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SC Department of Public Safety Food Service Specialist III-BRRC in Richland County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

Under general management, supervise duties in food services to include food preparation, cooking and serving of meals as well as delivering meals inside the SCDJJ Broad River Road Complex, including JDC and MEC on Shivers Road. Cleans assigned areas of food services to meet guidelines and standards set by The State Department of Education and the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). To effectively and efficiently meet the needs of those served by providing excellent customer service and continually assessing performance based on customer feedback. Supervises, instructs and trains employees. Teaches and demonstrates correct techniques of food preparation for maximum palatability, appearance and minimum waste. Prepares food service records and reports. In a bakery/kitchen setting: Instructs subordinate personnel in proper methods of preparing food items either by hand or by machine mixing/cooking. Supervises the cleaning of equipment and utensils. Supervises the distribution of meals and storage of food items and supplies. Estimates quantities of food needed to meet menu requirements and supplies as needed. Inspects and tastes prepared foods. Cooks or garnishes food requiring skillful preparation, including roasts, stews, soups and sauces. Work in the presence and guide the work of juvenile inmates. Will follow all policies and procedures that guide specific work and general state guidelines that are required of all state employees. Must possess a valid SC drivers license. Will transport food and supplies to SCDJJ sites and inmates to and from correctional institutions using a state vehicle. Work holidays, weekends and rotating shifts. Requires standing, bending, squatting, reaching, twisting, pushing and pulling. Exposure to extreme temperatures and hazardous equipment. Other duties as required by management.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

State Requirements: A high school diploma and supervisory experience in quantity and quality cooking or baking.

Agency Requirements: A high school diploma and supervisory experience in quantity and quality cooking and baking. Must complete Agency's Defensive Driving course with a passing grade.

Note: If any Agency Requirements are listed above, applicants must also meet those requirements to be considered for the position. Salary may vary depending on experience and qualifications. Candidates must present documentation of their attainment of college degree(s) at the time of interview. Documentation must be either an official or unofficial copy of the college transcript or Letter of Verification of Degree from the institution's Registrar's Office. If the candidate selected for the position provided an unofficial copy, it must be replaced with an official copy on or before the HR processing date.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of storage, preparation and service of various food products. Knowledge of dietetic principles involved in planning and review of menus for nutritional adequacy, dietary balance and attractiveness of prepared food products. Knowledge of principles and procedures of food service management, materials and appliances used in a bakery. Knowledge of sanitary and safety procedures pertaining to kitchen operation and/or general food preparation and service. The ability to teach food preparation and cooking. Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of food service personnel. Ability to maintain food service records and prepare written reports. Works under general supervision with daily feedback as necessary and an annual performance review. This position performs job duties relating to the custody, control, transportation or recapture of juveniles within the jurisdiction of the Department of Juvenile Justice, and the employee may have direct and indirect contact with juveniles within the jurisdiction of the Department of Juvenile Justice. Training applicable to these duties will be provided.

The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice offers an exceptional benefits package for FTE positions that includes:

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse, and Children
  • 15 days annual (vacation) leave per year
  • 15 days sick leave per year
  • 13 paid holidays
  • State Retirement Plan and Deferred Compensation Programs Additional Comments

Applications are incomplete if you fail to answer all supplemental questions, education and work history. Incomplete applications are not referred to hiring managers. Applications are accepted until 5:00 p.m. on the stated closing date.

You will be asked to provide a certified transcript if selected for a position requiring a degree. A background investigation will be conducted that may include, but not limited to, criminal records, driver's license and child abuse registry prior to an offer of employment. Additionally, a medical examination and drug testing may be required. Please provide an explanation for any gaps in employment. A resume maybe attached with your application, but not substituted for completing the work history section of the application.

Salary: $22,625.00 - $41,866.00 Annually

Location: Richland County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 108776

Closing: 4/8/2021 5:00 PM Eastern

Residency Requirement: No

Class Code: KB15

Position Number: 60032470/60032455/60032465(108776)

Normal Work Schedule: Other

Normal Work Schedule (Other): 8 hour shift varies. Work every other weekend.

Pay Band: Band 3

Hiring Range - Min.: $26,430.00

Opening Date: 01/08/2021

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: You must apply online at Follow the status of your application online.

Agency: State of South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice

Address: P O Box 21069 4900 Broad River Road, Building 2007 Columbia, South Carolina, 29221-1069

Phone: 803-896-5600