Food Service Specialist I

Recruitment #220527-Z20A-41



Food Service Specialist I
OK Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Clinton, OK 73601

Annual Salary: $25,290.48

• Benefit allowance to off-set insurance costs
• Flexible spending
• 11 paid holidays
• 15 days paid vacation
• 15 days paid sick leave
• Retirement savings plan with generous company match
• Longevity bonus for years of service
• Tuition Assistant Program
• Student Loan Repayment Program
• Skill Based Pay Incentive Program

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
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.

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.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level 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.

Education and Experience

Education and Experience:  None required.

Special Requirements

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.

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