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Date: Jul 17, 2021

Location: SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL, US, 32092

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Requisition No: 401687 

Agency: Veterans Affairs


Position Number: 50950077 

Salary:  $32,552.00 

Posting Closing Date: 09/30/2021 


Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs

Clyde E. Lassen State Veterans’ Nursing Home

Saint Augustine, Saint John’s County, FL

Annual Salary:  $32,552.00

Paid Bi-Weekly: $1,252.00


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 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.



  • Ability and willingness to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends and holidays as required.       
  • Ability and willingness to work 10 hour shifts.
  • Ability to work effectively in a leadership role.
  • One (1) year of verifiable cooking experience in a commercial or cafeteria-style setting.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Successful completion of a Level II Background screening including, but not limited to, finger printing and drug testing.


Preference will be given to applicants with the following:

  • Experience preparing food in a skilled care facility or long-term care facility.
  • Experience working in a supervisory or leadership role.



The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Food Service Director assisting in the day-to-day food services operation at the State Veterans' Home and will share in the responsibility for staffing oversight. Ensure clean and sanitary conditions are maintained in the areas of food preparation, serving line and storage. Assist the Food Service Director with purchase requests and other food production services per VA, State and Federal Regulation.  


The Food Service Administrator (FSA) will be responsible for the complete pre-preparation, preparation and food production for meals assigned, as well as staffing, assignment of duties, and ensure proper completion of work assignments for the shift. The FSA will train staff in methods of performing their duties in an effective and efficient manner and motivate employees to obtain maximum quality and quantity of work.


Ensure compliance with State and facility safety procedures in the operation of food production and cleaning and maintenance of equipment. The FSA will ensure that clean, safe and sanitary conditions are maintained in all areas of the kitchen food preparation and serving lines. The FSA will ensure that staff is instructed on proper precautions of food preparation, storage and disposal and provided instruction and information on personal hygiene. The FSA will assist in the oversight of the proper care and maintenance of all kitchen equipment.


In the absence of the Food Service Director, the FSA will direct a staff of Food Support Specialist and Food Support Workers in the food preparation and meal service, will coordinate with the Food Service Director identified training needs and provide related training to the kitchen staff on food preparation, food storage, etc. The FSA will attend in-service trainings.


The FSA will assist and plan with purchase requests for food, cleaning supplies, utensils, pots and pans, dishes and paper products in the kitchen. The FSA will maintain, check, and control kitchen inventory to determine quantities available as well as amounts needed for operation. The FSA will verify incoming shipments and receipts in the absence of stock person.


The FSA will consult with the Consultant Dietician and Food Service Director to ascertain the nutritional needs of the Nursing Home's residents.


The FSA will perform other related duties as required.


This is an overtime-eligible position in the Select Exempt 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.

Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville