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at State of Louisiana

Posted: 8/21/2019
Job Reference #: 182114
Keywords: food, food service

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Supplemental Information

As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Food Service Specialist 1, Food Service Specialist 2, and Food Service Specialist 3.  Please refer to the "Job Specifications" tab located at the top of the LA Careers "Current Job Opportunities page" for specific information on minimum qualification requirements and job concepts for each level.

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.  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 further information contact:
Maria Cooper, HR Analyst B or Brandy Deshotel
Southwest Louisiana War Veterans Home
1610 Evangeline Road
Jennings, LA  70546


No specialized experience or training is required.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To perform basic level food service preparation duties within a food service operation.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
Close from a Food Service Specialist 5 or above.

Supervision Exercised:

Location of Work:
All state agencies.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Food Service Specialist 2 by the type of supervision received and the independence of action.

Examples of Work

Prepares salads; cuts desserts; makes tea, jello, and sandwiches; and fills salt and peppershakers prior to mealtime.

Washes, chops, and cuts vegetables; opens cans and assists food preparation specialists in preparing foods prior to cooking.

Measures and assembles ingredients.

Washes dishes and pots.

Performs duties that involve the cleaning and sanitation of the food service area.

Prepares trays and special formulas for special diets.

Gathers materials necessary for dough making.

Assists in mixing, kneading, and preparing breads, rolls, biscuits, cakes, etc.