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Line Supervisor (Food Service)

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Location: Meridian, MS
Job ID: 47692
Facility: East Mississippi Corr. Center

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Begin a rewarding career in criminal justice while helping to ensure your community’s safety!

At the East Mississippi Correctional Facility located in Meridian, Mississippi, our foundation is based upon the philosophies of improving the lives of others and making a social impact. We provide a secure working environment for our staff while offering an at-risk population effective rehabilitation opportunities to assist with leading a healthier, more productive life. In addition to competitive wages and an opportunity to impact lives, Management & Training Corporation team members enjoy a variety of benefits including:

  • Medical, vision, and prescription drug benefits
  • Dental benefits
  • Life insurance
  • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability benefits
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Employee assistance program
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Paid holidays
  • Bereavement leave
  • Civic duty and military leave
  • Travel insurance
  • Education assistance

Position Summary

Reports to the production supervisor. Directs the work of residents assigned to the dining area. Responsible for maintaining a clean, safe and sanitary kitchen area, to include food preparation areas, tools and equipment, and assisting in the service and preparation of facility meals based on pre-planned menus, in compliance with Management & Training Corporation (MTC) and Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) directives.

 Essential Functions

  1. Clean and sanitize all food preparation equipment and ensure that it is kept in safe and operable condition.
  2. Maintain kitchen equipment in orderly workable condition. Ensure work area is safe, clean and sanitary at all times.
  3. Ensure the count and control of all kitchen tools. Provide an accurate count of all control items at the beginning and end of each shift.
  4. Direct the work of residents in the serving of meals as required.
  5. Ensure moping, scrubbing, refinishing and spot cleaning  of kitchen floors is completed.
  6. Oversee the cleaning, sanitizing and deodorizing of the rest rooms.
  7. Ensure that counts are performed accurately for all residents assigned to the kitchen.
  8. Pull and prepare items needed for next meal preparation.
  9. It is expected the incumbent will work overtime when directed to do so.
  10. This position requires long periods of standing and walking.
  11. Must be able to perform physical requirements such as pushing and pulling meal carts, and lifting foodservice related items.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED required. 
  • One (1) year full-time, wage-earning experience in correctional, commercial, or institutional food preparation or food service industry preferred. 
  • Must obtain and maintain required certifications for food service in the state of Mississippi. 
  • Valid driver license in the state of Mississippi with an acceptable driving record required, unless waived by management.

Post Hire Requirements

Must successfully complete annual in-service training requirements.


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