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The Food Service Manager III performs highly complex (senior-level) food service supervisory work. Work involves supervising and planning food preparation and service; ensuring prescribed sanitation and safety rules are maintained; calculating food requirements; and preparing reports under the general guidance of the Director of Food Service. Supervises the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Is responsible and accountable for maintaining the department in the absence of the Director.
Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
1. Supervises the preparation and serving of meals.
2. Supervises the setup of dining rooms for service and the designation of lines and equipment to be used.
3. Ensures dining, service, and food preparation areas are maintained in a clean manner and ensures food preparation equipment is properly cleaned and sanitized.
4. Ensures adequate controls are maintained over food preparation quantities and portion sizes.
5. Ensures that perishables and frozen foods are stored under correct temperatures and conditions.
6. Inspects dining, service, and food preparation areas, and food conveyors, for compliance with sanitation, safety, and health regulations.
7. Inspects food items on arrival for quantity, quality, and temperature conditions.
8. Coordinates staff training on safety rules and regulations, sanitary procedures, food preparation and portion control, and the operation of food service equipment.
9. Calculates food requirement estimates.
10. Establishes food service regulations, procedures, and standards.
11. Establishes and administers orientation and in-service training programs.
12. Consults with cooks on food requirements and recipes to be used.
13. Prepares requisitions for food items, supplies, and equipment.
14. May assist in preparing food service budgets.
15. Supervises the work of others.
16. Performs related work as assigned.
Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
1. Knowledge of methods, materials, equipment, and appliances used in quantity food preparation and service; of food storage and preservation; and of sanitation regulations.
2. Skill in the operation, cleaning, and sanitizing of food service appliances and equipment.
3. Ability to calculate food requirements, to maintain accurate records and inventories, and to supervise the work of others.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
1. Must possess valid Texas driver's license or obtain it no later than 90 days after hire date. Applicants with an out-of-state driver's license must provide an original certified driving record from the state of driving licensure. Eligible driving record required based on HHSC Fleet Management policy.
2. May require certification as a food manager by the Department of State Health Services.
Initial Selection Criteria:
1. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is generally preferred.
2. Experience in food service work.
3. At least two (2) years of managerial experience is generally preferred.
Experience and education may be substituted for one another.
Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aid, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct, and HHS OIG list of Excluded Individuals/Entities. Males between the ages of 18-25 must be registered with the Selective Service.
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.
Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the posted minimum of the salary range.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, healthcare workers are considered to be at significant risk for acquiring or transmitting hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and influenza. All of these diseases are vaccine-preventable. As a result, state hospital policy requires employees be vaccinated according to their level of contact with patients. In the event you choose to not be immunized for the influenza virus, you may be required to wear a mask and take other protective measures.
Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include, but not limited to: 92G, CS, FS, 3300, 4D0X1. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.
HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.
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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.