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Job opening: Food Services Specialist (Food Service Administrator)

Salary: $89 322 - 116 114 per year
Relocation: YES
City: Bastrop
Published at: Feb 15 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
Corrections professionals who foster a humane and secure environment and ensure public safety by preparing individuals for successful reentry into our communities. Our highly-skilled, diverse, and innovative workforce creates a strong foundation of safety and security. Through the principles of humanity and normalcy, we develop good neighbors.


As Administrator of the Food Service Department, typical duties and responsibilities include planning, controlling and evaluating food service functions, such as managing budget resources, establishing standards of sanitation, safety and security, and evaluating inmate acceptance of food quantity and quality. Work involves administering the food program that consists of a wide variety of duties which include several specialized programs and functions such as (satellite feeding, Medical Diets, Religious Diets). Implements and monitors the food safety program. The incumbent supervises food preparation, ensuring compliance with the nutritional needs, and evaluating the quality and effectiveness of services provided. Supervises the operation of all equipment and supplies, including a large subsistence storeroom plus large meat and vegetable coolers. Must requisition all food supplies and equipment for the department and keep accurate accountable records. Develops detailed estimates and initial requests for the budget required to operate the food service department and approves the expenditure of department funds. Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staff correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.


  • U.S. Citizenship is Required.
  • See Special Conditions of Employment Section.


To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements: Education: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position. Experience: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to successfully perform the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled. Such examples of this specialized experience: Experience in supervising food preparation, ensuring compliance with nutritional needs and evaluating the quality and effectiveness of services provided. Experience in evaluating the performance of subordinate employees and initiating appropriate disciplinary action, when necessary. Experience in supervising the operation of all equipment and supplies, including a large subsistence storeroom plus large meat and vegetable coolers. Experience in developing detailed estimates and initial requests for the budget and approving expenditures of department funds. Experience in supervising the production and serving of the National Menu, the certified religious diet menu and working with a registered dietitian to serve medical diets when needed. If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities. **Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**


See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.

ONLY if education is a requirement/substitution for specialized experience, applicant MUST upload legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement. Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click Here.

Foreign Education: For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications.

If you are selected for this position and qualified based on education (i.e. basic education requirement and/or substitution of education), you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.


  • Address JUSTICE, BUREAU OF PRISONS Consolidated Staffing Unit 346 Marine Forces Drive Grand Prairie, Texas 75051 United States
  • Name: CSU
  • Phone: 972-352-4200
  • Email: [email protected]