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Date: Oct 15, 2021

Location: PANAMA CITY, FL, US, 32404

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Requisition No: 403101 

Agency: Veterans Affairs


Position Number: 50008005 

Salary:  $29,432.00 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 12/25/2021 

Requisition #403101 




Clifford C. Sims State Veterans’ Nursing Home

Panama City, Bay County

Annual Salary: $29,432.00

Paid Bi-weekly

Multiple Shifts Available 

The advertised salary is effective July 1, 2021. If you are hired prior to July 1, 2021, the personnel office will provide pay rate information for days worked prior to July 1.

Excellent retirement package and 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 personal day.  Tuition waiver available for State Universities and Community Colleges (up to 6 credits per semester).

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



  • Willingness and ability to work weekends and holidays as scheduled and overtime if needed.
  • Willingness to work at the Clifford Chester Sims SVNH located in Panama City, FL in Bay County.
  • Must participate in Direct Deposit
  • Must successfully complete a back ground screening process to include, but not limited to, a drug test and finger printing.


  • Basic computer skills
  • Possess a High school diploma or GED.
  • One (1) year of verifiable institutional cooking experience


Qualified candidates will work under the supervision of the Food Service Director and the Food Service Administrator in the day to day food service operation at the State Veterans' Nursing Home.  The Food Control Specialist may act as the Food Service Administrator when that staff member is absent from the facility. Ensure that food is stored, prepared, distributed and served under sanitary condition.

The Food Control Specialist (FCS) will ensure compliance with state and facility safety procedures in the operation of food production and cleaning of equipment.

The FCS will ensure 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.

The FCS will be required to operate and maintain equipment used according to FDVA procedures.

The FCS will be responsible for food estimate requirements and preparation/cooking of all types of hot and cold food items according to menu and approved recipes in MealTracker. Cut and de-bone ham, poultry, and fish.  Slice meats according to menu needs.  Utilize leftover meat items.

Conduct inventory checks of food items and order items as needed; reorders items falling below minimum on weekly basis. Plan, organize and coordinate work assignments. Checks and approves food requisitions, deliveries and issues receiving reports.

Attends in-service training classes and performs related duties assigned by supervisor.

All documentation is due by the closing date of the job announcement.

This is a Career Service 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.

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: Panama City