811 Marketplace Food Service Worker

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About the Position:

The Norfolk Sheriff’s Office is seeking a self-motivated person to perform food preparation and service duties for our 811 Marketplace services. They will perform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as preparing hot and cold foods and delivery of food orders. This position works within a correctional environment. This is a part time position.

Duties of this position include:

  • Prepare a variety of foods according to customers' orders or supervisors' instructions, following approved procedures
  • Clean work areas, equipment, utensils, dishes, and silverware
  • Prepare a variety of foods according to customers' orders or supervisors' instructions, following approved procedures.
  • Package take-out foods and/or serve food to customers
  • Portion and wrap the food, or place it directly on plates for service to patrons
  • Place food trays over food warmers for immediate service, or store them in refrigerated storage cabinets
  • Inform supervisors when supplies are getting low or equipment is not working properly
  • Assist cooks and kitchen staff with various tasks as needed, and provide cooks with needed items
  • Receive and store food supplies, equipment, and utensils in refrigerators, cupboards, and other storage areas
  • Remove trash and clean kitchen garbage containers
  • Carry food supplies, equipment, and utensils to and from storage and work areas
  • Scrape leftovers from dishes into garbage containers
  • Keep records of the quantities of food used
  • Distribute menus to hospital patients, collect diet sheets, and deliver food trays and snacks to nursing units or directly to patients
  • Instruct inmates as it relates to food preparation and clean up
  • Other duties as assigned or required.


  • Formal Education / Knowledge: Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Experience: Minimum of 1 year experience in food service
  • Certifications and Other Requirements: Must have a valid Virginia or North Carolina driver’s license (depending upon residency). Must be able to obtain a Virginia Food Handler Certification.
  • Reading: Work requires the ability to read forms, documents and manuals used by the Norfolk Sheriff's Office.
  • Math: Work requires the ability to perform general math calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Writing Work requires the ability to clearly write notes, fill out paperwork and generate reports.
  • Complexity: Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. A professional attitude and demeanor is required when dealing with others within and outside of the Norfolk Sheriff's Office.
  • Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills: A professional and courteous demeanor must be presented at all times when dealing with the public and other law enforcement personnel.

Automatic Disqualifiers:

The following will cause the processing of the applicant to be immediately discontinued:

Criminal Record:

  1. Conviction of any felony
  2. Conviction of driving while intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance (within 3 years)
  3. Conviction of any charge of domestic assault or violence against a family member
  4. Conviction of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude (i.e., larceny, embezzlement, perjury, etc.)

Driving Record:

  1. Current driver’s license suspension
  2. Driver’s license suspension within the last 12 months.
  3. Conviction of a misdemeanor hit and run.
  4. Extensive traffic violation convictions exceeding minus five (-5) DMV demerit points

Drug Usage:

  1. Use of heroin, cocaine, or illegal hallucinogen within the past 5 years
  2. Use of heroin by injection at any time
  3. Any substantiated illegal act, other than use (i.e., sale, manufacture, etc.) of any narcotic, controlled substance, or dangerous drug, as defined by State and Federal Law, except marijuana
  4. Use of marijuana or hashish within the past 12 months prior to submitting your application, or any time thereafter

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    Norfolk, VA 23510

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