Food Service Specialist I

Recruitment #220421-Z20A-29


Job Title: Food Service Specialist I
Job Code: Z20A 
Salary Band: C

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.

Typical Functions:
The functions performed in this job family will vary by level, unit and organization, 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.

This is the basic level 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.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Include 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.

Special Requirements:
Some agencies may have determined positions in this job family to be safety sensitive as defined by 63 O.S. § 427.8.


None required.


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