Walton County Sheriff's Office - Food Service Coordinator

Job Overview

Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
Job TitleFood Service Coordinator
Salary$38,500 Minimum (Based on Experience)
Deadline Dec 31, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Defuniak Springs , FL
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Walton County Sheriff's Office, FL Police Jobs

General Statement of Job

A Food Service Coordinator supervises a group of Inmate Workers in the production of daily meals for the inmate population. This person trains inmates to prepare and deliver food that is wholesome and palatable on an established schedule. A Food Service Coordinator ensures food service operations meet Health Codes, Florida Model Jail Standards, Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission requirements, and any further standards and guidelines set forth by the Food Services Manager. This person plays a key role in controlling food cost and maintaining a safe, sanitary kitchen. Decisive leadership and continual instruction of Inmate Workers are significant activities in this role. The Food Service Coordinator reports to the Food Services Manager.

Minimum Qualifications

  • One year of experience in a restaurant or food service.
  • One year of supervisory experience.
  • Basic knowledge of cooking techniques.
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Essential Job Functions

This list of functions, duties, responsibilities, skills, and physical abilities is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the employer reserves the right to assign additional functions and responsibilities as deemed necessary:

  • Regular and prompt job attendance.
  • Build a team from a diverse group of Inmate Workers.
  • Train Inmate Workers in safe food preparation and sanitation then maintain a high level of performance in these areas.
  • Make inmate job assignments and direct the flow of work in the kitchen.
  • Ensure the correct number of meals are delivered to each housing unit.
  • Train Inmate Workers on the preparation of modified diets and ensure these diets are delivered to the appropriate inmates.
  • Inspect the kitchen and conduct deep cleaning as needed.
  • Control food cost and supply usage.
  • Train inmates on workplace safety and enforce safe practices.
  • Work with other Food Service personnel to ensure freezer pulls and prep work are done for future meals.
  • Create or amend recipes for food production as directed by the Food Services Manager.
  • Maintain all required logs and documentation.
  • Monitor the condition of all food service equipment – including cooler and freezer temperatures.
  • Complete maintenance requests as needed for equipment and facilities.
  • Communicate with other agency personnel to ensure the smooth operation of the facility.
  • Maintain order and lead Food Service Inmate Workers decisively in all circumstances.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to:

  • Supervise inmates.
  • Interview and counsel with inmates.
  • Describe facts and events accurately.
  • Apply laws, applicable rules and procedures.
  • Plan, organize, and coordinate assignments.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Utilize office computer applications.
  • Work under stressful conditions.
  • Deal with difficult individuals in a correctional setting.

Standards to Perform Job Functions

Physical Requirements:

  • Sit up to 4 hours per day.
  • Stand up 8 hours per day.
  • Walk up 6 hours per day.
  • Frequently lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Occasionally lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Frequently bend, reach, squat, or twist.

Walton County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Walton County Sheriff's Office will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Veterans are encouraged to apply. Pursuant to applicable state and federal law, preference and priority shall be given to certain service members and veterans (including spouses and family members of such service members and veterans), and certain service members may be eligible for waiver of post-secondary educational requirements as provided in Chapter 295, Florida Statutes. 

Please direct questions regarding this position to work@waltonso.org

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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