The Food Preparation Technician is responsible for food preparation, service, and storage. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy. Typical Functions
Participates in food preparation activities by cleaning, cutting, or peeling vegetables and/or fruits, making sandwiches, opening canned foods, brewing coffee and tea, and pouring beverages. Replenishes table items and condiments, arranges and restocks salad, dessert, and/or buffet items, sets up serving lines with hot/cold foods, and fills beverage dispensers. Serves from serving line, prepares and/or transports food trays, and serves food for special events or meetings. Packs food, dishes, utensils, tablecloths, and accessories for transportation from catering or food preparation establishments to and from on-site locations, as designated. Ensures cleanliness and functional facility operation by cleaning kitchen, storage and dining areas, by sweeping, vacuuming and mopping floors, washing appliances, tables, chairs and windows, operating dishwasher and disposing of trash and garbage. Performs other duties as assigned. Special Job Dimensions Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of the preparation, service, and storage of foodstuffs. Knowledge of sanitation and safety requirements of a food service facility. Ability to prepare and serve food. Ability to clean utensils and equipment used in food preparation. Ability to use knives, choppers, peelers, and other sharp food production equipment. Minimum Education and/or Experience
The ability to read, write, and follow oral and written instructions; plus six months of experience in institutional cooking or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE. Preferred Qualifications Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Agency Specific Information
Special Application Information
All DHS applicants must complete drug screening, as outlined in DHS Policy 1087, prior to being hired.
Applications are prescreened according to the state application, addenda, rsum, transcript, licenses and any other information that is submitted. Only transcripts should be submitted at the time of applications; reference letters, certificates, and licenses should be brought at the time of interview. Failure to complete the application form according to instructions with complete and accurate information will adversely impact your comparison to other candidates. List all prior work experience, including military service, with most recent employment first. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.
False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.
Benefits package may include: health & life insurance, vacation & sick time, paid holidays, credit union membership, retirement, career bonus, and deferred compensation.
CONTINUOUSLY ADVERTISED POSITIONS:
Submitting an application for a continuously advertised position does not guarantee that a job is available for that position title; e-mails stating that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for a position are for future reference. Applications submitted for continuously advertised positions are kept on file for 60 days. As jobs for that position title become available, eligible applications in that file that match the county and division criteria will be considered. On your application you should have designated in which counties and divisions you are willing to work. Please keep in mind that you will not appear on hiring lists for counties you do not designate. Do not select statewide from this county list.
FOR ALL FAMILY SERVICE WORKER POSITIONS ONLY:
Applicants must submit an official transcript by mail in addition to applications for all levels of Family Service Worker positions except for Family Services Assistant positions. Transcripts will remain on file for future applications. The following Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate degrees are valid for such Family Service Worker-type positions:
Child and Family Development
Counseling (any field)
Education: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, or Special
Family & Consumer Science
Human Development & Family Studies
Mail your transcript to the following address:
Arkansas Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 1437, Slot W301
Little Rock, AR 72203
The transcript must be an official transcript sent from the university or college you attended. The transcript must still have the envelope sealed with the security seal affixed. Once the seal is broken, the transcript is considered void.
Associated topics: cafeteria, cocinera de produccion, commercial kitchen, cook, kitchen prep, lunch, persona de parilla, restaurant assistant cook, restaurant cook, stove