Senior Food Service Handler - Interim (Posting #261-23)

NJ Department of Children and Families   Toms River, NJ   Temporary     Food Service
Posted on May 22, 2023

The Department of Children and Families (DCF), Office of Education (OOE) has an immediate need for a Senior Food Service Handler at the DCF Regional School - Ocean Campus, located in Toms River, NJ.


This position assists with the work involved in food preparation and service and may take the lead in a group of Food Service Workers, patients, or inmates engaged in storing and preparing food for cooking and in serving food; transports prepared meals; does related work. 


Please note that schools within OOE have a 12-month school year.


SPECIAL NOTE:  This is an Interim Appointment (IA) which will expire upon the return of the employee on leave of absence.




EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of experience in general unskilled kitchen or food service work.


LICENSE:  Appointee will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.


VETERANS PREFERENCE:  Are you a veteran? If so, proof of your NJ Veterans Preference is required at application. Please provide a copy of your New Jersey Civil Service Commission NOTIFICATION OF VETERANS STATUS along with your cover letter and resume. For information on how to apply for Veterans Preference in the State of NJ, please visit the Civil Service Commission's website at


SAME APPLICANTS: If you are applying under the NJ “SAME” program, your supporting documents (Schedule A or B letter), must be submitted along with your resume by the closing date indicated above. For more information on the SAME Program visit their Website at: , email: , or call CSC at (833) 691-0404.


RESIDENCY LAW:  Please refer to the New Jersey Department of Children and Families’ website at


SALARY:  $33,923.18 – $47,202.86


TO APPLY: You must submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document, saving the file by your Last Name, First Name.


Please indicate in your cover letter the Posting # and where you found this job opportunity. Send the file to:


The Department of Children and Families is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering a respectful and inclusive work environment which reflects the diversity of the state we serve.