Food Service Specialist II

May 18, 2023
Latimer County, OK
Job Type


Job Posting Title
Food Service Specialist II


Supervisory Organization
Talihina Veterans Center

Job Posting End Date (Continuous if Blank)

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.

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Full time

Job Type

$13.68/hour ($28,460.00/year)

Job Description

Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs - Talihina, OK

"Called to Serve"

Do you know someone who would like a full-time Food Service Specialist II position in the Dietary Department? This is a state agency position located in Talihina in Southeast Oklahoma. ODVA is a long-term care facility for Veterans and the person chosen for this position will have the honor of assisting in the Dietary Department with those who prepare delicious and nutritious meals for our Veterans who have sacrificed so much for us!

As a Food Service Specialist II you will have the following daily tasks:

• Prepares foods, salads, and desserts; cooks or bakes a variety of items

• Supplies unit with meat, fish or fowl as ordered; cuts and prepares meat, poultry or fish

• Cleans and prepares foods using tools such as knives, slicers and peelers and equipment such as ovens and steamers; follows written diet orders

• Operates dishwasher; gathers, cleans, stacks and handwashes or scours pots, pans, dishes, silverware and other cooking and baking utensils.

• Removes refuse from kitchen area; sweeps mops and scrubs kitchen, dining and storage areas

• Labels, loads and delivers food carts or trays; picks up trays after use

• Defrosts and cleans refrigerators, walk-in coolers and related equipment

• Operates state-owned cars, vans, and/or other motorized transportation

To thrive in this role, you must have knowledge of basic food preparation techniques; of food service operations; of proper sanitation practices; of basic mathematics; of ingredients used in baking and cooking; of food storage, preparation and cooking; of recipe usage; of standard weights and measures used in cooking and calculating and measuring ingredients; of operation of kitchen equipment and utensils; of practices and problems of meat storage and preparation; of modern methods and materials used in large scale baking, cooking, and meat cutting; of cutting, mixing and adding ingredients to all types of meat; and of sanitary and health standards. Ability is required to carry out routine tasks to completion; to follow oral and written instructions; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to prepare and cook foods, baked goods and meat; to follow written and oral instructions; to direct the work of food service personnel; and to use a variety of tools and knives to cut or slice meat and other foods.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of one year of experience in a commercial or institutional food service or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of vocational or technical school training in food preparation for the required experience

Special Requirements

ODVA has determined that positions in this job family are deemed to be safety sensitive as defined by63 O.S. § 427.8.

Additional Information


• Generous benefits allowance to off-set insurance costs
• Health, Dental, Life, Disability w/ FSA and HSA options
• 11 paid holidays
• 15 days paid vacation
• 15 days paid sick leave
• Retirement savings plan with generous company match
• Longevity bonus for years of service
•Generous incentive programs

ODVA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen>Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'.

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