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Date: Sep 9, 2020

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Requisition No: 227781 

Agency: Juvenile Justice

Working Title: FOOD SERVICE DIRECTOR I - SES - 80082806

Position Number: 80082806 

Salary:  $979.97 Bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 10/01/2020 

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The Right Service, the Right Way, at the Right Time




Location:  Bay Regional Juvenile Detention Center, 450 E 11th Street, Panama City, FL 32401


Bi-weekly Starting Salary:  $979.97 (In accordance with current spending restrictions, an internal promotion into the position will be filled at the minimum of the pay grade or up to 5% of the employee’s current rate, whichever is higher.)


Contact Person: Shari Johnson, Assistant Superintendent, 850-872-4706 ext. 113,




Directs all aspects of food planning, purchasing, storage, inventory, preparation and serving in a secure facility. 


Participates in all work assignments in the food service area and assists with meal preparation as needed. 


Maintains complete confidentiality of all staff and juvenile records.


Approves all purchases of food, and food service related supplies. 


Ensures that cost for food service production is within the standards established for the facility.  


Makes recommendations regarding interviews, hires, and discharges of employees including all disciplinary actions.   


Supervises food support staff in all aspects of work performed and establishes work schedules for food support staff. 


Ensures all shifts are covered and meals are provided per the facility schedule.


Evaluates food support worker performance. 


Ensures that all food support workers receive food safety, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), and other food service related training as needed.  


Maintains all food preparation and serving documentation and/or records for department compliance in Child Nutrition Programs Namely National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.


Performs periodic food safety inspections to ensure that food service staff adheres to Department, State, and Federal regulations.  Ensures all food is prepared in accordance with HACCP principles.


Ensures all medical and special diet needs are addressed as directed by the facility or regional medical authority and assigned dietitian.    


Coordinate kitchen equipment repairs and track expenditures related to repairs.  


Places commodity orders as needed in USDA Commodity Ordering System.  Tracks usage of USDA commodities. 


Conducts weekly inventory of commodity goods.


Attends and participates in staff meetings, in-service training, and other professional and staff development activities. Develops and maintains a professional relationship with all facility staff.    


Ensures compliance in all food related reviews within the assigned facility.


Prepares corrective action responses as needed for food service and related activities.  


Provides input and recommendations in the development of a standardized menu that meets USDA and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and USDA National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.   


Provides input in the development of Department food safety standards and Wellness Policy for Child Nutrition Programs.


Complies with the requirements set forth in S215.422, Florida Statutes, Prompt Payment Compliance Law.


Performs other related duties as assigned.




Must be a high school graduate or its equivalent as determined by the department.


Knowledge of principles and practices of supervision and management.


Knowledge of principles and techniques of food service planning.


Ability to plan and direct a food service program including the purchasing, storage, preparation and serving of food at a secure institutional setting. 


Ability to communicate effectively.




Must be at least 19 years of age.


Five (5) years of food service experience; or completion of a program of study from a vocational/technical school in food service area.


Five (5) years of experience in food service preparing meals for a large number of customers or clients.


At least two (2) years of supervisory experience.


Experience in an institutional or jail setting.


Must have a valid driver's license.




All prospective candidates will be subject to a sex offender check, criminal background checks (state, local, and national) and pre-employment drug screening for direct care positions.


DJJ participates in E-VERIFY (Employment Eligibility).


When identified on a position description, a valid driver’s license is required. If initially hired with an out-of-state license, the Florida resident must obtain a valid Florida state driver’s license within 30 days of hire. Licenses suspended or revoked for any reason, work permits (Business purpose/Employment/education only licenses) and some types of restricted licenses are not acceptable.  Licenses that have Corrective Lenses Restriction are acceptable, provided the driver wears corrective lenses while operating the vehicle.



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: Panama City