Food Services Manager

Salary: $26.71 - $32.72/Hourly DOE
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Durango, CO
Publish Date: Posted March 6, 2023
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Plans, organizes and manages the day-to day operations of food service operations in order to provide nutritious, good tasting meals to clients; orders, controls and prepares food as specified by schedules and menus; performs all tasks in accordance with State and Federal health standards.  Participates in preparation of annual budget for Food Service; prepares reports on division activities; develops and implements revisions to programs offered based on new or revised rules, laws or regulations; collaborates with outside agencies to enhance delivery of food services to the public.

Essential functions may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.  The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks. Reasonable accommodations, as defined under the American with Disabilities Act, will be made when possible.

Plans, organizes and supervises employees in the day-to-day operations of the food service operations; interviews and hires staff; plans, schedules and assigns work to staff; establishes priorities; instructs and trains in correct methods; checks and approves work; reviews and evaluates employee performance and related management actions.

Prepares and cooks daily meals according to schedules and prescribed menus.

Plans long-range goals and objectives for food service operations. 

Provides information, advice, feedback, or assistance to others within the Senior Services department to refine work outputs or resolve problems.   

Maintains records and files; prepares statistical and other reports as required.

Participates in annual budget preparation; provides recommendations regarding division needs.

Maintains inventory of and orders food items to ensure adequate supply for program.

Operates in accordance with all applicable state, county, and federal health codes.

Maintains and upgrades professional knowledge, skills, and development by attending seminars and training programs and reading trade and professional journals and publications.  

Attends required meetings with Senior Center staff or others.  Schedules meetings with other program members to exchange information on issues of concern to the entire department and to coordinate services and functions of the agency. 

Operates a variety of cooking and cleaning equipment such as pots, pans, blenders, stove, dishwasher, and mops.

Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Regular and predictable attendance is required.


Variety of cooking and cleaning equipment.

Education and Experience:

High School diploma or GED; and,

Two to four years of progressively responsible related experience; or, 

Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Knowledge of: 

Food preparation and cooking methods and techniques. 

Direct management of staff and activities. 

Recordkeeping, report preparation, filing methods and records management techniques. 

Basic budgetary principles and practices.   

Policies, procedures, philosophies, rules and regulations governing the services to clients.   

Applicable state, federal and local ordinances, laws, rules and regulations.   

Skill in: 

Planning, organizing, assigning, directing, reviewing and evaluating the work of staff. 

Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.  

Using mathematics. 

Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.  

Operating a variety of cooking and cleaning equipment. 

Maintaining records and preparing reports. 

Ability to: 

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals.  

Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations.

Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action Statement

La Plata County prohibits discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with La Plata County on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or genetic information.

La Plata County is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  La Plata County takes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for protected classes, persons with disabilities and for covered veterans.  Covered veterans include: special disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Vietnam era veterans, or any other veterans who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge was authorized.

Inquiries regarding La Plata County’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to:

Director of Human Resources

1101 E 2nd Avenue

Durango, CO 81301

Tel: (970)382-6361

Fax: (970)375-7985



Job Benefits

  • Education / Training
  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Health Insurance
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Retirement
  • Wellness

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