Food Service, Lead (20-8152)

State Of Alaska Eagle River , AK 99577

Posted 3 months ago

The Department of Corrections, Division of Institutions, is recruiting for a Food Service Lead position, at the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center (HMCC) located in Eagle River, Alaska.

  • This posting has been extended to increase the applicant pool. If you have already applied, there is no need to reapply*

What you will be doing:

The job duties for a Food Service Lead at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center will involve, but are not limited to:

Supervision of approximately 30 inmates in all aspects of preparation and serving nutritious, well-balanced meals for approximately 400 inmates in a secure institutional setting.

Train inmates in the art of food preparation, cooking, sanitation, personal hygiene, safety, and the correct use of institutional kitchen equipment in accordance with the State of Alaska, Department of Environmental Conservation Food Code. This includes preparation of special diets, such as: vegetarian, low cholesterol/low fat, diabetic, food allergy, finger food, and other medically-prescribed diets.

Ensure that security procedures are followed as they pertain to use and storage of knives and other sharps, foods, and contraband.

Check menus daily to ensure proper items are available in the amounts needed.

Instruct kitchen inmate workers in receiving, accounting for, and storing groceries and other supplies.

Conducting inventories and making sure items are properly stored, dated, and rotated as needed.

Ensure that standard recipes are followed and each food item is portioned properly.

Our organization, mission and culture:

Mission Statement:

  • The Alaska Department of Corrections enhances the safety of our communities. We provide secure confinement, reformative programs, and a process of supervised community reintegration.*

The benefits of joining our team:

At Hiland Mountain Correctional Center, you will be joining an elite group of dedicated individuals who work as a team for the benefit of the facility and the department.

This position offers a valuable career opportunity with excellent benefits within the Department of Corrections. You are encouraged to apply if you are interested in advancing your career.

The working environment you can expect:

Hiland Mountain Correctional Center is the State of Alaska's dedicated facility for housing female prisoners. Located in Eagle River, Alaska, it is a peaceful, private, heavily-wooded setting, with breathtaking views of the Chugach Mountains.

The institution includes 11 buildings, containing approximately 120,000 square feet of space. It sits on approximately 62.7 acres of land adjacent to Eagle River, Alaska. It has the capacity for approximately 400 prisoners.

Who we are looking for:

The ideal candidate for this position will demonstrate the following skills, knowledge and abilities:

  • Effective communication skills and the ability to coach, mentor and direct inmate workers

  • Be able to read, understand, and follow verbal and written instructions

  • Plan and manage resources

  • Set priorities and make competent, problem-solving decisions when necessary

  • Maintain a professional demeanor, especially in difficult or sensitive situations and maintain cooperative relationships with other employees and prisoners

  • Food Service experience

We value staff members who operate with a high level of initiative, have good interpersonal skills, and who can adapt to dynamic work environment.

Minimum qualifications are based on the ability to meet the Competency Specifications listed on the Local 71 website. Competency Specifications identify the levels of work and wage grades within the career area, the core and specific competencies of the career area, required work behaviors, certifications, and physical requirements. The competency specification for this job class is available at

All applicants are encouraged to register with the Local 71 Union prior to applying for this position. If offered this position, Local 71 enrollment will be required no later than 30 days after accepting the position. Local 71 website:


ServSafe Food Worker Card

If selected for an interview, please bring:


2.List of 3 professional references that must include current or previous supervisors.

3.Three most recent performance evaluations, or a written explanation as to why you are unable to provide them.

4.Any certification that are pertinent to the job.


Must meet LTC competency specification for a Food Service Lead to qualify for this position. List of Competency Specification can be located at:

After appointment to the position, the candidate will need to successfully gain a Certified Food Protection Certification as per 18 AAC 31.325.


The Department of Corrections follows and maintains federal and state requirements standards including, but not limited to, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards which apply to all public and private institutions that house adult or juvenile offenders. PREA standards preclude the department from hiring or promoting anyone who has engaged in, or been convicted of any conduct which would violate PREA standards related to sexual assault including:

  • Sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility, or other institution;

  • Convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or,

  • Has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described above.


If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position.Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview.


Education completed in foreign colleges, universities, or high schools may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the post-secondary institution or high school. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.


If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.


Please be aware - this position requires the use of the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN)/Alaska Corrections Offender Management System (ACOMS). A security clearance issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is necessary to use APSIN/ACOMS. DPS will deny security clearance for any applicant who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in this state or another jurisdiction, or who may be a fugitive from justice. Additionally, security clearance will be withdrawn if DPS discovers that material information was falsified or omitted at the time of the initial application for security clearance.


All Department of Corrections employees are required to be fingerprinted. The successful candidate must pass a criminal history check.


This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.


Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465- 4095. If you choose to be contacted by email, please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the '' domains. For information on allowing emails from the '' domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at


The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or 465-4095 in Juneau or (907) 465-3412 (TTY) or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at the address above. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.


Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to

For applicant password assistance please visit:

For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at:

Name: Anisa Davis, Administrative Officer

Phone: 907-696-9117



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