Food Service Supervisor

Annandale, Virginia
$41,465.42 - $69,108.42 Annually
Dec 04, 2021
Dec 18, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

Oversees all aspects of supervision, administration, and management of food preparation services, operation and staff of the kitchen at Wellness Circle Crisis Stabilization Unit (formerly the Woodburn Place Crisis Care Program), a 16 bed, short-term residential crisis stabilization unit that serves individuals with mental illness and co-occurring disorders or developmental disabilities who are in psychiatric crisis. This position has authority for planning, purchasing, storing and preparation of balanced meals for on-site consumption, box lunches, and snacks for up to 16 consumers and staff, 7 days a week. The Food Service Supervisor is responsible for adherence to Health Department standards and State licensure requirements. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. This position requires evening, weekend, and holiday coverage as needed. This position is considered Emergency Personnel.

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Illustrative Duties

  • Assists in planning, directing, assigning and reviewing the work of food services staff and assigned trusties;
  • 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;
  • Monitors trusties' activities;
  • Accounts for all kitchen utensils and hardware items;
  • Prepares work statistics and management reports;
  • Completes performance evaluations of subordinate Food Service Specialists;
  • Recommends disciplinary action as appropriate;
  • Administers and directs all food service activities in the supervisor's absence.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of food preparation procedures and menu planning;
  • Knowledge of health and sanitation standards regulating the preparation and handling of food;
  • Knowledge of kitchen and dining area security procedures governing inmate activities in an adult detention facility;
  • Ability to supervise inmate trusties and subordinate civilian staff;
  • 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.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation 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.

  • Driver's license
  • Certified Food Manager (CFM)
  • MANDT (Required within 3 months)
  • Food Handler Certification (Required within 1 month)
Some positions within this classification will require additional certifications and licenses, as defined by the position description and posted in job announcements.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background, Child Protective Services Registry, and a driving record check, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB skin test is required if the appointee has not had one within the year, and annually thereafter.

This position is emergency/essential services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies.)

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 will still be subject to the 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.

Experience or training in food preparation in an institutional setting or residential program for adults with behavioral health challenges.

Ability to lift 50lbs; push/pull weight up to 35lbs with wheels; twist, rotate, and bend at the waist; climb stairs; and continuous standing and walking. Ability to frequently reach at or above the shoulder height and handle full or empty pots and pans. Ability to transport supplies to other sites. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel Interview and may include a practical exercise.

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 military 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.

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