Food Service Lead (PCN 20-5142)

SOA Department Of Corrections


Food Service Lead (PCN 20-5142)


$21.10 - $23.39 Hourly


Juneau, AK

Job Type

Full Time

Job Number






Opening Date


Closing Date

5/20/2024 5:00 PM Alaska


Institutions (DOI)

Position Open To

All Applicants

Bargaining Unit

Labor, Trades and Craft




Job Description




The Department of Corrections, Division of Institutions, is recruiting for a Food Service Lead, at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center (LCCC) located in Juneau, Alaska.


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What You Will Be Doing
Supervise inmate workers in all aspects of the preparation and serving of approximately 650 meals per day, in a secure, efficient, and timely manner at Lemon Creek Correctional Center. Ensure the standard recipes are followed and each food item is portioned properly. Ensure that a variety of diets are properly prepared for each meal which includes, but is not limited to: regular, no pork, vegetarian, low cholesterol/low fat, diabetic, food allergy, finger food, and other diets as prescribed by the Medical Department. Ensure that the highest possible standard of sanitation is maintained in all areas at all times.

Our organization, mission and culture:
The Alaska Department of Corrections provides secure confinement, reformative programs, and a process of supervised community reintegration to enhance the safety of our communities.

We are trained professionals committed to a safe, open and respectful organization. We are dedicated to public safety and will always respect the rights and dignity of victims of crime. Offenders in our charge will be treated in a safe and humane manner and will be expected to enhance their ability to reform every day.
Benefits of Joining Our Team

  • Flexible work schedules.
  • An opportunity to make a difference in people's lives. 
  • Career Development and High Caliber Training. 
  • Excellent benefits.
  • Being part of a team consisting of a rewarding group of professionals.

The Working Environment You Can Expect
Lemon Creek Correctional Center serves both as an intake and a long-term male facility. At any given time, 20% to 30% of the population is composed of inmates in pre-trial status. Approximately 80% of the population is composed of sentenced felons.

Who We Are Looking For
The ideal candidate will possess the following strengths, skills, and abilities:

  • Ability to work cooperatively with supply users and supply vendors. 
  • Check menus daily ensuring that the proper items in the amounts needed are available. 
  • Ensure all foods are properly stored, dated and rotated as needed.
  • Ensure that security procedures are followed, as they pertain to the use and storage of knives and other sharps, and specific foods, such as sugar and yeast; ensure all refrigeration and storage areas are locked.
  • Monitor inmate workers for contraband, ensure state property, i.e.: food items, are not stolen by inmate workers, conduct accurate prisoner counts at the prescribed time.
  • Train inmates in the art of food preparation, cooking, sanitation, personal hygiene, safety and the correct use of institutional kitchen equipment.


Minimum Qualifications

Vacancies in this job class are filled through Union referral, except for promotions, demotions, transfers, and emergency appointments.

This job class is part of a series of competency based class specifications created for career areas within the Labor, Trades, and Crafts Unit. The class specification identifies the levels of work and wage grades within the career area, the core and specific competencies of the career area, required work behaviors, certifications, and physical requirements. 
The competency specification for this job class is available at (Download PDF reader)

Additional Required Information

Three Professional references.

The Department of Corrections follows and maintains federal and state requirements standards including, but not limited to, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards which apply to all public and private institutions that house adult or juvenile offenders. PREA standards preclude the department from hiring or promoting anyone who has engaged in, or been convicted of any conduct which would violate PREA standards related to sexual assault including:

  • Sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility, or other institutions. 
  • Convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or 
  • Has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described above.

If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of the interview.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the post-secondary institution. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
If using work experience in your Applicant Profile, you must also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment and whether full or part-time. Applicant Profiles will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and Minimum Qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

Please be aware – this position requires the use of the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN)/Alaska Corrections Offender Management System (ACOMS).  A security clearance issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is necessary to use APSIN/ACOMS.  DPS will deny security clearance for any applicant who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in this state or another jurisdiction, or who may be a fugitive from justice.  Additionally, security clearance will be withdrawn if DPS discovers that material information was falsified or omitted at the time of the initial application for security clearance.
All Department of Corrections employees are required to be fingerprinted. The successful candidate must pass a criminal history check.
The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or 465-4095 in Juneau or (907) 465-3412 (TTY) or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P. O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal-opportunity employer.

Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll-free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to
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Contact Information

Madison Gambala
Administrative Officer 2
Fax:  907-465-6203 


State of Alaska


PO Box 110201

Juneau, Alaska, 99811


(800) 587-0430 (Statewide toll-free number)
(907) 465-4095 (Juneau and out-of-state callers)


Juneau, AK

8 day(s) ago

Tribal Affiliation(s)
Any Affiliation

Closing Date 2024-05-20