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Dorchester County

Dorchester County

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People & HR, Operations
Summerville, SC, USA
Posted on Saturday, March 11, 2023

The purpose of the class is to supervise and participate in the preparation and service of food in the County detention facility; to maintain inventory of foods and supplies; to maintain the cleanliness of food service areas and equipment; and to perform related work as assigned. The class works within a general outline of work to be performed and develops work methods and sequences under general supervision.



  • Assists in maintaining the security and safety of the kitchen and dining areas, inmates and staff through implementation of established policies and procedures.
  • Supervises assigned staff.  Supervisory duties include instructing; assigning, reviewing and planning work of others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; selecting new employees; acting on employee problems; recommending and approving employee discipline; and recommending discharge as appropriate.
  • Oversees preparing and serving food; instructing; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; and allocating personnel; Offers advice and assistance as needed.
  • Schedules civilian workers and inmate workers assigned to the kitchen area.
  • Trains workers to prepare food and perform other kitchen tasks.
  • Oversees the inmate food preparation process.
  • Plans nutritious meals for inmates; plans special diets as required.
  • Requisitions foods, supplies and equipment as needed; inspects all incoming items for proper packing size and to note any damage; stocks foods and supplies; and takes inventory; reports discrepancies to supervisor.
  • Assists workers in the preparation and service of meals.
  • Oversees and participates in the cleaning and sanitizing of kitchen and dining areas and the washing of kitchen utensils and equipment.
  • Ensures that all food preparation and storage, equipment maintenance and cleaning activities meet Health Department inspection requirements.
  • Ensures that essential areas are properly secured such as the coolers, freezer, bathrooms, storage room, exit doors and the office.
  • Submits reports regarding incidents as needed.
  • Performs routine clerical work as required, including maintaining lists and logs, preparing work records and reports, answering the telephone, etc.
  • Attends training, seminars, meetings, etc., to maintain job knowledge and skills.
  • Performs other related job duties as assigned. 

Education and Experience:

High school diploma or GED.


Requires at least one (1) year of experience in food service, preferably at a correctional facility.

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