Position Information

Career details are below
Food Service Coordinator
General Summary:
As the guiding hand behind our industrial-size kitchen, orchestrating the preparation and delivery of over 3,700 meals daily,this role offers a unique opportunity to showcase your culinary and supervision expertise. One of the key success factors for this role is the ability to work seamlessly within a small, close-knit team. Our team dynamics thrive on collaboration, and the successful candidate must be comfortable and effective in a group setting. The capacity to contribute ideas, share responsibilities, and communicate openly is paramount.

Why it Matters:
Operating efficiently within a small team is crucial for the success of our projects. Historically, we've observed that individuals who can navigate the dynamics of a close working group contribute significantly to achieving our goals. The synergy generated within the team directly impacts creativity, problem-solving, and overall productivity.

The kitchen is open 7 days/week. This position primarily works four 10-hour shifts per week, either Sunday - Wednesday or Wednesday - Saturday. Shifts include early morning (1:00am-11:00am) or early evening (9:00am-7:00pm) and are based on seniority. Flexibility is required for sick and vacation coverage.

  • Low-cost medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • PERSI retirement (fixed monthly income in retirement)
  • Matching deferred compensation plan; optional 401(k) and Roth IRA
  • Eleven (11) paid holidays; paid vacation, sick, and parental leave
  • Free basic life, accidental death, and short-term disability insurance
  • Wellness program
  • Visit: adacounty.id.gov/Human-Resources/Employee-Benefits, to view details regarding our full benefits package.
Position: Food Service Coordinator
Organization: Ada County Sheriff's Office
Location: Boise,  ID 
United States
Salary: $49,920.00 - $59,280.00 Annually
Posting Start Date: 3/1/2024
Date Posted: 3/12/2024
Requirements Essential Functions: 
  • Food Service Operations:Supervise and lead the inmate kitchen work crew, ensuring efficient and safe operations.Perform related work as required, contributing to the overall success of the culinary operations. Oversee bulk meal preparations for inmates and jail staff, maintaining high standards. Keep detailed inventory of food stock and supplies,ensuring availability when needed.
  • Instruction and Training: Assign tasks and provide clear explanations of work requirements, methods, and procedures to inmates assigned to work in the kitchen. Consistently train and instruct inmates in food service and sanitation practices. Make recommendations to the Food Service Supervisor regarding inmates' retention on kitchen work crews.
  • Quality Control: Review and ensure the quality of work performed by inmates, maintaining a high standard. Ensure proper preparation and delivery of meals to jail housing units. Ensure sanitation methods meet the standards set by the City-County Health Department.
  • Conflict Resolution: Resolve conflicts among inmate workers, fostering a positive work environment. Completeincident reports on inmate behavior issues, injuries, and other risk management concerns. Take necessary disciplinary actions when required.
  • Menu Optimization & Special Diets Management: Adjust menus considering quantities, recipes, preparation times,serving instructions, nutritional requirements, appetite appeal, and efficient use of leftovers. Ensure special diets align with guidelines, are properly labeled, and delivered to jail housing units.
  • Flexibility and Security: Work and maintain availability for all shifts, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. Strictly control tools, ensuring proper tethering of dangerous tools when necessary.

Nice to Haves:
  • Supervisory skills for inmate kitchen work crews, knowledge of large-scale food preparation, familiarity with health and sanitation regulations, and the ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Completion of standard high school/trade school course with instruction in institutional cookery or equivalent combination of education and experience
Must Haves:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or equivalent;
  • Strong communication, conflict resolution, and initiative are key!
Other Requirements:
  • Must conform to all health and sanitation regulations and be food safety certified;
  • Must appear before an oral board and complete a polygraph and background check prior to entrance on duty
  • This position has been designated safety sensitive and therefore the incumbent is subject to random drug testing.
Status: This listing expires on: 4/26/2024
Send to a Friend  Send to Friend
   Print Job
Return to Job Search  Return to Job Search
Post a Position  Post a Position
Organization Information
Ada County Sheriff's Office
7200 Barrister Dr.

Boise,  ID 83704
United States
(208) 577-3554
Amberine Mowjee