Requisition No: 34416 

Agency: Veterans Affairs

Working Title: FOOD SERVICE ADMINISTRATOR - SES - 50000701

Position Number: 50000701 

Salary:  $21,532.94 

Posting Closing Date: 07/22/2018 

Alexander “Sandy” Nininger State Veterans’ Nursing Home

Pembroke Pines, Broward County

Starting Annual Salary:  $21,532.94

Paid Bi-Weekly $828.19

*** This position is eligible for overtime pay ***

Excellent retirement package and optional deferred compensation plan.  Health, vision, dental, disability, and other supplemental insurance available at reasonable premium rates.  Paid vacation and sick leave.  Nine (9) paid holidays and personal day.  Tuition waiver available for State Universities and Community Colleges (up to 6 credits per semester).



  • Ability and willingness to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends and holidays as required          
  • Ability and willingness to work 10 hour shifts
  • Ability to work effectively in a leadership role
  • One (1) year of verifiable cooking experience in a commercial or cafeteria-style setting
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English (reading, writing, and speaking)
  • Successful completion of a Level II background screening and drug test


Preference will be given to applicants with the following qualifications:

  • Experience preparing food in a skilled care facility or long-term care facility.
  • Experience working in a supervisory position.


The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Food Service Director and will assist in the day to day food services operation at the State Veterans' Nursing Home and will share in the responsibility for staffing oversight.

Ensure clean and sanitary conditions are maintained in the areas of food preparation, serving line and storage. 

Assist the Food Service Director with purchase requests and other food production services per VA, State and Federal Regulations.

The Food Service Administrator (FSA) will be responsible for the complete pre-preparation, preparation and food production for meals assigned, as well as staffing and assignment of duties for the shift.  

The FSA will train staff in methods of performing their duties in an effective and efficient manner and motivate employees to obtain maximum quality and quantity of work. 

Ensure compliance with State and facility safety procedures in the operation of food production and cleaning of equipment.

The FSA will ensure that staff is instructed on proper precautions of food preparation, storage and disposal and provided instruction and information on personal hygiene.  The FSA will assist in the oversight of the proper care and maintenance of all kitchen equipment.

In the absence of the Food Service Director, the FSA will direct a staff of Food Support Workers and Food Control Specialists in the food preparation and meal service.  The incumbent will also coordinate with the Food Service Director to identify training needs and provide related training to the kitchen staff on food preparation, food storage, etc. 

The FSA will attend in-service training.

The FSA will assist with purchase requests for food, cleaning supplies, utensils, pots and pans, dishes and paper products in the kitchen. The FPSS will maintain, check, and control kitchen inventory to determine quantities available as well as amounts needed for operation.

The FSA will verify incoming shipments and receipts in the absence of stock person.

The FSA will consult with the Consultant Dietician and Food Service Director to ascertain the nutritional needs of the Nursing Home's residents.

Ensures hot and cold food is maintained at correct temperature levels, temperatures are documented for each meal. 

Preparation and cooking of all types of hot and cold food items according to menu and approved recipes. Slice meats according to menu needs.  Perform duties in an organized and clean manner.

This position is in the Select Exempt Service.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

State of Florida
Full time