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Corrections, Department of

Corrections Food Service Leader 2 & 3 

Job Announcement Code(s): 17-01018

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Corrections Food Service Leader

    Corrrections Food Service Leader 3

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week)
Starting salary for CFSL2 is $15.33/hr., included in pay schedule and range 03-12. CFSL3 is $16.55/hr. included in pay schedule and range 03-13. A twelve month probationary period will be required.
Kris Dowse or 608.240.5506
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Deadline to Apply:
This is a continuous recruitment. Applicants will be contacted when a vacancy occurs within in the county selected during the application process.
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Want to make a positive difference in the lives of others? Consider the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

We are focused on public safety through the custody and supervision of offenders. Employees working in the Department of Corrections have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of those in our custody through careers in a variety of fields. DOC uses cutting-edge research and an evidence-based approach to drive service and program delivery, which allows employees to be part of an agency that has a real impact on the people of Wisconsin.


The Correctional Food Service Leader positions are located at correctional institutions statewide. Hours of these positions will vary by institution.

The Department of Corrections administers Wisconsinís state prisons, community correctional centers, and juvenile corrections programs. It supervises the custody and discipline of all prisoners in order to protect the public and seeks to rehabilitate offenders and reintegrate them into society.

Position Summary:   Under the general supervision of the Food Service Manager or Food Service Administrator, these positions are responsible for food production lead work. General responsibilities include the preparation and distribution of the food for the inmates and staff of the institution; maintenance of a safe and sanitary food service area; maintenance of security in the food service department; plan meals and procure supplies; care for and clean kitchen equipment; maintain food inventory; and training of new inmate workers and food service staff in all facets of operation. The institution food service is responsible for the preparation and distribution of meals and special diets for a general population of inmates, and staff members.

Special Notes:   

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without DOC sponsorship) at the time of application. The Department of Corrections will conduct criminal background checks on applicants prior to selection. Upon hire, all new DOC employees are subject to fingerprinting.

The Department of Corrections may conduct pre-employment drug screens. Any applicant who is offered employment in a position which requires a pre-employment drug screen must pass the screen as a contingency to employment. Applicants who fail or refuse the drug screen will not be given further consideration for employment.


  • Knowledge of proper methods of food handling for presentation in an attractive and sanitary manner.

  • Knowledge of the materials, methods, and equipment used in the preparation of foods on a large scale.

  • Knowledge of the use and care of kitchen tools and equipment.

  • Knowledge of methods of leading food preparation activities on a large scale efficiently.

  • Knowledge of quantity cooking in an institutional setting.

  • Knowledge of the use of standardized recipes.
  • How To Apply:   

    Apply online! Click "Log In To Apply" at the top or bottom of this announcement.  You will be required to create a WISCJOBS account or open your existing account. You will then complete the attached questionnaire.  Be sure to "Save Answer" and upon completion, "Finalize" your assessment. Once you have finalized the assessment, you will receive an e-mail indicating that you have successfully completed the process. You can review and update your application and assessment materials on-line at any time. This is considered an eligibility exam.  You will be asked to verify your qualifications if you are invited to an interview.

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