• State of Nevada
  • Ely, Nevada
  • Jun 04, 2022
Nutrition and Food Services
  • Salary: N/A USD

Job Description

FOOD SERVICE COOK/SPVR 3 - Requisition ID: [[id]]

Recruitment Type: Open Competitive

Posting Close Date: N/A

Geographical Location: Ely





*Pay Grade: GRADE 29

Salary Range: $39,943.44 - $58,380.48

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time


Phone: 775 289-1218


Position Description

Food Service/Cook Supervisor III works under the direct supervision of the Food Service Manager and consult with them on a regular basis. This position requires the employee to work and supervise directly with inmates. They will supervise the serving of meals, schedule, assign, coordinate and review work of inmate staff, train staff/inmates on agency policies and procedures, food preparation/service, along with health and safety regulations, train food service personnel in operation of kitchen equipment.

They will be responsible for ensuring food quality along with portion control, prepare special dietary meals, prepare food delivery carts to transport prepared meals, ensure proper rotation of food and supply inventories, and minimize food wastage by ensuring proper food preparation and utilization of leftovers. Maintain a clean and sanitary kitchen environment, direct staff in cleaning activities and comply with health codes and sanitation requirements. Observe safe practices at all times, adhere to tool/equipment control administrative regulations and institutional procedures. Ensure safety training is ongoing.

Maintain and project an approachable, open-minded attitude, and respect appropriate confidentiality to ensure open, two way communication.

Prison kitchens are staffed 24 hours a day. Shifts are 10 hour with three days off per week.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • "Graduation from high school or equivalent education and four years of experience which involved planning, preparation and serving of regular and special meals; following established menus; ordering food supplies; and maintaining records in an military, institutional, correctional, healthcare, hospitality, or other large quantity food service facility. One year of the required experience must have been in a supervisory capacity; OR one year of experience as an Food Service Cook/Supervisor II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above."

The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam
  • The exam will consist of an application and resume evaluation. It is essential that applications/resumes include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.

Special Requirements

A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.

A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.

Incumbents in the Department of Corrections are required to work with and amongst inmates to complete job duties.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Ability to plan, organize and coordinate food preparation and bakery operations.

Ability to train and supervise others in the preparation of three meals daily for over 500 individuals in an institutional or correctional setting.

Ability to schedule and assign food service and bakery duties to a large staff.

Working knowledge of supervisory techniques and practices.

Ability in all knowledge, skills and abilities required at the lower levels.

This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

*The salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.

The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.

Nearest Major Market: Nevada

Job Address

Ely, Nevada United States View Map