Food Service Specialist I

Recruitment #220125-Z20A-07


This position is for the Food Service Specialist I position for the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs – Norman Veterans Center
Norman Veterans Center
1776 E. Robinson St.
Norman, OK  73070

Basic Purpose:
Positions in this job family are involved in handling, preparing and serving food for regular, modified and special diets at Norman Veteran Center.  This includes maintaining clean and sanitary work, preparation and serving areas.

Typical Functions:
The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:
•Prepares foods, salads, and desserts; cooks or bakes a variety of items.
•Supplies unit with meat, fish or fowl as ordered; cuts and prepares meat, poultry or fish.
•Cleans and prepares foods using tools such as knives, slicers and peelers and equipment such as ovens and steamers; follows written diet orders.
•Operates dishwasher; gathers, cleans, stacks and hand washes or scours pots, pans, dishes, silverware and other cooking and baking utensils.
•Removes refuse from kitchen area; sweeps, mops and scrubs kitchen, dining and storage areas.
•Labels, loads and delivers food carts or trays; picks up trays after use.
•Defrosts and cleans refrigerators, walk-in coolers and related equipment.
•Operates state-owned cars, vans, and/or other motorized transportation.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of basic food preparation techniques; of food service operations; of proper sanitation practices; and of basic mathematics.  Ability is required to carry out routine tasks to completion; to follow oral and written instructions; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Level Descriptor:
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.

This position has been designated as Safety Sensitive in accordance with the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act of 2019 (HB2612).


None required


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