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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.

Company Information

The Illinois Department of Corrections is a multicultural agency deeply committed to ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion. This commitment is at the forefront of our operations, hiring, policies and procedures, and training. We recognize the benefit of workplace empowerment, the importance of diversity and fully support an environment where ALL employees are treated fairly, respectfully, and have equal access to opportunities and resources necessary to thrive and contribute to the agency’s success. IDOC genuinely values the differences of individuals in our custody and is committed to ensuring a healthy living environment where they feel valued, respected, and included.
Through our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), we shall establish and uphold agency policies and practices conducive to eliminating all forms of exclusion including, but not limited to, racism, ageism, ableism, sexism, discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, and religious oppression.
The Illinois Department of Corrections is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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