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Food Service Worker

Date Posted:  Jul 20, 2022
Requisition ID:  372081

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD):


The Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) is a fully accredited school for Deaf and hard-of-hearing students in nursery school through high school. The Indiana School for the Deaf is accredited by AdvancED Indiana and the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD). It provides services to approximately 342 students enrolled on campus. About 60% of the students live on campus during the academic year. ISD offers a full range of social activities, including sports, clubs, and organizations.  

Position Overview:


The Food Service Worker assists with food production and dining for residential and visiting students.  You will ensure that work areas and equipment are sanitized, prepare a variety of foods, assist with food deliver, and support general cleanliness of the dining area.


A Day in the Life:


The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Supervise testing of and/or tests new recipes and makes recommendations for changing, adding of deleting recipes. 
  • Train and supervise cooks in proper food preparation.  
  • Review, evaluate, counsel and discipline work of subordinates. 
  • Make menu substitutions based upon availability or surplus of foods. 
  • Maintain control of all goods and supplies in assigned kitchen area. 
  • Instruct food service staff on proper use and maintenance of equipment. 
  • Requisition food and supplies from facility warehouse as needed according to menus. 
  • Ensure that proper sanitation standards are maintained in kitchen and dining areas. 
  • Plan daily work assignments for each food service employee and prepares monthly work schedules. 
  • Train and supervise food service staff to ensure portion control. 
  • Train and supervise facility workers and cooks in cleaning, kitchen equipment, utensils, and dining area. 
  • Interview new applicants and makes recommendations for hiring, promotions, dismissals, and merit increases etc. 


The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success:


You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Specialized knowledge of modern methods, materials, and equipment used in large scale food preparation, service, and the care necessary to maintain such equipment.  
  • Specialized knowledge of federal, state and facility regulations involving food preparation and sanitation. 
  • Specialized knowledge of recipe standardization and appropriate recipe standardization and appropriate recipe and menu substitutions. 
  • Ability to train, evaluate and counsel food service staff. 
  • Ability to plan and maintain efficient workflow and work distribution. 
  • Ability to maintain control over food and supplies. 


Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
    • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
    • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access




This position traditionally starts at $25,766 - $28,342 per year and may be commensurate with training, certifications, and training.


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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