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JOB TITLE:

COOK

JOB CODE:

395-01

DEPARTMENT:

Department of Corrections

UNION:

01

FLSA STATUS:

Non-Exempt

GRADE:


SUMMARY: Prepares all meals, both hot and cold, by standardized recipes.  Responsible for the safety, security and cleanliness of the Kitchen, Dining and Storage areas.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Assists in the preparation of menus.
  • Preparation of meals and cooking and baking of foods.
  • Supervises kitchen operation (working with and supervising offenders) and maintenance.
  • Issues food quantities to be prepared and controls portions being served.
  • Prepares skilled/special meals.
  • Assists in maintaining inventory and requisitions for all food and supplies.
  • Coordinates food preparation to ensure meal preparation on an appropriate schedule.
  • Sets up food in serving carts and cafeteria, depending on facility.
  • Maintains a high standard of maintenance and food handling.
  • Keeps working area clean and orderly in accordance with Public Health Regulations.
  • Obeys all safety rules and regulations.
  • Reports unusual conditions or questionable items to supervisor.
  • Maintains proper security in the kitchen at all times.
  • May be required to perform additional work that follows prescribed or well-established procedures that can be learned within a reasonable time by training on the job.More detailed instructions, as to the nature of their duties, will be given to employees at the beginning of work.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Two years’ responsible experience in volume cooking and preparation of foods.
  • Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this job class.
  • Keyboard skill of 20 WPM.
  • Basic skills for computer and mouse.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical fitness test.
  • Requires a valid proper class motor vehicle operator’s license prior to appointment and during tenure as a Department of Corrections employee.
  • Ability to perform duties while “locked” inside a correctional facility in direct contact with incarcerated offenders.
  • Must successfully complete the Department of Corrections’ Basic Training class.
  • Ability to read, write and understand directions.
  • Creativity in implementing workload.

Position: Cook

Functional Requirements:

Physical Demands: (Check all that apply)

Balancing

X


Stooping

X


Pushing

X

Climbing

X

Crouching

X

Pulling

X

Crawling

X

Kneeling

X

Handling

X

Standing

X

Sitting

X

Talking

X

Turning

X

Reaching

X

Hearing

X

Seeing

X

Color Vision

X

Depth Perception

X

Mobility

X


Lifting: (Check one)

Carrying: (Check one)


A) Light

(20-25 lbs)



A) Light

(10-25 lbs)


B) Medium

(25-50 lbs)


B) Medium

(25-50 lbs)


C) Heavy

(50-100 lbs)


C) Heavy

(50-100 lbs)

X

D) Very Heavy

(over 100 lbs)

X

D) Very Heavy

(over 100 lbs)

Aptitudes: (Check all that apply)

Form perception

X


Problem solving

X

Motor coordination

X

Working speed (ex.wpm) 20 wpm

X

Finger dexterity

X

Manual dexterity

X

Computer/VDT ability

X

General learning ability

X

Clerical perception

X


Environmental Conditions: (Check all that apply)

Extreme cold

X


Extreme heat

X

Temperature changes

X

Wet conditions

X

Humid conditions


Exposure to fumes

X

Exposure to blood and body fluids

X

Noise and vibration

X

Exposure to chemicals

X

Poor ventilation


Inclement weather conditions;

Inside/outside weather conditions

X


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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