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FOOD SUPPORT WORKER (Multiple positions, including temporary, available.)

Date:  Nov 7, 2022


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Requisition No: 673502 

Agency: Veterans Affairs

Working Title: FOOD SUPPORT WORKER (Multiple positions, including temporary, available.)

Position Number: 50009107 

Salary:  $31,200.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/28/2022 

Requisition #673502 



Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans’ Nursing Home

Port Charlotte, Charlotte County

Non-Negotiable Annual Salary:  $31,200.00

Paid Bi-weekly

Multiple Shifts Available


The Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs is an agency dedicated to serving those who served U.S.  We are seeking a motivated, dynamic individual to join our team.  Our skilled nursing facility boasts a loyal team of long-term employees and a fantastic work culture.

Excellent retirement package and optional 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 Food Support Worker positions, including OPS (Temporary) positions, may be filled from this advertisement within six (6) months of the closing date***



  • Ability and willingness to lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends and holidays as needed.
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime, if necessary.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Successful completion of the due diligence process to include, but not limited to, a Level II background check and drug test.



  • Experience working in dietary at a long-term care facility.



The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Food Service Administrator and ensure that food is stored, prepared, distributed and served under sanitary conditions.

Maintain dish room, serving area, dining room, and food storage areas in an orderly and sanitary condition. Completes assigned cleaning tasks. Assist in the preparation of meals as assigned, pull and pre-prep foods as assigned, help setup and serve all meals. Knowledge and performance of the equipment, procedures and techniques used in cooking, baking, and/or meat cutting. Ability to read and follow recipes and/or other instructions.

Record all temperatures in the temperature book (food and equipment). Report any faulty equipment to the supervisor.

The Food Support Worker will place food items on serving lines and keep serving line well stocked.  The Food Support Worker will maintain, check and control kitchen inventory to determine quantities available as well as amounts needed for operations.  Assist with purchase requests for food, cleaning supplies, utensils, pots and pans.  Dishes and paper products in the kitchen.  Verify incoming shipments and receipts in the absence of stock person.

Check in and put away stock off the trucks.  Rotate stock throughout (dry storage, refrigerators and freezers).   Assure all equipment is turned off properly and that all doors are locked at night prior to leaving.  Keep chemical room clean and organized with everything off the floor.  Keep all hand soap and paper towel dispensers filled throughout the kitchen and food service restroom. 

Attends in-service trainings and performs other duties as assigned.

This position is in the Career Service system.


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: Fort Myers