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Clackamas County Community Corrections

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Food Service Coordinator

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Job Description:

Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office has an immediate vacancy for a Food Service Coordinator. This position is located in the Clackamas County Jail. The County jail houses the adult (males and females) population. The position will be working with both correctional staff and inmates. The Food Service Coordinator plans meals to meet established standards and special dietary or religious guidelines and orders supplies. The County’s Food Services has received numerous high ratings for quality services. This position’s role is to manage and maintain high standards within this environment.

Competitive candidates will have at least one-year experience in coordinating or managing a large food service operation. Experience in a correctional environment is desirable but not required for this position.

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

  • Working knowledge and experience applying principles and techniques of food handling, preparation, cooking and storage.
  • Work experience preparing meals in an institutional setting, such as school, hospital, cafeteria, or similar setting.
  • At least 1 year of experience coordinating or managing a large food service operation.
  • At least 1 year of experience leading the work of others; including assigning and evaluating work, training employees and backing up staff in their assignments.
  • Experience creating written proposals and recommendations to supervisors/management.
  • Thorough understanding and knowledge of nutritional requirements (RDA).
  • Thorough knowledge of sanitation and food preparation requirements.
  • Working knowledge and experience preparing, developing and monitoring a budget.
  • Must possess a current Food Handlers permit issued by the State of Oregon at time of hire.
  • Must be First Aid/CPR certified within six (6) months of hire.
  • Must be willing to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as scheduled.
  • Must successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation.
  • Must successfully pass a post offer pre- employment drug test.
  • Must successfully pass a post offer pre-employment physical assessment.
  • Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. Learn more about the County's driving policy.


Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

  • Experience working in a correctional institution.
  • Possession of Safe-Serve certification.


In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions.


This is a full time County position represented by the Peace Officers Association.


Peace Officers Association (POA) Full Time Benefits


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Amount of Pay:


Frequency of Pay:

per hour

Other Qualifications:

Working Knowledge of:  Materials and methods of preparing food for large groups; menu planning, budgeting, purchasing and record keeping for institutional kitchen operations; nutritional meal planning, food production, quality control and meal forecasting; food values and proper food combinations; kitchen equipment use and capability; state health standards for institutional food preparation; occupational hazards and safety precautions; sanitation methods for food preparation and serving areas; basic math, including fractions; security measures in a corrections institution; principles and techniques of food handling, preparation, cooking and storage; inventory control techniques; methods used in receiving, storing, selling and keeping records of commissary items; basic techniques of supervision.


Skill to:  Manage resources effectively in accordance with annual budget appropriations; plan and prepare nutritional menus including those to meet therapeutic and religious dietary needs; calculate food and supply requirements for a large number of people; prepare and cook all types of foods in an appropriate, sanitary

manner to maintain appealing and nutritious food content; safely operate, clean and service kitchen equipment and utensils; comply with health and food handling standards; follow and adjust recipes to obtain required quantities; make appropriate recipe substitutions; evaluate food qualities, such as freshness, cleanliness and proper cooking; plan, organize and oversee the work of inmates, volunteers and assigned staff to effectively produce nutritious meals on a timely basis; prepare and maintain accurate records and reports; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare and maintain records of commissary items purchased, stored and sold; establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors, outside agencies and County employees.

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Maintenance/Operational Services



Work Schedule:

1st Shift, Weekdays, Weekends




Jails & Detention



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