Correctional Food Services Supervisor 1

12 Jan 2024

Correctional Food Services Supervisor 1 Recruitment # 231227-2475CO-001 Location Bridgeport, CT Brooklyn, CT Cheshire, CT East Lyme, CT Enfield, CT Hartford, CT Montville, CT New Haven, CT Newtown, CT Somers, CT Suffield, CT Date Opened 1/12/2024 11:00:00 AM Salary $52,371 - $68,991/year Job Type Open to the Public Close Date 2/9/2024 11:59:00 PM Go Back Apply View Benefits (


Do you have large scale food preparation experience? Are you looking for a great job with the State of Connecticut?

If so, we invite you to check out this opportunity to join our dynamic Food Services team!

The State of Connecticut ( , Department of Correction ( (DOC) is looking to hire several Correctional Food Services Supervisor 1 ( 's in our Food Services unit, located at DOC facilities ( across Connecticut.


What we can offer you:

NEW: A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform and article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with wellness, dental and other comprehensive benefit offerings; (

Extensive Hazardous Duty pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings;

Paid time off - including 13 paid holidays per calendar year;

Professional growth and paid professional development opportunities;

Optional perks including a deferred compensation package; tuition reimbursement, life insurance; and

A work culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance ( to all employees!

The State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 ( by 'Forbes'. This national recognition comes from offering job growth, competitive benefits and flexible scheduling for our employees!


WORK SCHEDULE: All of the positions are full time and scheduled for 36.25 hours per week, either on first or second shift. This is a 5-day work week with rotating weekends and holidays.

LOCATION: We are hiring for multiple facilities ( and applicants are encouraged to select a ll locations they are interested in.


As the Food Service Supervisor 1, you will be responsible for:

Supervising and training of food service employees;

Planning and implementing kitchen functions;

Food preparation and serving;

Practicing food safety and sanitation by maintaining a clean and standardized workplace;

Assisting with food inventory, including food ordering, receiving, food storage and rotation (FIFO);

Practicing food safety and sanitation.

More details can be found in the class specification ( .


After two years of successful service as a Correctional Food Supervisor 1, the incumbent will be promoted to the position of Correctional Food Service Supervisor 2 ( , with a salary increase to $57,668 and bi-weekly $2,209.51 (not including any future cost of living adjustments.)

This position is part of our Hazardous Duty retirement plan ( , which means you may retire after 25 years of service, regardless of your age. This position is part of the NP-4 Union. You will have direct contact with inmates of all security levels both as workers and within your assigned facility. You will be responsible for supervising inmates in the preparation and serving of meals.

All Food Service professionals will be provided with uniforms and footwear .


The Department of Correction shall strive to be a global leader in progressive correctional practices and partnered re-entry initiatives to support responsive evidence-based practices aligned to law-abiding and accountable behaviors. Safety and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens and offenders.

Selection Plan

For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from branch to branch but it does not impact your state service credit.

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Please include any related certification credential details (e.g. ServSafe Certification) within your application.

Be sure to select all locations you are interested and commutable to.

This is a hazardous duty ( position.

Candidates selected for hire will be required to attend a 14-week hazardous duty training at the Maloney Center for Training & Staff Development located in Cheshire, CT. This training consists of both classroom and on the job training (one day of classroom presentation and nine days of “hands-on” physical training.) The Behavior Management Program training will education on the use of physical force as it applies to self-defense, and the maintenance of order and security within the inmate population. In order to graduate, trainees will be required to pass a written exam, as well as a practical skills test which will be scored.


Complete a Master Application ( and directly apply to this recruitment.

Please include any related certification credential details (e.g. ServSafe Certification) within your application.

Be sure to select all locations you are interested and commutable to.

Please ensure that your application and professional experience is thorough and complete. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.


Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board ( daily to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders daily in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.

At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Other Notes:

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.

Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at


Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.

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In a Department of Correction facility or district this class is accountable for the preparation, retherming and service of daily meals.EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Supervises inmates and assists in preparation, retherming and serving of food in a correctional facility or district;

Oversees cleaning, sanitation and maintenance of kitchen area and equipment;

Instructs and trains inmates in light food preparation, retherming and serving;

Assists with storage, rotation and security of food;

Keeps records and makes reports;

Assists with requisition of food and kitchen supplies;

Maintains discipline and security measures;

May assist in food preparation, cooking and serving;

May conduct security checks and tours;

May physically restrain inmates, quell disturbances and otherwise assist custodial forces in emergencies;

Performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of

current materials and equipment used in large scale food preparation and service;

kettle preparation, oven and grill work;

principles, methods and practices of food preparation and service;

safety and sanitation problems related to large scale food service operations;


interpersonal skills;

oral and written communication skills;

Ability to

instruct inmates;

keep records and make reports;

read and write recipes;

perform under stress;

utilize computer software;

Supervisory ability.


Two (2) years of experience in the preparation and serving of complete daily meals in a large scale (500 meals per day) institutional or commercial setting such as a hospital, residential school, extended care facility, rest home, full service restaurant, military mess, large catering business or other similar environment.NOTE: Experience in fast food operations does not qualify.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED College training in dietetics, hotel, restaurant and/or food service, nutrition or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of one (1) year.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience supervising food services employees preferably in a large scale institutional or commercial setting. (Hospital, Residential School, Extended Care Facility, Rest Home, Full-Service Restaurant, Military Mess or Large Catering Business.

Serv Safe Certified

Experience planning and implementing day to day work assignments for staff.

Experience handling disagreements and stressful situations while maintaining a high level of professionalism.

Experience in producing large volume, 500 meals per day. This includes receiving foods, food inventory, food ordering, food storage and rotation (FIFO), food safety and sanitation.

Experience managing or training employees.

Experience with Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP).


Incumbents in this class are required to possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certification at the time of appointment.

Incumbents in this class may be required to successfully complete a formal training course in correctional work to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the class.


In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class must have general good health, be free from any disease or injury which would impair health or usefulness and possess and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, endurance and visual and auditory acuity required to perform all the duties of the class.

A comprehensive medical examination, including a controlled substance screening, will be required of all applicants upon a conditional offer of employment.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to significant stress of confinement within a dangerous and volatile prison population and to considerable danger of injury from assaultive and/or abusive inmates and disagreeable conditions.Conclusion AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.ACKNOWLEDGEMENT As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility. Click on a link below to apply for this position:Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online

  • ID: #50857071
  • State: Connecticut Bridgeport 06601 Bridgeport USA
  • City: Bridgeport
  • Salary: USD TBD TBD
  • Showed: 2024-01-12
  • Deadline: 2024-03-13
  • Category: Et cetera