Job Details

Food Service Coordinator

Clackamas County, Oregon City, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 01/16/2019

This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on January 16, 2019.


Annually: $58,416 - $74,639
Hourly: $28.08 - $35.88


In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions.
This is a full time County position represented by the Peace Officers Association.

Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office has an immediate vacancy for a Food Service Coordinator. This position is located in the Clackamas County Jail. The County jail houses the adult (males and females) population. The position will be working with both correctional staff and inmates. The Food Service Coordinator plans meals to meet established standards and special dietary or religious guidelines and orders supplies. The County’s Food Services has received numerous high ratings for quality services. This position's role is to manage and maintain high standards within this environment.
Competitive candidates will have at least one-year experience in coordinating or managing a large food service operation. Experience in a correctional environment is desirable but not required for this position.
This is a NON-SWORN position that requires a complete Statement of Personal History (SPH).
Only those applicants who are invited to the department interview for this position will need to submit the SPH and they will receive instructions from the Department of Human Resources or the Sheriff’s Office on how to login to the electronic SPH. The SPH is typically due 10 days AFTER you have been notified that you are being referred for a department interview.


Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
• Working knowledge and experience applying principles and techniques of food handling, preparation, cooking and storage.
• Work experience preparing meals in an institutional setting, such as school, hospital, cafeteria, or similar setting.
• At least 1 year of experience coordinating or managing a large food service operation.
• At least 1 year of experience leading the work of others; including assigning and evaluating work, training employees and backing up staff in their assignments.
• Experience creating written proposals and recommendations to supervisors/management.
• Thorough understanding and knowledge of nutritional requirements (RDA).
• Thorough knowledge of sanitation and food preparation requirements.
• Working knowledge and experience preparing, developing and monitoring a budget.
• Must possess a current Food Handlers permit issued by the State of Oregon at time of hire.
• Must be First Aid/CPR certified within six (6) months of hire
• Must be willing to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as scheduled.
• Must successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation.
• Must successfully pass a post offer pre- employment drug test.
• Must successfully pass a post offer pre-employment physical assessment.
• Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. Learn more about the County's driving policy.
Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
• Experience working in a correctional institution.
• Possession of Safe-Serve certification.
*For Veterans qualified for Veteran’s Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

1. Plans, organizes and coordinates a comprehensive Food Services Program for inmates; develops and implements work methods and procedures; observes work performance of all program areas; implements changes as appropriate.

2. Oversees the operation of a full service kitchen providing daily hot meals within a secured correctional facility; plans and updates menus and recipes which meet
standards for balanced nutritional value and for special meals to meet therapeutic and religious dietary needs.

3. Oversees, trains, instructs, and leads the work of employees and inmate kitchen assistants in proper food preparation techniques, sanitation, safety and work requirements; schedules work and assigns tasks; assists in interviewing, selecting and evaluating assigned personnel; recommends disciplinary actions.

4. Monitors food service and commissary budgets; prepares and justifies budget requests; prepares and submits food, supply and budget projections for all controlled food programs; ensures budgeting, purchasing and accounting practices, including expenditure cost accounting, estimating future program requirements and purchasing supplies from outside vendors; writes justifications for program improvements.

5. Purchases food, equipment, supplies and commissary items through bids with private vendors; recommends purchase of food service supplies and equipment; documents expenditures and implements cost control measures; maintains inventory and necessary records to meet federal, state and county standards; researches prices and availability of items; establishes and recommends commissary prices and reconciles cash payments received for items.

6. Conducts periodic inspections of all food service areas; establishes and controls distribution of food; establishes and maintains sanitation guidelines; monitors security and sanitary conditions of equipment, dishes, utensils, kitchen and dining area; ensures facility meets County Health and Federal Bureau of Prison Standards.

7. Works closely and effectively with command staff to ensure timely completion of projects, and timely and accurate completion of reports and parts ordering; maintains log of safety and sanitation needs of the program, including needed repairs and upgrades.

