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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/29/23

Applications Due12/13/23

Vacancy ID144990

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleFood Service Worker 2

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade09

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $40193 to $49405 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Variable

Hours Per Week 40


From 9:30 AM

To 6 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Franklin

Street Address 2445 State Route 30

City Tupper Lake


Zip Code12986

Minimum Qualifications Transfer Qualifications: Any permanent Food Service Worker 2

Promotional Opportunities: Anyone reachable on the New York State Civil Service list

Provisional Appointment: In the event that there is not a valid eligible list, candidates who meet the qualifications may be qualified for a provisional appointment.
Note: 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.

Minimum Qualifications: One year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Food
Service Worker 1 OR One year of permanent non-competitive service as a Dietitian Technician, Cook, or Institutional Retail Stores Clerk OR Two years of qualifying experience in commercial or institutional food preparation or food service (see examples of Qualifying Experience below)

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 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.


• Reliability as evidenced by review of time and attendance records.
• Review of personal history folder.
• Ability to make independent decisions.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
• Ability to communicate instructions and information effectively.
• Ability to communicate verbally with supervisor.
• Ability to work independently with little or no supervision available.

• Prepares modifications for diets. Responsible for preparation of various food items. Ensures flavor, temperature, texture and appearance are within established standards.
• Ensures the Central Tray Line is set up in the proper manner and assist with serving meals as needed.
• Exhibits good communication skills with supervisors, peers, and staff from other departments. Works closely with the Charge Cook (grade 11), Head Cook, to work out any potential problems.
• Works in vegetable room, preparing fruits, and vegetables for the menu or snack items.
• May function in the Ingredient room, checking in and storing deliveries. Measuring food items based on production counts for the meals, and delivering them at the allotted time to the cooks for meal, snack preparation.
• Maintains high level of cleanliness in food preparation and work areas, following established policy and procedures. Cleans as needed or assigned.\
• As assigned will remove requisitioned food from store room and freezer. Will assist in storing these items, ensuring they are dated, and stored properly.
• May be asked to provide services at other locations (RIT and CIT)
• Other duties as assigned.
• Receiving food deliveries, sorting, breaking down food to be distributed to assigned locations
• Mentor with service recipients as scheduled

Additional Comments #LI-AK1

OPWDD is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We believe that we are most effective in managing and improving our service system with a diverse team of employees. With such a large workforce, we rely on the collective individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, ideas and talent that our employees bring to their work. This speaks to our culture and is a key part of our successes. As we continuously recruit people for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter and résumé by December 13, 2023 to:
2445 State Route 30
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Phone: (518) 359-4150
Fax: (518) 359-4161
Please reference the above EOA # 23-160 in all correspondence.

Please note:
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
• Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Reasonable Accommodation Unit at (518) 486-7222 or e-mail at to obtain information and RA forms.
• Position may be eligible for Loan Forgiveness via the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program:
• For more information on PSLF, please visit

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Sunmount OHRM

Telephone 518-359-4150

Fax 518-359-4161

Email Address


Street 2445 State Route 30

City Tupper Lake

State NY

Zip Code 12986


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference the above EOA # 23-160 in all correspondence.

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