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Food Service, Journey (20-4328)

State of Alaska

This is a Full-time position in Bethel, AK posted June 7, 2021.

The Department of Corrections, Division of Institutions, is currently recruiting for a Food Service, Journey positionat Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center (YKCC),located in Bethel, Alaska.What you will be doing:Under the supervision of the Food Service Supervisor, the Food Service, Journey is responsible for managing the daily work of the food service operation at the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center (YKCC), which also provides meals to the Bethel Youth Facility. The primary function of this position is to provide direct supervision and instruction to approximately 25 inmate workers; preparing and serving meals, while ensuring appropriate sanitation, safety and security of the kitchen.Our organization, mission and culture: The mission of the Alaska Department of Corrections is to promote public safety. Our Division provides secure confinement, access to reformative programs and offender management planning that promotes successful community reentry.    The benefits of joining our team: Working for the Department of Corrections you will be an important part of a team in ensuring the safe and proper food handling and meal preparation for inmates and staff.The working environment you can expect:The Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center (YKCC) is a multi-function, state operated adult correctional institution. The institution has a capacity of 220 male and female inmates and employs a staff of 51. The facility serves both as an intake and a short-term facility. At any given time, 75% to 85% of the population is composed of inmates in pretrial statusWho we are looking for: We are looking for someone with knowledge in food handling, storage and rotation techniques, effective verbal and written communication skills, and who can work closely with inmates and remain calm in a multitude of situations while also staying security conscious.   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 offer to interview will be based on the ability to meet the Competency Specifications stated in the Position Descriptions on the Local 71 website. Competency Specifications are found at applicants are encouraged to register with the Local 71 Union prior to applying for this position. If offered this position, Local 71 enrollment will be required no later than 30 days after accepting the position. Local 71 website: position requires an Alaska driver’s license. REQUESTED DOCUMENTSApplicants are required to either attach to their application or provide at time of Appointment:* Food Service Worker CertificationFINGERPRINT NOTICEAll Department of Corrections employees are required to be fingerprinted. The successful candidate must pass a criminal history check.EDUCATION 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 interview. WORK EXPERIENCEIf using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications 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.MULTIPLE VACANCY NOTICE This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.PREA NOTIFICATIONThe 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 institution;* 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.The above is in compliance with PREA and its implementing regulations, 28 C.F.R. Part 115, Subpart A, Section 115.17, Hiring and Promotion Decisions.EEO STATEMENTThe 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 the address above. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.NOTICEQuestions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465- 4095. If you choose to be contacted by email, please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the ‘’ domains.  For information on allowing emails from the ‘’ domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at ALASKA APPLICATION QUESTIONS & ASSISTANCEQuestions 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 located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to For applicant password assistance please visit:  For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at:Name: Nicole R. CarlPhone: 907-543-8498Fax: 907-543-3097Email: