Correctional Food Service Officer I

State of North Carolina Buncombe County, NC 2017-08-14

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Correctional Food Service Officer I

This listing closes on 8/20/2017 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada).


$31,904.00 - $50,532.00 Annually

Location - Buncombe County, NC

Buncombe County, NC

Job Type

Permanent Full-Time


Dept of Public Safety

Job Number


Closing date and time

8/20/2017 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Description of Work

**Salary Grade:  64                        Salary Range:  $31,904 - $50,532

This position is located at Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women  in Buncombe County, NC. 
Employees perform first-line supervisory work in large-scale food production and food service operations in a correctional facility. Work requires a dual role of custody and food production training. Employees provide supervision and custody of 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 of food to the inmate population. Work includes training inmates in the arts of institutional cooking, baking, and serving; maintaining standards of sanitation in all areas of the kitchen; and performing storage responsibilities. Employees are responsible for the quality of work performed by the inmates. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Correctional Food Service Manager, and is evaluated daily for quality of food service and sanitary conditions. Necessary Special Qualifications Must be eligible for certification by the N.C. Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

Considerable knowledge of the methods and materials used in baking and cooking activities in an institutional kitchen.   Ability to plan and manage food production activities to fulfill menu requirements. Ability to maintain routine records regarding the food service activities. Ability to establish and maintain standards of sanitation for all areas supervised. Ability to supervise and direct inmate workers in handling work assignments.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

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, or as a Correctional Officer; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Necessary Special Qualifications Must be eligible for certification by the N.C. Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission.

Supplemental and Contact Information

Supplemental & Contact Information:

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety (NC DPS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages qualified men and women to apply.  NC 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
•To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the State of North Carolina application. Any information omitted cannot be considered for qualifying credit.
•Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the state application.
•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.
•Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

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

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. 

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 Angela Kidd
 Employment Specialist
 (828) 757-5738        

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, and their future. Benefits include employee 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/week for participation. To find out about these, and other programs, please visit our Employee Benefits page:

For temporary, contract or other supplemental staffing appointments:

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


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 requirement for the vacancy. Do you have a high school or GED (General Education Development) diploma?
  • Yes
  • No
Are you currently employed by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety?
  • Yes
  • No
Are you currently ServSafe food handler certified?
  • Yes
  • No
Do you possess general knowledge of cooking equipment used in commercial and/or institutional kitchens?
  • Yes
  • No
Do you have experience preparing and serving food to large groups in excess of 100 people at a time?
  • Yes
  • No
Do you have experience working in a correctional setting?
  • Yes
  • No
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 and Licenses).
  • Yes
  • No

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