Food Service Worker

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Bangor, Maine, United States

Job Description

Food Service Worker

Bangor , Maine , United States | Food Service | Full-time Apply by: March 25, 2022 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Opening Date: March 18, 2022

Closing Date: March 25, 2022

Job Class Code: 1201

Grade: 05

Salary: $16.00 – $18.58/hr **

  • This is inclusive of a direct care stipend of $1.00/hr

Position Number: 03212-0081

Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is dedicated to promoting health, safety, resilience, and opportunity for Maine people. The Department provides health and social services to approximately a third of the State’s population, including children, families, older Mainers, and individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders. The Department also promotes public health, operates two state psychiatric hospitals, and provides oversight to health care providers.

Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center (DDPC) is a 69-bed psychiatric hospital serving the entire State of Maine that provides services for people with severe mental illness. As a member of a statewide community of care givers, DDPC collaborates with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, their community and personal supports, to provide recovery-oriented, respectful, compassionate, and effective psychiatric care and treatment in the least restrictive, safest, and most therapeutic environment we can create.

Job duties:

As the newest member of our dietary team, you will be preparing and serving food to patients throughout all four patient living areas in DDPC. Work involves some simple special diet preparation, as well as related light housekeeping and kitchen cleanup tasks. Work is performed under immediate supervision.

REPRESENTATIVE TASKS: (A position may not be assigned all the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all the duties that may be assigned).

+ Cleans and washes pots, pans, and serving containers in order to comply with required cleanliness and sanitary standards.

+ Cleans and washes work areas in order to comply with established safety and sanitary standards.

+ Cleans tables, utensils, and storage shelves in order to comply with established sanitary standards.

+ Prepares, processes, peels, and cuts vegetables and other food stuffs in order to assist with meal preparation.

+ Practices good personal hygiene in order to present a neat, clean appearance.

+ Serves food from steam tables and food carts in order to assist in providing meals to patients.

+ Prepares simple foods such as eggs, toast, tea, coffee, and cereals in order to assist in meeting the nutritional needs of patients.

KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: (These are required to successfully perform the work assigned).

+ Knowledge of use and care of food service equipment and utensils.

+ Knowledge of methods and practices of food preparation and service.

+ Ability to oversee patients in performance of simple tasks.

+ Ability to maintain a high standard of personal cleanliness.

+ Ability to follow simple verbal and written instructions.


Preference will be given to applicants with the following;

+ ServSafe certification or equivalent

+ experience in healthcare facilities, specifically in nutritional services

+ knowledge of therapeutic diets and nutritional standards

+ the ability to use applicable technologies, and equipment for completion of essential job functions

+ possess strong time management, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills


For additional information about this position please contact Josiah Bourque, Food Services Manager at 207-941-4231 or via email at To apply, please upload a resume and cover letter. To request a paper application, please contact Theresa Peppard at


No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto-“Dirigo” or “I lead”-as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce’s health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

+ Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays , 12 days of sick leave , and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.

+ Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($9,893.52-$11,057.52 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.

+ Health Insurance Premium Credit – Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements .

+ Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).

+ Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes 13.16% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.

+ Gym Membership Reimbursement – Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.

+ Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.

+ Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness – The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office .

+ Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.

+ Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child-including fathers and adoptive parents-receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave . Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act ( .

+ Voluntary Deferred Compensation – Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.

+ Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness ( .

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.


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Job Posting: JC200882201

Posted On: Dec 30, 2021

Updated On: Mar 27, 2022