Date:  Feb 29, 2024


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Requisition No: 812261 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: FOOD PRODUCTION & SVS SUPV - SES - 60010243

Position Number: 60010243 

Salary:  $32,760 - $35,938.53 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 03/11/2024 

The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is the state of Florida’s social services agency. The agency oversees services for child safety, fostering, adoption, domestic violence, adult protective services, refugees, homelessness, mental health, substance abuse, childcare providers, human trafficking and public assistance. The agency’s mission is to work in partnership with local communities to protect the vulnerable, promote strong and economically self-sufficient families, and advance personal and family recovery and resiliency.

Within DCF, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMH) Program office is recognized as the single state authority for substance abuse and mental health services. The Office of SAMH is statutorily responsible for the planning, evaluation, and implementation of a comprehensive statewide system of care for the prevention, treatment, and recovery of children and adults with serious mental illnesses or substance use disorders.

Northeast Florida State Hospital (NEFSH) is a 613-bed, licensed mental health treatment facility that provides person-centered services to adults suffering from severe and persistent mental illness. The hospital, located in Macclenny, was established in 1959 and is the largest state operated civil treatment facility. 






This is a highly responsible and professional position that will serve as a Food Production and Service Supervisor at the Northeast Florida State Hospital. This position will collaborate with each section within the state facilities and be required to use independent judgement, take initiative in carrying out duties and responsibilities and should be extraordinarily detail oriented. 


Specific Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Supervises seven kitchen employees in the proper preparation, cooking and serving of foods to ensure optimum customer satisfaction.
  • Provides feedback and corrective action as indicated.
  • Ensures that subordinates have the appropriate equipment to accomplish their duties as needed.
  • Completes performance evaluations in a timely manner.
  • Reviews menus and determines amount of food to be taken from storage for the preparation of meals.
  • Ensures subordinates are utilizing the appropriate serving utensils to prevent waste and ensure adequate serving size per prescribed diet.
  • Trains subordinates in the preparation of foods and the correct usage of dietary equipment to ensure a safe, secure and sanitary environment.
  • Monitors and checks all food temperatures before serving a meal to ensure that hot foods and cold foods are stored/served at the appropriate temperature.
  • Inspects kitchen area on a daily basis for efficiency and cleanliness and sanitation.
  • Prepares employee schedules and assigns replacement personnel as necessary.
  • Reviews and approves employee time sheets via the KRONOS timekeeping system, ensuring accuracy.
  • Attends in-service training and performs related duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Performs other duties assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required for the position:

  • Knowledge of the equipment, procedures and techniques used in food service.
  • Knowledge of basic arithmetic.
  • Knowledge of food service safety and sanitary procedures.
  • Ability to estimate food and supply requirements.
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetical calculations.
  • Ability to supervise people.
  • Ability to determine work priorities, assign work, and ensure proper completion of work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • One year of cooking/food preparation experience.
  • One year in a key holder/management position.


Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance; $25,000 policy is free plus option to purchase additional life insurance
  • Dental, vision and supplemental insurance
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Opportunities for career advancement;
  • Tuition waiver for public college courses;
  • And more!

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US CITIZEN REQUIREMENT Only US citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.

SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM REGISTRATION All selected male candidates born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion into an authorized position unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS).  Verification of Selective Service registration will be conducted prior to hire.  For more information, please visit the SSS website:

RETIREE NOTICE If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be suspended or voided, and you required to repay all benefits received depending upon the date of your retirement.

BACKGROUND SCREENING It is the policy of the Florida Department of Children and Families that any applicant being considered for employment must successfully complete a State and National criminal history check as a condition of employment before beginning employment, and, if applicable, also be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., and Chapter 408, F.S.  No applicant may begin employment until the background screening results are received, reviewed for any disqualifying offenses, and approved by the Agency.  Background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for State and Federal criminal records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and may include local criminal history checks through local law enforcement agencies.

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: Jacksonville