Food Service Supervisor

Recruitment #220701-Z20D-21


ODVA is seeking full- time Food Service Supervisor for a State Veterans Home, located in Claremore, OK. ODVA offers a comprehensive Benefits Package, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance, follow this link Plan Year 2022.  This position is for evening shift, 11:30AM-8:00PM. The annual salary for this position is up to $35,100.00, dependent upon education and experience.

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 Veterans Home. 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
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 Veterans Home.  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 storeroom.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of basic food preparation techniques; of food service operations; of proper sanitation practices; of basic mathematics; of ingredients used in baking and cooking; of food storage, preparation and cooking; of recipe usage; of standard weights and measures used in cooking and calculating and measuring ingredients; of operation of kitchen equipment and utensils; of practices and problems of meat storage and preparation; of modern methods and materials used in large scale baking, cooking, and meat cutting; of cutting, mixing and adding ingredients to all types of meat; of sanitary and health standards; of supervisory principles and practices; of basic nutrition; of food service organization and operation; of menu planning; of recipe interpretation; of the principles of training; and of administrative principles and practices. Ability is required to carry out routine tasks to completion; to follow oral and written instructions; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to prepare and cook foods, baked goods and meat; to follow written and oral instructions; to direct the work of food service personnel; to use a variety of tools and knives to cut or slice meat and other foods; to control food stock; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; to interpret and prepare special dietary menus and menu instructions; and to organize and supervise the work of others.


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 the required experience.

Special Requirements
Some positions may require possession of a valid Oklahoma Driver’s License at time of appointment.
Some positions may require a valid Food Handler permit.

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


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