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Colorado State **Temporary Food Service Manger II - Nutrition Services - Pueblo in Pueblo, Colorado

**Temporary Food Service Manger II - Nutrition Services - Pueblo

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**Temporary Food Service Manger II - Nutrition Services - Pueblo


$24.72 Hourly


Pueblo, CO

Job Type

Temporary Full Time (9 mos or less)


Colorado Department of Human Services

Job Number

IIB 88663 02/10/2021


2/25/2021 11:59 PM Mountain

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This is a temporary position. Applications will be considered from residents and non-residents of Colorado.

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About Us:

If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS). Our professionals strive to design and deliver high quality human and health services that improve the safety, independence, and well-being of the people of Colorado. In addition to rewarding and meaningful work, we offer excellent benefits:

  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401(k) and 457 plans

  • Medical and dental health plans

  • Employer supplemented Health Savings Account

  • Paid life insurance

  • Short- and long-term disability coverage

  • 10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave

  • BenefitHub state employee discount program

  • Employee Wellness program MotivateMe

  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more

*Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to

Our Culture & Environment

We believe in a people-first approach: To serve the people of Colorado, we develop a culture and work environment that creates an energized, inspired, and healthy team capable of giving their best to Coloradans.

Balance creates quality of life: We want our team to be resilient through a supportive workplace that values flexibility, health and wellness, and employee engagement.

We hold ourselves accountable: We take responsibility through our actions, programs, and results for the state of health and human services in Colorado.

Transparency matters: We are open and honest with employees, our partners, the Coloradans we serve, and the public.

We are ethical: We abide by what is best for those we serve by doing what is right, not what is easy.

Collaboration helps us rise together: We work together with all partners, employees, and clients to achieve the best outcomes for Coloradans.

* Reminder: This job announcement will serve as an application pool for available positions that now exist or may exist in the future. Including both part and full time positions.*

Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo

As a cornerstone of the Pueblo community for over a century, Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo is a leading employer, provider of quality mental health services, and a community partner.

Description of Job

The purpose of the Nutrition Services Department is to provide quality food service and medical nutrition therapy to more than 1500 clients in a mental health care facility and the Colorado Department of Corrections. With over 100 employees, the department strives, within available resources, to provide adequate nutrition to clients based on medical, spiritual, ethnic, cultural, and mental health needs.

The position is responsible for management of food service operations in the Dining Rooms. The purpose of this position is to manage the daily food service operations in dining rooms. The position supervises food service processes by delegating authority, assigning and prioritizing duties and monitoring operating standards. This includes supervision of multiple food service classifications and multiple units, tray assembly, meal preparation/service, safety and sanitation, scheduling, personnel management/training, and hiring of new employees. Ensures meals are served in a timely manner, are cost effective, adhere to all nutritional standards and are in compliance with Joint Commission, Federal, State and Local regulations. The position serves as a second-level supervisor for Food Services Manager I positions and provides oversight of all dining rooms.


  • The position manages and oversees the food service operations of multiple dining rooms throughout CMHIP. Manages food service operations in dining rooms by directing food service staff, requisitioning foodservice equipment and supplies, maintaining inventory of food, supplies and equipment, and implementing dining room policies and procedures. Monitors dining room budget, and use of food items and supplies in dining rooms to control costs. Manages assigned teams in the development, design, review, implementation of project quality/improvement plans or strategies to support the departmental goals and objectives. Resolves informal patient's grievances regarding meal service. Meets and walks through surveyors and/or auditors. Oversees maintenance of kitchen equipment and completes maintenance/housekeeping requests to repair and/or clean equipment in dining rooms. Participates in hospital committees and provides written response to Food Service issues raised. Actively involved in the recruitment of dining services personnel by participating in Subject Matter Expert (SME) panels and interviewing process; recommend hire, promotion or transfer of positions.

  • Provides first and second level supervision to employees in dining rooms and oversees food preparation methods, product quality, and portion control in producing quantities sufficient to meet demand while minimizing leftovers to control food costs. Directs, supervises and monitors the preparation and service of meals to ensure compliance with State, Federal guidelines, and hospital policies. Provides appropriate supervision, mentoring and professional growth and development of staff. Facilitates and encourages unit personnel to make individual commitments to accomplishing the department's mission through task delineation, developing work schedules, adapting the unit structure to change, implementing policies and procedures, employee appreciation/recognition programs and manages personnel (i.e., orient, train, coach, counsel, motivate, keep current chronological records, performance planning/appraisal). Encourages teamwork by creating an environment of empowerment and accountability. Conducts regular staff meetings to inform staff of upcoming trainings, events, policy changes, concerns and comments. Provides positive constructive feedback to employees in order to reward, correct, motivate and drive a high level of engagement. Monitors employees' time and schedules unit personnel as needed. Coordinates development of the weekly relief schedule with Staffing Coordinators and other Managers. Completes supervisory section of IOJ reports and Incident Reporting form in a timely manner. Conducts weekly supervision meetings. Demonstrates accountability for the proper use of individuals patients health information.

