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FOOD PREPARATION SPECIALIST

Date:  Sep 13, 2021
Req ID:  11824
Location: 

Benton, AR, US, 72015

Category:  AR DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Anticipated Starting Salary:  $23,334.90

Position Number: 22111193 
County: Saline 
Posting End Date: 11/19/2021 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $23,334.90 

DAABH 
Statewide

Christy Wells

Preferred qualifications and special work conditions
The Department of Human Services is a place for people passionate about serving others and changing lives for the better. We care for Arkansans of all ages and ensure places like child care centers and nursing homes are safe. We are the safety net for the most vulnerable Arkansans. Whether you answer the phones, take applications, protect children, or help care for residents or patients at one of our facilities, you make a difference by working at DHS. Plus, working for the State has great perks, including a pension, maternity leave, paid state holidays, and much more. At DHS, we take care of our employees so you can help care for others.

Position Information

Class Code: S085C

Grade: GS02

FLSA Status: NON-EXEMPT

Salary Range: $23,335.00 - $33,836.00

Summary

The Food Preparation Specialist is responsible for overseeing food preparation, service, and storage and maintaining cleanliness of the kitchen work area. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Functions

Monitors cooking of foodstuffs, according to menus, special dietary or nutritional restrictions, and numbers of portions to be served. Cleans and inspects equipment, kitchen appliances, and work areas, in order to ensure cleanliness and functional operation. Cleans, cuts, and cooks meat, fish, and poultry, as necessary. Compiles and maintains records of food use and expenditures. Determines meal prices based on calculations of ingredient prices. Requisitions food supplies, kitchen equipment and appliances based on estimates of future needs. Apportions and serves food as necessary. Performs other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the preparation, service, and storage of foodstuffs. Knowledge of sanitation and safety requirements of a food service facility. Ability to oversee food service operations Ability to coordinate work activities of subordinates. Ability to prepare and serve food.

Minimum Qualifications

The ability to read, write, and follow oral and written instructions; plus one year of experience in institutional cooking or related area, including six months in a leadership capacity. Must possess a State Health Certificate. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Licenses

None

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


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