Food Service Worker - Adult Correctional Facility

Other correctional personnel
Hennepin County - Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Entry Level:
$$16.41 hourly
Top Pay:
$$17.15 hourly

Job Description

++OPENING DATE:++ 11/27/19

++CLOSING DATE:++ 12/10/19  11:59 PM Central Time

++JOB TYPE:++ Part-time (benefit earning)

++LOCATION:++ Plymouth, MN, Minnesota

++DEPARTMENT:++ Community Corrections and Rehabilitation

++THE POSITION++

Join the Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation's (DOCCR) food services team at the Adult Corrections Facility (ACF) as a Food Service Worker! You will have the opportunity to expand your food services knowledge and experience, and make a difference in the community by being a part of a department with a mission to promote community safety, community restoration, and reduce the risk of re-offense. Location and hours: This position is located at the Adult Correction Facility at 1145 Shenandoah Lane N, Plymouth, MN 55447. There is no public transportation to this facility. The primary schedule for this position will vary based on need, Monday through Friday up to 39 hours in a two-week pay period including occasional weekends and evenings.

About the position type: This position is a part-time, benefit earning position. In this position, you will:

  • Prepare and supervise resident meal line (salads, sandwiches, cold plates, desserts, beverages, soups, entrees, appetizers, and special diet items).
  • Supervise resident workers and assist the senior cooks in the preparations of the meals.
  • Remove food and beverages from freezers, thaw, and place under refrigeration; deliver, serve, and pick up food trays.
  • Maintain standards of sanitation and cleanliness, clean and sanitize food preparation and equipment, and operate and/or clean kitchen appliances.
  • Order, receive, store, and handle all usage control of food, beverage, and stock and deliver materials from storage area to supply or work area.
  • Load, unload, and drive county delivery vehicles within the Adult Corrections Facility campus.

Must be 21 years or older and need to have:

  • A valid driver's license and the ability to obtain a Hennepin County driver's permit.
  • ServSafe Certification or the ability to acquire certification within one year of hire.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.

Nice to have:

  • Experience:
    • With general food service.
    • In food service in a prison, detention center, hospital, college, or military setting.
    • Providing training and work direction to work program residents and kitchen staff.
  • Basic knowledge and skill in using a computer to access and enter data.
  • Ability to:
    • Operate industrial kitchen appliances and food service equipment.
    • Manage problems and resolve conflicts using tact and diplomacy.
    • Work as a team member.

About the department: The Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation's mission is to promote community safety, community restoration, and reduce the risk of re-offense. The department runs institutions, a treatment center, adult and juvenile probation, supervised release, provides mediation in parenting custody disputes, and administers alternative sentencing programs. It is the largest community corrections organization in Minnesota. On any given day, Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation employees collaborate with their criminal justice partners, dozens of community-based organizations, and a dedicated group of volunteers and interns, to supervise and deliver sustainable correctional services to approximately 26,000 adult and juvenile clients. The department's strategic goals for 2019 and 2020 are the following:

  • Reduce racial disparities within our practices.
  • Sustain foundational evidence-based practices and expand upon them to address clients' overall well-being.
  • Build equity into our workforce and support workforce needs.
  • Increase the community's input and influence in our practices.

About Hennepin County: Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.

Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at www.hennepin.us/employees.

Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.

Your future. Made here.

This posting may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, and limited duration vacancies.

This position is internally classified as a Food Service Worker.

Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Job offer will be contingent on passing a drug test, employment history/reference check, criminal background check including fingerprinting, and driver's license check prior to employment. Under facility licensing requirements, positions at the County Home School and/or Juvenile Detention Center are required to undergo a Department of Human Services Background Study (MS 245C.13). Convictions for certain crimes will have an effect on your ability to be hired according to the disqualification schedule listed in Minnesota Statute 245C.15. Individuals convicted for any level of Criminal Sexual Conduct are disqualified from being hired into any position within the DOCCR under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Other past involvement with the criminal court system will not automatically disqualify you from working at the DOCCR; individual circumstances are reviewed and evaluated confidentially. If you do not know your exact conviction information, you can refer to your sentencing order or contact the county where you were convicted.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: ServSafe Certification or ability to acquire certification within one year of hire.
  • Experience: No experience required

Must be 21 years or older and need to have:

  • A valid driver's license and the ability to obtain a Hennepin County driver's permit.
  • ServSafe Certification or the ability to acquire certification within one year of hire.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.

Contact Informaton

Aaron Taylor

Hennepin County
300 S 6th St
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55487
phone: 612-348-7855

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