8. Coordinates food service activities, including delivery of meals for Emergency Management, special needs of the Sheriff’s Office, and for search and rescue teams; recommends improvements, program changes and major purchases.


Working Knowledge of: Materials and methods of preparing food for large groups; menu planning, budgeting, purchasing and record keeping for institutional kitchen operations; nutritional meal planning, food production, quality control and meal forecasting; food values and proper food combinations; kitchen equipment use and capability; state health standards for institutional food preparation; occupational hazards and safety precautions; sanitation methods for food preparation and serving areas; basic math, including fractions; security measures in a corrections institution; principles and techniques of food handling, preparation, cooking and storage; inventory control techniques; methods used in receiving, storing, selling and keeping records of commissary items; basic techniques of supervision.
Skill to: Manage resources effectively in accordance with annual budget appropriations; plan and prepare nutritional menus including those to meet therapeutic and religious dietary needs; calculate food and supply requirements for a large number of people; prepare and cook all types of foods in an appropriate, sanitary manner to maintain appealing and nutritious food content; safely operate, clean and service kitchen equipment and utensils; comply with health and food handling standards; follow and adjust recipes to obtain required quantities; make appropriate recipe substitutions; evaluate food qualities, such as freshness, cleanliness and proper cooking; plan, organize and oversee the work of inmates, volunteers and assigned staff to effectively produce nutritious meals on a timely basis; prepare and maintain accurate records and reports; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare and maintain records of commissary items purchased, stored and sold; establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors, outside agencies and County employees.


Duties require considerable standing, upper body movement, reaching, bending and lifting.
Duties are performed in a secured adult correctional facility involving contact with inmates who may exhibit severe antisocial behavior.


This position works a 4-day, 10-hour shift schedule, either day shift or swing shift (no graveyard). Work days include weekdays and weekends. Shifts are bid on every 6 months per union contract.


Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 400,000 citizens.
The vision of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) is to become a world-class Sheriff's Office. The CCSO mission is to preserve life, uphold the law, prevent crime, hold offenders accountable, and promote safety while finding innovative solutions and building partnerships with the community. CCSO will fulfill the mission of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office through teamwork and partnerships, as reflected in the motto: "Working Together to Make a Difference." In order to fulfill the vision and complete the mission CCSO adheres to these core values:

HONESTY- We will be truthful in all we do and say, acting with character and principle and serving the community in an open, transparent and professional manner.

COURAGE- We will serve the community with compassion and commitment, lending our strength to those who are most vulnerable and unable to protect themselves.

JUSTICE- We will always be fair and impartial, enforcing the law without bias or favoritism. We will treat each person we meet with courtesy and honor their rights, beliefs and diversity.

The CCSO serves over 400,000 residents of the County with 385 employees. As the County's largest law enforcement agency the Sheriff's Office patrols the unincorporated areas of the county as well as several cities that have contracted with CCSO to provide law enforcement for them. The CCSO has many specialized units such as canine, motorcycle patrol, the dive team, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), search and rescue, narcotics investigation (SIU), detectives and Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT). The Sheriff's Office is also required by law to provide correctional facilities for the county and to offer support services to other agencies in the County, such as: the jail, special units and occasionally personnel resources.

The CCSO is committed to enhancing a diverse workforce through principles of active recruitment in the community, equal employment opportunity and positive human resource management. The Administration and staff of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office adopts a philosophy and practice that we recognize the full potential of all employees, treating all persons with respect, fairness and impartiality.

Clackamas County only accepts online applications.
Request Veterans' Preference
Learn more about the County's Veterans' Preference
Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.
Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.
If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.


• Must successfully pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.
• Must successfully pass an extensive background investigation, which will include national or state fingerprint records check.
• Must successfully pass a post-offer physical assessment.
• Must be able to work weekends, holidays, nights and be subject to call back as required/scheduled.
• Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. Learn more about the County's driving policy.

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