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Job Title:

Corrections Food Service Supervisor

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Posted Until:





Joliet, Elgin, Sheridan, Dixon, Pontiac


All Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

Under direct supervision, responsible for the preparation and serving of meals on an assigned shift in a state correctional institution or juvenile facility; instructs and directs offenders or juveniles assigned to a general kitchen or specialized cooking facility; assists in estimating needs of food products for menu preparation; enforces and maintains disciplinary, safety, sanitary, security, and custodial measures.


1. Instructs and directs offenders or juveniles in the cooking and serving of meals.

2. Instructs, directs and participates in the cleaning, sanitation and maintenance of kitchen equipment and utensils.

3. Maintains perpetual inventory of food and supplies; maintains records of the disposition of foods to the various kitchens.

4. Trains and instructs offenders or juveniles in the cutting, preparing, processing and storing of meat products, or the preparation of bakery goods, e.g., mixing of dough, baking of bread, cakes, pastries, and operation of baking equipment and utensils.

5. Specifies quantities of foods to be prepared and served; inspects food before, during and after cooking to ensure proper preparation and compliance with recipes and menus.

6. Inspects food and supplies received; assures their proper storage; checks quality against grading certificate.

7. Searches offenders or juveniles and work area for contraband; maintains accurate account of supplies and equipment issued and used.

8. Reports infractions of rules by offenders or juveniles and employees to superior for disciplinary action.

Job Requirements:

Education and Experience
Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of high school.
Requires two years of experience in food preparation in large-scale food operation.
Requires completion of an orientation-training course within six months of employment.
Requires possession of a current Food Service Sanitation Certificate issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health, or requires possession of a Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) certification from a program accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Conference for Food Protection (CFP).


The State of Illinois provides employees with Health, Vision, and Dental insurance with a small co-payment from employees. Life insurance is provided at 100% your annual salary. This position includes a pension plan.

Benefit time for new employees includes three (3) personal business days, ten (10) vacation days, and twelve (12) sick days per year.

Work Attire is issued to you while in training.

Application Instructions:

To be considered for open competitive eligibility for the title of Corrections Food Service Supervisor I, you must be deemed qualified by Central Management Services (CMS). Corrections Food Service Supervisor I is a regularly tested title that requires an automated multiple-choice test to be taken at one of the CMS Assessment Centers. View the Examination Schedule for times and locations. This title may also require a performance test. Refer to Additional Title and Exam Information for specific details. You will need to bring a completed online or CMS-100 employment application with you. Applicants will not be allowed to test without a completed application. After successfully obtaining a passing grade, your name will be placed on an open competitive eligible list for Corrections Food Service Supervisor I in the two counties you select on your application. An official grade notice will be mailed to you when grading is completed.

Chicago Office:
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph, Suite 3-300
Chicago, IL 60601-3220
(312) 793-3565 (voice)
Illinois Relay Center (800) 526-0844


Check in time for tests - clerical and non-clerical is anytime between 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Exception for Data Processing Administrative Specialist, Data Processing Specialist, Disability Claims Adjudicator Trainee, HR Asst., HR Assoc., Insurance Analyst II, Revenue Tax Spec. Tr., Social Services Career Trainee, Telecommunicator Trainee and Dictation exams; for these titles you must arrive and be ready to test before 12:30 p.m.)

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