Share this Job

FOOD CONTROL SPECIALIST (Multiple positions & shifts available, including temporary positions.)

Date: Nov 8, 2021

Location: LAND O LAKES, FL, US, 34639

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website.

Requisition No: 401561 

Agency: Veterans Affairs

Working Title: FOOD CONTROL SPECIALIST (Multiple positions & shifts available, including temporary positions.)

Position Number: 50000150 

Salary:  $29,432.00 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 12/31/2021 

Requisition #401561 




Baldomero Lopez State Veterans’ Nursing Home

Land O’ Lakes, Pasco County

Annual Salary: $29,432.00

Paid Bi-weekly: $1,132.00

Excellent retirement package and optional deferred compensation plan.  Health, vision, dental, ‎disability, and other supplemental insurance available at reasonable premium rates.  Paid vacation and ‎sick leave. Nine (9) paid holidays and personal day.  Tuition waiver available for State Universities and ‎Community Colleges (up to 6 credits per semester).‎

***Other Food Control Specialists, including OPS (temporary) positions, may be filled from this advertisement within six (6) months of the closing date***

This is a continuous advertisement for a Food Control Specialist.  Multiple positions; varied shifts; OPS (Temporary) candidates will be selected from this pool.

The advertised salary is effective July 1, 2021.  If you are hired prior to July 1, 2021, the personnel office will provide pay rate information for days worked prior to July 1, 2021.


  • Must be willing and able to work weekends and holidays as required.
  • Must have at least (1) one year cook experience in commercial style cooking.
  • Able to communicate effectively in English: reading, writing, and speaking.
  • Excellent customer service skills and interpersonal skills. 
  • Basic or better computer skills.
  • Successful completion of a Level II Background Screening and drug test.


  • Incumbent will work under the supervision of the Food Service Director with direct supervision from Food Production and Services Supervisor in the day to day food service operation.
  • Responsible for compliance with state and facility safety procedures in the operation of production and cleaning of equipment.
  • Responsible for ensuring that clean and sanitary conditions are maintained in all areas of the kitchen food preparation and serving lines; turn on and set temperature on grills, stoves, deep fryer, and broiler.
  • Operate and maintain equipment used according to FDVA procedures.
  • Responsible for estimate food requirements; preparation and cooking of all types of hot and cold food items according to menu and approved recipes. Cut and de-bone ham, poultry, and fish.  Slice meats according to menu needs. Utilize leftover meat items.
  • Place food items on serving lines and keep serving line well stocked.
  • Maintain, check, and control kitchen inventory to determine quantities available as well as amounts needed for operation. Assist with purchase requests for food, cleaning supplies, utensils, pots and pans, dishes and paper products.
  • Verify incoming shipments and receipts in the absence of stock person.
  • Attend in-service training classes and performs related duties assigned by supervisor.
  • Performs other related duties as required including special catering events and meal charges.

This position is in the Career Service System.

We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers and use E-Verify. 



The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Tampa