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FOOD PREPARATION SPECIALIST
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Office: Dietary
Section: Fayetteville Veterans Home
Date Posted: 04/17/2017
Posting Expires: None
Summary
The Food Preparation Specialist is responsible for overseeing food preparation, service, and storage and maintaining cleanliness of the kitchen work area. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Monitors cooking of foodstuffs, according to menus, special dietary or nutritional restrictions, and numbers of portions to be served. Cleans and inspects equipment, kitchen appliances, and work areas, in order to ensure cleanliness and functional operation. Cleans, cuts, and cooks meat, fish, and poultry, as necessary. Compiles and maintains records of food use and expenditures. Determines meal prices based on calculations of ingredient prices. Requisitions food supplies, kitchen equipment and appliances based on estimates of future needs. Apportions and serves food as necessary. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of the preparation, service, and storage of foodstuffs. Knowledge of sanitation and safety requirements of a food service facility. Ability to oversee food service operationsAbility to coordinate work activities of subordinates. Ability to prepare and serve food.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The ability to read, write, and follow oral and written instructions; plus two years of experience in institutional cooking or a related field, including six months 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
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
Benefit Package Includes: Health & Life Insurance, Vacation & Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Credit Union Available, Retirement, Career Bonus, and Deferred Compensation.

Direct Deposit is required for employment according to Act 1887 of 2005.

All ADVA applicants must complete a drug screen and background check if applicable.

TWO-YEAR EMPLOYMENT BAN: The following will result in the selectee (whether internal or external applicant) being banned from applying for employment with ADVA for two years:

If the drug test is not performed within 48 hours (unless an extension is granted). If the drug test is positive. A test is considered to be positive if the test results indicate that the sample has been tampered with in any way or that the selectee has attempted to falsify the test results, including the use of masking agents or chemicals.If the selectee fails to appear for drug testing without notifying the hiring official that he/she is declining the position.



ONLY COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WITH WORK HISTORY WILL BE ACCEPTED. RESUMES IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED STATE APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

It is important that you submit complete and accurate information and that you complete the application form according to instructions. List all prior work experience, beginning with your most recent employment. Include all experience, position held, volunteer or unpaid work; however, you should also include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Point of Contact:

Sara Terry
Human Resources
501 Woodlane Drive, Suite 230C
Little Rock, AR 72201
Point of Contact: Sara Terry
Phone: (501) 683-1386 Fax: (501)682-4833
Email: sara.terry@arkansas.gov
Job Details
Position No.: 22163685
Class Code: S085C
Grade: C104
Salary Range: $17,102.00 - $26,144.00 per year
Background
check required?
Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Fayetteville
Job County/Region: Washington
Contact Information
Contact name: Peggy McCoy
Phone: 479-695-0156
Email: peggy.mccoy@arkansas.gov
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