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FOOD CONTROL SPECIALIST - (Multiple positions and shifts, to include temporary positions)

Date: Sep 24, 2021

Location: SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL, US, 32092

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Requisition No: 473602 

Agency: Veterans Affairs

Working Title: FOOD CONTROL SPECIALIST - (Multiple positions and shifts, to include temporary positions)

Position Number: 50950084 

Salary:  $29,432.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/21/2021 



Clyde E. Lassen State Veterans' Nursing Home

Saint Augustine, FL; St. Johns County

Annual Salary: $29,432.00

Paid Bi-weekly

Shift: Multiple Shifts Available



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 vacant positions, including OPS Temporary positions, may be filled from this advertisement within six (6) months of the closing date***


All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your resume and/or application.



  • One (1) year of verifiable institutional cooking experience.
  • Willingness and ability to work weekends and holidays as scheduled.
  • Willing and able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Successful completion of the background screening process.


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Willingness and ability to work overtime as necessary.
  • Basic computer skills



  • 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 Meal Tracker.
  • 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.
  • Perform 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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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: Jacksonville