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Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable for appointment on the current Civil Service eligible list for the title;
Transfer Opportunity - Candidates must have one year of permanent service in a title approved by the Department of Civil Service for transfer under Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law.
Provisional Opportunity – In the event that there is not a valid eligible list for this position, candidates meeting the following promotion or open competitive qualifications may be provisionally appointed.
Promotion: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/c service as a Food Service Worker 1;
One year of non-competitive service as a Dietitian Technician or Cook.
Open Competitive: Candidates must have had two years of qualifying experience in commercial or institutional food preparation or food service. See examples of qualifying experience below.
Substitution: Appropriate* formal culinary arts or food service training which resulted in a certificate or degree may be credited towards the above experience as follows:
Either 1. a six-month certificate training program* - up to six months of the required experience;
Or 2. a one-year certificate training program* - up to one year of the required experience;
Or 3. an associate’s degree* or higher in culinary arts or food service from a regionally accredited college or university – up to two years of the required experience.
* Appropriate formal food service training programs are programs accredited by one of the following: American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC) or non-degree programs recognized by the American Culinary Federation Foundation Educational Assurance program or programs accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT). You must indicate the training certificate or degree information on the application.
Examples of qualifying experience: Commercial or institutional food service includes but is not limited to employment in a hospital, school cafeteria, residential dining hall, nursing home, or full-service restaurant. Experience must have included responsibility for food preparation, food service, and ordering of food and non-food supplies. You must sufficiently provide the details of the experience on the application. Vagueness or omissions will not be interpreted in your favor.
Non-qualifying experience: Non-qualifying food service experience includes but is not limited to experience in fast-food establishments, serving of food (waiter or waitress), street vendor carts and food trucks, sandwich shops, ice cream shops, or short order food establishments.
If you are appointed provisionally, you must take the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title and your score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before you can be permanently appointed. If you do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score, you may not be retained.
Duties Description As a Food Service Worker 2, depending on the size and type of setting, your responsibilities may include food production, the service of food, sanitation and hygiene, ordering of food and supplies in accordance with established purchasing guidelines and supervision of Food Service Workers 1. Depending on the agency or facility, you may also supervise inmates, consumers, residents, or clients. Additionally you may be required to submit written reports and documents regarding such duties. In some facilities computer literacy and using spreadsheets and reading charts may be required.
Additional Comments Background Investigation/Justice Center Review: Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable. 2) Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC) which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees. 3) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees may be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.
This position is eligible for a Downstate Adjustment of $3,026.
Posted Salary is based on full time position.
OMH hospital employees must be fully vaccinated or willing to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Candidates who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may not start working until two weeks after their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
2 First Avenue
Notes on ApplyingIndicate the Title and Location of the position you are applying for. Please complete the Office of Mental Health Employment Application and submit it with your resume and your other application materials. Apply by fax or email only.
The Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) is to promote the mental health of all New Yorkers, with a focus on providing hope and supporting recovery for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances. Applicants with lived mental health experience are encouraged to apply. OMH is deeply committed to supporting underserved individuals, organizations and communities. To this end, OMH is focused on implementing activities and initiatives to reduce disparities in access, quality, and treatment outcomes for underserved populations. A critical component of these efforts is ensuring OMH is a diverse and inclusive workplace where the unique attributes and skills of all employees are valued and utilized to support the mission of the Agency. OMH is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.