Classification KB15 (Band )

State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Supervises the total operation of a small to medium-sized food service unit; or supervises the preparation and cooking/baking of food products.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

Examples of Work:

(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)

Organizes, plans and supervises the purchase, storage, preparation and serving of food and the maintenance of food service equipment and facilities.
Establishes standards for production, quality, sanitation and maintenance; makes frequent inspections to ensure that standards are maintained; inspects dry stores and refrigerated food to ensure optimum storage conditions.
Determines requirements for personnel, equipment, supplies and food; assists with budget preparation for food service unit; requisitions, purchases or approves purchase of equipment, supplies and food.
Establishes work schedules and training programs; supervises, instructs and counsels employees.
Teaches and demonstrates correct techniques of food preparation for maximum palatability and appearance and minimum waste.
Prepares or reviews the preparation of food service records and reports.
In a Bakery/Kitchen Setting:Supervises the mixing of ingredients for and the baking of bread, rolls, pastries, cakes and cookies.
Instructs subordinate personnel in proper methods of preparing dough either by hand or by machine mixing.
Supervises the preparation of fillings, puddings, sauces and icings; fills and finishes baked products.
Supervises the cleaning of baking equipment and utensils.
Supervises the requisition, distribution and storage of bread and pastry bakery supplies.
Estimates quantities of food needed to meet menu requirements and requisitions supplies as needed.
Inspects and tastes prepared foods.
Cooks or garnishes foods requiring skillful preparation, including roasts, stews, soups and sauces.
Assists in the preparation of menus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)

Knowledge of the procurement, storage, preparation, distribution and serving of food products.
Knowledge of dietetic principles involved in planning and reviewing menus for nutritional adequacy, dietary balance and attractiveness of prepared food products.
Knowledge of principles and procedures of food service management.
Knowledge of budgeting techniques.
Knowledge of the methods, materials and appliances used in a bakery.
Knowledge of sanitary and safety procedures pertaining to bakery operation and/or general food preparation and service.
Ability to teach food preparation and cooking.
Ability to plan, assign and supervise work of food service personnel.
Ability to maintain food service records and prepare written reports.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

A high school diploma and supervisory experience in quantity and quality cooking or baking.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

A high school diploma and two years experience in quantity and quality cooking or baking, one year of which should be supervisory experience in quantity and quality cooking or baking.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Continuous)
Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Infrequent)
Ability to climb ladders carrying up to 10 lbs. (Infrequent)
May be required to climb 10 flights of stairs in emergencies. (Infrequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
Ability to work in extreme heat and humidity. (Continuous).
Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent)
Ability to work from elevated areas. (Infrequent)
Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent)
Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to twist at the waist. (Infrequent)
Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent)
Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous)
Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous to Frequent)
Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous)
Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous)
Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous)
Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lift and carry 16-30 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to lift and carry 31-50 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to push/pull objects, up to 30 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to push/pull objects, up to 50 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to maintain 20/20 vision, corrected. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous)
Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous)
Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous)
Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent)

Additional New Requirements:
Ability to work rotating shifts.
Ability to work overtime as required.
Ability to operate kitchen equipment, slicers, grease filters, etc.
Ability to learn and use new processes, tools and equipment as required.