SPECIAL ENTRANCE RATE FOR A FOOD SERVICE SPECIALIST 3 IS $10 HOURLY!
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
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(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process. Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to our Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at www.jobs.la.gov).
For further information about this vacancy contact:
Tina Hill Conley
Human Resources Specialist
Human Resources Analyst
One year of food service experience in a commercial, industrial, military or institutional food service operation which involved the actual preparation of food.
Training in food technology, food service management or in a food service related curriculum in a trade school or technical institute will substitute for the required experience on a month for month basis.
College credit in food and nutrition; dietetics; food service preparation; home economics; or hotel, food service, restaurant or institutional management will substitute for the required experience on the basis of one semester hour for one month of experience.
Preparation of food includes tasks such as cooking; baking; chopping vegetables or fruits; meat cutting/butcher duties; making salads, sandwiches, toast, or desserts; and short-order or fast food cooking such as frying or deep frying. It will not be necessary for classified employees to provide an official job description (SF-3), or to provide percentages of time spent preparing food. Describing food preparation tasks on the application will be sufficient. Experience which involved no food preparation, such as fast food cashiering and serving; or food service worker experience consisting only of serving, tray preparation, cleaning, washing dishes, and/or bussing tables will not qualify.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Function of Work:
To perform advanced level cooking tasks within a food service operation.
Level of Work:
General from a Food Service Specialist 5 or above.
Location of Work:
All state agencies.
Differs from Food Service Specialist 2 by presence of advanced-level cooking tasks.
Differs from Food Service Specialist 4-A and 4-B by the absence of complex food service activities involving highly specialized research studies or preparing/serving specialized food products according to the guidelines of a franchise operation.
Differs from Food Service Specialist 5 by the absence of supervisory responsibility.
Examples of Work
Serves as advanced level cook.
Performs the full range of cooking duties within a food service operation.
Estimates food needs and requisitions, receives, and distributes food supplies to subordinate cooks.
Plans and directs the preparation of foods for immediate consumption and preservation of foods for future use.
Performs work involving the use of high heat, open flames, and steam, and is exposed to harsh chemicals, gases, and cleansers.
Reports to supervisors any unsafe working conditions and defective equipment.
Serves as baker in a food service section.
Oversees assistants in mixing, kneading, and preparation of bread, rolls, biscuits, cakes, and pastries.
Estimates ingredients and requisitions supplies; receives and distributes supplies to subordinates.
Inspects bakery supplies for conformance to specifications and assesses quality and adherence to quality required.
Assumes complete responsibility for preparation and production of all baked items in accordance with menus prepared by registered dietitians.
Calculates and adjusts recipes according to production requirements and accurately weighs and measures all ingredients to ensure conformity of products.
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