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Date: Feb 14, 2020

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Requisition No: 109281 

Agency: Juvenile Justice

Working Title: FOOD SUPPORT WORKER - 80082705

Position Number: 80082705 

Salary:  $800.00 Bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 02/26/2020 

The Department of Juvenile Justice salutes our heroes.


We are honored to have the opportunity to support our nation’s veterans and their families.


 We value the service given to our country and support the hiring of service members and military spouses.



The Right Service, the Right Way, at the Right Time




Location Information: Brevard Regional Juvenile Detention Center, 5225 Dewitt Ave., Cocoa, Florida 32927  


Minimum Biweekly Rate of Pay: $800.00 Bi-weekly (In accordance with current spending restrictions, an internal promotion into the position will be filled at the minimum of the pay grade or up to 5% of the employee’s current rate, whichever is higher.)


Contact Person:  Derrick Cason     321-690-3400




Responsible for storage, preparation and serving of food to youth and staff in a secure facility.  Works at all assigned stations in the food service area.    Prepares all types of foods from preliminary stage and cooks those foods to a finished state.  Prepares and cooks all foods and supplemental items necessary for all diets.  Prepares food in accordance to recipe and pull sheets. 


Responsible for following set menu or special diet order as directed by the Food Service Director or other administrative staff.  Interprets the menu and correctly fill youth and staff meals according to the established menu.


Sets up and breaks down food service line as assigned.


Responsible for specific general cleaning duties in the general kitchen, storage, dish room and food service line.


Responsible for using appropriate cleaning products and following instructions provided on the cleaning products. Wash's dishes, pots, pans, and other utensils following approved sanitation methods.  Carry trash and/or refuse to garbage disposal and dumpster.  Clean trash cans.  Assist in the unloading and loading of delivery trucks.  


Responsible for completing documentation for Child Nutrition Programs; temperature logs, storage records and production records.


Responsible for assisting in or conducting inventory of food, supplies, small wares and equipment as needed.


Must be able to use all food service equipment.  May be asked to use a food processor, slicer, fryer or mixer to prepare meals.


Adheres to appropriate food safety guidelines during all stages of cooking, storing and cleaning process.  Must be able to understand and follow Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point requirements. 


Verifies that foods are stored, prepared and served at the accurate temperatures.  Prepares assigned reports to support that accurate temperatures are followed.   


Attends training as needed and incorporates information learned into daily job duties and responsibilities.


Complies with the requirements set forth in S215.422, Florida Statutes, Prompt Payment Compliance Law.


Performs other related duties as assigned.




This position requires the ability to stand for long periods, some heavy lifting, pulling, and squatting. 


Knowledgeable of and understand general food safety and sanitation practices. 


Preferred Minimum Qualifications:


Preference will be given to candidates with one year of food service experience; or completion of a program of study from a vocational/technical school in a food service area.


Must be at least 19 years of age.


Employees in this position will be required to work overtime with little or no notice and may be required to flex out or alter work schedules.


Due to the facility hours of 24/7, this position requires shift schedules and employees are required to work a shift schedule, which includes rotating shifts, evenings, weekends and holidays with varying days off.


Must successfully complete a drug screening and background screening prior to employment.




All prospective candidates will be subject to a sex offender check, criminal background checks (state, local, and national) and pre-employment drug screening.


DJJ participates in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility).         

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: Melbourne