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Date:  Sep 20, 2022

Alton, IL, US, 62002-5012

Job Requisition ID:  18144

Agency :  Department of Human Services

Opening Date:  09/21/2022
Closing Date/Time:  10/04/2022
Salary:   Anticipated Salary: $3,105 - $4,242 per month  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Madison  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC009  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.


While not required, a Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or diploma for any degrees earned and a copy of any applicable professional licenses is recommended and should be uploaded to the Additional Documents section of your application. Please note that the Department of Human Services must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended.


Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


Posting Identification Number  10-77-18144

Job Responsibilities

Under direct supervision, performs simple and routine tasks in various areas of the Dietary Services. Assists with preparation and serving of food items for the patients; performs cleaning and maintenance work in the food service area. Serves or dishes prepared food by established quantity size onto trays.  Lifts and carries food items.


Job Responsibilities

  1. Performs simple and routine tasks in various areas of the Dietary Services.
  2. Serves or dishes prepared food by established quantity size onto trays following menu for patient.
  3. Performs routine food service tasks in the kitchen.
  4. Lifts and carries food items from carts to freezer, from freezer to shelving and from preparation area to carts for transportation to other work areas and cases of food supplies weighing up to 100lbs with assistance.
  5. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of High School supplemented by (6) six months experience in the dietary area.


Conditions of Employment

  1. Per P.A. 098-0566 Requires the ability to complete a food handling course and obtain a Food Handlers certification within 30 days of employment.
  2. Requires the ability to perform heavy physical work, lifting and pushing up to 100lbs. with assistance.
  3. Requires the ability to stand for an extended period of time.
  4. Requires skill in the basic operation of machinery and equipment found in the assigned area.
  5. Requires ability to instruct others in simple methods and procedures common to the area.
  6. Requires the ability to read and follow menus and modified diets.
  7. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.
  8. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.
  9. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.


Work Hours:  E = 0600-1430, L = 1100-1930, O=Off, D=WKend; WK1 = OEEEOED; WK2 = DOLLLLO; WK3 = OEEEEEO; Works Every #3rd weekend / D = 0700-1530
Work Location: 4500 College Ave Alton, IL 62002-5012 

Division of Mental Health

Alton Mental Health Center 

Fiscal, Support & Environmental Services- Dietary Department
Agency Contact:

Job Family:  Facility/Fleet Management  


About the Agency:

IDHS serves families in need all across Illinois. Our mission is providing equitable access to social services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who we serve. We are committed to the core values of Human Dignity, Equity, Community, Urgency, Transparency and Kindness.



As a State of Illinois Employee, you will receive a robust benefit package that includes the following:

  • A Pension Program
  • Competitive Group Insurance Benefits including Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 3 Paid Personal Business Days annually
  • 12 Paid Sick Days annually (Sick days carry over from year to year)
  • 13 Paid Holidays annually, 14 on even numbered years
  • Flexible Work Schedules (when available dependent upon position) 
  • 10-25 Days of Paid Vacation time annually - (10 days in year one of employment)
  • 10 Weeks Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Deferred Compensation Program - A supplemental retirement plan
  • Optional Pre-Tax Programs such as Medical Care Assistance Plan (MCAP), Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program and Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program eligibility
  • 5% Salary Differential for Bilingual Positions
  • Commuter Savings Program (Chicago only)

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