In a Department of Correction food production center or correctional facility, this class is accountable for the direction and supervision of staff and inmates engaged in the preparation, cooking and service of meals.
GUIDELINES FOR CLASS USE:
This class will be used as a shift supervisor responsible for overseeing staff, inmates and operations of the cook/chill food production center or as the lead food service supervisor at correctional facilities. One Correctional Food Services Supervisor 3 will be allowed at each facility. Merged facilities will be allowed one Correctional Food Services Supervisor 3 at each food service operation.
Receives general direction from a Correctional Food Production Manager, a Correctional District Food Service Manager or other employee of higher grade.
Supervises employees and inmates assigned to the food production center or the food center of a large correctional facility.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Supervises staff, operations and activities of a shift within a food production center or the food center of a large correctional facility; assists with planning and coordination of the preparation of meals for correctional facilities; assists with forecasting requirements for food and supplies and requisitions items from appropriate sources; inventories supplies and oversees storage of items; monitors and oversees sanitary standards in food preparation areas; schedules maintenance and/or repair of equipment; schedules, plans, supervises and evaluates work of employees and inmates; instructs and trains staff and inmates; assists in preparation of budget estimates; writes and updates recipes for food programs; makes recommendations to revise kitchen procedures to fit new recipe and food specialty items; evaluates performance of employees and inmates assigned to a shift; initiates and maintains security precautions; maintains records and makes reports; may document procedures for rethermalization, refrigeration and storage of new products; may supervise Correction Officers assigned to custodial duty in area; may physically restrain inmates, quell disturbances or otherwise assist custodial forces in emergencies; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Considerable knowledge of current materials and equipment used in large scale food preparation, cooking and service including cook/chill technology; considerable knowledge of principles, methods and practices of food preparation, cooking and service; considerable knowledge of kettle preparation, oven and grill work; considerable knowledge of safety and sanitation problems related to large scale food services operations; considerable knowledge of cook/chill processes; considerable knowledge of policies relating to inmate work forces in correctional facilities; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to keep records and make reports; ability to perform under stress; supervisory ability.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Six (6) years of experience in the preparation and serving of complete daily meals in a large scale ( 500 meals per day) institutional or commercial setting such as a correctional facility, hospital, residential school, extended care facility, rest home or other similar environment.
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been as a Correctional Food Service Supervisor 2 in a supervisory capacity responsible for overseeing staff and operations in a food service area in a correctional facility.
College training in dietetics, hotel, restaurant and/or food services, nutrition or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of one (1) year.
Incumbents in this class must possess a High School Diploma or GED.
Incumbents in this class must be certified as a Qualified Food Operator as defined in Section 19-13-B42 of the regulations for Connecticut State agencies.
Incumbents in this class must possess general good health, be free from any disease or injury which would impair health or usefulness and retain sufficient strength, stamina, agility and visual and auditory acuity to perform all the duties of the class. Permanent appointment will be contingent upon successful completion of a medical and physical examination and drug screening.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to considerable danger of injury from assaultive and/or abusive inmates, disagreeable conditions and significant stress of confinement within a dangerous and volatile prison population.
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in Salary Group CO 12 approved effective November 14, 2003. (Revised to properly slot class based on new negotiated point to pay line)