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Under direction, in a State correctional facility in the Department of Corrections or Department of the Youth Authority, to lead, instruct, and work with employees and helpers from the resident population engaged in serving meals and cleaning and maintaining work areas, equipment, and utensils; to be in charge of a dining room, central pot-washing room or vegetable room, or clean-up operations in a bake shop or other comparable assignments; to maintain order and supervise the conduct of inmates, wards, residents, or patients; to protect and maintain the safety of persons and property; may lead, instruct, or supervise inmates, wards, or resident workers; and to do other work as required.
In a State correctional facility, supervises the serving and portion control of food in a large dining room; assigns posts to dining room employees and helpers from the resident population and trains and instructs them in serving methods and sanitation standards; supervises and assists with table setting, dining room preparation for meal service, cleaning of tables after meals, and maintenance and arrangement of a dining and serving area, equipment, and utensils; maintains uniform food-handling practices and standards of safety and sanitation in an assigned dining room; observes and reports on residents' attitudes toward foods served; keeps food acceptance and plate wastage records; supervises the cleaning of cooking pots and equipment in a central pot-washing room; operates and maintains pot- washing machinery; supervises the preparation of fruits and vegetables for cooking in a central vegetable room and operates and maintains machinery used in the preparation of fruits and vegetables; supervises clean-up operations in the bake shop and such other duties as bread slicing, weighing ingredients, and allocation and distribution of bakery items to the inmates, wards, residents, and patients; evaluates the performance of employees and helpers from the resident population and recommends appropriate action; orders, receives, and supervises storage and inventory of supplies; keeps records and makes reports; maintains order and supervises the conduct of persons committed to the Departments of Corrections and the Youth Authority; prevents escapes and injury by these persons to themselves or others or to property; maintains security of working areas and work materials; inspects premises and searches inmates, wards, residents, or patients for contraband, such as weapons or illegal drugs.
One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Food Service Technician I (Correctional Facility) or Food Service Technician I.
Two years of experience in the distribution and service of foods in large quantity. This experience must have included the cleaning and maintaining of equipment and work areas.
Knowledge of: Arrangement and operation of dining rooms and food service counters; various types of dining room and service utensils and equipment and their uses; methods of cleaning and maintaining food service areas, utensils, and equipment; dining room sanitation and safety measures; methods of cleaning and preparing foods for cooking and storing food; operation and maintenance of various types of machinery used in pot-washing, bake shop, and vegetable preparation; effective personnel practices and general pantry operation.
Ability to: Communicate at a level required for successful job performance; supervise helpers; give on-the-job instructions to helpers; keep records and prepare reports; read and follow serving instructions for therapeutic diets.
Sympathetic understanding of and willingness to work with the resident population of a State correctional facility; personal cleanliness; and freedom from communicable diseases.
Persons appointed to positions in this class must be reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental, and emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well-being or that of their fellow employees or that of inmates.
Assignments during tour of duty may include sole responsibility for the supervision of inmates and/or the protection of personal and real property.