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Recruitment #19-004041-0001




30420 Revells Beck Road

Westover, MD  21871

Main Purpose of Job

Under direction of the Director of Correctional Food Services and Institutional managing officers (Eastern Region), the incumbent provides direct oversight for ECI's dietary departments through the institutions dietary managers. This includes Cook Chill management, and menu planning in coordination with the Registered Dietitians from Headquarters, and the DPSCS Registered Dieticians; purchasing and service of dietary equipment, food and supplies for the dietary department, storage and production; as well as compliance with various licensing agencies, State and Local Health department.


  • Plans, organizes and directs the correctional food service programs at correctional facilities within an assigned geographical area
  • Formulates food service policies, which may involve implementation and development of procedural manuals
  • Establishes and maintains standards for all food purchasing, production, serving sanitation and safety
  • Plans, organizes and directs in-service training programs for all food service personnel
  • Plans, organizes and coordinates food production with delivery and serving functions to assure that menu and production schedules are met
  • Develops sound cost accounting and purchasing practices to meet the needs of the food service programs
  • Directs the preparation of work schedules for food service personnel of the assigned institutions
  • Coordinates the implementation of medically required diets with production personnel
  • Implements policy on Standards of Conduct and Internal Disciplinary Administrative Process


Education:   A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in food service management, nutrition, dietetics, home economics, business administration, public administration or a closely related field.

Experience: Four years of supervisory experience in a large-scale food service operation in an institutional, commercial, industrial or similar organization.


1. Candidates may substitute additional experience on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in food service management, dietetics, nutrition, home economics, business administration, public administration or a closely related field two years of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience in correctional institutional specialty codes in the criminal justice field of work at a rate of two years of military experience for the required experience.




1. Employees who have not already done so must meet the required selection standards and successfully complete the training prescribed by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission for a Correctional Officer during their probationary period, (Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209). Selection standards for correctional officer training are listed in detail in the Code of Maryland Regulations Title 12, Subtitle 10, Chapter 01 and include the following:

U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien status
Must be at least 21 years of age
A completed background investigation
Oral interview
Physical examination.

2. Employees in this classification are subject to call-in 24 hours a day and, therefore, must provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.

3. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to:

Attn: DPSCS HRSD Tiffany Arrington, 300 East Joppa Road, Suite 1107, Towson, MD 21286. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.  Materials may also be faxed to (410) 585-0570.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Tiffany Arrington at Recruitment, Examination & Retention Unit at

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at (410) 767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service (800) 735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.