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Food Preparation Coordinator
Agency: Rehabilitation Services
Office: ARS/ACTI
Section: Food Service
Date Posted: 12/07/2018
Posting Expires: 12/20/2018
Summary
The Food Preparation Coordinator is responsible for inspecting and preparing food commodities for production, conducting inventory and production control measures, and maintaining and cleaning equipment. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Receives, inspects, stores, and records quantities of food commodities. Records quantity of food commodities received and issued to cooks. Prepares and cooks foods on a regular basis or for special guests. Negotiates with supply company representatives to determine order details, estimates supply requirements, and orders supplies to maintain inventories. Performs food preparation duties, including preparing of food commodities, calculating needed amounts of goods, ensuring accurate measurements of recipe quantities, labeling and storing leftover items, and ordering weekly supplies. Maintains equipment and area by sharpening blades, oiling machines, and cleaning floors, ovens, bakery coolers, freezers, doughnut machines, other appliances, and storage areasOversees activities of other food preparation staff, as needed, by assigning and reviewing work and training new employees. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective distribution of goods. Knowledge of principles, processes, and techniques of food preparation. Knowledge of customer needs and services related to food commodities. Knowledge of techniques and equipment for food products for consumption, including storage/handling techniques. Knowledge of equipment and methods of preparing food. Ability to conduct inventory and maintain related records. Ability to clean and maintain food preparation equipment.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of experience in institutional and/or commercial food service operations or a related field; including one year in a leadership capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Qualifications
The Food Preparation Supervisor is a working supervisor who is responsible for the daily operation for the dietary department of an institutional, large scale food service operation which serves 3 meals daily, 7 days a week to students who have been diagnosed with various disabilities. Job duties include making daily work assignments, evaluating and providing feedback and direction to subordinates, handling disciplinary actions and counseling through to their yearly performance evaluations. This person ensures the majority of the kitchen responsibilities are handled while ensuring the production levels are met and maintained throughout the serving times. This Food Preparation Supervisor must ensure the National School Lunch Program meal patterns and recipes are followed and
that proper serving portions are given. This person provides customer service and handles situations which arise and require quick decision
making. This person needs to be able to multi-task effectively and be self-motivated. This person must also be able to identify the components of a School Lunch Program approved meal and make sure the students under the age of 21 are receiving reimbursable meals. The person in this position will ensure that all State Health Department regulations are being met in regards to food preparation,
food service and department cleanliness as well as ensure all agency and state emergency procedures are followed. All employees in the Dietary Department work one-on-one with disabled students to prepare them for a job in the food service industry. They will need the ability to use a computer with WORD, EXCEL and ADOBE programs as well as a calculator, and various thermometers including refrigerator/freezer, digital and infrared and to assist in the inventory procedure monthly. This supervisor must be able to operate basic equipment from small utensils to large scale food preparation equipment such as steam kettles, steamers, dishwashers, etc.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
Applicants must complete each item on the State of Arkansas application to be considered for employment. Incomplete applications and Resumes only WILL NOT be accepted.

If a college degree is required for the position for which you are applying, bring a copy of your transcript with you if you are selected for an interview.

Method of pay is direct deposit. Checking or savings account required if hired.

Participation (6%) in contributory Retirement Plan is required if hired.
Job Details
Position No.: 22081708
Class Code: S068C
Grade: GS02
Salary Range: $23,335.00 - $33,836.00 per year
Background
check required?
Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Hot Springs
Job County/Region: Garland
Contact Information
Contact name: Karen Pickering
Phone: 501-701-6215
Email: karen.pickering@arkansas.gov
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