Missouri State Department of Corrections
  • 15-Feb-2023 to 10-Apr-2023 (CST)
  • St Joseph, MO, USA
  • $41,227.44
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Annual Salary: $41,227.44

Why you'll love this position:

A position in the Missouri Department of Corrections is more than a job. It's a calling. Corrections employees transform lives, equipping Missourians in the criminal justice system with the skills they need to contribute to their communities, inside and outside our walls. More than 95 percent of people who enter the prison system ultimately are released. We want to make sure they're good neighbors.

We offer great benefits!

Missouri State Employee Retirement System / Deferred compensation plan / Health insurance (medical, vision, dental for employees and family) / Paid life insurance / Long-term disability insurance / Cafeteria plan / Paid holidays / 10 hours annual leave per month / 10 hours sick leave per month / Uniforms provided when required / Pre-service and in-service training / Access to credit union / Direct deposit of paycheck (required) / Employee health, wellness and safety initiatives / MOST 529 College Savings Program

The Department of Corrections is the only State agency that currently offers a guaranteed 1% pay increase for every two years of service up to 20 years!

What you'll do:

Directs the operation of a small to moderate size facility kitchen, or serves as a shift supervisor in a large facility kitchen

Supervises and evaluates lower-level employees/food service helpers/offenders/other helpers; monitors performance and work habits to ensure promptness and efficiency

Prepares work schedules reflecting shifts/days/hours of work

Plans menus as necessary/ensures adequate quantities of food items are on hand for preparation of meals

Participates in: long-range planning and requisitioning of food items/equipment to ensure adequate supplies/skilled cooking and carving or preparing or directing preparation of meats/vegetables/desserts/ salads/rolls/similar bread items; instructs lower-level employees in measuring/mixing/seasoning/ adjusting heat/garnishing/serving of food items

Allocates required amounts of prepared food for distribution to outlying dining rooms

Supervises the cleaning of kitchens and equipment to maintain standards of safety and sanitation; plans and supervises utilization of leftover food item

Exercises independence in supervision of cooking activities; receives general direction from a Food Service Manager/Dietitian/designated administrative supervisor and performs other related work as assigned

All you need for success:

Minimum Qualifications:

One or more years of experience as a Food Service Worker with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System;


Three or more years of commercial, industrial, or institutional cooking experience including one or more years in a supervisory capacity.

(Earned credit hours from an accredited college or university which included 15 earned credit hours in food preparation, Dietetics, Nutrition, Foods and Nutrition, Food Service Management, or a closely related area may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience at a rate of 30 earned credit hours for one year)

All requested documents MUST be received by the closing date listed.

The Missouri Department of Corrections is proud to have a tradition of promotion from within for employees looking for and seeking distinctive career paths. As you work for the department, we invite you to consider your goals and make choices to actively head toward them. We seek to recognize employees who serve with distinction.

If you have questions about this position please contact:


The State of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Missouri State Department of Corrections
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