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Food Service Supervisor
Title:Food Service Supervisor
Department:Detention Services

Job Title: Food Service Supervisor                                                                                                                                     Salary Grade: 12

Division/Department: Court Operations/Detention Services                                                                                               Salary: $40,742.78

Reports To: Unit Manager-Facilities                                                                                                                                    Date Posted: 2/26/2019

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt                                                                                                                                                   Last Revised: 8/23/2018


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabled persons covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements.


Manages all aspects of the Detention Center kitchen including, but not limited to; planning, purchasing, preparing and inspecting food and dining area in order to serve daily meals to Detention Center residents and staff. Supervise and monitor the work activities of the kitchen staff to ensure adequate coverage throughout breakfast, lunch and dinner, effectively schedules kitchen staff to cover 1st and 2nd shift responsibilities, maintains inventories of incoming food items, logs menus, and keeps compliance in accordance with established policies, procedures, and food service documentation. Provides 1st shift supervisory coverage in the Detention Center Kitchen as described below, and may be assigned to provide shift coverage.

Manages all aspects of hiring, supervising and training for all Detention Center kitchen staff.

Ensures kitchen staff completes daily responsibilities in a timely manner.

Plans and monitors meals and reports on meals served for State School food service requirements.

Inspects and maintains kitchen, serving areas, food prep and dining areas to insure proper standards of sanitation by cleaning kitchen equipment and alerting proper personnel for repairs.

Inspects food preparation areas for health hazards and safety concerns.

Purchases and maintains all inventories from all food vendors, along with miscellaneous goods needed for basic food preparation.

Inputs food and miscellaneous goods purchases into Buy Speed.

Orders and schedules deliveries for all kitchen purchases.

Maintains all log entries for food service orders and deliveries.

Ensures proper food handling in compliance with state guidelines to dispose of expired food to support Safety and Quality Control programs.

Schedules staff to adequately cover 1st and 2nd shift food service and adheres to union contract for overtime authorization. Assists with stocking, preparing and serving daily meals and beverages, when needed.

Ensures that all staff adhere to all Court and Detention policies and procedures. Addresses all violations of policies and procedures in a timely manner. Investigates and provides written reports for all incidents.

Trains, monitors, redirects and disciplines staff according to Court expectations.

Completes weekly and daily reports as outlined by Director.

Coordinates meals for the youth advisory committee and/or rec nights and other activities associated with youth incentives in the behavior management system.

Maintains direct communication with supervisor, management and administration as required.

Educates residents on nutrition.

Assists with orientation and training for Detention Cooks and Food Service Workers.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Has supervisory accountability for other employees, volunteers, or interns. Plans, directs and coordinates activities for a unit. Duties may include scheduling and assigning of work, training in all facets of work, quality control, and decisions impacting the pay, status and tenure of others. Conducts performance evaluations, provides input into and participates in discipline, dismissal, and hiring processes, and is accountable for editing timecards in Kronos for assigned staff.

Equipment Operated

Kitchen appliances and tools.

Confidential Data

All court-related information regarding hearings, etc. that the employee may come in contact with by working in the facility.

Working Conditions

Potential exposure to hazardous situations that may occur due to working in the controlled environment of the Detention Center kitchen: extreme temperatures, strong smells, fast-paced and potentially stressful, exposure to chemicals for sanitation purposes. While performing duties of this job, the employee frequently sits, walks and stands. May stand for long periods of time. Exposure to high heat and cold temperatures and large power tools and sharp instruments.

Usual Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, to speak clearly, and to hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. No lifting restrictions or light duty are permitted in this position.

Must pass a pre-employment physical exam and demonstrate the ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50 lbs.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Knowledge of food service, food handling and cleaning; familiarity with food service USDA and ACA requirements and health codes; ability to utilize a personal computer using Access, Excel and Word; strong interpersonal skills; ability to prioritize and meet deadlines; ability to follow instructions thoroughly, and ability to handle stressful situations. The ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds, is an essential function of this position which includes, but is not limited to, lifting commercial sized pots and pans filled with liquids and foods.

Education and/or Experience

Minimum high school diploma or equivalent


Five (5) years work experience, plus at least one year of supervisory experience in food service.

Licensure or Certification Requirements

Food Safety Certification

Benefits of Employment


Insurance: Comprehensive Health, Dental, Vision, Life and an Employee Assistance Program. Supplemental Life may be purchased at group rates.


Paid Time Off: Ten (10) holidays, vacation time (after 6 months) of three (3) weeks per year for the first eight (8) years of service, and sick time.


Retirement: Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) and Deferred Compensation Plans.


Court Expectations of Employee

In accomplishing the responsibilities of this position, the Court expects that the employee will adhere to the mission and values of the Court as well as all Court policies and procedures. In addition, while carrying out the duties of this position, the employee is expected to model high ethical conduct on and off the job, and exhibit a professional and respectful demeanor with all Court employees.


Court Mission Statement

To administer justice, rehabilitate juveniles, support and strengthen families, and promote public safety.


Application Procedure

Current Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Division Employees:

  • The deadline to apply is 3/4/2018.

  • Please visit to complete and submit the Job Posting Response Form to the Human Resources Division.

  • The Job Posting Response form must be received in Human Resources by the job posting deadline for consideration as a candidate for the posted position.

    External Applicants:

  • This position will remain posted until filled.

  • Please visit to view this posting and to complete and submit the Application for Employment.



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