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State of Minnesota Food Service Worker in St. Peter, Minnesota

Job Class: Food Service Worker

Agency: Human Services Department

  • Job ID : 77465

  • Location : St. Peter

  • Telework Eligible : No

  • Full/Part Time : Full-Time

  • Regular/Temporary : Unlimited

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 06/11/2024

  • Closing Date : 06/25/2024

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Human Services Dept / DHS St Peter AFSCME

  • Division/Unit : St Peter / Nutrition Services A

  • Work Shift: Day Shift

  • Work Hours : Varies

  • Days of Work : Varies

  • Travel Required : No

  • Salary Range: $18.11 - $23.97 / hourly; $37,813 - $50,049 / annually

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 203 - Service/AFSCME

  • Work Area : St Peter, Nutrition Services / Kitchen

  • FLSA Status : Nonexempt

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : Yes

The Department of Human Services is unable to provide sponsorship for work visas. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at the start of employment.

The work you'll do is more than just a job.

At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

Candidates may be eligible for hiring bonus up to $2,500!

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking qualified and enthusiastic individuals to join our Forensic Services within the Direct Care and Treatment (DCT) division of agency.

The Forensics Services campus in St. Peter is comprised of the Forensic Mental Health Program and the Forensic Nursing Home. Forensics Services provides mental health evaluation and treatment services to individuals diagnosed with a mental illness who present a risk to public safety. This is a safe and secure treatment environment.

This position exists to serve meals, nourishment and snacks to the patients of the Saint Peter Regional Treatment Center and perform the necessary food service duties so that regulatory standards are maintained.

Specific job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assemble meals so that each patient receives the correct diet; food is portioned accurately, and meals looks appealing

  • Cleans and sanitizes all dishes, eating utensils, servicing utensils, pots and pans following protocols. Once dishes are sanitized and allowed to air dry, then will be placed in proper storage area

  • Assemble continental breakfast, snacks and nourishments

  • Maintains cleaning and sanitation to meet Minnesota Food Code Regulations

  • Performs other food service related tasks as assigned by supervisor so that all dietary responsibilities are accomplished as appropriate

Minimum Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of materials and methods used in preparing food and the use of cooking utensils and large scale food service equipment. Some knowledge of food values, nutrition and food safety/infection control

  • Ability to read, write, speak English and perform basic mathematical calculations

  • Ability to communicate with others in a teamwork environment

  • Ability to stand for up to 8 hours and work in a fast paced kitchen

Preferred Qualifications

  • Our employees are dedicated to ensuring cultural responsiveness. Preferred candidates will have a variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures

  • Basic understanding of human behavior and exhibit positive human relation skills

  • Ability to read menus and special diet instructions so that all needed items are available as dictated by the menu

  • Be familiar with proper serving utensils

  • Knowledge of health and sanitation regulations and proper cleaning methods is desired

Additional Requirements

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.

EDUCATION VERIFICATION - Applicants will be required to provide a copy of their high school diploma at time of interview OR copies of their college transcript or college degree/diploma at time of interview. Copies of the college degree/diploma are acceptable ONLY if it clearly identifies the field in which it was earned.


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us . Please indicate what assistance is needed.