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Recruitment #20-001797-0011

GRADE

6

LOCATION OF POSITION

Department of Juvenile Services
Thomas JS Waxter Children's
375 Red Clay Rd,
Laurel, MD 20724

Main Purpose of Job

Preparation and cooking of food according to DJS menus, standardized recipes, and production sheets while adhering to food safety/sanitation requirements established by HACCP- based standard operating procedures. Maintenance of kitchen and work area in a clean and orderly manner. This relates to the mission by providing safe, nutritious meals for youth housed at a residential program.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   None.

Experience: Three years of experience in food preparation at a public or governmental establishment, such as a restaurant, hospital or comparable institution involving the cooking of meats and vegetables and the preparation of salads and beverages.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute graduation from an accredited vocational/technical high school with a major in food service or a related field for up to two years of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Culinary classifications or Food Services specialty codes in the Equipment Services and Facilities field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

1.Three years of experience in the preparation of food involving the cooking of meats and vegetables and the preparation of salads and beverages in an institutional setting such as hospitals, nursing homes, universities or correctional facilities.
2. Possession of a High School Diploma/GED
3. Possession of a ServSafe Certification 
4. One (1) year experience in the Federal Child Nutrition Program.

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated.  The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work.  Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is strongly urged.  However, if you are unable to apply on line you may mail a paper application to the address below or fax a paper application to the fax number below.  If you choose to fax or use regular mail, you must include on each page of the attachment your First and Last Name, the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin and the last 4 digits of your SS#.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for this recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted:     

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit   

217 E Redwood Street   

Baltimore, MD 21202    

Attn: Shavonne Holman   

Fax number 410-333-4188   

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay    

The resulting Certified Eligible List for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.  

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact DJS Office of Human Resources at djs.ohr@maryland.gov. Include the Recruitment Title/Number that is located at the top of the bulletin.  

Bilingual applicants are welcome to apply for all recruitments.  

DJS values the experience gained by Veterans while serving our country. Veterans are welcome to apply for all current recruitments.  

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