COOK – CUMBERLAND COUNTY JAIL
Picturesque Cumberland County is the State’s most populous county having a population of 289,977. Its largest city is
Portland and the county geographically extends from Casco Bay to the Lakes Region. Cumberland County has the second
largest body of water in the state, Sebago Lake, which provides numerous recreational opportunities. The County is the
economic and industrial center of the state, having a strong corporate presence of major domestic and international
companies. The County has over 450 dedicated employees, all focused on providing the best customer service to the
County residents. Cumberland County is represented by five elected county commissioners and the county manager
runs the daily operations.
JOB PURPOSE: Provides food services supervisor with administrative and operational support by supervising, instructing
and/or assisting in the preparation of meals. Weekend shift required.
QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduate or equivalent. At least one (1) year experience in institutional meal planning
and preparation. Thorough understanding of the standards for safe food preparation and safe handling. Prior
supervisory experience and experience in purchasing, inventory control and other related tasks preferred. Must be able
to lift and carry up to 50 pounds items.
Ensures preparation of meals based on nutrition and standards, special diet and menu specifications by
supervising, instructing, and assisting inmate laborers.
Maintains a clean and safe environment by implementing federal, state, and local sanitation requirements;
sterilizes by hand washing or using dishwasher for utensils, food trays, pots and pans, supervise and instruct in
the use of specific cleaning supplies on major fixed equipment (i.e. ovens, stove tops, refrigerators and food
preparation surfaces). Use kitchen utensils and operator equipment safety; properly secure knives and sharp
Ensures compliance of all established policies and procedures by supervising and conducting all activities.
Prepares meals by supervising and training inmate labor in the safe operation of standard cooking equipment,
including but not limited to ranges, mixers, food choppers, slicers, ovens, and fryolators.
Assures proper security by utilizing timely written logs and securing all equipment during and at the conclusion
of each shift.
Assists the Food Service Supervisor by scheduling and training inmate and civilian personnel, ordering,
inventorying equipment, supplies and other related areas.
Assures proper records by writing incident reports and providing discipline when necessary as it pertains to
problems encountered in the kitchen area.
Meets all safety requirements by ensuring that all applicable health and worker, safety (O.S.H.A.) codes are
adhered to by all personnel.
Approves food preparation by testing for proper temperature and smelling prepared dishes, viewing color,
texture, garnishments and consistent portion sizes.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, establishing personal
networks and participating in professional societies and timely completion of Cumberland County continue in
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Supports the Sheriff’s safety and health policies by attending required safety training programs, reporting all
accidents and suspected safety hazards to Supervisor.
Acquires Foodstuffs by estimating food consumption, ordering from storeroom, receiving and verifying
storeroom order, putting foodstuffs in proper locations and reporting inferior food stock to Food Service
Assists the Sheriff by instructing kitchen helpers in the art of cooking and operation of related equipment.
Assures proper security of kitchen by maintaining an accurate count and written log of working kitchen trustees
and all kitchen utensils during and upon completion of shift.
Cumberland County offers an excellent and comprehensive benefits package and is proud of its talented and dedicated
workforce. Come join our team and culture of engaged employees. Our strong management team is dedicated to
providing employees with inspiring leadership, a positive and friendly workplace, support, encouragement and the
necessary tools for success. We offer tuition reimbursement, wellness program, and professional development and
Pay begins at $18.54. Download an application at www.cumberlandcounty.org/Jobs.
Applications accepted until filled. Interested applicants please submit a cover letter, resume, PREA form and
Employment Application via mail, fax, or email to:
Human Resource Department
142 Federal Street, Suite 110
Portland, Maine 04101
Cumberland County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected Veteran status
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