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at State of Louisiana

Posted: 9/3/2019
Job Reference #: 2483327
Keywords: cook, food service, food

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Supplemental Information

These vacancies are located at Acadiana Center for Youth in Acadiana, LA.

The Corrections Juvenile Food Production Worker title has a Special Entrance Rate of $786.40 biweekly.

The Office of Juvenile Justice will create a list of eligible applicants ONLY from the people who respond to this posting. Before applying, applicant must meet the minimum qualification requirement.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.

Applications without the education and/or work experience sections completed will be considered incomplete and will not be accepted.

Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account.  Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.
Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Minimum Qualification Review – See History – Click the History link for the results of your application review.  Passing candidates will designate as "Pass".  Failing candidates will designate as "Fail".
Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.
Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.
Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager.  You may or may not be called for an interview.
Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.
Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.
The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806.  If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.  
(Please note:  Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process.  Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process.  Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available.  Information is also provided on our job seeker website at

For more information about this vacancy you may contact:
Daniel Beachler
DPS/Human Resources
Email:  Daniel

In the event there is a preferred reemployment list for this position, the position may be filled from that list with no other interviews.

The Office of Juvenile Justice is a State as a Model Employer (SAME) agency that supports improved employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. For more information on employment-related resources available for those with disabilities, refer to the Louisiana Employment Resource Guide.
If you are contacted for an interview, please let us know at that time if you will need special accommodations.

NOTE: Prior to an appointment, the selected applicant must take and pass a drug screening test, possess a valid Louisiana Driver's License and clear a background check.

This agency participates in the E-Verify system for verification of citizenship and employment authorization.


One year of food service experience in an institutional, hospital, military or commercial food service operation.

Enrollment in a food service related curriculum at a vocational, trade, or technical institute will substitute for the required experience on a month for month basis.
College credit in food and nutrition, dietetics or institutional management will substitute for the required experience on the basis of one semester hour for one month of experience.

Experience which involved no food handling or food preparation, such as washing dishes or bussing tables, will not be considered as qualifying experience.

Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies:  the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To prepare and cook food; to serve meals; and to supervise student offenders engaged in cleaning activities in a food service operation at a juvenile correctional institution.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
General from Juvenile Corrections Food Production Supervisor.

Supervision Exercised:
Direct line over student offenders engaged in cleaning activities.

Location of Work:
Department of Corrections and Public Safety; Juvenile Correctional Institutions.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Corrections Juvenile Food Production Supervisor in that supervisory responsibility is exercised over a group of student offenders. Corrections Juvenile Food Production Supervisors supervise a group of Corrections Juvenile Food Production Workers.

Examples of Work

Receives menu. Prepares and cooks food.

Supervises student offenders on the serving line, regulating quantity of serving sizes.

Directs student offenders engaged in cleaning the kitchen and dining areas, or in washing dishes, pots, and pans.

Maintains security regulations in the food production areas.

Requisitions, receives, stores and dispenses food supplies; maintains security of storage areas and food supplies.