Food Services Supervisor

State Of Idaho Lewiston , ID 83501

Posted 2 months ago

Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections

To develop productive citizens in active partnership with communities

The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections, Lewiston has an opening for a full-time Food Services Supervisor to join our team. This position provides oversight for the food services program, daily operations, and quality control. This position is also responsible for supervising a team of kitchen staff and overseeing daily meal preparation for juveniles and staff for the Lewiston facility.


Located at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers, Lewiston is a vibrant city with a population of 35,000. The Juvenile Corrections Center - Lewiston is an architecturally secure facility for male juvenile offenders.

It is the last and smallest of the three Idaho Department of Juvenile Correction's facility built. The facility provides on-site education, meals, recreation, clinical and nursing services for up to 36 juveniles, and employs 40 staff.

Learn more about the Lewiston facility here.

The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections has regionalized state facilities for juveniles committed to its custody, making it possible for most juveniles to remain close enough to their communities so parents and other key community members can take part in the juvenile's treatment. State juvenile correctional centers are located in Lewiston, Nampa, and St.

Anthony and provide a full complement of service for up to 268 youth who range from 10 to 20 years of age. Specialized programs exist for adjudicated sex offenders, female offenders, juveniles with a mental health diagnosis, and juveniles with serious chemical dependency issues and co-occurring disorders. The programs offered are recognized as being on the cutting edge of modern juvenile correctional programming and follow nationally accepted standards for the treatment of juvenile offenders.

Each center is equipped with a fully accredited school program whose teachers and staff are trained to meet the wide spectrum of educational challenges prevalent among juvenile offenders. Other programs include professional medical care, food service, and counseling.


Typical responsibilities: confers with cooks in charge of preparing meals to insure adequate amounts of food supplies are on hand to produce planned menus; writes, tests, and adopts new and standardized recipes; plans work schedule for members of dietary unit; interviews and hires cooks and food service workers and evaluates their performance and adherence to food-service standards; trains staff in food service methods meeting institution regulations and policies; plans menus and develops methods for using leftovers and eliminating waste; prepares purchase specifications for food and kitchen equipment.

Food Service Supervisor work involves bending, stooping, and lifting and moving items weighing up to 50 pounds. The work environment requires tolerance to hot and humid conditions.

2.Food Preparation and service.

Typical responsibilities: tastes food for flavor and tests for proper temperature; checks trays, food containers, and plates for appearance and accuracy of servings; insures special diet plans are followed; coordinates activities of preparation area with serving units and schedules; prepares menu items; insures proper portioning and meal delivery to satellite facilities; prepares and serves meals during absence of kitchen personnel; may prepare food for modified diets.

3.Safety and sanitation.

Typical responsibilities: inspect utensils, equipment, and facilities for compliance with sanitation and safety standards and regulations; schedules cleaning assignments to maintain desired level of cleanliness; recommends replacing work utensils and equipment; conducts safety and sanitation training.

  • Good knowledge of: institutional food-service health and safety regulations; procedures and equipment used in storing, preparing, cooking, and serving large quantities of food.

  • Some knowledge of: principles and practices of nutrition and dietetics.

  • Experience: interpreting and applying institutional food-service regulations and standards; planning menus to feed large numbers of people with special dietary needs; supervising and training food service staff.

Specialty: Must hold a current Idaho Food Protection Manager certification or complete an approved Idaho certification course within 30 days of hire.


  • The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections is a drug-free work environment. Immediately after a conditional offer of employment has been extended (before 5:00 pm of the day of the offer), a hire must test free of drugs as a condition of employment.

  • Upon an offer of conditional employment, a hire must complete a criminal history background investigation including, but not limited to a criminal history fingerprint check, and child abuse registry check.

  • Hires will be required to take and pass a TB test during the first 30 days of employment


Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections

P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID



If you have questions,

please contact us at:

(208) 334-5100


EEO Disclaimer:

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.

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