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Correctional Food Service Manager

Location: Venus, TX
Job ID: 47471
Facility: Corrections

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Work with a purpose! Join a team with values that match your own and make a difference in the lives of people needing second chances.

Sanders Estes Unit located in Venus, Texas is seeking a Food Service Manager to join our team of correctional professionals. You will work as a member of a close-knit team that strives to ensure the safety of community while making a difference in the lives of those on the inside.

Position title: Food Service Manager

Facility name: Sanders Estes Unit

Location: 1100 FM 1807, Venus, TX 76084

Pay: $26.50 per hour ($55,120 per year)

Benefit package includes:

  • Health/dental/vision/life insurance
  • 401(k) with company match 
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays (9 total)
  • Professional development assistance
  • Career advancement opportunities

Job responsibilities: The Food Service Manager directly supervises the line specialists, production supervisor, and offenders assigned to the food service department.  This position is responsible for the management of food services, which includes the offender dining hall and special food services in compliance with Management & Training Corporation (MTC) and Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) directives.

Essential Functions:

  1. Ensures dining, service, and food preparation areas and equipment are maintained in a clean and sanitary manner; and ensures compliance with sanitation, safety, and health regulations.
  2. Provide staff training; evaluate staff performance and implement organizational and personnel changes as approved by the assistant warden and human resources.
  3. Inspects food for quantity, quality, and temperature; assures proper storage and use of inventory; and supervises the monitoring and logging of temperatures.
  4. Instructs employees and offenders on safety rules and regulations, proper use of soaps and chemicals including Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), sanitary procedures, food preparation and portion control, and the operation of food service equipment.
  5. Advises on food requirements and recipes; and calculates monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual food requirements; prepares and approves requisitions for food items, supplies, and equipment.
  6. Prepares daily menus; ensures adequate controls are maintained over food preparation quantities and portion sizes; prepares menus for special diet requirements of offenders; and reviews cooks’ worksheets for accuracy.
  7. Oversees the department budget assuring the department operates efficiently and within budget; prepares budget reports and reconciles the budget monthly.
  8. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of employees and offenders; reviews employee and offender work schedules for adequate coverage; establishes and administers orientation and departmental in-service training programs for food service staff and offenders.
  9. Perform security functions including “pat” and “strip” searches, by squatting and bending to perform such functions.
  10. Regular and predictable attendance is required.
  11. Promote the development of positive social skills through modeling appropriate behaviors and intervening when inappropriate behaviors are observed; provide regular feedback to staff regarding social skills procedures and intervention techniques.
  12. Maintain accountability of staff, offenders and property; adhere to safety practices.

It is expected that the incumbent shall perform other duties as assigned within his/her capabilities as determined by management.

Position requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited senior high school or equivalent or GED. 
  • Three years full-time, wage-earning experience in correctional, commercial, or institutional food service preparation or management. Thirty semester hours from a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or equivalent technical trade school courses in the field of culinary, hotel, or restaurant management may be substituted for one year of the required experience on a year-for-year basis for a maximum substitution of two years. 
  • Two years full-time, wage-earning experience in the supervision of employees.
  • Two years full-time, wage-earning correctional custody or law enforcement experience.
  • Must have or be able to obtain current, valid ServSafe Food Safety Certification by an authorized association, organization, or government entity with twelve months of employment date.  Must maintain valid certification for continued employment in position.
  • Valid driver’s license in the state of Texas with an acceptable driving record required, unless waived by management.

Post Hire Requirements:  Must successfully complete annual in-service training requirements to include physical agility testing and pass an annual background check, both of which must be approved by TDCJ.

Why: Work with a purpose. Make a real difference every day.

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