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Requisition Id:  11111

FOOD SERVICE COOK/SPVR 3 - Requisition ID: [[id]] 

Recruitment Type: Open Competitive 

Posting Close Date: N/A 

Geographical Location: Lovelock  






*Pay Grade: GRADE 29 

Salary Range: $41,133.60 - $60,134.40 

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time 


Recruiter: HOLLY ROEL 

Phone:  775 977-5714 




Position Description

Food Service Cook/Supervisors prepare and/or supervise quantity food preparation and serving according to standardized menus and recipes in an institutional setting.

The Nevada Department of Corrections has a vacancy for a Food Services Cook/Supervisor 3 at Lovelock Correctional Center, in Carson City, Nevada. Incumbent will prepare and/or supervise quantity food preparation and serving according to standardized menus and recipes in an institutional setting. Incumbents work in a correctional setting serving three meals daily to approximately 1,500 inmates; prepare and substitute orders for food, utensils, and cleaning supplies; schedule, assign, coordinate and review work of a staff of inmate culinary workers; monitor sanitation of the general kitchen area; responsible for security of the culinary by controlling issuance of serving utensils such as knives; and provide training and orientation to new staff/inmates regarding agency policies and procedures, food preparation and service, food rotation/storage and health and safety regulations.

Incumbents must be willing to work in this rural setting, located 90 miles from Reno, Nevada.

Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • "Graduation from high school or equivalent education and four years of experience which involved planning, preparation and serving of regular and special meals; following established menus; ordering food supplies; and maintaining records in an military, institutional, correctional, healthcare, hospitality, or other large quantity food service facility. One year of the required experience must have been in a supervisory capacity; OR one year of experience as an Food Service Cook/Supervisor II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above."


The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam

  • The exam will consist of an application and resume evaluation. It is essential that applications/resumes include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.


Special Requirements

Incumbents in the Department of Corrections are required to work with and amongst inmates to complete job duties.
A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Ability in all knowledge, skills and abilities required at the lower levels.
Ability to plan, organize and coordinate food preparation and bakery operations.
Ability to schedule and assign food service and bakery duties to a large staff.
Ability to train and supervise others in the preparation of three meals daily for over 500 individuals in an institutional or correctional setting.
Working knowledge of supervisory techniques and practices.

This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


*The salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.


The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.


Nearest Major Market: Reno