Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
81520 37 CS N2 N 751-08 04/17/2019
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JOB CODE: 81520

SERIES NATURE OF WORK: The Corrections Food Service series describes work performed in a correctional facility food service operation.

DEFINITION: This is supervisory work overseeing staff and inmates involved in the instruction and performance of routine and specialized tasks in a correctional facility food service operation.

An employee in this job is responsible for supervising work performed in large-scale food preparation, production, serving, and sanitation on an assigned shift. Work involves supervising Corrections Food Service Instructors and overseeing on-the-job food service training provided to inmates; requisitioning supplies and equipment; preparing and maintaining work records and personnel reports; ensuring staff and inmates comply with established food sanitation and safety standards; maintaining safe working conditions; and enforcing security and custody regulations in all work areas. An employee in this job who works on the same shift as a Corrections Food Service Manager will be responsible for overseeing the operation of the food service department in the absence of the manager to include performing minor administrative duties in purchasing, personnel, and menu modification. Work is performed with considerable independence and is reviewed by a Corrections Food Service Manager through conferences, reports, and evaluation of overall effectiveness.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (NOTE: The examples of work are representative of the work, but every position classified to this job may not perform all examples of work listed. Conversely, this is not an all-inclusive list of work examples.):

• Supervises, coordinates, inspects, and evaluates the work performed in large-scale food preparation, production, serving, and sanitation.

• Trains staff in food service methods, materials, practices, and procedures.

• Ensures order and discipline is maintained among inmate workers by enforcing security and custody regulations, resolving minor infractions, and reporting violations to the manager for action.

• Searches inmates and work areas for contraband and ensures security of work area.

• Attends supervisory and administrative staff meetings to discuss department goals, work conditions, and personnel matters.

• Maintains adequate inventory levels by requisitioning food and supplies in advance of need.

• Inspects work areas and equipment to ensure staff and inmates are in compliance with established safety and sanitation standards.

• Ensures proper operation and maintenance of equipment.

• Reviews inmate census and menu data to determine production and staffing needs.

• Ensures food is prepared according to recipe, in required quantities, on schedule, and at proper temperatures.

• Ensures leftover food is recycled into useable food products to reduce waste.

• Provides special instructions in the preparation of therapeutic and/or religious diet menu items and maintains accurate records of inmate compliance.

• Supervises the receipt, storage, inventory control, and disbursement of food and supplies.

• Performs the full range of supervisory duties.

• An employee in this job may participate in the performance of subordinates’ work consistent with operational or organizational requirements.

• Performs related work as required.


• Knowledge of the methods, materials, practices, and procedures used in large-scale food preparation, production, service, and sanitation.

• Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions in a food service operation.

• Knowledge of the proper care and use of food service equipment.

• Ability to read and interpret written materials.

• Ability to perform basic mathematical computations, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally.

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: (NOTE: Based on the Entry Level Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities):

• One year of experience as a Corrections Food Service Instructor;


• Three years of experience in food preparation, production, or service of a variety of complete meal menus in an institutional food service operation, food catering service, restaurant, or in a similar large-scale food production operation, which included one year of lead work experience;


• An equivalent combination of experience and training, which included one year of lead work experience.