Date:  Apr 24, 2024

LAKE CITY, FL, US, 32025

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Requisition No: 821366 

Agency: Veterans Affairs

Working Title: OPS FOOD CONTROL SPECIALIST (Cook) - 50601375

 Pay Plan: Temp

Position Number: 50601375 

Salary:  15.38/hr. 

Posting Closing Date: 04/24/2024 

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Requisition #821366 



Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs

Robert H. Jenkins Jr. State Veterans' Domiciliary Home

Lake City, Columbia County

Hourly Rate $15.38

Paid Bi-weekly


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



  • Must be willing and able to become a Certified Food Manager upon hire (training will be provided at the facility)
  • Must have at least (1) one year of cooking experience in a commercial style setting (not including fast food)
  • Must be willing and able to work 10-hour shifts
  • Must be willing and able to work weekends and holidays as required
  • Must be willing and able to lift 50 pounds
  • Must be willing and able to work in Lake City, Florida
  • Must have basic computer skills
  • Successful completion of the due diligence process to include, but not ‎limited to, a ‎Level II background check and drug test


  • Food preparation experience in a Long-Term care facility
  • High school diploma or equivalent



Incumbent will work under the supervision of the Food Service Administrator in the day-to-day food service operation at the State Veterans' Domiciliary Home.  Incumbent will ensure that food is stored, prepared, distributed and served under sanitary conditions in a timely manner. Ensures compliance with state and facility safety procedures in the operation of food production and cleaning of equipment. Ensures that clean and sanitary conditions are maintained in all areas of the kitchen food preparation and serving lines.  Operates and maintains equipment used according to FDVA procedures.

  • Assist in preparation of all cold foods. Pull and prep foods for the following 3 days menu
  • Set up steam wells and hot foods for all meals
  • Assist with checking in and putting away grocery orders
  • Rotating stock throughout (dry storage, refrigerators, and freezers). Stock dining room and resident kitchens
  • Assembles, disassembles, and operates dishwashing machine, food chopper, etc., and cleans machines following manufacturer's instructions
  • Maintain dish room, serving area, dining room, and food storage areas in an orderly and sanitary condition
  • Clean all dishes utilizing sanitary techniques
  • Performs general cleaning duties to maintain area in a sanitary condition (examples - cleans food carts, gaskets on refrigerator and freezer doors, walls, floors, windows, ceiling, counters, tables and chairs, stoves, trashcans, refrigerators, freezers, washes pots and pans. Scrapes, de-stains, and washes dishes, glasses, silverware, and takes out trash)
  • Daily and weekly assigned cleaning, as well as any other cleaning assigned by your supervisor
  • Keep chemicals in chemical room and keeps 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/snacks. Record all temperatures in temperature book (food and equipment)
  • Report all faulty equipment to supervisor
  • Attends in-service training classes, department and staff meetings as required
  • Performs all other duties assigned by your supervisor

 This position is an (OPS) Temporary position.



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.

Nearest Major Market: Lake City