit and activities of assigned staff, which may include employees, inmates, patients, and/or others in the preparation and serving of food in a state facility or institution.  In this role they will provide direction to staff members in completing assigned work and ensure completion of required activities.  Responsibilities will also be assigned for interpreting menus and menu instructions, ensuring proper hygiene and sanitation methods are followed, inspecting kitchen and dining areas, requisitioning supplies and maintaining a store room.


Level IV:   
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of three years 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 each year of the required experience.


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

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

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.


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