Type: Full-Time
Category: Security
Division: Corrections
Location: East Texas Treatment Facility (Henderson, Texas)

Position Summary:

Reports to the Assistant Food Service Manager. Directly supervises offenders assigned to the dining area. Responsible for maintaining a clean, safe and sanitary kitchen area, to include food preparation areas, tools and equipment, and assisting in the service and preparation of facility meals based on pre-planned menus, in compliance with Management & Training Corporation (MTC) and Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) directives.

Essential Functions:

  1. Clean and sanitize all food preparation equipment and ensure that it is kept in safe and operable condition.
  2. Maintain kitchen equipment in orderly workable condition. Ensure work area is safe, clean and sanitary at all times.
  3. Ensure the count and control of all kitchen tools. Provide an accurate count of all control items at the beginning and end of each shift.
  4. Supervise offenders in the preparation of meals required.
  5. Mop, scrub, refinish and spot clean kitchen floors.
  6. Clean, sanitize and deodorize rest rooms.
  7. Ensure that counts are performed accurately for all offenders assigned to the kitchen.
  8. Promote the development of positive social skills through modeling appropriate behaviors and intervening when inappropriate behaviors are observed; provide regular feedback to staff regarding social skills procedures and intervention techniques.
  9. Maintain accountability of staff, offenders and property; adhere to safety practices.It is expected that the incumbent shall perform other duties as assigned within his/her capabilities as determined by management
Education and Experience Requirements: 
High school diploma or equivalent. One (1) year full-time, wage-earning experience in correctional, commercial, or institutional food preparation or food service management experience or two (2) years of correctional custody or law enforcement experience required.
Post Hire Requirements:
Must successfully complete annual in-service training requirements to include physical agility testing and pass an annual background check, which must be approved by TDCJ.


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