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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Department of Corrections
Job Title: Cook
Salary: $10.24 Hourly

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Usual working days/hours:

Various Hours/Various Days, Including Holidays, Weekends, and some Overtime may be required.

Location of work:

700 S. Hydraulic

Job Objectives:
Assists in overseeing kitchen operations and performs all aspects of food handling, preparation, cooking, serving, storage, and cleaning in a detention/residential setting for clients in Division of Corrections’ facilities.

Essential Job Functions:
Prepares soups, cooks meat by grilling, frying, boiling, broiling, roasting, deep-frying or barbecuing. Makes bread and desserts, including pastries, cakes, and cookies. Operates, monitors, cleans, and maintains kitchen equipment such as milk machine, dishwasher, fryer, stove, and oven. Washes dishes and cleans the kitchen. Maintains supply of food, kitchen supplies, cookware, trays, glasses and utensils. Wraps, labels, stores, and disposes of leftover food in a timely manner. Ensures food preparation is done in a timely manner to meet schedules and records meal counts (amount prepared, served, and leftover) daily for each meal served. Serves food on trays using proper portion assigned. Washes, stores and cooks vegetables; prepares salads, all breakfast items; cuts and wraps meats for future use. Plans and follows standard recipes in preparing a large volume and variety of foods; serves meals at regularly scheduled times. Must demonstrate knowledge of the nutritional needs of clients, practice sanitary methods of food handling, be sensitive to individual, cultural and religious food preferences of clients, and be understanding of the needs and types of special diets and varieties of food preparation required in this setting. Ensures proper food handling to maintain food quality and ensure food safety; tests cooked foods to determine if properly cooked and seasoned. Must work well with coworkers and supervisors and display appropriate customer service skills in performance of duties. Coordinates and receives the storing and handling of food deliveries; reviews invoices for accuracy, stores items properly to prevent spoilage; rotates food items for freshness. Assists the Food Services Manager in the oversight and preparation of food and beverage items to ensure objectives are achieved. Performs related work as required. Responsible use of county resources. Communication with vendors, regulatory agencies such as KSDE and DCF, school teachers, corrections employees and clients. Significant lifting (up to 50 pounds), carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; frequent bending, twisting, standing, walking, reaching, stooping, kneeling, and crouching; significant finger dexterity. Typically, the job requires 10% sitting, 20% walking and 70% standing. Requires sufficient abilities in vision, hearing, and the senses of smell and taste in order to complete tasks which involve perception, discernment, written, verbal, and listening skills. Ability to endure negative comments and hostile opinions of clients. Requires the ability to operate a motor vehicle to change worksites. Requires sufficient hand-eye coordination to perform semi-skilled repetitive movements needed during the preparation of food such as using a knife to cut meats and vegetables. Dependable and timely attendance is required. Must maintain appropriate levels of personal hygiene and sanitation. Must follow guidelines for food service dress code. Ability to clean kitchen equipment as well as preparation and service areas in a safe and efficient manner. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to meet critical success and performance standards. Ability to present food in an attractive and palatable manner. Ability to read and interpret recipes including making substitutions for ingredients. Ability to relay information and advise others in a respectable manner. Ability to season and assess food quality by taste and smell. Ability to use a personal computer to communicate by email. Ability to weigh, slice and measure foods. Cultural competence with a strong commitment to diversity that contributes to a positive and respectful work environment. Knowledge of foods and seasonings and their nutritional value in meeting the needs of adolescents. Knowledge of foods, their cooking characteristics, and sanitary methods of food handling and storage. Knowledge of KSDE and DCF regulations as they pertain to food safety. Knowledge of names and contents of various types of dishes.

Job Standards:
High school diploma or equivalent. Two years of experience in institutional or large volume cooking. Transcript verifying education credits is required. Professional references are required to verify the related work experience. Food Handler’s Certification – Sedgwick County Environmental Health Department. Valid Driver’s License and good driving record that meets the requirement of Sedgwick County Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage Policy. Personal vehicle for use when county vehicle is not available (employee reimbursement is provided by County). Proof of liability insurance on personal vehicle. Pass legal background check, Child and Adult Abuse & Neglect Central Registry checks, KCJIS Security Policy (fingerprint) check, and pre-employment screen for alcohol and drugs. Must also meet the required conditions contained in KSA 65-516 and KAR 28-4-356.

Testing/Screening Requested:

Kitchen equipment

Work Environment:
Duties performed typically indoors with exposure to some temperature extremes (walk-in freezer and around heated equipment) and some hazardous conditions (slick floors, equipment temperatures, grease, etc.) Must be available to work outside normal scheduled hours when needed.


*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice.*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.
Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.
Immediate family and family of the employee’s spouse shall be considered husband, wife, son, step-son, son-in-law, daughter, step-daughter, daughter-in law, brother, step-brother, brother-in law, sister, step-sister, sister-in-law, mother, step-mother, mother-in law, father, step-father, father-in-law, grandchildren, grandparents and grandparents-in-law.

Vacancy Number: 20003296

Open Date: 5/8/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 7/8/2017 11:59:59 PM