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Oversees all aspects of supervision, administration, and management of food preparation services in a large residential treatment and detoxification facility. Responsibilities include supervision of staff of four and numerous residents in serving meals, monitoring of adherence to health department standards and state licensure requirements.Note
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Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
- Plans or assists in the planning of menus, ration ordering, stock receiving, and monthly inventories;
- Trains staff and trusties in food preparation procedures;
- Interprets policies and procedures;
- Inspects work areas and takes action to correct health and sanitary deficiencies;
- Ensures the overall maintenance of health standards in kitchen and dining areas;
- Monitors quality control of all aspects of food preparation;
- Accounts for all kitchen utensils and hardware items;
- Prepares work statistics and management reports;
- Recommends disciplinary action as appropriate.
Employment StandardsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
- Considerable knowledge of food preparation procedures and menu planning;
- Knowledge of health and sanitation standards regulating the preparation and handling of food;
- Ability to plan nutritious meals;
- Ability to maintain records and prepare written reports;
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Knowledge of U.S. Department of Agriculture lunch program guidelines.
- Knowledge of Department of Education lunch program guidelines.
g raduation from high school or GED issued by a state department of education; plus three years of experience in cooking and/or planning meals in a small to medium kitchen operation, specifically in food preparation, supplemented by formal supervisory training or experience in planning, directing and evaluating the work of others. (Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
- Certification as a Certified Food Manager (CFM).
- Valid drivers license.
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry check, a driving record check, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter.
All staff in this program are considered emergency/essential services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies). Day, evening, weekend, and/or holiday hours may be required.
All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date
. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Experience or training in food preparation in an institutional setting or residential program for adults with behavioral health challenges.
- Two to four years of Supervisory experience in a food services setting.
- Experience working in a food services healthcare setting.
- Experience in customer service and completing administrative task.
- Working experience in a residential treatment facility or similar healthcare environment.
- Experience in adaptive cooking for modified dietary needs.
- Experience in problem solving, team coaching, and conflict resolution.
Ability to independently drive county vehicle. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and push/pull weight up to 35 lbs with wheels. Ability to twist, rotate and bend at the waist, continuously stand and walk, frequently reach at or above the shoulder height, handle full or empty pots and pans, and write as needed to complete duties of the job. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview; may include practical exercise.
The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home ( Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others
) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity. Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.