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Recruitment #23-004039-0002


CORR 0008


954 Forrest Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Main Purpose of Job

A Correctional Dietary Manager General is the managerial level of work directing the food service program at a correctional institution which involves the security custody and supervision of adult inmates who prepare and serve meals. This position, under the direction of the Correctional Dietary Regional Manager, provides direct overall supervision for the institutional dietary department. This includes menu adjustment in coordination with the Registered Dietitians from Headquarter, and the DPSCS Registered Dietitian; purchasing, storage, production, service of food, and supplies for the dietary department, supervision of special meals, and the need to assure compliance with DPSCS, COMAR, ACA, and Health Department regulations and sanitation requirements.


The incumbent is responsible for management of all food service activities within the assigned institution(s) in order to ensure compliance with department policy and procedures, and established local, state, and federal regulations.  The duties involved in carrying out this mission include, but are not limited to, the following: Purchasing of food and supplies as well as assuring proper safe storage of these items; Develops, implements, and supervises production activities for inmate and staff meals; Monitors and supervises meal service activities and assure compliance with Regular, Diet, Vegetarian, and Religious Diet standards; Monitors and assures proper storage, preparation, and service of food prepared under strict HACCP regulations; Establishes, monitors, and maintains proper operating conditions within the kitchen to ensure sanitation, accident prevention, and care of equipment; Trains and supervises CDO Supervisors.

The incumbent is responsible for a variety of administrative tasks involved in the management of the institutional food service department in order to promote efficiency by complying with department regulations. These duties include, but are not limited to the following: Staff scheduling and leave management; Completes employee performance appraisals; Participates in interview panels, staff selection, and coordinates training of new employees; Maintains accurate records as related to DCDs; Diet and Food Service Manuals; MCCS; COMAR regulations, OSHA/MOSHA requirements; and ACA regulations.

Maintains security functions affecting dietary operations.

Reviews and updates annually or as needed Post Orders, work policies, and procedures.


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: Three 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 for 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.


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 and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be emailed to or faxed to 410-484-5928. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment.

If you are submitting additional information, the preferred method is to upload it with your application. All uploaded additional information must be received by the closing date and time. If you are unable to upload,
please email the requested information to referencing the recruitment number in the subject line, or fax to 410-484-5928 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information,
recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). Only additional materials that are requested will be accepted for this recruitment.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment Division at 410-585-3999.


If you are having difficulties with submitting your online application, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at <> or

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 recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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