Share this Job


Date: Aug 28, 2021

Location: LAKE CITY, FL, US, 32025

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

Requisition No: 433501 

Agency: Veterans Affairs


Position Number: 50001515 

Salary:  $29,432.00 

Posting Closing Date: 09/30/2021 



Jenkins Veterans Home

Lake City, Columbia County

Annual Starting Salary $29,432.00

Paid Bi-Weekly

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 a personal day. Tuition waiver available for State Universities and Community Colleges (up to six credits per semester).

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



  • Must have at least (1) one year cook experience in a commercial style setting.
  • Willing and able to work 10 hour shifts.
  • Willing and able to work weekends and holidays as required.
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Successful completion Background Screening process to include, but not limited to, a drug test and fingerprinting.
  • Willing and able to work in Lake City, Florida.


Prepare and cook all foods. Assist in preparation of all cold foods. Make jello, all salads, and all desserts. Pull and pre-prep foods for the next 3 days menu.

Help setup and serve all meals, stock dining room (entire drink station and all condiments), and stock resident kitchens.

Clean all tables and chairs after each meal and replace with table clothes after breakfast and lunch daily, take all dirty table clothes down to laundry.

Maintain dish room, serving area, dining room, and food storage areas in an orderly and sanitary condition.  Clean all dishes utilizing sanitary techniques, sweep, mop, and pressure wash kitchen floors, and spot clean the dining room floors. Keep milk box full and clean. Keep chemicals in chemical room and keep chemical room clean and organized (everything off floor). Keep all hand soap and paper towel dispensers filled throughout the kitchen and foodservice restroom.

Prepare bag lunches and make HS sandwiches. Record all temperatures in temperature book (food and equipment).

Complete all daily and weekly assigned cleaning tasks as well as any other cleaning assigned by your supervisor.

Rotate stock throughout (dry storage, refrigerators, and freezers). Report any and all faulty equipment to supervisor. Any and all other duties assigned by your supervisor.

Set up steam wells and hot foods for all meals.

Wrap silverware. Leave table clothes, a clean red bucket w/bleach water, and a towel for evening nursing staff. Leave snacks for evening shift (HS snacks, milk, filled snack rack, and cereal basket). 

Check in and put away stock off trucks.  Assist co-workers as requested by supervisor. Assure all equipment is turned off properly and that all doors are locked at night prior to leaving. 

Attend department and all staff meetings as required.

Any and all other related duties assigned by your supervisor.

This position is in the Career Service System.


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: Lake City