The Department of Corrections, State Correctional Institution(SCI) at Phoenix is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated person with the required experience to work as Corrections Food Service Instructor.This position functions as lead worker by assigning, participating in, and reviewing routine and specialized tasks performed by inmates in the areas of pre-preparation, production, service, and baking. You will ensure proper control over inmates by enforcing custody and security regulations and inspect all food service areas, equipment, and food for conformance with established safety and sanitation standards.
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If you have the required experience and are looking to start your career with an exciting public service agency, the Department of Corrections wants to hear from you!
Work Schedule/Other Information
Work Hours & Days
8:00pm, rotating weekends and holidays.
This position is 40 hours per week.
This position is eligible for full retirement benefits at age 50 or 55.
This position is subject to the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement.
Please Note: Selected candidates who are new to employment within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will begin employment at the starting annual salary of $42,396.00 (before taxes)
If you are selected for hire and you are not a current Commonwealth employee, this position requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start of your employment. You are considered to be fully vaccinated two weeks after your second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines) or two weeks after receiving a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., the Johnson & Johnson vaccine). If you are not fully vaccinated prior to the start of your employment, or you have not received an accommodation exempting you from the Commonwealth's vaccination policy based on a medical or religious reason, your job offer will be rescinded.
If you are selected for hire and you are a current Commonwealth employee, this position requires you to be either fully vaccinated prior to starting in this position OR undergo weekly testing for COVID-19. Unless you have received an accommodation exempting you from the Commonwealth's vaccination policy based on a medical or religious reason, if you are not fully vaccinated prior to starting in this position and you refuse to undergo weekly COVID-19 testing, your job offer will be rescinded.
Two years of experience in food preparation, production, and service of a variety of complete meal menus in an institutional food service operation, food catering service, restaurant, or in a similar large-scale food production operation;
Any equivalent combination of experience and training.
2 years of experience in a large-scale food production operation in food preparation.
Preferred Qualifications (preferred but not required)
ServSafe food handler certification.
2 years of experience as a chef, sous chef or a line cook.
1 year experience working with modified, specialized or therapeutic diet.
1 year of food production experience in a hospital, nursing home, assisted living facility, Military or correctional facility setting.
The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania.
The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.
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