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Date: Mar 31, 2021

Location: LAND O LAKES, FL, US, 34639

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Requisition No: 186901 

Agency: Veterans Affairs

Working Title: OPS FOOD SUPPORT WORKER - 50507057

Position Number: 50507057 

Salary:  $8.78 per hour 

Posting Closing Date: 06/30/2021 



Baldomero Lopez State Veterans’ Nursing Home

Land O’ Lakes, Pasco County

Starting Rate: $8.78 per hour

Paid Bi-weekly

 May be eligible for limited benefits.

***Other OPS Food Support Worker positions may be filled from this advertisement within Six (6) months of the closing date.***


  • Willingness and ability to work weekends and holidays as required.
  • Must have at least One (1) year experience cooking in a commercial or cafeteria-style setting.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in the English language: reading, writing, speaking.
  • Successful completion of our employment screening process to include, but not limited to a drug test and finger printing.


Applicants with the following experience will be given preference:

  • Food preparation experience in a Long-Term care facility.


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 left over 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 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: Tampa