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DSHS BHA Food Service Supervisor 2



DSHS BHA Food Service Supervisor 2

Are you ready to take the next step in your food services career?


BHA Olympic Heritage Behavioral Health has an opportunity for you to put your passion for the food industry to work.
As the Food Service Supervisor 2, you are responsible for ensuring proper food handling, sanitation, elimination of safety hazards, proper care and use of equipment in the dining area and kitchen, and inspecting food inventory for proper rotation and usage.

In this role, you will supervise all Cooks and Food Service Workers (FSW) and be responsible for the day-to-day operational needs and controls for food preparation and production. You will work in conjunction with the Kitchen Manager to ensure that all residential dietary needs are met.

King County employees receive 5% premium pay in addition to the advertised salary and are eligible to receive a free ORCA card for transportation use.    


Some of what you will do:

  • Maintain order and discipline among dietary staff while they are working in all food program areas
  • Provide dietary staff with supervision, training, and direction on daily food and diet production
  • Ensure that proper sanitation, safety, and use of equipment procedures are being followed
  • Receive and inspect supplies delivered
  • Complete daily worksheets, issue sheets, recipes, and other daily automated forms
  • Coordinate meal preparation, making modifications as necessary
  • Responsible for meal observations on the unit during meal services
  • Attend client meetings for Pat A units


What we are looking for:

  • Supervisory experience in a kitchen environment
  • Current Food Handlers card within 14 days of hire
  • Understanding of principles, methods, and procedures involved in a large-scale food preparation and cooking operation
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, use of problem-solving skills, and decision-making ability
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with management and co-workers

Who should apply?

Professionals with an Associate Degree in food service management, nutritional care, or a related field and one year of food service supervisory experience.


Bachelor's degree with major coursework in restaurant or hotel management.


High school diploma or GED with four years of experience in industrial, commercial, or institutional food service or patient tray service that includes one year as a lead worker or supervisor.

Our Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) mission to Transform Lives requires that we come together with a sense of belonging, common purpose, shared values, and meaningful work. It is crucial to our agency’s mission that you bring equity, anti-racism, and social justice commitment to your work with DSHS. We strive to create greater access and affirming representation of the communities we serve, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, people with physical, behavioral health, and intellectual disabilities, elders, LGBTQIA+ individuals, immigrants and refugees, and families building financial security. 


Questions? Please contact DSHS Recruiter by email and reference #11875.



Supplemental Information


Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history may be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the job. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.


Washington State Department of Social and Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any area of employment, its programs or services on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protect­ed veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.