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Food Service Worker

State of Minnesota

  • Food and Beverage
  • Civil Service
  • Civil Service
  • Hospitality, Tourism & Customer Service
  • Food and Beverage

The Food Service Worker is responsible for serving meals, nourishments and snacks to the patients of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program. In this role, the Food Service Worker monitors and assists client workers performing the necessary food service duties in a therapeutic environment which is safe for clients and staff. Inherent in each of these duties is compliance with regulatory standards such as the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) as well as departmental and facility-wide policies and procedures.  

Job duties for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Assembling meals so that each patient receives the correct diet; food is portioned accurately and meals look appealing
  • Cleaning and sanitizing all dishes, eating utensils, serving utensils, pots, and pans following protocols
  • Assembling continental breakfast, snacks and nourishments
  • Maintaining cleaning and sanitation so as to meet Minnesota Food Code Regulations
  • Performing 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
  • Communicate with others in a teamwork environment.
  • Stand for up to 8 hours and work in a fast paced kitchen

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to read menus and special diet instructions so that all needed items are available as dictated by the menu
  • Knowledge of health and sanitation regulations and proper cleaning methods
  • Familiarity with proper serving utensils
  • Basic understanding of human behavior and exhibit positive human relation skills

Job Specific Requirements (Internal Only):

Those crossing Appointing Authorities may be required to: successfully complete a physical assessment; provide education documentation (high school diploma, GED, college transcript, or college degree); provide documentation of a tuberculin skin test (TST), formerly known as “mantoux” done within the last year-if you cannot provide proper documentation you will be required to receive an updated TST.

Physical Requirements (Internal Only):

Available upon request from the local Human Resources Office.

Additional Requirements:

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that you clearly describe your experience in the areas listed above.

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.

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

Our mission as an employer is to actively recruit, welcome and support a workforce, which is diverse and inclusive of people who are underrepresented in the development of state policies, programs and practices, so that we can support the success and growth of all people who call Minnesota home.

If you are an individual with a disability and need an ADA accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Human Services’ ADA Coordinator at 651-431-4945 for assistance.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations 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 you need.

 

Special Application Instruction

Apply here: http://bit.ly/DHS31006

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