  • Assures the service of high-quality food to patients by conducting routine quality assurance checks and instruction of employees on cooking procedures, portion control, food appearance, diet accuracy and appropriate customer relations/client satisfaction, and treatment of patients. Surveys client input to enhance food service operations. Enforces compliance with CDHS, CMHIP and Nutrition Services policies and procedures within the department. Completes dining room tours with surveyors and resolves deficiencies cited by regulatory agencies. Ensures compliance with Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Standards of Practice (SOPs), State and Federal regulations set forth by the following agencies: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDHPE), Colorado Department of Education guidelines (regarding National School Lunch/Breakfast/After school snack programs); Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) standards; United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Regulations; US Department of Labor/ Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations; Center of Medicaid/Medicare Services (CMS); Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Joint Commission standards. Implements policies and procedures at the unit level, training unit personnel in the operation of equipment; conducts hazard surveillance inspections and equipment maintenance inspections. Ensures security of department premises through monitoring knife/utensil count records and adherence to key, secured areas, and contraband policies. Collaborates with Nutrition Services Director to design and implement quality control assessment tools for the management of food service operations to include preparation of therapeutic diets, food safety, sanitation and security.

  • Seeks opportunities for professional development and managerial proficiency through attending meetings, in-services, and skills development workshops, pursuing professional literature and actively participating in professional organizations. Continuously improves knowledge of nutrition issues and policies, research related to products or serves, and communication skills. Oversees the compliance of mandatory trainings for dining room staff. Evaluates competency for dining services employees and Dining Room Managers and develops food service training as necessary. Maintains competency by attending required hospital and departmental training. Effectively communicates with supervisor, internal and external staff, patients and regulatory agencies. Interrelates with other departments to exchange information, elicit support and in collaborative decision-making. Actively listens, shares information, interacts positively and cooperatively, has excellent verbal, written and communication skills. Communicates the policies, procedures and departmental goals and objectives of the Nutrition Services Department. Serves as a liaison within the hospital in the management and operations of Nutrition Services. Participates as a member of committees related to maintaining and improving food and nutrition services.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor or Appointing Authority. Provides coverage for Food Service Managers, as needed.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to the work assignment.



  • Two years of professional experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position.*

  • *Employment history is calculated on a full-time basis (40/hrs per week). Part-time employment is calculated on a pro-rated basis to determine qualifications. Be sure your application specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, work products, and accomplishments as they relate to the position and minimum requirements.


  • Additional appropriate experience will substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.

  • Additional appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Employment history is calculated on a full-time basis (40/hrs per week). Part-time employment is calculated on a pro-rated basis to determine qualifications. Be sure your application specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, work products, and accomplishments as they relate to the position and minimum requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) certification

  • Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills

  • Food nutrition knowledge and modified diets

  • Computer experience; Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.

  • Serve Safe Food Protection Manager certification

  • Working with inventories and inventory control

  • Scheduling and writing schedules

  • Timekeeping knowledge

  • Training of personnel and In-service training

  • Previous supervisor experience

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must pass a Colorado Bureau of Investigation background check, a Federal Bureau of Investigations background check, and a drug screen as a condition of employment

  • Required to report without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services to ensure health, safety, and welfare

  • Required to work weekends and holidays.

  • Exposure to cleaning chemicals and commercial cooking equipment.

  • Required to take TB (Tuberculosis)Test

  • Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on the application and provide an explanation why the prior termination or resignation should not disqualify the applicant from the current position. Absent extraordinary circumstances, prior disciplinary termination or resignation in lieu of termination will disqualify the applicant from future State employment with CDHS.

Supplemental Information

The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

ADAAA Accommodations:

CDHS is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Nancy Schmelzer, at call 1-800-929-0791.

Toll Free Applicant Technical Support:

If you experience technical difficulty with the NEOGOV system (e.g. uploading or attaching documents to your online application) call NEOGOV technical support at 855-524-5627 Mon-Fri between 6 am and 6 pm (Pacific Time). Helpful hints: if you are having difficulty uploading or attaching documents to your application first, ensure your documents are PDF or Microsoft Word files, and second, close the document before you attempt upload (attach) it.

Email Address:

All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be conducted via e-mail. Please include your current e-mail address on your application and set up your e-mail to accept messages from '' addresses. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the e-mail address listed on your application is current and checked frequently.

Selection Process



Only online applications will be accepted.

Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume to their application.

Please note that ONLY your State of Colorado job application will be reviewed during the initial screening; if you submit a resume and cover letter, they will be reviewed in later stages of the selection process. Therefore, it is paramount that you clearly describe all of your relevant experience on the application itself. Applications left blank or marked "SEE RESUME" will not be considered.

Your application will be reviewed against the minimum qualifications for the position. If your application demonstrates that you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be invited to the comparative analysis process, which is described below.

Comparative Analysis Process

The comparative analysis process for this position may consist of a structured application review, and a structured interview depending on the number of qualified applicants.

For Recruiting questions, please contact

Note: Transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements are required to apply and participate in the selection process.

Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on the application and provide an explanation why the prior termination or resignation should not disqualify the applicant from the current position. Absent extraordinary circumstances, prior disciplinary termination or resignation in lieu of termination will disqualify the applicant from future State employment with CDHS.


METHODS OF APPOINTMENT: Appointment to the vacancy or vacancies represented by this announcement is expected to be from the eligible list created. However, at the discretion of the appointing authority, the position(s) may be filled by another method of appointment for a valid articulated business reason.

Thank you for your interest. Submit an on-line application by clicking the link below or submit a State of Colorado Application for Announced Vacancy and all supplemental questions according to the instructions provided below. Failure to submit a complete and timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that application materials are received by the appropriate Human Resources office before the closing date and time listed above.


The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer