Manager, Food Service
St. Louis County, MO - Clayton, MO

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Positions in this job classification are responsible for planning and overseeing the food service operations for a large correctional institution to ensure compliance with federal, state and local governmental regulations.

Position is responsible for a 1.6 million dollar budget which includes preparation of over one million inmate meals per year.

Salary is negotiable based on qualifications, experience and education.

Examples of Duties:

1) Ensure that our food service operation complies with ACA standards for accreditation.

2) Administer a food service operation by developing and implementing program goals, ensuring nutrition, security, sanitation safety and cost and ensuring food quality.

3) Manage a kitchen staff of eight cooks, one lead cook and two shifts of inmates (25 per shift); use early intervention, including coaching, progressive discipline and on-going performance feedback; promote team work and conduct performance appraisals

4) Establish system for requisition and inventory of food supplies; oversee use of USDA commodities; maintain records of meals served; ensures sufficient food for inmates and staff; develop menus that adhere to special diets

5) Provide staff training and oversee tasks associated with preparing food using specialized food preparation techniques;

6) Develop training for new inmate workers on issues such as hygiene, safety, and emergency procedures

7) Develop procedures to monitor waste; maintain federal and state compliance with regard to stock rotation, expiration dates and perishables

8) Develop and coordinate purchases with fiscal services to stay within budget; maintain the food budget by tracking cost per meal and monthly expenditures; assist in yearly budget preparation

9) Maintain statistics on food cost.

Minimum Qualifications:

Seven years experience in large scale institutional cooking including managerial experience.

Serve Safe Certificate will be required within 90 days of hire

Additional Information:

SELECTION AND APPOINTMENT : A selection committee will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant which will include recency and appropriateness of the applicant's education and experience, results of employment references investigated and any other appropriate information available.

The selection committee will admit to the interview only those persons who possess the most job related qualifications and may establish admittance criteria beyond the minimum qualifications stated above. The interview will comprise 100% of the applicant's earned grade.

A candidate must earn a qualifying grade of 70 or more on the interview to be eligible for appointment.

The five top ranking candidates, based on the final grade, will be certified to the Director of the Department who will make the final decision.

All applicants conditionally offered a permanent part-time, full-time; term or on-call position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Screening will be performed by a reputable clinical laboratory. The cost of screening will be borne by the County.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants interested in applying for this position should visit our website at or apply in person at St. Louis County Government, Division of Personnel located at 41 S. Central 7th Floor, Clayton, MO 63105.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY: The policy of the Civil Service Commission of St. Louis County is to support fair and equitable employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability/handicap condition, sexual orientation, marital status, veterans’ status, or political affiliation. Call the Division of Personnel at 615-5429 for more information on this policy.

41 South Central, 7th Floor, Clayton, Missouri 63105
(314) 615-5429
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