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FOOD SERVICE OFFICER in Lovejoy, GA at GEO Secure Services

Date Posted: 3/4/2023

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Job Description


Pay: $18.13 hr.

Bonus (if applicable): $1,000.00 SIGN-ON BONUS

Shift: First

Benefits: Employees working a normal work week (30 hours or more) will enjoy a competitive benefits package for an energized workforce with options for you and your family including:

• Paid time off        • Paid holidays         • 401(k)
• 401(k) matching      • Health Insurance        • Dental Insurance
• Vision Insurance       • Life Insurance          • Flexible spending account
• Health savings account    • Tuition Reimbursement     • Reduced tuition rates
• Employee discount     • Employee assistance program • Pet insurance
• Disability Insurance     • Paid training           • Other benefits available

Equal Opportunity Employer.


Interested in advancing your career in criminal justice, corrections, or security? Look no further. We are actively seeking motivated professionals. You will fit right in as a member of this growing team of professionals if you bring a willingness to learn and a desire to help others. In your role as a Food Service Officer, you will be responsible for maintaining custody, care, and control of inmates assigned to Food Service activities while enforcing and following facility rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.  

Join a Community That Cares

Joining GEO means contributing to our mission to provide the best rehabilitation and community reintegration programs and services to those in our care. GEO is a place for professional growth, exploration, creativity, and valuable interpersonal relationships. Interested in achieving extraordinary things? Send in your application. Every one of our employees makes us who we are. 

In This Role You Will

  • Direct, supervise, and monitor detainees assigned to Food Services in terms of food preparation, cleanup, and sanitation.
  • Monitor inmate or detainee movements, conduct counts, and respond to emergencies.
  • Perform shakedowns for contraband materials and confiscate prohibited items as per policies and procedures.
  • Keep daily logs on inmates (including disciplinary reports).
  • Provide prompt and appropriate assistance to those who have been injured, ill, or have suffered trauma.
  • Report any maintenance or repair needs to keep your facility clean.

We're Looking for Individuals from Different Backgrounds

Building an inclusive culture where every employee can perform to their maximum potential is the center of GEO’s employee value proposition. Our success is based on diversity in our workforce and the inclusion of eclectic perspectives, ideas, and backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply. Here’s to unlimited ideas, increased productivity, and innovative solutions!

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent certification required.
  • Successful completion of training courses as required by GEO and facility training standards, including ACA required training.
  • Demonstrated experience in food service activities, with commercial or institutional meal preparation preferred.
  • College coursework and advanced training in behavioral sciences, correctional services or related field preferred. Training in cultural diversity or sensitivity preferred.
  • Possession of applicable state requisites for employment.
  • Ability to work overtime as required.
  • Ability to handle physical and mental stress associated with working extended hours.
  • Must be able to regularly report to work without being late.
  • Ability to be physically alert on any shift that is assigned.
  • Ability to work up to sixteen (16) hours within a rolling 24 hour period.
  • Work experience in a correctional setting preferred.
  • May be required to possess valid state driver’s license.
  • Must be mature, flexible, able to command the respect and confidence of inmates or detainees and staff and possess a high tolerance to mental stress.