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December 3, 2019
Nash County, North Carolina
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Description of Work

Welcome to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS), Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice, Section of Prisons. The Department of Public Safety is the largest state agency with 26,000 employees. Our Agency is responsible for safeguarding and preserving the lives and property of its citizens through prevention, protection, and preparation.

If you are looking for a rewarding career, please consider the opportunity to apply for theCorrectional Food Service Officer IIposition located atNash Correctional Institutionwith the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.This positionis a full-time position with state benefits including health insurance, paid vacation, paid sick time, paid holidays, as well as retirement.

Salary Grade: GN08 Salary Range: $33,960 $57,493

This position is located at Nash Correctional Institution. Employees in this class are responsible for the supervision of inmates performing large-sclae food production and food service operations at medium custody prison facilities. Inmates at this custody level are less complaint and more violent that is typically seen at minimum facilities, thus requiring closer observation. Work is a dual role both supervising inmates and providing food production training. Employees supervise inmates in their assigned food preparation and food service work areas. Employees oversee inmate workers engaged in a variety of activities in food production including cooking, baking, and serving food to the inmate populations. Employees train inmates in institutional cooking, baking, and serving, while maintaining sanitation standards in all areas of the kitchen. Employees have responsibilities for maintaining proper food storage and sanitation. Employees ensure that the inmates supervised are preparing food according to all quality and sanitary regulations. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Correctional Food Service Supervisor and is evaluated daily for the quality of food service and sanitary conditions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

Listed below are the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) associated with the position. These KSAs, along with the minimum education and experience listed, are required in order to be deemed "eligible" for the position therefore you must provide supporting information, within the body of your application, to demonstrate your possession of each KSA listed.
  • Documented knowledge of large scale food production and food service activities
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

High school or General Educational Development (GED) diploma and two years of experience in institutional food preparation and food services, in management of a commercial food service operations, or as a Correctional Officer; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum Education and Experience for a Trainee Appointment High school or General Educational Development (GED) diploma and one year of experience in institutional food preparation and food services, in management of a commercial food service operations, as a Correctional Officer; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Necessary Special Qualifications: Must be eligible for certification by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission.
Supplemental and Contact Information

The N.C. Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages qualified men and women to apply. DPS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified individuals. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.

Online applications are only accepted through

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the state application.Embedded or attached resumes ARE NOT accepted as a substitution for a completed application.

To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the State of North Carolina application in the Education and Work Experience sections of the application form. Any information omitted cannot be considered for qualifying credit.

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, along with your application.

During the online application process if additional documentation is required, attach the documentation at the bottom of Step 4 in the application process.

If applying for a position certified through the North Carolina Department of Justice-Criminal Justice Standards Division, refer to

The N.C. Department of Public Safety must adhere to the United States Department of Justice Final Rule on the "National Standards to Prevent, Detect and Respond to Prison Rape" under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards at 28 C.F.R. Part 115 Docket No. OAG-131 RIN 1105-AB34. Refer to,002149 for hiring and promotion prohibition requirements for all positions in the N.C. Department of Public Safety.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account and click "Application Status."

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Contact Information:
Mrs. L. Manley

For technical assistance with completing the application please contact our applicant customer support line at 855-524-5627.

For permanent appointments:

State of North Carolina employees have the opportunity to participate in a compelling array of benefits to enhance their quality of life, their health, andtheir future. Benefits includeemployee health insurance options, standard and supplemental retirement plans, NC Flex (a variety of high-quality, low cost benefits on a pre-tax basis), and paid vacation, sick, and community service leave,to name a few. Some benefits require 30 + hours work/weekfor participation. To find out about these, andotherprograms, please visit our Employee Benefits page:

For temporary, contractor other supplemental staffing appointments:

**There are no paid leave, retirement or other benefits associated with these appointment types.**

Are you currently (or previously) a Correctional Food Service Officer with the NC Department of Public Safety?

  • Yes
  • No
Do you have experience supervising an institutional food service program in a prison or other correctional environment?

  • Yes
  • No
How many years of work experience do you have supervising an Institutional Food Service Program?

  • Less than a 2 years /no experience
  • 2 - 3 years
  • 4 - 7 years
  • 8 - 10 years
  • More than 10 years
Describe your documented knowledge of large-scale food production and food service activities. Include what you would need to address daily in an institutional or commercial food service setting. While there are many aspects, a few examples would be: Sanitation, inventory, menu, cooking/food prep in large scale.

    Do you have documented knowledge of large scale food production and food service activities? If this is not reflected in the body of your application your application will be removed from consideration.

    • Yes
    • No
    In accordance with NC law, it is mandatory to screen applications by both "Minimum education and experience" AND "knowledge, skills, and abilities" found on NC State Government job postings. The essay questions listed in the Supplemental Questions help qualify applicants for the "knowledge, skills, and abilities" listed in the posting. Have you answered these questions fully and to the best of your ability?

    • Yes
    • No
    To be considered for this position, you must clearly show within the body of the application how you meet the state mandated minimum education and experience requirements for this vacancy. In order to receive credit for the supplemental questions in which you answered yes, you must provide supporting information within the body of the application to support your answer. Your application should also reflect all education and all professional work experience acquired, including high school and all degrees. It is critical to our screening and salary determination process that applications contain comprehensive candidate information. Have you provided such information within the body of the application? (Information should be provided in the appropriate areas, to include the following: Education, Work Experience and Certificates & Licenses).

    • Yes
    • No

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