State of Minnesota Corrections Chief Cook in Stillwater, Minnesota
Working Title: Corrections Chief Cook
Job Class: Corrections Chief Cook
Agency: Corrections Dept
Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted : 05/26/2023
Closing Date : 06/05/2023
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Corrections Dept / Corrections-Stillwater-AFSCME
Division/Unit : Minn Corr Facl - Stillwater / STW Food Services Supervisor
Work Shift/Work Hours : Evening Shift
Days of Work : Sunday - Thursday
Travel Required : No
Salary Range: $22.15 - $31.47 / hourly; $46,249 - $65,709 / annually
Classified Status : Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union : 203 - Service/AFSCME
FLSA Status : Nonexempt
Telework Eligible : No
Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : Yes
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The Corrections Chief Cook provides lead work direction to Cook Coordinators, other food service employees, and offenders assigned to food service. This position oversees the preparation and cooking of meals at the MCF -Stillwater, and directs food service operations whenever the supervisor is absent. This position may work a variety of shifts.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Provide direction/guidance as a lead worker to Cook Coordinators and incarcerated individual workers, so that assignments and duties are completed in accordance with department policy and procedure.
Select, develop, and instruct an effective, efficient and safe incarcerated individual workforce including hiring, scheduling, orientation, training, work assignments, payroll, and quarterly evaluations of incarcerated indivuduals.
Oversee, direct and maintain the incarcerated individual kitchen worker program in the preparation of daily meals.
Assist security staff so rules regarding incarcerated individuals behavior and facility regulations are followed.
Carry out other duties as assigned by supervisor so that the institution needs are met. Competently perform necessary duties of the Corrections Food Services Supervisor in his or her absence.
This position has direct contact with incarcerated individuals.
The following qualifications are required of all applicants seeking consideration for this position:
Current certificate in Food Safety (e.g. ServSafe Food Handler certificate or ServSafe Manager certificate; National Registry of Food Safety Professionals Food Handler certificate or Food Safety Manager certificate; Prometric Certified Professional Food Manager) OR the ability to obtain this certificate within the probationary period.
Two years of lead work or supervisory experience in large scale food preparation in a restaurant, cafeteria, school, hospital, or other large institution, which includes responsibility for training and directing food service employees. Completion of a vocational school program (nine months or more) in commercial cooking, commercial food preparation or equivalent may be substituted for one year of the above experience.
Four years as a cook, baker, or equivalent large scale food preparation experience in a restaurant, cafeteria, school, hospital or other large institution. Completion of a vocational school program (nine months or more) in commercial cooking, commercial food preparation or equivalent may be substituted for one year of the above experience.
REQUIRED ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
Ability to provide lead work direction and training to food service employees and incarcerated individuals.
Ability to keep accurate and timely records such as daily food temperatures, incarcerated individual counts and payroll, program staff, complimentary and paid staff meals.
Ability to keep inventory sufficient to keep control of restricted access utensils, food products and supplies.
Verbal and written communication skills sufficient to instruct food service employees and incarcerated individuals in the proper handling and preparation of meals and to maintain a high level of efficiency within food service area.
Writing skills sufficient to write reports as necessary.
The following qualifications are strongly desired of applicants seeking consideration for this position:
Current certificate in Food Safety (e.g. ServSafe Food Handler certificate or ServSafe Manager certificate; National Registry of Food Safety Professionals Food Handler certificate or Food Safety Manager certificate; Prometric Certified Professional Food Manager).
Experience performing large scale food preparation in a restaurant, cafeteria, school, hospital or other large institution.
Experience providing lead work to other employees.
Experience providing lead work to other employees in a food service setting.
Experience working in a correctional or secured environment.
Completion of a vocational school program (nine months or more) in commercial cooking, commercial food preparation or equivalent.
Knowledge of the safety and security considerations of food service delivery within a correctional environment.
The selected finalist is required to review and sign a Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) for this position and may be required to complete a tuberculosis screening prior to hire. For a copy of the PDA, please email Ali Baumgart at email@example.com .
The selection process may include screening the top candidate(s) on their criminal history, predatory offender registration, offender associations and/or other applicable background information in accordance with Department of Corrections’ policy. Top candidate(s) must pass a criminal history check which includes successful completion of all sentencing and/or restitution requirements of law enforcement jurisdictions, including probation.
Employment history/reference checks, including incidents of sexual harassment, will also be conducted on the top candidate(s) in accordance with Department of Corrections’ policy. This may include a review of job performance and discipline records.
New employees will be fingerprinted within the first 30 days of employment.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org . Please indicate what assistance is needed.
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