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Food Service Director, Victor Cullen

Recruitment #21-001445-0004


The Victor Cullen Center (VCC) traces its origins to 1907 when it was built and originally named Hilltop State Hospital.  The facility was the first state-funded tuberculosis sanatorium in Maryland. In 1965, the facility became a reform school for boys. In 2007, DJS re-opened VCC as a regional hardware secure treatment center for male youth. VCC serves up to 48 male youth who have been ordered by the courts to receive treatment services in a secure environment. The treatment program serves male youth primarily between the ages of 14 and 18, and typically lasts four to six months although the treatment may be extended, if necessary. VCC provides dietary, medical, educational and counseling services as well as space for recreation. In addition to receiving services, youth residing at VCC attend school in the facility year round, five days a week for six hours a day.




Victor Cullen Center

6000 Cullen Drive

Sabillasville, MD 21780 

Main Purpose of Job

Food Administrator II encompasses the managerial levels of work in the food service program of a dietary department at a State facility, hospital or residential institution. The position involves managing and directing food service programs that include menu planning, procuring food and the preparing and serving of meals.


The Department of Juvenile Services currently has a vacancy for Food Administrator II located at the Victor Cullen Center in Sabillasville, MD.  The position will act as a program director and administrator for all activities of the food service operation at the Victor Cullen Center.  The position supports the mission of the agency by providing safe, nutritious, and appetizing meals and snacks for youth housed at the Victor Cullen Center.


Education:   A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Two years of experience managing large-scale food service operations in an institutional, commercial, industrial or similar organization.


1. Candidates may substitute additional experience supervising in a large-scale food service operation on a year-for-year basis for up to four years of the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Food Services Officers classifications or Food Services Manager and Services Officer specialty codes in the food service management field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding these qualifications.

  • Experience supervising a large-scale food service operation in an institutional, commercial, industrial or similar organization.
  • Possession of an advanced degree in Food & Beverage Management, Hospitality Management, Dietetics, Nutrition, Food Service Management, Restaurant and Food Services Management, Culinary Arts, Institutional Administration or closely related fields.
  • Experience in food production or service in an institutional setting such as hospitals, nursing homes, universities or correctional facilities.


Employees in this classification may be subject to call-in, and therefore, will be required to provide the facility with a telephone number at which they can be reached.


Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be placed on the eligible list categorized as QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED OR BEST QUALIFIED. Candidates shall be certified to the eligible list for a period of one year.   This list will be used by the DJS hiring agency to select employees.


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 (and on separate pages, if necessary) 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.



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

   One Center Plaza

   120 W. Fayette St. 

   Baltimore, MD 21201

   Attn: Jakiraman Jones

   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   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.