Food Service Specialist I

  • State of Oklahoma - Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Latimer, Oklahoma
  • Jun 21, 2022
Full Time Nutrition and Food Services
  • Salary: Annual Salary: $25,290.48 USD

Job Description


Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs - Talihina, OK
“Serving Those Who Served”

Located in Southeast Oklahoma, it’s the home of the Talimena National Scenic Byway along the crest of Rich Mountain and Winding Stair Mountain in the Ouchita National Forest.

ODVA is seeking full time Food Service Specialist I providing support to the Dietary Department. This is a state employee position located in Talihina,OK. ODVA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.

Salary: $25,290.48

Basic Purpose

Positions in this job family are involved in handling, preparing, cooking and serving food for regular, modified and special diets at a state hospital, school, facility or institution. This includes maintaining clean and sanitary work, preparation and serving areas.

Typical Functions

Prepares foods, salads, and desserts; cooks or bakes a variety of items.

Supplies unit with meat, fish or fowl as ordered; cuts and prepares meat, poultry or fish.

Cleans and prepares foods using tools such as knives, slicers and peelers and equipment such as ovens and steamers; follows written diet orders.

Operates dishwasher; gathers, cleans, stacks and hand washes or scours pots, pans, dishes, silverware and other cooking and baking utensils.

Removes refuse from kitchen area; sweeps mops and scrubs kitchen, dining and storage areas.

Labels, loads and delivers food carts or trays; picks up trays after use.

Defrosts and cleans refrigerators, walk-in coolers and related equipment.

Operates state-owned cars, vans, and/or other motorized transportation.

Level Descriptor

This is the basic level of this job family where employees are assigned simple and routine duties of handling, preparing and serving food. In this role they will perform tasks such as preparing toast, tea, and coffee, and maintaining the cleanliness of the food service area.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of basic food preparation techniques; of food service operations; of proper sanitation practices; and of basic mathematics. Ability is required to carry out routine tasks to completion; to follow oral and written instructions; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Special Requirements

Some positions may require possession of a valid Oklahoma Driver’s License at time of appointment. ## Some positions within the Office of Juvenile Affairs may require applicants to be able to lift 25 pounds. ## Upon a conditional offer of employment, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services applicants must submit to a physical examination and shall meet the physical examination requirements of lifting/carrying 50 pounds occasionally, 20 pounds frequently and able to push and pull a maximum force of 50 pounds.

Some agencies may have determined positions in this job family to be safety sensitive as defined by?63 O.S. § 427.8.


Education and Experience: None required.

Closing Date/Time: 8/7/2022 11:59:00 PM

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

Latimer, Oklahoma United States View Map