The Dining Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Food Service Specialist - 9mth to join our team.These are permanent; full time benefit-eligible position that work 9 months out of the year (September to May) and employees are able to spread their pay for 12 months. Or better yet! Employees have the option to work during those, summer months and make more money! Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: * Communicates daily with cooks concerning interpretation of menus. * Follows planned menus. * Verifies that advance withdraws have been done properly. * Reviews recipes and maintains productions schedules through proper pre-prep, batch preparation, and cooking. * Follows recipes using correct products, ingredients and methods. * Confers with cooking on problems recipes. Submits recipes for revision same day. * Tastes product to verify quality. * Assigns employees to alternate tasks when their daily routine is completed. * Monitors sharing and cleaning of equipment among employees to encourage teamwork. * Supervises effective garnishing/merchandising of all products throughout meal service. * Verifies that dining room is clean and neat. This position's responsibilities are primarily related to food preparation and is performed under the supervision of a Food Service Supervisor or a Food Service Manager. An employee in this position may direct and supervise the work of a Food Service Worker I and or student workers. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices. The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications: One year experience in institutional or commercial food service. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required: * Ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to maintain records and complete forms accurately. * Ability to apply mathematical concepts to complete tasks (example: collecting cash and making change). * Knowledge of the care and use of food service equipment and kitchen utensils. * Knowledge of health hazards in food preparation and service and necessary precautionary measures. * Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed.