Food Service Manager I
Company: North Texas State Hospital - Wichita Falls Campus
Location: Wichita Falls
Posted on: June 12, 2021
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The Food Services Manager I performs routine (journey-level)
supervisory food service work. Work involves supervising and
coaching food service workers, overseeing the supervision of food
preparation and service; ensuring prescribed sanitation and safety
rules are maintained; calculating food requirements; and preparing
reports. Performs work in all areas of Food Services. Works under
moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of
initiative and independent judgement.
Performs other duties as assigned. Other duties as assigned include
but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a
supporting role to meet the agencys obligations for disaster
response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP)
activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift
pattern assignment and/or location.
Essential Job Functions:
1. Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a
specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule,
extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave
policy and performs other duties as assigned.
2. Coordinates and conducts Food and Nutritional Services,
supervising staff, to include training, evaluating, timekeeping,
and conducting performance evaluations. Plans, develops,
implements, and evaluates food service activities to assure a
quality product and service to the patients.
3. Supervises the completion of necessary paperwork to meet
requirements for ordering, production, and reporting in the
department. Assists in calculating food requirement estimates.
Supervises the preparation and serving of meals. Consults with
cooks on food requirements and recipes to be used. Ensures food
are completed in advance, and plans are followed. Procures material
and maintains security of equipment. Assists in establishing food
service regulations, procedures, and standards.
4. Supervises the setting up of dining rooms for service and
designating lines and equipment to be used. Ensures dining,
service, and food preparation areas are maintained in a clean
manner and ensures food preparation equipment is properly cleaned
and sanitized. Oversees work areas and completion of housekeeping
of assigned area to maintain infection control.
5. Conducts safety and environmental surveys to ensure a safe
environment of care. Conducts meal service observations to ensure
compliance with all departmental guidelines. Ensures adequate
controls are maintained over food preparation quantities and
portion sizes. Checks perishables and frozen foods for proper
storage. Assists in inspecting food items on arrival for quantity,
quality, and temperature conditions. Instructs staff on safety
rules and regulations, sanitary procedures, food preparation, and
the operation of food service equipment.
6. Participates in hospital quality assessment performance
improvement activities by attending performance improvement
meetings, conducting audits, participating in the development of
plans of correction for deficiencies identified. Compiles
documentation for the departments food safety HACCP (Hazard
Analysis Critical Control Point) plan and implements any required
corrective action. Ensures compliance with all health and safety
regulations and procedures.
7. Coordinates communication within the department regarding any
inclement weather issues, building utility shutdowns, telephone
outages, or similar events to maintain a safe and hazardous free
environment for patients and staff.
8. Attends mandatory departmental training to ensure staff
competency and development. Ensures competency of staff,
facilitating required training, participating in assessing workflow
and business practices to teach, model, and coach effective
management strategies with staff.
9. Performs other duties as assigned. Other duties as assigned
include but are not limited to actively participating and/or
serving in a supporting role to meet the agencys obligations for
disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations
(COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate
shift pattern assignment and/or location.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of methods, materials,
equipment, and appliances used in food preparation and service.
Knowledge of food procurement, storage, and preservation.
Knowledge of sanitation regulations
Knowledge in the operation, cleaning, and sanitizing of food
service appliances and equipment.
Skills in the operation, cleaning, and sanitizing of food service
appliances and equipment.
Ability to calculate food requirements.
Ability to supervise others.
Ability to operate a computer.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Certified Food Service Manager or the ability to obtain
certification within 6 months of hire.
Initial Selection Criteria:
Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is
generally preferred; experience and education may be substituted
for one another.
Experience in food service work
Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check,
pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the
Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aid,
Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct, and HHS OIG list of
Excluded Individuals/Entities. Males between the ages of 18-25 must
be registered with the Selective Service.
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered
for employment at a state-operated facility.
Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The
position may be required to work overtime and/or extended
Compliance with HHSC immunization policy and state hospital
operating procedures related to immunizations is required.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
healthcare workers are considered to be at significant risk for
acquiring or transmitting hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella,
varicella (chicken pox), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis
(whooping cough), and influenza. All of these diseases are
vaccine-preventable. As a result, state hospital policy requires
employees be vaccinated according to their level of contact with
individuals. In the event you choose to not be immunized for the
influenza virus, you may be required to wear a mask and take other
If you need assistance completing the online application, contact
the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747.
All new hire candidates will be required to receive COVID-19
medical screening (nasal test) as part of the due diligence
Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS HR Policy starting
salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the minimum
of the salary range. For internal applicants, there can be
limitations in consideration of applicants current classification
and salary and is dependent upon available budget.
92G, CS, FS, 3300, 4D0X1
Note: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection
criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this
position may include, but not limited to: 92G, CS, FS, 3300, 4D0X1.
All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are
encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more
information see the Texas State Auditors Military Crosswalk at
HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation
with you on your first day of work.
- Click here to download the I-9 form.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS
agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring
and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability.
If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact
the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are
contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in
the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the
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