Food Service Assistant (CD)

  • Hanover, Virginia
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Nutrition and Food Services
  • Salary: $36,322.91 - $64,836.40 Annually USD

Job Description


General Description: Position is semi-skilled, requiring routine tasks in everyday management of Inmate Food Services within a Correctional Facility.

Organization: Reports to Food Services Manager, and supervises no employees.

Essential Functions:
  • Daily, direct contact and supervision of inmates;
  • Responsible for supervising the preparation, cooking and serving of meals in the facility for staff and incarcerated individuals, to include the training of inmate workers;
  • Responsible for the cleanliness of the kitchen and equipment;
  • Enforce and follow sanitation and cleaning standards for kitchen operations;
  • Ensure food is prepared within timelines, to meet nutritional standards;
  • Ensure food meets Department of Health Standards;
  • Ensure food served is proportioned correctly and according to direction;
  • Supervise the use of kitchen equipment in a safe manner;
  • Responsible for securing the kitchen facility at the end of each shift;
  • Compile and maintain utensil inventory;
  • Maintain accurate records as required by governing agencies;
  • Responsible for proper storage and use of food.

Working Conditions:
A. Hazards
  • Chemicals
  • Propane/Heat
  • Water
B. Environment
  • Institutional Kitchen
C. Physical Effort
  • Minimal
  • Must be able to crawl, kneel, lift, run and climb to include stairs
  • Must be able to lift up to 30#
D. Exempt or Non-exempt
  • Non-Exempt

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Unless implied, all are required. Knowledge of to include but not limited to: FDA nutritional requirements and State Health Department. requirements as it applies to food service and special dietary requirements; ability to utilize recipes and estimate appropriate food amounts; effectively communicate both orally and verbally; ability to calculate quantities of food; read and comprehend documents such as menus, recipes and other pertinent documents.

Education, Experience and Training: Must be at least twenty (20) years of age; High school graduate or equivalent required. Minimum 3 years Food Preparation Experience, required; Prior experience in Corrections and/or Institutional food preparation is preferred. Experience with ordering, purchasing, inventory and receiving is preferred. Sanitation Certification is desired. A combination of education, experience and training equivalent to these requirements may be acceptable.

Special Conditions:
  • Criminal Records Check, including fingerprinting
  • Valid Commonwealth of Virginia Driver's License
  • Twelve month probationary period
  • May work beyond normal work schedule
  • Pre-employment physical examination, audiometric testing, drug testing, alcohol screening and repeated according to policy thereafter
  • Must wear uniform, including safety equipment
  • Must maintain phone for emergency contact
  • Direct inmate contact

Establishment/Reclassification/Revision Date: September 2013

Special Instructions to Applicants

If selected to proceed in the hiring process, please be prepared to present the following items at the time of interview:
- High School Transcripts (sealed in envelope)
- Driver's License
- DD214 (copy 4), if applicable
All employees must maintain active phone for emergency contact
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Hanover, Virginia United States View Map