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Date:  Nov 9, 2023
Req ID:  32304

Benton, AR, US, 72015

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $26,033.90

Position Number: 22098051 
County: Saline 
Posting End Date: 12/31/2023 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $26,033.90 


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.


Hiring Manager – Christy Wells


Special Working Conditions/Preferences: Position is located at the Arkansas Health Center in Benton, AR. This position starts at a Special Entry Rate of $31, 892.00/Annually. Employees may be required to work rotating shifts or hours other than normal working hours.

Position Information

Class Code: S056C

Grade: GS03


Salary Range: $26,034.00 - $37,749.00


The Food Preparation Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of food service personnel, directing food service activities, monitoring security and safety practices, coordinating the production and serving of food, ordering supplies, and the preparation of reports. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Supervises food production and/or food service staff by recommending for hire/termination, assigning work assignments, reviewing the work of employees, training employees, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Researches laws, reviews procedural updates, and attends informational meetings to develop and provide in-service training on policy and procedural changes, preparation methods, and equipment operations. Prepares and cook foods of all types, either on a regular basis or for special guests or functions. Collaborates with other personnel to plan and develop recipes and menus, taking into account such factors as seasonal availability of ingredients and the likely number of customers. Checks the quality of raw and cooked food products to ensure that standards are met. Checks the quantity and quality of received products. Demonstrates new cooking techniques and equipment to staff. Estimates amounts and costs of required supplies, such as food and ingredients. Inspects supplies, equipment, storage areas for temperature and sanitation requirements, and work areas to ensure conformance to established standards. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of food preservation and storage techniques. Knowledge of food preparation and serving requirements in a large food service facility., Knowledge of menus, nutritional requirements and sanitation regulations. Knowledge of inventory and receiving. Ability to read and interpret menus and special diets. Ability to supervise the activities of food service personnel. Ability to supervise the activities of food service personnel. Ability to inspect food shipments and inventory. Ability to estimate amount of food prepared and determined methods used in serving. Ability to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, or standards governing food preparation and storage.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of experience in institutional or commercial food service operations and/or specialized training in food service, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity. 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.



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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