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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Department of Corrections
Job Title: Food Service Coordinator
Salary: $14.474 Hourly

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Job Objectives:

Performs skilled food service and lead worker responsibilities in an institutional setting, involving the preparation of a large volume and variety of food in Division of Corrections juvenile facilities.


Essential Job Functions:

40% - Food Services Management - Coordinates, evaluates and plans menus; reviews inventories, purchasing practices, previous menus and recipes. Adjusts menus giving consideration to foods in season and items that are considered a “good buy”, modifies menus to reduce sugar, fats and salt.  Monitors costs and considers convenience food alternatives.  Orders groceries and supply items to ensure needs of the Food Service Unit are met; orders perishable items, fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy products, and bread items for delivery. Stores items properly to prevent spoilage; rotates items for freshness.  Prepares dietary and food supply records and reports. Processes and files all invoices according to month purchased; updates current prices with previous ones and notes changes on inventory sheets. Obtains and files product analysis sheets or child nutrition labels for all engineered products used in meals.
30% - Quality Assurance - Prepares standard recipes; tests cooked foods to determine if properly cooked, to include temperatures and seasoning. Calculates menus according to child nutrition guidelines, and plans and prepares quantities that will serve meal requirements; records calculations on production record sheets and documents quantities of food prepared for the number of clients and staff. Coordinates with kitchen staff in order to have meals ready to serve at scheduled times; participates and leads in skilled cooking activities as needed.  Monitors facilities to ensure safety and sanitation of the work environment and prepares reports regarding the same.
25% - Lead worker - Provides lead worker supervision to food services staff during the preparation and serving of a variety of foods.  Oversees and participates in the preparation, cooking and serving of food; prepares food and supply orders three (3) times per week, interviews and makes hiring recommendations for staff; plans, schedules, and assigns work to staff; establishes priorities; instructs and trains in correct methods; checks and approves work; observes and documents employee performance.  Plans work schedules; ensures that personnel are properly uniformed and maintain proper standards of personal cleanliness and kitchen sanitation. Ensures that staff are trained and evaluated on their knowledge of and adherence to compliance policies and procedures specific to their jobs.

5% - Performs related tasks as requested.



Detailed-Oriented:  Ensures information is complete and accurate; follows up with others to ensure that information has been conveyed.  Follows process steps as outlined in standard operating procedures.  Reviews materials to ensure they are accurate, clear and concise.  Performs follow-up to ensure quality of work product and/or actions are completed.

Personal Effectiveness:  The ability to adapt one’s interpersonal style, skills, and qualities so that high quality results are achieved. Shows perseverance in dealing with difficulties.  Has an insight into own strengths and weaknesses.  Seeks feedback on performance and take positive steps to improve.

Planning & Organization:  The ability to determine activities and projects toward measurable goals and standards, setting these in collaboration with others so as to arrive at a clear understanding and elicit commitment.

Reliability:  Demonstrates a high level of dependability in all aspects of the job.

Time Management:  Shows ability to plan, schedule, and self-direct work.  Displays a high level of effort and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision and is motivated to achieve.


Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements:   High school diploma or equivalent.   Transcript verifying education credits is required.

Years of Experience:   Three years of experience in institutional or large volume cooking, including supervisory experience.  Professional references are required to verify the related work experience.

License, certifications, etc…  Food Handler’s Certification – Sedgwick County Environmental Health Department.  Valid Driver’s License and good driving record that meets the requirement of Sedgwick County Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage Policy.  Personal vehicle for use when county vehicle is not available (employee reimbursement is provided by County).  Proof of liability insurance on personal vehicle.  Pass legal background check, Child and Adult Abuse & Neglect Central Registry checks, KCJIS Security Policy (fingerprint) check, and pre-employment screen for alcohol and drugs.  Must also meet the required conditions contained in KSA 65-516 and KAR 28-4-356.


Physical Requirements of Position:

  • Significant lifting (up to 50 pounds), carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; frequent stopping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant finger dexterity.  Generally, the job requires 10% sitting, 20% walking and 70% standing.
  • Must maintain appropriate levels of personal hygiene and sanitation.
  • Requires the ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Requires sufficient hand-eye coordination to perform semi-skilled repetitive movements needed during the preparation of food and operating basic office machines, such as a personal computer, fax, copy machine, etc.
  • Dependable and timely attendance is required.
  • Requires sufficient abilities in vision, hearing, and the senses of smell and taste in order to complete tasks which involve perception, discernment, written, verbal, and listening skills.
  • Requires visual acuity sufficient to safely complete tasks and to operate a motor vehicle.


Testing/Screening Requested:

Must meet minimum levels on pre-employment testing in Typing (30 wpm) if selected as a final candidate after interviews.



Industrial kitchen equipment


Work Environment:

Usual working days/hours:  Various hours and days including holidays and weekends; some overtime may be required

Location of work:  700 S Hydraulic

Involves some temperature extremes (walk-in freezer and around heated equipment) and some hazardous conditions (slick floors, equipment temperatures, grease, etc.)  Must be able to work outside normal business hours as needed.  Reasonably anticipated exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens (BBP).


*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.

Vacancy Number: 20003300

Open Date: 2/27/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 3/27/2019 11:59:59 PM