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Date: Apr 5, 2021

Location: SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL, US, 32084

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Requisition No: 346842 

Agency: School for the Deaf & Blind

Working Title: FOOD SUPPORT WORKER - 48008185

Position Number: 48008185 

Salary:  $17,974.00 - $20,974.00 

Posting Closing Date: 04/26/2021 

POSITION TITLE:  Food Support Worker


POSITION TYPE:  Career Service


DEPARTMENT:  Food Service


Position available for 2021-22 School year


FSDB SALARY RANGE – 10 month:  $17,974.00 - $20,974.00 annually.  This range is inclusive of verified experience and education (paid biweekly over 26-pays).


PREFERRED:  Commercial kitchen or food service experience.  Serve Safe Certification.


CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  Applicants under consideration for employment at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will be required to complete background investigation.  Fingerprints will be taken and sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a background check of your criminal history record(s) at the state and national level.


WORK LOCATION: Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, 207 North San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, Florida


WORK HOURS:  Monday thru Friday rotating shifts AM/PM


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent of this position is responsible for the skilled preparation of various foods required to support the menus served at FSDB. Responsible for preparing a variety of foods that include baking, preparing meat, poultry and fish for cooking by cutting, slicing, grinding, or preparing and cooking vegetables, soups, sandwiches, sauces and other items.  Estimates batch cooking of foods to ensure optimal products. Follows written and oral instructions. Maintains work area at a high standard of sanitation and safety according to all applicable rules and regulations.  Wears a clean uniform, hair restraint and gloves as required. Perform cleaning as required and directed: warewash, wiping, shining, sweeping, scrubbing, mopping, and sanitizing all surfaces in food service kitchens and dining rooms. Operates various kitchen equipment such as slicers, grinders, ovens, grill, steam kettles, blenders, mixers and other large and small equipment.  Assists with storage of food and supply deliveries. Following all required regulations for food service workers by the CDC and FSDB OPP for a safe and sanitary food environment. Serves food to staff and visitors for regular and special events. Maintains required Food Service records such as production statistics, meal counts, temperature logs and other related information.  Requisitions supplies as instructed. Other related duties, as assigned.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of the equipment, procedures and techniques used in cooking and baking; Knowledge of the procedures for maintaining sanitary working conditions;  Ability to perform food service functions in cooking and baking; Ability to read, follow recipes and/or other written instructions, Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; Ability to perform manual work at an industrious pace; Ability to use a step stool; Ability to work with, and knowledge of, cleaning chemicals; Ability to work in refrigerator or freezer for up to 20 minutes; Persons appointed to this position must be reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during demanding situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well-being or that of their fellow co-workers; Ability to stand, stoop, walk, lift heavy objects (up to 50lb bags of food products and/or trash, with our without assistance) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday; Ability to visually monitor work area to ensure cleanliness as required by Federal/State standards;; Ability to complete training and administer skills acquired in CPR.


Applicants who are selected for hire will be encouraged to learn sign language. Please note: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign language skills.


State Benefits for Career Service Employees: Florida Retirement System, Health Insurance ($50/month for individual coverage, $180.00/month for family coverage), $25,000 Life Insurance policy (paid for by the state).  Optional, Spousal and Child life insurance offered to employees.  Supplemental policies are offered to employees (dental, vision, accident, hospitalization, etc).  Career Service Employees earn 4 hours of annual leave and 4 hours of sick leave every pay period.  Career Service employees receive eight (8) paid holidays per year along with one personal day. 




All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.


An attached resume is not a substitute for the information required on the application. It is the responsibility of all applicants to keep their application current.




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APPLICATION DEADLINE:  11:59 p.m. on April 26, 2021.

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. 

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