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FOOD SUPPORT WORKER (Multiple positions and shifts, to include temporary positions) 1

Date: Dec 2, 2021

Location: SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL, US, 32092

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Requisition No: 482262 

Agency: Veterans Affairs

Working Title: FOOD SUPPORT WORKER (Multiple positions and shifts, to include temporary positions) 1

Position Number: 50950087 

Salary:  $27,040.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/31/2021 

Food Support Worker - 50950091

Clyde E. Lassen State Veterans' Nursing Home

Saint Augustine, Saint Johns County

Annual Salary: $27,040.00

Paid Bi-Weekly: $1,040.00

Hourly Rate: $13.00

Shifts: Mulitple 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 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 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 needed.
  • Successful completion of the background screening process.


  • Prior institutional dietary experience.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills.

Incumbent will work under the supervision of the Food Service Director and Food Service Administrator in the day to day food service operation of the State Veterans’ Nursing Home. 

Ensure that food is stored, prepared, distributed and served under sanitary conditions.

Set-up serving lines with food items according to menu.  Ensures hot and cold foods are maintained at correct temperature levels.  Tags all outgoing trays with resident’s name, diet, etc.

Performs general cleaning duties to maintain area in a sanitary condition.  Cleans equipment, walls, floor, windows, ceiling, counters, tables and chairs, stoves, garbage and trash rooms.  Washes dishes.
Takes out garbage and trash to appropriate area.

Assembles, disassembles, and operates dishwashing machine and kitchen equipment following manufacturer’s instructions.

Assists cooks by cleaning and preparing raw foods following cook’s directions.  Prepares salads and salad dressings.  Dishes up salads and desserts into containers.

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

Performs other duties as assigned. 


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

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: Jacksonville