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Date:  Nov 21, 2021
Req ID:  12110

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Anticipated Starting Salary:  23334.90

Position Number: 22128573 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: Until filled 
Nutrition Services




Supervisory Experience.

Experience working in a cafeteria.

Experience working with children. 

Join the Arkansas Department of Education where each student is recognized as an individual.  Through a cultivation of world-class educators, partnering with communities, and an influx of social supports, Arkansas Department of Education provides multi-level supports that help ensure students will receive a personalized education and develop a life-long love of learning.

Position Information

Class Code: S068C

Grade: GS02


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


The Food Preparation Coordinator is responsible for inspecting and preparing food commodities for production, conducting inventory and production control measures, and maintaining and cleaning equipment. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Receives, inspects, stores, and records quantities of food commodities. Records quantity of food commodities received and issued to cooks. Prepares and cooks foods on a regular basis or for special guests. Negotiates with supply company representatives to determine order details, estimates supply requirements, and orders supplies to maintain inventories. Performs food preparation duties, including preparing of food commodities, calculating needed amounts of goods, ensuring accurate measurements of recipe quantities, labeling and storing leftover items, and ordering weekly supplies. Maintains equipment and area by sharpening blades, oiling machines, and cleaning floors, ovens, bakery coolers, freezers, doughnut machines, other appliances, and storage areas Oversees activities of other food preparation staff, as needed, by assigning and reviewing work and training new employees. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective distribution of goods. Knowledge of principles, processes, and techniques of food preparation. Knowledge of customer needs and services related to food commodities. Knowledge of techniques and equipment for food products for consumption, including storage/handling techniques. Knowledge of equipment and methods of preparing food. Ability to conduct inventory and maintain related records. Ability to clean and maintain food preparation equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of experience in institutional and/or commercial food service, or related area; including one year in of supervisory experience. Requires 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.



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.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock